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Location North Carolina, United States
Introduction I like people who think. Puns crack me up -- the bolder the better. The first record I ever bought was Blondie's 7" "Call Me." I have road rage, but it's a relatively mild form. I can make the distinction between snark and shark. I like food. I'm drinking entirely too many margaritas lately. Next vacation: Vancouver, B.C. Argentina. I am a pacifist who loves to watch the grisly and violent "Sopranos" on HBO, so sue me. I have tennis elbow, though I do not play tennis. I am pissed because the Franz Ferdinand show sold out, and I don't know anyone who can get me tix. I get along surprisingly well with rednecks. I call my sister Charles, and, on occasion, Chuck. My cat is dying has died. I have never once used the word "party" as a verb. My friends raise the sun and hang the moon, and they are all smarter than me, thank goodness.
Interests Words, Art, Music, Film, Politics, Food, Travel.
Favorite Movies The Pink Panther series, The Double Life of Veronique, The Royal Tennenbaums, An Angel at My Table, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, High Art, Annie Hall, Welcome to the Dollhouse, North by Northwest, The Princess Bride, Network, Dr. Strangelove, The Corporation
Favorite Music Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian, REM, Beth Orton, Wilco, St. Germain, The Postal Service, Yo La Tengo, Snow Patrol, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Bach cello suites, and others too numerous to mention. Music = oxygen.
Favorite Books 1984, Harriet the Spy, Posession, White Noise, The Corrections, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Life of Pi, Pobby and Dingan, Life After God, Flaubert's Parrot, Native Speaker, and anything by Granta, McSweeney's, Amy Bloom, George Saunders, Aimee Bender, Michael Ondaatje, and Steven Millhauser.

Lionesses have no manes. How do they know when they've grown up?

The lions get nervous.