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My self-summary
As it happens, writing miniature biographies in small onscreen boxes is one of my personal specialties. Admittedly, in my youth, this little skill didn't strike anyone as particularly useful but now, with the advent of online dating and social media, it's proven to be quite fortuitous.

I think of my life as a series of odd and unexpected adventures loosely tied together by the questions "I wonder if...?" and "Really, what is the worst that can happen?" (NOTE: I hear those questions in the voice of that Sesame Street voiceover that says "this episode brought to you by the letters O and P"). The answers to those questions have fairly recently included finding myself steering a Cessna over a small town in Colorado, dancing on stage with the Flaming Lips, partying in an outfit made entirely of hard candy in a temporary, recurring city in the deserts of Nevada, trying and failing to sweet talk my way into a Paris nightclub at 5am but instead ending up at a mid-morning dinner party with a bunch expat senior citizens, suffering a concussion at a particularly aggressive metal show and making some very unfortunate though incredibly enlightening decisions involving handsprings in gymnastics class.

Let's just say I've got some good stories. Maybe I'm lucky or maybe I just have an insanely shortly memory for all things unpleasant but I suffer the persistent sense that the stars are aligning on my behalf. Not that I'm complaining, I'd say if you have to suffer delusions, at least suffer good ones.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm having as much fun as possible and stirring up a bit of trouble whenever and wherever I can.

Even with a year under my belt, this city seems intent on surprising me with new delights and I'm doing my part by endlessly seeking out its secrets. This may be one of the healthiest relationships I've ever had.
I’m really good at
Going out on a limb. I usually believe that things are going to work out so I see no harm in going for it.

In case this question wasn't meant to be answered in lofty, vague terms, I'm a pretty good drummer, have an uncanny knack for trapeze, am pretty sure I'm unbeatable when it comes to Scrabble or the 50 yard dash, and am willing to put my dance skills up against just about anyone.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I laugh...a lot.

My legs and my smile have garnered the lion's share of spontaneous compliments I've received. I can deal with that...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Amelie, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Annie Hall, The Secretary, The September Issue

Books: Infinite Jest (DFW), Just Kids (Patti Smith), The Year of Magical Thinking (Didion), Letters to a Young Poet (Rilke), Freedom (Franzen), Point Omega (Delillo), A Single Man (Isherwood)

Music: to keep the list manageable, I'll stick to artists I've seen live 4 or more times - Jack White, TV on the Radio, Beck, The Roots, Interpol, Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Spencer Krug, Talib Kweli, The Dig and The Black Crowes (This new criteria forced me to erase Beta Band and Led Zeppelin. This saddens me deeply. And yes, I just cheated my own rule)

Shows: Wilfred, Deadwood, Luther, Battlestar Galactica, Top Gear, Rachel Maddow, Cosby Show reruns and a somewhat odd obsession with congressional hearings

Food: half my family hails from Louisiana so anything involving butter and cayenne pepper is likely to tickle my fancy, pastries inspire all sorts of poor decisions on my part, I miss BBQ, adore sushi and consider pie (sweet or savory) its own glorious food group.
Six things I could never do without
Since my bike was stolen and I seem to have survived largely unscathed, I thought I'd revisit the whole lot of my survival necessities.

My ticketmaster password
Cocoa Krispies
My dictionary and thesaurus
High heels (I'm a girl. It is what it is)
Op-Ed columns
Pie (the only holdover from the original list)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a heck of a lot of things I won't admit to...
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm doing my part to keep musicians and distillers in business.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I buy URLs for bands that I dream of one day launching and have had a drum kit in my last three bedrooms. Apparently I share the same dream as every socially awkward 14 year old boy I've ever known.
You should message me if
you were thinking, "jeez, I'd like to send her a message."
The two of us