40Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
I like to dance, draw inappropriate stick figures in action and improper fractions; I smile when I see kids reading; I would like to lay down w/ a loved one & watch Merry Melody cartoons; I like balancing filled wine glasses on fit tummies; I own a record player, which gives me a reason to steal from my Ma's old record collection. I dig deliciously irreverent & intelligent jokes.
What I’m doing with my life
My life is public school education. I'm a writer w/ a few projects on my plate, one being a book of persona poems in Jimi Hendrix's voice and another being a novel loosely based on the Blackout of '77. So, my tastes are eclectic and imagination boundless (I try:). Moreover, I've been studying for quite some time now, hoping to jam w/ like-minded musicians this summer. So, I spend my time jotting everything down I can find: in every object, every strand of hair, quick brush up w/ another person on some line or on the train, every chord struck, every note played there, hoping to see if a story emerges. . . as I furiously drum my hands on hard surfaces, ranging from supermarket counter conveyor belts to my students small heads :)
I’m really good at
leafing through the rolodex in my head for random trivia.

pitching in tight situations
The first things people usually notice about me
The voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Invisible Man, Song of Solomon, Hip Logic, A Visitation of Spirits,
Drown, The Savage Detectives (& anything else by Bolano),
Malina, Absolom! Absolom!, 1984, The Fixer, Brutal Imagination,
Kafka, Camus, The Half-Red Sea, The Autobiography of Miles Davis, Keith Richards' "Life", Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories, Wise Blood, Beloved, Wind In A Box, The People's History of the United States, Miguel Street,
Raymond Carver, James Baldwin

The Beatles, Fela, Willie Colon, Hendrix, The Police, Wayne Krantz,
Marc Ribot, The Bell Rays, The Flaming Lips, Pearl Jam, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The
Cure, The Stones, U2, Zeppelin, Dengue Fever, Miles Davis,
Antibalas, Ruben Blades, Manu Chao, Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Nina
Simone, Mos Def, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Son House, De La Soul, Eric Dolphy, Wu Tang, ANY old school R & B like Slim Harpo or Jimmy Reed, TV On The Radio, The Dirty Projectors, Grizzly
Bear, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Queens of The Stone Age, Me'Shell
Ndegeocello, The Roots, Bad Brains, Ismael Rivera, Joe Cuba &
Sextet, Mongo Santamaria, R. E. M., Buena Vista Social Club, Beck,
RJD2, . . . I mean, being an aspiring musician, I figure it would be a little irresponsible of me to not listen to everything. I think country pop and most of the stuff on pop radio would be the only exceptions--I've tried it, and it makes me cring.

Movies: Michael Mann, Inarittu, Scorsese, Cohen Bros., Bigelow, any documentary on Netflix, Tarantino, Soderbergh, Affleck (as director), Salles, Assayas, etc.

Thai, Italian, Latino, Sushi, Indian
Six things I could never do without
Drum sticks
Something to bang on
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the mysteries of being a public school teacher
4/4 time
the right metaphor
my long-lost novel
On a typical Friday night I am
Leaping tall wine glasses in a single bound, using The Force to move bar stools (occupied by lovely women) closer to me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been wearing knee-high support stockings every winter since September 2011.

Here are my Ma's top songs of all time:

1) "O. P. P." by Naughty By Nature
2) "Let's Talk About Sex" by Salt-N-Peppa
3) "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
4) "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
5) "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
6) "Dance To The Music" by Sly & The Family Stone

She's 74, folks. Who wouldn't want to date a guy whose mom has a top song list like THIS?
You should message me if
you would like a partner in crime, . . . but, remember, I don't know you if we get in trouble.

you have the look of a woman who lost sleep from staying up to finish reading a good novel (preferably, one on my list or written by an author on my list:)

you play good air guitar &/or air drums. . . WELL
The two of us