Where to find us
15 films that I happen to like:Amélie; My Life as a Dog; Royal Tenenbaums; Heavenly Creatures; Lolita(1962); American Beauty; Strictly Ballroom; Buffalo 66; The 7-Year Itch; Avalon; Welcome to the Dollhouse; Being There; Pee-Wee's Big Adventure; Orson Welles' Othello; Better Off Dead
Erotic: room-service in TAMPOPO; chain-link fence in THE LAST SEDUCTION; anything in BETTY BLUE
Deranged-erotic: the Lula & Bobby Peru 'Say FUCK ME!' scene in WILD AT HEART
Pure laughs: Rob Lowe getting a blowjob in HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Number of times I have relocated a living goldfish named Fido, from his fishbowl, into a water-filled Ziplock bag, then taken him on an adventurous 2-day drive to Olympia Washington, let him spend a week happily swimming around in a motel ice bucket, & then transferred him back to a Ziplock bag for the drive home:Once.
Other music that I happen to enjoy:Belle & Sebastian, The Aislers Set, Pixies, Stereolab, Cocteau Twins, Velvet Underground, Low, Vince Guaraldi, Pedro the Lion, Galaxie 500, PJ Harvey, Astrud Gilberto, The Smiths, OMD, Dinah Washington, Imperial Teen, Detroit Cobras, Bobby Darin, Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys.
What else? Um...people who know me tend to laugh at the things I say (although I suppose they could be laughing at me. I mean, maybe there's a big piece of food stuck in my teeth or something. Wait..is there?)
Like I'm sure a lot of people are/were, I was weary of personal ads for a bit. But I've come to realize that limiting your dating prospects to just those whom you might meet through friends/work/school/social shindigs, is doing yourself a great disservice. There might be a potential cool friend or love interest living a block away or 100 miles away. The Bay Area is a big place with a heck of a lot of people. And chances are, some of those people are gonna be pretty dang cool. But no matter how cool they are, they're not all likely to knock on your door, or stroll into your place of work. I tell myself this, and then I don't feel weird about this ad. Aw hell, what the heck? You know?
More reasons to get to know me:
I can tell the difference between a Rauschenburg & a Rosenquist painting. (This particular skill has yet to come in handy, actually. And truthfully, it isn't much of a feat.)
I'm a decent cook. (Actual food, not fish sticks.)
I'm a lousy dancer, but I'll bounce around the room like a jumping bean if you put on 'Our Time' by Imperial Teen.
I'm always giving fun (though sometimes peculiar) little gifts to the people I care about.
I make awesome mix-tapes.
Plus, I know EXACTLY how much change is in your right-front pocket.
Reasons why perhaps you shouldn't get to know me:
I talk too much.
I can be moody.
I could probably benefit from some sit-ups.
I like David Sedaris, but I don't love him.
I've never eaten a pickle.
I've only been to 5 of the 50 states.
I actually thought ISHTAR was a somewhat funny movie.
A super-duper girl with a wickedly bitter (though wonderfully funny) intellect along the lines of Janeane Garofalo, Dorothy Parker, or Fran Lebowitz; but with the bubbly-sweet enthusiasm of Drew Barrymore, plus perhaps a dash of Rose McGowan-style sauciness, & a bit of Joan Cusack-style quirkiness. (Too many celebrity references; I know.)
A girl who is creative and/or artistic in some way, shape, or form.
A girl who can use 'tarnation', 'cockamamie', & 'high-falootin', all in the same sentence.
A girl who very definately is not part of that whole hiking/wine-tasting/long walk on the beach scene (which inevitively leads to that whole bit with the candle-light dinner, accompanied by the coma-enducing sounds of Luther Vandross or Kenny G.)Lastly, I'm looking for a girl who has actually read this far, and not lost interest, or found me to be a complete and utter ass.