Sometimes the best way to find what you're looking for, is just to get lost. Because it's been my experience, what I'm looking for is generally not actually what I need.
I like to own my guilty pleasures-so perhaps they're really just pleasures.
I embrace conflict, because it's not conflict that is bad, but the way that you work through it. Life is not meant to placate, or pacify. We are meant to challenge one another, it's how we learn and grow. We must do so with good intentions and with honesty. We must do so with listening, and with the goal of understanding, not winning. (Sorry, Charlie).
I'm healthy, active, happy and confident in my body; and I hope you are too.
I love the outdoors, in warm seasons and places. Camping, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fall bonfires/campfires, playing tag on fresh cut grass barefoot, laying outdoors on a hill and reading. I've come to discover that I'm happiest with a little city and a lot of country in my life.
I consider myself a cynical idealist, and live in the contradictions of that.
I find it's the small victories that matter.
"I'm a little manic, completely organic, and won't panic... for the most part."
Einstein said: "Only a life lived for others, is a life worthwhile." Going along with that, I respond best to people who care about others, believe strongly in some issue related to social justice, and are doing something to work towards the change they wish to see (cliche, but accurate).
"Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black. And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow. We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow. And watch where the chalk-white arrows go. To the place where the sidewalk ends." - Shel Silverstein
Ultimately, I'm just a girl. A girl who likes to dance, love, flirt, learn, read, write, sleep, dream, laugh, help, search, play, explore, scream, think, serve, enjoy, support, sing, shake, vote, watch, listen, lust, believe, hope, change, tremble, and feel.
I am... idealistic, salacious and idiosyncratic.
Spending time with my nephew.
Reading amazing classic literature... and trashy vampire novels.
Having great conversations about literature, love, religion, life, politics, sex, the universe and everything.
Laughing about absolutely nothing at all
Making fun of myself and others.
Doing a culinary tour through whatever cuisine I haven't tried yet, or an old favorite. Both through restaurants and cooking.
Checking out theater, live music, and free days at museums.
Hitting a few trivia nights here and there.
Traveling the continents, one country at a time.
Making new friends and spending time with old friends.
Plays & Poets: Arcadia, Angels in America, Rent, Rock of Ages, West Side Story, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Hair, Don't Drink the Water. William Carlos Williams, Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Dudley Randall, Allen Ginsberg, Michael Ondaatje, Louise Gluck.
Movies: Harold & Maude, The City of Lost Children, Tank Girl, Garden State, Secretary, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Igby Goes Down, Meet the Robinsons, Chasing Amy, Ratatouille, Dogma, Kissing Jessica Stein, Closer, Wall-E, Sin City, Dazed and Confused, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Serenity, Across the Universe, Rent, Aladdin, Fan Boys, A Very Long Engagement, Empire Records, Burlesque, Top Gun, Delicatessen, Inception, The Broken Hearts Club.
TV: Supernatural, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Veronica Mars, Firefly, Queer as Folk, Dawson's Creek, Eureka, Top Chef, Project Runway, BSG, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Bones, No Reservations, Masterchef.
Music: Damien Rice, Cat Stevens, Martin Sexton, Matt Nathanson, Bon Jovi, James Morrison, Darren Criss, Heart, Jason Mraz, Portishead, Skunk Anansie, Pentatonix, Cara Dillon, The Goo Goo Dolls, Saul Williams, Massive Attack, Roxette, Jem, Dispatch, The Decemberists, Ben Harper, The Script, Josh Ritter, CCR.
Food: Sushi, dirty chai, grilled cheese, mango salsa, plums, raspberry, avocado, butternut squash, korma, spinach lasagna, gouda.
You take yourself seriously... but not too seriously.
You can geek out a little about sci-fi.
You want to talk about the latest book you read or are reading.
You like ball pits. Bazinga!
You have opinions and aren't afraid to have them challenged.
You like opinions and aren't afraid to challenge them.
You have something to say but also listen to what others have to say.
You only play games that involve boards, controllers, trivia, hula hoops, sports equipment, etc... I hate the game, but I hate the players more, cause they chose to play; so don't waste my time, or yours.
If you want to take the time to want to satisfy me.