40 Decatur, United States
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My self-summary
Human. Very affectionate. Two legs. Nose-breather. Opposable thumbs. Hilarious. Polite. Patient. Creative. Great-smelling. Liberal. Activist. Feminist. Musician. Freckly. Clean. Analytical. Sarcastic. Optimistic. Literate. Left-handed. Compassionate. Atheist. Cultural. Countercultural. Artist. Redhead. Smart-ass. Night owl. Apparently incapable of forming complete sentences.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing the things I love as often as possible! Which usually means going to shows, playing acoustic guitar/banjo/drums/whatever's handy, having meandering conversations with friends, volunteering for political and environmental causes, getting good and drunk on occasion, thoroughly enjoying good film and television, traveling when I can (not nearly enough), pulling for the Green Bay Packers, doing typographical design, and trying to make this world better. I take photos, I make art sometimes (I have an art degree, for whatever that's worth), and I like to run, play tennis, skateboard, and hike. Not all at the same time, though; that would be too hard.
I’m really good at
Making paper airplanes. Not really. Taking well-composed photos, playing good songs, harmonizing, seeing things that other people miss, cutting through bullshit with speed and alacrity, using words like "alacrity" when I'm not entirely sure what they mean, and making references nobody gets. And enjoying the hell out of the things I enjoy. Conversation being chief among them. I accidentally didn't type the "i" at first, so that said "chef among them" for a second.

Also I'll kick your ass at Scrabble™.
The first things people usually notice about me
My small, vestigial wings.

Seriously, I have no idea. Red hair? Politeness? Sense of humor? Language skillz? I look younger than I am, so maybe that. Who knows.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Good lord. How to begin to answer this? Music's very important to me, and I'm all over the map. Cake, Weezer, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, Flogging Molly, James Taylor, First Aid Kit, Pete Seeger, The Milk Carton Kids, Black Sabbath, Phil motherfucking Collins, Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Bad Religion, Iron Maiden, Willie Nelson, Fleet Foxes, Beck, The Who, David Byrne, Bob Dylan, DEVO, The Gaslight Anthem, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, The Sword, The Police, We Were Promised Jetpacks, I could go on eternally here. I love traditional bluegrass and Irish music as well. And I listen to vinyl whenever I can.

Movies: I love seeing movies in the theater, especially at The Plaza! Landmark Midtown ain't bad, either. The Big Lebowski, Empire Strikes Back, and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure are hopelessly deadlocked in a three-way tie for my favorite movie, though Wes Anderson does his level best to supplant them with each subsequent offering. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, pretty much all the Coen brothers films, Rob Roy, Waking Ned Devine, the Nolan Batman films, I love documentaries (Jodorowsky's Dune being a recent fave), Amelie, all the movies from the Spinal Tap/Best In Show troupe, the Lord of the Rings films, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the good Star Wars Trilogy, and suspenseful scary stuff. Not bullshit gimmicky scary stuff, more like The Shining and the original Omen and Sling Blade. Fast Times, Anchorman, Holy Grail, I could go on.

TV: Currently into The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire (so sad to see it end), Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Fargo. And The Daily Show, of course. Love the classic Simpsons and Family Guy periods, and I dig Bob's Burgers. I'm not a slave to TV, but I do love great shows, and think marathon binge-watching is a fantastic activity to pursue with a like-minded lady. Defunct shows I love: The X-Files, Millennium (that show was the dang JAM), Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, My Name is Earl.

I read too slowly, so I don't read nearly enough, but I love Devil in the White City, Tolkien, John Hodgman, and the little bit of Salinger that I've read. I've got a stack of books a mile high that I just never get around to reading. Playing music and watching movies always seem to supersede reading; it's probably the thing about myself I'd most like to alter.

I'm pretty open with food, but I'm suspicious of casseroles. Super spicy stuff gives me the heartburn, and anything with vinegar gives me the yuck face. So I'll try pretty much anything non-super-spicy non-vinegary non-casseroley.
The six things I could never do without
Good friends
At least one creative outlet
Vans™ footwear
Good conversation
Willy's burritos

Sorry, that's like seven things. Math is hard.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Language. And how strange this world is, and how to find beauty in it. And great art and film and songs and lyrics. And coming up with fake band names. And politics. And whether civilizations on other planets have ever invented and/or have gotten past things like classism, sexism, racism, religion, superstition, etc. And the nature of existence. You know, trivial stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Onstage at the Clermont.

Not really.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't give two shits about Harry Potter. That's not even private, but this seemed like a good place to say it.
You should message me if
You'd like a change of pace from the aggressive jerks who use this app. You've always wanted to try a redhead. You like laughing your ass off. You're a lovely, smart, funny lady who thinks I seem interesting enough to meet. And you have some dang personality.

And, for the record, I don't mind being asked out. Not one bit. Have at it.