breadandcircus
31 Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
Three years later, I'm ba-aaack...

I'm a cheesemonger, food writer, former actor/singer, cooking-obsessed food/wine/whiskey freak, baseball-loving, bike-riding, frequently foul-mouthed night owl (though not in the party animal sense). I've lived in Astoria for over three years, but I hail from San Francisco, although I'm originally from Seattle, and have also managed to live in Chicago, Glasgow, and Salt Lake City. I haven't been everywhere, but it would seem I'm doing my best to change that.

Monkeys? Monkeys.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to run a cheese program and practice affinage/triage without a cheese cave, attempting to learn mindfulness, working back up to regular 40-mile rides. Finding joy.
I’m really good at
...cooking, bad puns, singing too much, compassion, cuddling, getting way too into debates about politics and film, avidly keeping encyclopaedic track of baseball statistics and cheeses, biking fast enough that the taxis don't mind me, chasing geese and other easily-startled fowl because -- let's face it -- they are ridiculous.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, my curly hair, and my eyes (or my glasses, if I'm out of contacts).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm into all sorts of stuff all over the place. Cultural history, journalism, and gonzo journalism are my soft spot. Douglas Adams and Roald Dahl are indisputably the most sensible people ever, and I'm also a big fan of Arthurian/Tolkien/Steinbeck lit, and magical realism...aw fuck it, I just like books.

Movies: anything with Peter O'Toole, epic war/space movies, depressing documentaries, silly animation, Monty Python/Mel Brooks.

Food: EVERYTHING. No, really, everything. And make it spicy! I'm extremely adventurous. I'll try anything once, and probably will a second or third time as well...plus cooking is kind of my zen, so I do it a lot!

Music: musical theatre, Wagner, Bernstein, anything with a mean banjo, ethnic punk bands, Ben Folds, old blues and jazz and bluegrass, 90's rap/hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, and a healthy dose of loud rock, though my favorite album of all time is Graceland. Tom Lehrer!

TV: Arrested Development and Lost FTW, RuPaul's Drag Race, No Reservations, Archer, Bob's Burgers, 30 Rock, ST: TNG., Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, Broad City, OITNB, Agents of Shield, Daredevil, Rick and Morty.
The six things I could never do without
1. Ambition.
2. Long-term memory.
3. A well stocked kitchen and pantry. Cooking is chaotic meditation.
4. Wanderlust.
5. Physical Contact. I'm very tactile.
6. A bike. My primary form of transportation, and I spoil them silly! My current one is a 2004 Colnago Dream Lux named Torpedo. Biking is also chaotic meditation.
7. The outdoors, followed by good beer.
8. Singing I'M SO SORRY I WROTE SO MANY.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Which subway is running, what cheese and charcuterie I have to order for the shop, whether the answer to my problems will come in the form of bourbon or cooking or kitties...
On a typical Friday night I am
Either grabbing a drink and a show with friends, wandering Manhattan, singing my lungs out at Marie's Crisis, or watching a movie with a glass of wine and something tasty I whipped up. Or, y'know, slinging cheese plates like a demon.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I happily and openly identify as bi, but am just done with dudes, both on OKC and in general. I have a tattoo of mold.
You should message me if
You've made it through my inability to self-edit.
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