astrid71
44 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a typical northwest person in that I love to be outside hiking, camping, swimming, biking, etc., complain about the rain all year and then walk around the first sunny day of spring as though I just won the lottery, wear jeans to work, and slather baristas with a good portion of my take-home pay.
What I’m doing with my life
I don't know, what are you doing with yours?

I'm trying to be a good parent and have meaningful work and enjoy the rest of what little time there is.

I admit it, I'm a poetry editor. If you're at all interested in what's editable about poetry, I can tell you.
I’m really good at
Folding maps. Cooking perfect rice.
UPDATE: I'm not really that good at cooking rice. It was just a fluke, a couple of times.
UPDATE UPDATE: Turns out the map was a fluke, also.
No, no, really, I'm very good at folding maps. Now that the skill has been rendered completely obsolete.
The first things people usually notice about me
I do a great Robert deNiro impression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lately it's been all about harmonics, which must be symbolic of something. Yeasayer, Panda Bear, Mendelssohn. The new ratatat and kendrick lamars are in heavy rotation, then there's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4k3WKtDrVo and the original Eagles version is not too bad either, and also Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan and Chopin. And anyone I can sing along with, Patsy Cline. And RIP so many amazing musicians this year, what's with that? For zoning out on the couch, the underappreciated Wish You Were Here and Meddle; for housecleaning and the weight room, Metallica, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Skrillex; for a hammock or flagstone patio Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, Francoise Hardy, Nina nina nina... Are you still awake? I'm putting myself to sleep. I really like music. Let's listen to some.

Tons of poetry, that's kind of my job, literary fiction when I have the time, New Yorker, New York Times, InTouch because it's cool to see pictures of celebrities holding Starbucks. On my bedside table: Ukulele Aerobics, Ship of Theseus, my diary.

I like food and booze and movies too.
The six things I could never do without
A good reading light.
My iPod. Oh god, nobody has an iPod. Make that Spotify.
Other people.
A sense of humor.
Side B of Abbey Road
A pen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When culottes are going to come back in style. Oh shit, they are? OK, back to thinking about the mysterious origins of the universe, the impossible physics of weather, and how to harness the power of entropy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home watching vintage Spidey with my daughter. Or wondering what the word defenestration sounds like in an Australian accent.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Luke Luck likes lakes.
Luke Luck licks lakes.
You should message me if
You like to read, or go and do stuff that's interesting, or both. You think most people are worth talking to. You like being read to. You're not mad if I end my sentences with prepositions.
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