I'm fiercely independent, opinionated but open to debate, loyal, talkative when I'm tired, passionate about lots of things, a list maker, an adventurous pragmatist.
I am also a proud intentional solo mama to a beautiful toddler boy.
Movies: Okay, I'm kind of a snob about this. I'm not proud of it though. I've tried to enjoy the romcom that everyone loves, or the laugh until your gut hurts comedy that's killing at the box office. I think I took too many film theory classes in school. I genuinely love French New Wave films, Film Noir, Cassavetes, foreign films and documentaries. I recently fell in love with Beasts of the Southern Wild. But my all time favorites include: Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Wings of Desire, The Thin Man, Singin' in the Rain, Velvet Goldmine, Funny Face, Barbarella. I also have an absurd addiction to costume dramas based on classic literature. It's kind of embarrassing.
Music: Radiohead, MIA, Serge Gainsbourg, White Stripes, The Kills, St. Vincent, Bowie, Lou Reed, Nina Simone, Ana Moura, Pixies, early 90's hip-hop, French music, whatever's on the radio that makes me dance around the kitchen table on a Sunday morning. Also, I'm convinced that Pandora knows too much about my life, as the week after watching two different movies about Joy Division it started playing a lot of them on a channel that really shouldn't.
Food: Indian, Ethiopian/Eritrean, Japanese, fruit, vegetables, legumes and grains... and gin. I'm mostly vegan, but it's so not an issue for me what others eat. Go on, eat your bacon if you really want. It just means we won't get to share.
Amended to say, I now spend a lot of time thinking about nap schedules. Alas, not my own.
Update: I have the cutest blue mixte that I'm learning to ride!
Bonus points if you are available for weekday coffee or lunch dates.