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My self-summary
Let me start with a little bit of provocation: I am a woman disguised as a man so that I can avoid the social pressure to conform to what society would like women to be.
Now, a very different tone... If wind and storms invigorate you, if the sound of the sea soothes you, if you love to walk under the moon, if you like John Steinbeck, Verdi, Jim Jarmusch, Leonard Cohen, François Truffault, Jean­-Pierre Jeunet,... if watching the stars fills you with awe and humbleness, if you like wild flowers, if you try to be kind to our planet, if you lean to the left - and you could put up with my beard and my hair, let's see if we could walk together...

Wonder000 wrote in her profile "I'm full of imperfections and foibles - I expect you are too!" - I like that phrase!

I am easy to live with, hard shell, and soft inside
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to figure out where I am going to live... France, Australia, Ecuador, the States? Right now, I am living in France not far from the D-Day beaches in Normandy... but my kids (22 and 19) are living in the States and it's kind of a sore point in my life. I would like to be closer to them, see them more often and relocating to the States should be the obvious solution...

Trying to figure out what I want to do for the next 10 years. I have been in computers for about 20 years and it's enough... Four years ago, I had the opportunity to teach Physics and Chemistry for a whole trimester and I loved it.

I love taking photos.

Driving too fast, not getting enough sleep.

July 21, 2013: I didn't notice I was going too fast in a downhill on my bike and could not take the coming bend... I fell heavily and got seriously injured... The first aid and ER people were fantastic. Since then I have scars on my face... they make me look tough.

December 1, 2013: I am not in software anymore... I am teaching English to my colleagues.

January 17, 2014: I am seeing Raphaelle.
I’m really good at
grocery shopping, driving, computer stuff, cooking, listening, being stubborn... hmmm. Sometimes I am practical, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
Guess what? My hair!
I have some kind of an accent when I speak English.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For music I could go on and on and on and on...
Leonard Cohen, Catherine Ribeiro et Alpes, Alela Diane, Beth Gibbons, Antony (and the Johnsons), Cesária Évora, Don Cherry, Kocani Orkestar, Sarah McLachlan, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Mumford & Sons, King Crimson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jeff Buckley, Loreena McKennitt, Mikis Theodorakis, Gabriel Yacoub, Greg Brown, Pierre Bensusan, CocoRosie, Andrea Bocelli, Verdi, Joan Baez, James Blunt, Fairport Convention, twenty one pilots, Lukas Graham... quite a few French speaking ones, African groups...

I love Gaudi... and this guy too (I find a lot of similarities between Gaudi's work and Ra Paulette's.)

I go through periods where I read and periods where I don't read at all... in fact, I don't read very much... I wish I would.
Books/authors I have liked are "Cannery Row" in particular and any John Steinbeck, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, The Da Vinci Code, The Snow Falcon by Stuart Harrison, Henry de Monfreid, Rudyard Kipling, "Italian Shoes" by Henning Mankell.
July 2015: I started "King Kong Theory" by Virginie Despentes and "La sombra del Viento" by Carlos Zafon... so far I both like them very much.

The Coen Brothers, François Truffaut, Milos Forman, Cédric Klapisch, Jim Jarmusch, The Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, Agnés Varda, Quentin Tarantino, Federico Fellini, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Laurel and Hardy...

Hmm... Shows? TV shows? I don't have a TV... when I noticed that TV was so addictive and that I was watching anything, I decided to dump it and bought a radio. When I was in the States, I used to listen to NPR and an alternative radio which was programming, among other things, some French music from time to time in Chicago. Now in France, I mostly listen to France Inter, France Musique and Radio Classique.

Bread, wine, tomatoes, garlic, cheese, peaches, balsamic vinegar, eggplants, peppers, zucchinis, lentils, leeks, rutabagas, cabbage, beans (white, black, red, green), coffee, chocolate, wine, duck, goose, rabbit, sea fish, Thanksgiving... Mexican, Chinese, Italian, French, English (boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, boiled tomatoes, boiled water, boiled bread, boiled meat... Oh my God! Boiled too?), American cuisines...
Six things I could never do without
Fresh air, the Ocean, a starry storm, a sunny night, bread, tomatoes, my toothbrush, my kids...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My kids, the next place I am going to be, my next job
On a typical Friday night I am
First, I change clothes, take a deep relaxing breath and put my weekend grin on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmm... The most private!
I love postcards, the Ocean, wind, big waves, light, storms, silence, deserted areas, hair (long, short, straight, curly, wavy, red, blond, black, white, salt and pepper, thick, silky, coarse, bushy...), holding hands... itsy bitsy gypsy brainy pretty witty bubbly lefty zesty happy earthy lively lovely women and...
You should message me if
You are liberal, heavily leaning to the left, politically incorrect... You think there is a possible connection, you would like to visit Normandy...
The two of us