I'm the person at the party whose mission is to make sure there's enough food & drink out, that everyone is having a good time, picking up empties even if it's not my own party, yet who still makes time to mingle & dance.
I'm the person at the meeting who can take the best parts of everyone else's ideas and synthesize a master plan from them.
I open doors for strangers, whatever their race, sex, or physical ability. I'm always respectful to waitstaff, bartenders, retail clerks, etc.
Despite the handle, as far as I know, I am not Italian, but have wanted to be since my first visit to Firenze.
I get self-conscious about starting too many paragraphs with "I."
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. I don't own a TV, don't really want one.
Music: Very eclectic tastes, 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, gourmet sandwiches (all vegetarian or vegan, thanx).
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