mondoverde
54 Houston, United States
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My self-summary
Writer, musician, performer, activist, humanist, feminist, on the cusp between INFP and ISFP, striving to live sustainably in Petropolis.

My main motivation for updating my profile is that I'd like to find a "Burner Bae," a woman who enjoys campouts and expanding her world in all dimensions.

Yes, I'm in a relationship. If that's a deal-breaker, please move along. My partner is actively encouraging me to explore other romantic avenues. Ideally, we'd like to find someone who rocks both our worlds.

Messages are preferable to "Likes."
What I’m doing with my life
For a living, I'm an IT trainer at a university, mostly teaching teachers who teach teachers.

For a life, I enjoy patronizing and sometimes participating in the local art scene.

I've been known to hang out with Burners.
I’m really good at
answering questions like this truthfully without giving the impression of boasting. I do a lot of things moderately well, but my number one parlor trick is translating to or from Latin.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm often the only person in the room with nothing pierced or tattooed. These days that makes me a nonconformist.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Challenging works of fiction tickle my fancy: I've read everything Tom Pynchon & Tom Robbins have published. You'll also catch me reading leftish nonfiction (Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky). Lately I've been diving into memoirs.

Movies: Altman, Kubrick, Gilliam, Jarmusch, Lynch, Coen Bros., Hallström, Wenders, Almodóvar, Julie Taymor, Ang Lee; small-budget, character-driven comedies or dramas, sometimes in foreign languages, e.g. Amélie. I can watch almost anything with Johnny Depp or Winona Ryder. Lately, however, I haven't been spending much time watching flicks at all.

Shows: Live theatre & dance! I love my friends at Catastrophic Theatre, Freneticore, & Continuum Performance Art. On the rare occasions I'm watching TV, it's usually a soccer game.

Music: From Baroque to hip-hop to world-beat. My Pandora mix covers some huge territory.
Beatle fan since pre-school; got into progressive/art rock in high school & never outgrew it, even through my punk years.
Oh, and '80s synth-pop? I invented that, by accident, but Joe Strummer has already forgiven me.
If you instantly recognize & passionately adore the musician pictured in my profile photo, then you & I will most likely click.

Food: South Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Tex-Mex, Vietnamese (especially banh mi). My diet is mostly plant-based, but it's hard to give up cheese completely
The six things I could never do without
Apart from the physiological necessities?

friends, good & plentiful
family, wise & wonderful
arts, fine & coarse
bicycle, with tools & accessories
the freedoms we still have, thanks to activists tirelessly defending them
bodies of water to jump into on a hot day
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...and doing: music, writing, soccer (torsosoccer.org), cycling, sustainable living, peace & justice
On a typical Friday night I am
trying to top the previous Friday night. I may go to a live show, participate in one, ride my bicycle with a few hundred friends, or try to catch up on sleep after a busy week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an introvert, which people who have known me for years are often surprised to discover, because I'm a very outgoing introvert.
You should message me if
you love to laugh and welcome the challenge of a little complexity. In other words, you know the true meaning of "Still waters run deep."
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