These are my theme songs in life:
I haven't been on here for... 2 years? Yes, I need to update the main photos. Pie hole.
especially 2:54 - 3:40), and now that I've escaped that (GRACIAS A DIOS) it's on to medical physics and shifting our paradigm for how medicine's practiced here! SO EXCITING I CAN'T CONTAIN IT! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Sooooooooooooo, if you wanna be part of starting a large-scale a healing research center, let's talk.
Right now I'm sort of on a Tartanic uberbinge, but I'm also smitten by Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Beethoven, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Mozart, Beatles, The Clash, Keane, old U2, Bach, old Counting Crows, Jan Arden, Puccini, Gogol Bordello, Aria, Habanot Nechana, Namoli Brennet, Other Lives, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons... PERCUSSION! Sometimes good percussion is full-on sexual. Really, anything that works out my vocal cords (hence the Puccini; the words may be stupid, but DAMN are his babes fun to sing with!) or makes me move... so I guess that even includes the tuba at the Mexican restaurant.
Dandelion Wine, Good Omens, Dune, most stuff by Terry Pratchett, World's End, The Alchemist, Snow Crash, Anna Karenina (depending on my mood), Red Tent, Robert Jordan's caca (don't ask -- I'm just trying to be honest here), Gone with the Wind (really, give it a try -- even reading the Princess Bride didn't make me laugh this much) ... I quit Cryptonomicon last year because it was TOO GOOD to continue reading while I was sleep deprived -- I suspect it'll end up on here once I've finished it! I <3 Naruda and e.e. cummings. Count of Monte Cristo was HORRIBLE -- why do you all love it so much???
Food: Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern -- really any kind as long as it's delicious. When I lived in Italy I took classes from a *good* chef... I've lived with a Chinese Kitchen Goddess and a Thai delicionado..... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The truth is, however, that with a couple rare exceptions, nothing comes close to fresh blueberries or Persian cucumbers or a good tomato.
Terminator 2 & 1, Fifth Element, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Goonies, Bladerunner, The Usual Suspects, Willow, the real Star Wars movies, Time Bandits, Everything is Illuminated, True Romance, Memento, Amelie, Princess Mononoke, Crash, November, Stardust, Mulholland Drive, Wristcutters, Inception, Tangled (my bff's husband paused it when they were watching it to exclaim, "You didn't tell me they made a movie about [Bellllina]!" and since I like being me, it would follow that I like cheeeeeeeeeez like me).
Shows: Firefly, Lie to Me, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Doctor Who, Firefly, Archer, Firefly and The Daily Show
I feel like a traitor saying this, but I might just expire without my Nook. And some Vibrams. 94% of my stuff is still across the continent... it's rather fun to learn just what you *really* miss in terms of physical caca.
more than a million things
how did I SO WIN the cosmic sister lottery???
shiny <-- that one pretty much covers it all, including physics and fairies
That was a while ago... now the past Friday was spent practicing emergency landings and stalling a plane out of the sky (yesterday). The last one where I ostensibly live was spent covered in mortar, if I recall.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand from now until the blasted ice comes it'll be spent zooming around on the overpowered motorcycle I just got TODAY! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEE! (Er, not counting this coming Friday, which will naturally be spent wearing wings, silly tights and feathers on my face.) (NO, that's not ALL! Quit that!)
2 Fridays ago I was on a plane from MO to AZ... the one before that I was in some tunnels scoping out the lighting and perty nooks for Elizi+Will's rogue wedding. How many of these Fridays am I gonna update?
This most recent Friday I forewent parkour classes (fool -- sorry, Weapons Grade Awesome!) to run in the snow/ice -- in the true cold (I believe it was 17degC, which *I* consider cold!) it's a completely different experience: exhilarating in a way I've never known in the warmth of AZ/CA and completely addictive -- and paint.
This recent-est Friday I floated candles in the pool and had a mermaid sister swim with my biosister and one of my sisters from another mom. I. LOVE. MY. LIFE.
... being around you will improve my vocabulary (in English will impress me most, but I'll also go for Italiano and Masri).
... you want kids in the next few years and will teach them by example the meaning of integrity (and maybe chess from age 2 if they're interested).
... you wanna come to Tucson in about 2 weeks and help me find and patch a hole in the fuel tank of a Ducati Monster Dark. Sigh.
... you know having kids means yes, you have to be stable (a home base and group of friends in one locale for their entire childhoods), but you also know that travelling a lot is not only possible with kids but enriches their lives beyond measure.
... you can make me a better sailor (I still have a Ranger 33 in the Berkeley Marina... wanna sail to Kauai?)
... you approve of me SCUBA diving/freediving (future) in this https://www.facebook.com/MerBellaStudios/photos/pb.178589958863759.-2207520000.1436170367./788491614540254/?type=3&theater instead of my old fins, or you're at least willing to carry me to the water!
... you want fiery intensity along with your silly and can work anything out.
... you have a poet's soul.
Please, please, please skip messaging me if you're married or after anything but True Love, true adventure, big family and dying in my arms at 110 or so (years old, not degrees F or kph or psi or bpm...).