If I tell you that you're beautiful, realize that it's not an achievement or a trophy but rather an attempt to share an experience. It's the same as calling a friend to tell her to go outside and look at the moon!
I suspect that last paragraph eliminates a lot of people for doctrinaire reasons. But for those of you who made it past that: I think the Prarie Home Companion parody of OKC is pretty apt. ("Beautiful Losers.") Most people are on here for a bit of narcissistic reinforcement. If you are looking for someone to match or complement your own personal brand of "cool" then that's probably a bad sign. I'd very much like to find someone who would like to create a quietly beautiful home and a humble and cozy life together, and with a child.
Once you get to know me, I can be one of the goofiest people you know.
Movies: Almost Famous. The Secret of NIMH. Lost in Translation. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The Truman Show. Up. Winged Migration. Latcho Drom. Fight Club. Love Actually. Serenity. Princess Mononoke.
Food: Bibim Bap, Lentil Salad, Omelets. Pecans. Fresh fruit salad with toasted sesame seeds. Casa de Luce. Steamed Kale. Avocados. Artichokes. Grilled Asparagus. Italian.
Music: De Dannan. Altan. They Might Be Giants. Solero Flamenco. Imogen Heap. Lamb. Hespèrion XX/Jordi Savall. Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott (Real Time). Kate Bush. Llan de Cubel. André Marchand. Fantasia Thomas Tallis. Orange Range. "The Red Priest" Yma Sumac. Fly Me to the Moon. Tori Amos. Lara Neao. Esperanza. Josephine Marsh. Edith Piaf. La Bottine Souriante
Radio: NPR News. This American Life.
TV: Battlestar Galactica. Firefly. Mythbusters. Top Gear. Weeds. Guns, Germs, and Steel. (Makes an awesome drinking game!) TOS.
Podcasts: The History of Rome. Skeptoid.
Women who use their voice like an instrument.
The company of the whimsical and the curious.
My latest thing: the new minimum standard. It might be too much to ask for someone to die suddenly for their principles. How about being willing to die quietly and alone sometime far in the future for one's principles? It doesn't seem so much to ask, but in thinking about it, it seems that most people don't even do this much.
You should message me if you reject all forms of identity based politics; If you reject the notion that someone is greater or lesser based on any facile surface marker; If you understand the notion of epistemic responsibility; If you are an old-school Humanist Liberal, anti-authoritarian, and you hold the rights of human beings paramount.
(Moved to the front of my profile, since it was one of the best parts:
If you can listen openly when I tell you that you're beautiful, and realize that it's not an achievement or a trophy but rather an attempt to share an experience. It's the same as calling a friend to tell her to go outside and look at the moon!)