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My self-summary
What could one write that hasn't been written? Let's start at the beginning:

Blank. A (web)page. Thoughts.

I am an intellectual. Shy. Reasonably witty: at least I amuse myself. Or amused myself, once. Reasonably sporty in the sense that I have discovered that I really like dance classes even though they make it clear, on a daily basis, that I am (a) as flexible as a stick of wood and (b) of the many talents I (think I) possess, remembering dance steps is not one of them.

I look upon it as a way to keep me humble. Humbler. And it allows me to set myself important and useful goals - like - I WILL do a double pirouette without falling over before I die, and I WILL do a handstand.

I am a boat, against, and the current
If you want to know more, you know what to do.
What I’m doing with my life
In the words of the play "frequently rushing around"
I’m really good at
Really good? Well, who in the world is _really_ good at anything?

Not much. I'm pretty good at many things - a sort of fifth-rate Leonardo da Vinci born about 800 years too late. (Except that I can't paint or sculpt.) I'd make a good dilettante. An adequate long-term house guest.
The first things people usually notice about me
Do they?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is such a silly category, but one can be as intertextual as one likes, I suppose. Faves would have to include Nabokov. (I wish I was as literate as him in just one language...) Tolstoy, though NOT Anna Karenina apart from the one great line about happy families. It's all downhill after that. Shakespeare but not all of him - can't abide the histories (I don't find fat drunken men _that_ can see them around town any Friday or Saturday night you wish...)

Oh yes! - this was a _favourites_ category! Don't you think that non-favourites are more interesting?

I have a soft spot for EE Milne and Pooh, and also one for Arthur Ransome and Swallows & Amazons. (Active heroines! boats! - it's why I took up dinghy sailing at the age of 10...and stopped it when I almost got my brother and myself killed...)

I read my way through of all JM Barrie's plays and lived to tell the tale. Austen (of course); Woolf. Salman Rushdie, but not much of the later stuff. Speaking of which, I recently sampled some Annie Proulx and decided I need to read more... I have really enjoyed the Lessing autobiographies. Probably should get around to Alice Munro

Movies: I love classics. In the more recent genre, I really enjoyed Sideways. I saw Gravity and was moderately impressed. I liked Blue Jasmine but wonder about Woody Allen.

Music: classical _esssspeccciallly big lush romantic stuff, broadway. mostly. have recently found myself liking more chamber music than I ever thought I would. (Who thought one could get sick of Mahler?
(I'll drink to that/ And one for Mahler!)...anybody identify this...?

food: I love spicy food, and I intend to go on loving spicy food even though it doesn't love me any more. After all, this is a site for unrequited love, no?
Six things I could never do without
not making lists.
not making shopping lists.
not making shopping lists that I leave at home.
not making shopping lists and forgetting the pen at home so I have to tear off the corners as I buy groceries
not forgetting to put toilet paper on the shopping list.
not forgetting to check that my bus pass hasn't fallen _out_ of the pocket of my jacket when I stuffed the shopping list back in. (Hey, if anyone sees an old bus pass that has no name on it - it's mine!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why rorschach tests look like Jackson Pollock.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing the things I typically do. C'est typique, tuo tyyppi.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
well, don't you think you should fill this out? Or in? Or sideways?
The two of us