marlysees
23 Saint Paul, United States
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My self-summary
INFJ if you're into that kinda thing

person if you are not
What I’m doing with my life
Originally from Seattle, I moved to St. Paul a few years back for school. I graduated in May with degrees in environmental studies and studio art. I'm currently teaching preschool, though I likely will move on to a new job soon. The kids are cute & I really honestly love them but let's be real-- their tantrums are slowly sucking my life away. In addition to teaching, I'm also part-time apprenticing with my college's painting professor. I'm hoping to build a portfolio to apply to grad school for painting in the fall. When I'm not at preschool, I'm in the studio.
I’m really good at
I have a lot of friends due to shared interests (art, going to shows etc), but I've found that the people I actually form lasting friendships with are just down to earth, honest, goofy people. So I guess in this sense, I like to think that I'm good at making real connections with people. I like getting to know real people through honest, thoughtful, and empathetic conversation
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood (but also just like, everything Margaret Atwood)
The World According to Garp by John Irving
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle by Matthew Klingle
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (ok tbh testimony to the length of time I've had a profile up on OkC-- I probably wouldn't list this now because I hardly remember reading it but I guess at one point in time I thought it was like, really, really good or something?)

Movies:
Tbh I'm shit at the film world. I have a lot of friends into film, and no matter how much they try, I don't get 95% of their Wes Anderson references. That said, I guess I've seen some movies & here are some favs:
Thelma & Louise, Harold & Maude, The Royal Tenenbaums, My Neighbor Totoro, Labyrinth, Killer Klowns From Outerspace//but also like every horrible campy movie ever

Shows: Ok I do watch more tv than movies, so I'm not as hopeless in conversation here. Watching tv is kind of my way to have my time alone and decompress when I'm not out with friends, at work, or in the studio. I'm going to list all my favs, but the reality is that I also just watch a lot of trash

Some definite favs though~ Broad City, Peaky Blinders, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development, Sherlock, Tim & Eric, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Freaks and Geeks, Dr. Who, Seinfeld, Torchwood, United States of Tara, Transparent, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (seriously, has there been a kids show this good since?), Red Oaks, X Files (old series)

Music:
Blood Orange, The Gooch Palms, Avi Buffalo, Ice Cream Cathedral, How To Dress Well, Tame Impala, Communions, YAST, Magic Kids, Baths, Dent May, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Naomi Punk, Parquet Courts, Rhye, Dråpe, Pure X, Blaue Blume, Cocteau Twins, Tim Hecker, Croatian Amor, Girls Names, Samaris, Broadcast, Oyama, El Ten Eleven, etc

lastfm~ http://www.last.fm/user/marlysees (though this isn't accurate at all anymore bc apparently Spotify hasn't been scrobbling for months oops also ya gross spotify O.K.)

Food:
ya ok i guess i'm a chocolate fan

But real talk, since I graduated I've actually had more time to cook & bake. After spending most of my life hating spending any time at all in the kitchen, I'm getting pretty okay at this whole kitchen thing and actually like, enjoy it, or something
The six things I could never do without
1. music// main thing I do in my free time is listen to+look up new music, & when I go out, 75% of the time it's to a show
2. friends hehe
3. art// painting is a thing I do + I'm also down to wander endlessly around an art museum
4. myers-briggs// I'm great at reading people, & probably I will psycho-analyze you; it probably wont even be conscious /sorry in advance
5. ~the great outdoors~// I'm from Seattle, so I grew up hiking around the surrounding mountains. Also I run pretty much everyday so that's a thing I guess? Ran my first half marathon just this past summer! Also, though I don't currently have skis, I'm a big fan of x country skiing
6. Writing// In third grade I told my parents I was going to be "an author," with my back up plan to be "a singer" or a "violinist"--clearly even then I knew I was destined to make big bucks$$$
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Climate change, and how I can live my life, and encourage others to live their lives, in a way that most effectively combats it. It scares me that because climate change is disproportionately affecting people in the global south, a lot of the global north couldn't give a damn about the issue. Seriously, why isn't everyone freaking out more & doing something about this?
On a typical Friday night I am
I used to go out every weekend + weekdays to shows, but now that I'm teaching preschool I don't always have the energy~another reason I'm looking for a new job. Hopefully soon I'll have a new job figured out and actually see real adult humans & be back at my regular social life tho
You should message me if
you want to grab coffee, a beer, hit up a show sometime, or go check out some art
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