Smart, strong-willed, opinionated. Someone once told me I'm "the kind of high maintenance that's worth it," and I thought that was pretty nice.
I'm ultimately looking for a man to fall in love with, I guess. I'd be particularly amenable to one with a beard and a few gray hairs.
Did you know Lauren Bacall was a Jewish girl from Brooklyn? Then she went on to marry Humphrey Bogart and died, just before her 80th birthday, alone with her dog in the Dakota.
Taking the dog on long walks. Reading good books (I write non-fiction, but I read mostly novels). Coveting nice clothes I can't afford; hoarding secondhand two-ply cashmere. I've been working intermittently on a hand-sewn quilt for about a year now. Also, cooking good things and freezing them in individual portions. Eating dollar oysters. Drinking wine and whiskey.
I get the New Yorker. I just subscribed to the Economist, because it's the best way to learn about what's happening in the world outside the US.
In contrast, love terrible reality TV. Will never get enough Real Housewives. Also: The Americans, Stranger Things, Orphan Black, Black Mirror, Intervention, UnReal.
I finally just watched Labyrinth for the first time and I cannot. believe. how amazing it is. David Bowie was the sexiest man ever. Jim Henson was the most brilliant.
Artichokes. Gummies. A good roast chicken. Black licorice wheels. Soup. Oysters and champagne, always.
Bob Dylan. Joni Mitchell. Billie Holiday. Jolie Holland. Old blues, old country. Verdi, Puccini. Bach's choral music. Handel's Messiah. I recently discovered Radiohead, which is pretty exciting.
The three men I'd like to go back in time to sleep with:
William Shatner, 1969
Bob Dylan, 1970
Paul Newman, 1967
Oh, and Bowie, duh.
Felt tip pen
Dresses with floral patterns
A good book
But the only thing I would rescue from a fire would be my dog. I can live without anything else.
You want to have a few drinks and talk about silly things for a few hours.
You like doing nothing.
You're a man in his 30s with a beard. Or gray hair. I will be inexorably attracted to you.
You appreciate bitches with attitude.
Don't bother if you live in New Jersey, or Queens, or the Bronx. Too far. Staten Island goes without saying. Also, I don't do camping. Or vegans.