Tina Rathbone

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Industry Arts
Occupation Bonne Vivante
Location San Diego, Southern California, United States
Introduction Life's a constant challenge between doing what I 'should' be doing and doing what I 'want' to do, even if the 'should' thing is really something I 'want' to do. You know what I mean?
Interests Science, Natural history, Quiltmaking, Bird watching, Surface design on cloth, Finance, the Arts, Animals, Surfing, Snow skiing, Travel(but not if I have to fly on an airplane), Fine wines, Ukulele, Cooking (I have my moments), Sewing, Zirc Ubu, Reading and auditing books
Favorite Movies Grand Hotel, Some Like It Hot, Born Yesterday, Walkabout, Harold and Maude, Spirited Away, Rock and Roll High School, True Romance, Talk To Her, Shutter Island, True Grit (the recent one), Mean Streets, the wonderful Thin Man films, Five Dollars a Day, Blue Velvet
Favorite Music Django Rienhart; Jeff Buckley; Billie Holiday; Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks; The Travelin' Wilburys; Eliot Smith; Anouar Brahem; Herbie Hancock's tribute album, The Joanie Letters; Ukulele; Dave Alvin; Carl Perkins; X; The Pixies; Modest Mouse; early Rolling Stones up until Some Girls; some Pink Floyd; Vivaldi; Operas including many by Puccini, Verdi, and Bizet. Favored modern or contemporary operas include "Peter Grimes" and Messiaen's "Saint Francois d'Assise." Ben Webster. Charlie Parker. Some Nirvana; Some Pearl Jam, some Foo Fighers, and some Soundgarden. Duke Ellington. Son House. Very very early Fleetwood Mac, way before Stevie Nicks & etc. ... Well I guess I could go on and on. ;)
Favorite Books The Little Prince, Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, Lucky Jim, Notes on a Small Island, Lolita, Ada, Pricksongs and Descants, The National Geographic Guide to American Birds, 5th ed., The Corrections, London Fields, Oryx and Crake, Life, ... to be edited and continued, I am sure.

Why don't you ever wear a scarf? It doesn't need to be cold outside for your neck to feel naked.

I often wear scarves. I think I got the idea when I traveled in Northern Europe: Guys and dolls alike wear scarves all the time. I wish mine were Hermes, ... just saying.! So send me one, already!