Hey, I'm Shannon :) I grew up in northern California and have been in the Pacific Northwest for three years, missing the sunshine and learning how important it is for me. When I was 18 I lived in Italy for a while and blew my life savings, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
I love sunshine, forests, Hood strawberries in June, mermaids, the color that Merlot stains your lips in the evening, blazing sunsets, full moons, kissing, running barefoot at midnight, roses, Netflix, farmer's markets, Swarovski crystals, cool sea foam and warm sand on my toes, books, whiskey, messy sex, steamy herbal baths, tea, adrenaline, making food for people, feeling new things, talking until the sun comes up and dancing twice as long, gardening, feminist activism, roller skating, archery, falling in and out of love, and so, so much more.
My roommate and I have also recently invested in about thirty plants that now occupy our sun-facing windowsills, a mobile potted garden with about nine different tomato plants, as many basil plants (all different kinds!), cooking herbs, strawberries, and some bell and spicy peppers. I love gardening! Especially barefoot in the sun :) It's really important to me that I have something growing around me, especially in the summer. We cook all the time, and ya just can't beat fresh-off-the-plant cuisine.
Food is another passion of mine--I love growing my own, when I can, and buying organic from farmer's markets. I don't use recipes, and I hardly ever make something the same way twice. It usually turns out pretty well! I'm starting to blog it all at http://www.tumblr.com/blog/accidentalculinaryorgasms
I'm also on imgur, I'm punsnroses.
The Godfather I & II, Blues Brothers, The Illusionist, The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mists of Avalon, documentaries, Sweet Land, and others.
Supernatural, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Sherlock, House, Dr. Who (I'm just getting started!), Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri, Ina Garten, House Hunters International, New Girl, Lie To Me, H2O, The Secret Circle, anything that can teach me something cool!
Dubstep covers of 90's songs, barbershop quartets, club music, indie, acoustic guitar, big band jazz, brass, a capella, world, cello, classic rock, Beatles, anything with a rhythm I can move to!
Ice cream, gelato, Italian pizza, berries picked straight off the vine, really anything fresh, local, and organic. I also love curries, Mexican food (guacamole!!), sushi, good San Francisco sourdough bread, making soups, wow I'm really all over the board with this hahaha
If people oppose welfare because they think the recipients are lazy and don't work, then I propose we modify welfare. Implement community gardens, managed by a qualified team, and appropriate a number of hours that each recipient can work to earn a certain amount of food. Those with physical disabilities can work in different ways than those able-bodied just needing to feed themselves or their families. And everyone can join in to work for local organic food fresh from the farm, as long as those who need it have their needs met first.
I know this won't happen any time soon, because Monsanto is in bed with the government, but it's something I've been turning around in my head, and I wonder why corporations get the lion's share of the quality of life.
I sound like a girl you would enjoy taking out for a drink, or dancing, or a picnic, or a proper date, and do justice to it, because I've never been on one.
you feel wanderlust pulsing in your blood and want to adventure with me, to see the all-dancing crap of the world in its beauty as vividly as we can.
there's a conversation to be had that can create something real and full and expansive and challenging and raw and honest and genuine and brilliant and precarious and dizzying and true.