I am a great girl with whom to chat, drink, discuss a book, or get into some mischief. I moved to Portland to attend law school so I don't really know which end is up. I love going to do specific things in the city (see a show, see some dance, look at art, eat at a foodie thing), but I also love putzing around and not doing much of anything. If there is a dog in the vicinity I will pet it. If I run into someone I know I will always say hi...here's the taking the girl out of ohio but not vice versa line. If I am near a favorite bar after 4 pm then I am most likely in it. And I read a lot...the old gray lady, novels, histories.
I'm not "into" movies really, but I love M.A.S.H. I love documentaries about people who are not "normal", i.e. people with extreme mental disease, people with drug addictions, people who are morbidly obese, people who are incarcerated, etc. I don't know why I find this often sad and disadvantaged fringe interesting, but I do.
If I had any of the recordings from the Jazz at Lincoln center shows I've seen, that would probably be my favorite music. Lately I've been listening to Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's, also Roxy Music, Ladytron, X, Midlake, The Big Sleep, Yeasayer, Leonard Cohen, The French Kicks, The Dance Party, Blur...blah blah blah. I'll listen to anything live if the performers are good.
I love a fried egg from the farmer's market, really good pizza or sourdough bread, shitty take out sushi late at night, pickled ginger, a perfectly vinagretted salad, very garlicky tomato soup, and a thick cup of coffee. Pretty much any thoughtful food is good. and grape nuts. who thought those up and is he/she yet sainted?