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My self-summary
I'm a recovering gypsy, working on staying still.

I've never been one for monogamy, and happily find myself in an open relationship with the fabulous padraigmac. His hilariously awesome 10-year-old daughter lives with us.

I've worked & traveled my way around the world, but I am always happy to come back to coastal BC.

I am here, there, and everywhere
What I’m doing with my life
Exploring and figuring out how to make a living doing the things I love to do. Finding a good work/life balance (so trite, but very true). Trying to become a better person, a better artist, a better and more conscientious citizen of the world... (part of me can't believe i just typed that... in fact that entire paragraph almost makes me want to vomit at myself). Working a pretty interesting and ridiculously flexible day job. Applying for grants to support the real job.

making stuff. experimenting. gardening.

buying shoes and dresses I can't afford.

selling things I don't need to pay for the shoes I can't afford.
I’m really good at
listening to and understanding marine weather forecasts, trying to telemark, trying to surf, and procrastinating. Vegan baking (even though i'm not vegan). non-vegan baking. cooking. setting up tarps. taking down tarps. laughing at myself. always keeping myself (and usually others around me) entertained. Explaining how tides and currents work. Making musical instruments out of bull kelp. keeping people happy in torrential downpours while huddling under a tarp. soldering. writing in abbreviated, non-capitalized sentences. And essays. I sure can write me a mean essay.
The first things people usually notice about me
allegedly I have beautiful eyes, a lovely smile, and fabulous tattoos

or that if i'm wearing heels, odds are i'm taller than you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
these lists are impossible! these things are constantly changing as i get exposed to new things- but here's an attempt....

My current (Oct 2015) pile of reading materials looks like this: Seeing Power (Nato Thompson), Women In Clothes (Shelia Heti et al), I Love Dick (Chris Kraus), Living as Form, Artificial Hells (Claire Bishop), Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Benjamin), The Politics of Aesthetics & The Emancipated Spectator (Ranciere), Scandalous (Annette Krauss), Wanderlust (Rebecca Solnit), News from Nowhere & Other Writings (William Morris). And also trashy romance novels. I'm nothing if not a contradiction.

Movies: Everything Taika Waititi does, but especially Boy (and I realize I may have to amend this statement what with the impending marvel film...). Most things the Mexican trio have had anything to do with (although not all). All things Wes Anderson has had anything to do with. Some things by Jim Jarmusch. I like things that are both hilarious and gut wrenchingly sad at the same time.

TV: True Detective (even the second season), Deadwood, Top of the Lake, Black Sails, and the like.

my musical taste is too eclectic to get into- but if you've never heard of Ali Farka Toure, Talib Kweli, or Corb Lund you should go look them up. Lately while working in the studio its been an odd mix of mostly conscientious rap and the Cure. Also sometime Biggie Smalls. There's that contradiction again.
The six things I could never do without
hmmm... I don't know about never do without- that's a bit extreme. However to quote Maria: These are a few of my favourite things-

Coffee in the mornings (and the rest of the day too...)
Friends & love
Great food
Hijinxs (both of the outdoors & urban types)
Some form of creative expression
Intellectually stimulating conversation
Rodger (my bicycle)
Music
Sex
Nib pens
Bacon (i used to be vegetarian... bacon was my downfall)

(i know thats more than 6.. really I could, and have, done without most if not all of these things for varying amounts of time... but my life is better with them- and that's what the question is all about really, isn't it?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the epic never-ending battle of unicorn vs narwhal.

My next, most beautiful tattoo. How I would draw something I happen to be observing. Who would win in a fight between a great white shark and a polar bear. Music. Art. People I love. Where I should go to grad school. How I can pay for grad school. How fucking amazingly lucky I am to have electricity, running water, an education, health care, a computer, and a roof over my head (and how ironic it is that i seem to dislike my government a lot more than people I've met in other countries who don't have these luxuries).

how many great artists were driven to great heights by accidentally ingesting lead based paint, or other poisonous material that happened to be laying around in their studio.
On a typical Friday night I am
therefore I am...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I own a 3-piece matched luggage set. It's not like dior or something ridiculous like that, and in fact i got it (all three pieces) at a thrift store in Trail, BC for $10. It's from the 70's, in mint condition, and makes me very happy.
You should message me if
you are a girl interested in dating me and my boyfriend.

you are a girl/guy interested in dating me.

you can spell entire words and form complete sentences. Although a lack of capitalization doesn't seem to bother me. Strange.

you're down with non-monogamy. I ain't no one trick pony.
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