AND in-light of the current political climate: I stand with Standing Rock, no really I went there and in a way left a piece of myself there. The violent, capitalistic, existence of plastics is like nails on a chalk board to me. Clothing is 2nd in pollution and climate change only to the fossil fuel industry so stop buying fast fashion/cheap clothing. And stop donating it to other countries. It just takes away the clothing/material culture identity of those countries that had beautiful clothing traditions before you decided you just had to clean out those 20 shirts just because you had had them for a year. Also empathy is the only way we can all exists on this planet together. In conclusion I try to love this planet best I can.
So here are somethings I like about me:
I've been going to Burning Man for 17 years, half my life, I love it because I have changed in it, with it and around it. When I lived in London for 3 years I got to know the amazing Burners from there and started to see how much it has affected my life. I work on big art work for Burning Man and associated with Burning Man.
I Love affection, smiles, and hugs when consensual. All these things are necessary for health human interaction, They release happy in your brain and build trust. It's important to exchange these things platonic-ally and with a lover.
I am silly and weird. I think shame is useless. So some of the first conversations I have with people I become attracted to have been a-typical. Awkwardness is the sweet-spot of life my friend. Own it! Don't kick yourself for it.
My life goal is to become a professor who spends the summer working on art projects and research in other parts of the world.
Teaching/helping with understanding
Laughing at intelligent, lame, and silly jokes... "dad jokes"
Music: The list is too long but really it's what ever fits my mood. I am looking into German hip hop and the moment just because I am thinking of learning German or Swedish.
I like movies of all kinds. Six String Samurai, Star Wars and Star Trek (new and old). Suggest a movie!
I might like it.
I appreciate animated movies: How to Train Your Dragon, Wall-E...... Dreamworks and Pixar make good movies.
I like yummy food. I also cook. I have gone wheat free but I am working on making kick ass wheat free pancakes, pizza and anything else I might miss. I cook some vegan dishes. I have a distaste for meat.
Franchises: Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. The movie was great but incomplete. The BBC radio series was awesome.
The Muppets. The show is classic, The new movie was... well it had chickens singing C-lo, I don't think I need to say more. The Muppets are the singers of the greatest love song of all time.
Laughing and Smiling
What me and my friends call our "15 minutes". It stands for the time you take to talk and connect with a person who "gets" you.
Fruit and veggies!
Not necessarily in that order.
Also what I am going to say in class discussions to crack open the minds of my students. Favorite thing to say in class "What does that mean?!?" I am so proud when my students use it.