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My self-summary
creatrix, visually oriented, slightly clumsy (even though I've
taken ballet, pilates, practice yoga, can ski a black diamond run on
corn snow in -0 degree weather, have been known to bike 100 miles
in a day, have run a few rapids in my time, and have a
motorcycle license but sadly no motocycle) individual who finds the
following interesting, important or tasty:
aesthetics ~ appreciating differences ~
architecture ~ art ~ agarswood (aloeswood / oud) ~ being a human
being, not a human doing ~ big hugs ~ books ~ breath ~
bread ~ candlelight ~ cats & dogs ~ cheese ~ cocktail
olives and onions (with or without cocktails) ~ coffee and tea
~ collaborating ~ color ~ comparing notes ~ cooking ~
creating ~ curious minds ~ dancing ~ decorating ~
design ~ dressing up ~ eating and drinking with friends ~
elegance ~ exercising and socializing ~ farmers markets ~
fluffy snow ~ fresh lemon water ~ furniture ~ generosity ~ good
packaging ~ good smells ~ graphic design ~ hiking ~ hot
~ illuminated manuscripts ~ intelligent people ~
june gloom ~ kissing ~ lavender and rosemary ~ letterpress ~ lists
~ love ~ loyalty ~ misty days & rainy nights ~ making out ~ motorcycles (vintage) ~
museums and libraries ~ my kitty's belly ~ nurturing ~ one step at
a time ~ order ~ outdoors 'n indoors ~ passion ~ photography ~
positivity ~ power tools ~ reading ~ reading aloud ~
respect ~ savory over sweet ~ seeing the sunrise ~
shooting stars ~ shopping for food ~ simple living ~ sleep overs ~
smelling fresh earth ~ snuggling ~ strange plant formations ~
style over trends ~ stomping in puddles ~ the desert & the mountains ~ tankless water
heaters ~ thoughtfulness ~ travel ~ urban decay ~
urban explorations ~ waking up next to the person I love ~ watching hummingbirds build their nest ~ well
manicured toes ~ yoga ~ zebra wood
Being a complex individual, these items are subject to

I am articulate, sassy, and thoughtful
What I’m doing with my life
read the above, see below
I’m really good at
turning daily occurrences into adventures
shelf building
random hula-hooping and happy dancing
The first things people usually notice about me
that I am truly interested in people and things, "you are very different from your twin!"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Certifiable book-worm ~ favor fiction that makes me think ~ art, design and fashion magazines ~ Helen MacInnes ~ Isabelle Allende ~ Camus ~ Herman Hesse ~ Barbara Hodgson ~ Gabriel García Márquez ~ Peter Mayle ~ Remarque ~ Neal Stephenson ~ Taschen books ~ Leon Uris ~ kids books "Going to the Getty", "Onion Journey" ~ LAPL ~ Peter Hoeg ~ Geraldine Brooks ~ Orhan Pamuk

Films/Movies: really enjoyed "Begin Again" - indie ~ art house ~ Sundance ~ action thriller ~ chick-flicks ~ james bond ~ original over re-makes ~ Italian New Wave Cinema ~PBS Mystery/Masterpiece Theatre ~ "The Revenant", i appreciated the stunning visual beauty of this film as well as the seamless special FX but found it incredibly violent & hard to watch, maybe I'll be able to hide my eyes, plug my ears & have you relate the scary scenes to me after?

Music: depends on your mood, no? another list:
70's & 80's ~ afro-cuban ~ Ali Farka Touré ~ alt-Country ~ Andre Williams ~ Angelo Badalamenti ~ Antibalas ~ Arcade Fire ~ bajafondo ~ Bartok ~ Bebel Gilberto ~ the Beguiled ~ Billy Bragg and Wilco ~ Blasters ~ bluegrass (some) ~ Bossa nova ~ Buena Vista Social Club ~ Cabaret Voltaire ~ Carmina Burana ~ celtic ~ Cesária Évora ~ Cheb i Sabbah ~ Chemical Brothers ~ Crystal Method ~ Dave Brubeck ~ Dead Can Dance ~ Deep Forest ~ disco ~ electronica ~ Fela Kuti ~ Femi Kuti ~ folk (some) ~ funk ~ Gillian Welch ~ Gipsy Kings ~ Groove Amanda ~ Hildegard von Bingen ~ Iris DeMent ~ James Hunter ~ Jean-Luc Ponty ~ Johnny Cash ~ Jose Gonzales ~ Karsh Kale ~ KCRW ~ Kraftwerk ~ Krishna Das ~ Kuder and Dorfmeister ~ Les Negressess Vert ~ lounge ~ Lucinda Williams ~ Massive Attack ~ the Mavericks ~ Medeski Martin & Wood ~ Midival Punditz ~ Miles Davis ~ Nick Lowe ~Nonesuch label ~ NPR ~ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ~ Ofra Haza ~ Ozomatli ~ Pink Martini ~ Propellerheads ~ R. L. Burnside ~ reggae (some) ~ rockabilly ~ Ry Cooder ~ Shirley Bassey ~ Six Degrees label ~ St Germaine~ Steve Earle ~ Stevie Nicks ~ Thievery Corporation ~ Tinariwen ~ trance ~ tribal ~ Verve Remixes ~ Woody Guthrie ~ Yello ~ Youssou N'Dour

Food: food positive ~ anchovies ~ an amazing burger ~ artichokes ~ french ~ italian ~ middle eastern ~ oysters with lemon and horseradish ~ roasted root vegtables ~ sashimi ~ sushi ~ steak ~ veggies with garlic black butter ~ whisky
The six things I could never do without
learning ~ books ~ inspiration ~ my family (including my kitties and friends) ~ a home base ~ good design
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a lot of things, my mind never shuts off ~ density and mixed used ~ historic preservation vs renovation ~ home renovation ~ traveling in the middle east, turkey, north africa ~ what makes love work ~ what it would be like to do partner yoga
On a typical Friday night I am
where I am supposed to be
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
nope nada nothing
You should message me if
You find me intriguing. If you want to "like" me, reach out and send me a message! (I cannot see likes; it would be sad if we missed the connection of a lifetime!)

I believe in the melding of true love, partnership and friendship: I know couples who have exactly that, and it's a wonderful thing. Knowing someone has your back; playing and laughter; taking delight in each other's company; having someone to go out with and to come home to; experiencing the freedom that accompanies an amazing relationship; being in the process of building an awesome life with a partner; offering each other support when needed...that's what I am looking for.

Looking for a life partner, not a hook-up or a boy-toy. No judgement if that's your thing, but that's not me.