Infamous CoatCheck Girl™

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Industry Arts
Occupation Photographer/ Writer
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction I have a penchant for getting myself into odd scrapes and misadventures, and a knack for storytelling. Put the two together and you get "The Misadventures of a Coat Check Girl", the blog I've maintained since late 2005.
Interests Learning to let go, to trust, to love. Learning to thinkwritesay the word Love without hyperventilating. Self-reflection, introspection, people, energy, mystery, forgiveness, truth, sensuality, crushes, love without ownership, making out, stolen kisses, being wooed with Neruda, rope, sexy unmentionables, healing, Reiki, Qigong, reading, knitting, photography (fetish, fashion, music), writing, traveling, music, movies, archery, kundalini yoga, natural medicine, flower essences, aromatherapy, Buddhism, tarot, mythology, the art of Frida Kahlo, language, organic dark chocolate, lovingly cooked food, magic and magick, my family, my friends, my enemies, the people in between, learning from my missteps, living without regret.
Favorite Movies Secretary, Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Henry and June, Preaching to the Perverted, Like Water for Chocolate, Moulin Rouge, The Lover, The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story, Orlando, The Pillow Book, Roman Holiday...on and on
Favorite Music It's pretty varied but here's just a sampling: Jeff Buckley, Lhasa de Sela, Auditory Sculpture, Dahlia, Drumattica, Suckapunch, The Dry County Crooks, Pepe and the Bottle Blondes, Jeff Trott, Rob Daiker, Morgan Grace, Vagabond Opera, Portland Cello Project, Storm and the Balls, The Cure, Tori Amos, This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, Voltaire, Cranes, Jimmy Scott, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London, Louis Armstrong, Aterciopelados, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Dresden Dolls, Piero, Manu Chao, Rasputina, Luciene Boyer, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker, Carlos Gardel...I like a little of most everything (with a few exceptions)
Favorite Books Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, The Harry Potter series, The Book of the City of Ladies, Innana Queen of Heaven and Earth (best erotica ever put to clay!), The Song of Songs, 1001 Arabian Nights, The Decameron, The Symposium, The Golden Ass, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Narcissus and Goldmund, Sidharttha, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Essential Reiki, Goddesses in Every Woman/Gods in Every Man, The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapies. Books on Mythology of all cultures, but in particular Mesopotamian, Greek and Egyptian--- some Latin American. AND WRITERS: Ovid, Sappho, Catullus, Julio Cortázar, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Rimbaud, Edgar Allen Poe, Pablo Neruda, William Blake, William Shakespeare, Dorothy Parker, Tom Robbins, Robert Anton Wilson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alastaire Crowley, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Lama Surya Das, many more... A lot of non-fiction, too (see above interests) and books on spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in particular. I'm always reading---usually have several books going at once.