25Granite Bay, United States
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My self-summary

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an adventurer :) Currently I'm taking a year off from school to learn how to take care of myself, something I haven't found in classrooms. I'll eventually be earning a degree in English--I love literature, poetry, theatre, art, music (I sing and play a few instruments), and all forms of expression, which in themselves I see as art. I'm looking for full-time work and might be nannying or making drinks. Open to all possibilities!

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.
I’m really good at
Writing! And talking to people! And performing on stages and webcams and every day and night of my life. And reading people, their expressions and language and tarot cards.
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
I'm also on imgur, I'm punsnroses.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair, which is long and brunette. Or my breasts, if I've dressed to show them off, which I do on occasion. Or my wicked sense of humor, and the smirk and full-blown laugh that accompanies it with gusto and zeal and aplomb. Or my ability to understand the heart of the issue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love the Harry Potter series, the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series, Philippa Gregory's historical fiction, William Blake, William Wordsworth, anthologies of American literature and literary criticism and theory, Peter Pan, Libba Bray's Great and Terrible Beauty/Rebel Angels/Sweet Far Thing series, the entire Romantic era of literature, The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch, The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, and about a gazillion other books I can't remember right now.

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
Six things I could never do without
Means of expression/communication, new people to meet, a few orgasms a day, nightly dreams, fresh food, and fresh air.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world on a grand scale. We really fucked ourselves over in a lot of ways when establishing society the way we did, and I think about what it means that we accept it. How it could be different. Money is such a pervasive element in how we live, and it's valued over human life and quality of life for others. It's supported (and supported by) a highly competitive life for those born into a place that revere it so, and it's made life suck for a lot of people. I'm fairly progressive in my ideologies, and they occupy much of my thoughtspace. I also am constantly exploring new ideas, like this one:
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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Indulging in a long, cuddly threesome with my bed-nest and Netflix. Or painting the town red at the local dive bars with a gaggle of gigglers. Or reaching the deep, dark corners of the internet and wondering why humans do the things we do. Or raging at a frat party. Or enjoying a long evening walk that turns into stargazing in the middle of a field and a sunrise worth loving for. Or pouring my soul onto paper with ink, or into an audience I'm performing for. Or cooking up something brand-new with farmer's market finds and inviting the gang over for a dinner party and roller skating and drunken Cards Against Humanity or True American and a slumber party in a giant blanket fort in the middle of the living room because I'm a goddamn ADULT, dammit, and I can do what I want!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a survivor of an eating disorder and I struggle with it every day. I started antidepressants a month ago, and my past is riddled with painful knots. I'll repeat: I'm a survivor.
You should message me if
my words pull heartstrings you have forgotten and wish to follow.

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.
The two of us