Contra Yogini

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About me

Occupation Songbird rehabber, feminist, yogini, paralegal, & hedonist.
Location South STL City
Introduction In short, I am a laughing, open-minded, impetuous autodidact & iconoclast.

Be advised.
Interests integrity, free thinking, learning, the as yet unknown, cosmology, astronomy, astrophysics, time, Hatha Yoga in all of its glorious forms, Kapalabhati breathwork, kirtan and japa, NPR, Aves, psychology, radical feminism, ecofeminism, social feminism, civil rights, human rights, equal rights, doin' the wild thing, heady discussions, tropes, the law, politics, Art Nouveau (especially pre-1900 examples), economics, procrastinating, the MO Botanical Garden a/k/a Shaw's Garden, the primeval forest, stained glass, swimming, Ted Drews, The US Virgin Islands (please take me back!!), playing with my kitties (furbomb furbomb meowmobiles), avoiding/hanging out with pretentious snobs, houseplants, cathedrals, social & civil disobedience, baths, space heaters, Dada, NYC, thunderstorms, supertwisters, and/or rainbows, kitsch (or more specifically I am interested in those who are interested in kitsch), frescoes, hidden caves, hot tubbing, waterfalls (I especially hope to see Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls in Iceland one day soon...), Rangoli, Mother India and Hinduism, black calla lilies, green hybrid tea roses, and rare orchids, storytelling, monogamy, urban decay, driving with the intention to get lost, chess sets, pleasantries & pet names, wine (mostly reds) & cheese (this is a frequent topic of conversation with my family--how much Jen loves cheese), parenthetical statements and exclamations, plays, visiting museums, zoos, odd attractions, and buildings--especially those like the Carbide & Carbon Building and Sagrada Família
Favorite Movies I Love You Phillip Morris, The Secretary, It's a Wonderful Life, 12 Monkeys, The Quiet Man, The Namesake, Unico, Harold & Maude, Let the Right One In, Slumdog Millionaire, Pulp Fiction, Pan's Labrynth, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Hero (and nearly any other wuxia film), Crooklyn, Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, Clockwork Orange, Clue, Clueless, Once Upon a Time in the West (and pretty much anything by Sergio Leone), Amadeus, Fear and Loathing in LV, Northfork, The Princess Bride, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Royal Tenenbaums, et al., Blade Runner, Henry Fool, Godfather I&II, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Titus, Donnie Darko, the Brat Pack movies (particularly Pretty in Pink), Trainspotting, the Indiana Jones movies, The Goonies, Natural Born Killers, Labrynth, Magnolia, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, Star Wars & Lord of the Rings movies (now you know the awful truth--also, I love comics), Babbette's Feast, Neverending Story, The Mist, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Return to Oz, Children of the Corn, Gangs of New York, Heathers, Four Rooms, Snatch, Wayne's World, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Wiz, Manhattan, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Annie Hall, Alice in Wonderland (1985), Delicatessen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Witches of Eastwick, Hellboy I & II, The Corporation, The Dark Crystal, Bush's Brain, No End in Sight, I've Loved You So Long, The Life of Birds, Jesus Camp...
Favorite Music Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Elliott Smith, PJ Harvey, Buke & Gass, Dolly Parton, Ani DiFranco, Pixies, Al Green, Tori Amos, Ween, Bowie, Throwing Muses, Son House, Azam Ali, Ottis Redding, Johnny Cash, Dead Prez, The Police, Erykah Badu, Ministry, Billie Holiday, How I Became the Bomb, Talking Heads, Magnetic Fields, Tina Turner, Legendary Pink Dots, Kaki King, Bessie Smith, Yo La Tengo, The Smiths, Tool, Bjork, DK, Prince, Goodie MOB, YYY, Marvin Gaye, Sugercubes, Tupac, Tortoise, Leadbelly, Death Cab, Leonard Cohen, Outkast, Pulp, Jane's Addiction, Van, Nirvana, Dungeon Family, The Clash, Simon & Garfunkel, Loretta Lynn, Sade, Wu Tang, Rage, Tricky, Em, Cat Power, Robert Johnson, De La Soul, Morphine, Firewater, Dylan, Modest Mouse, The Pharcyde, Beck, Dead Milkmen, Le Tigre, Talib Kweli, Portishead, TV on the Radio, Black Sabbath, Fiona Apple, LZ, Beatles, Type O Negative, KRS One, Metalica, GWAR, Radiohead, Iron & Wine, The White Stripes, Cream, The Cars, Dresden Dolls, Hole, Massive Attack, NIN, The Cure, Eurythmics, Burt Bacharach, U2, Cake, Busta, Sam Cooke, Velvet Underground, Kate Bush, Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, Kid Cudi, Dizzy Gillespie, BLK JKS, Fever Ray, Regina Spektor, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Florence + The Machine, Dead Weather, Vampire Weekend, The National, Vic Chesnutt, Nellie McKay‏, St. Vincent, Big Blood, The Cave Singers, Finntroll, Pink Martini, Blind Willie McTell, Beirut, Akron/Family, Band of Horses, Bat for Lashes, Volcano Choir, Dva, Otro Mundo, Broken Bells, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Mos Def, Old Crow Medicine Show, M83, The Black Keys, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Zee Avi, Kanye West, The Knife, Sviatoslav Richter, Devo, Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, Of Montreal, Matthew Dear, Seasick Steve, Orlando Cachaito Lopez, Bikini Kill, Brooklyn Rider, Chancha Via Circuito, Wire, tUnE-yArDs, Sufjan Stevens, Marnie Stern, EMA, dZihan & Kamien, Peggy Lee, Howlin'Wolf, Anthony Hamilton, Etta James, yMusic, Curtis Mayfield
Favorite Books **see my main blog page for an ongoing list of books I'm reading** nonfiction (particularly physics, math, & philosophy), Dostoevsky!!, Tolstoy, and more dead Russians--you get the idea, Salinger, Hemingway, Camus, Yallom, May, Dante Alighieri, Bellow, Tolkien, selections from: Satrapi, Nin, Elizabeth Strout, Fitzgerald, Amy Tan, Hawthorne, Dickens, WS Merwin (particularly The Last One), EE Cummings (especially the Cambridge ladies), Saul Williams, Ginsberg (America), Phillip Foss (there is failure to ignite as if there was no air), Langston Hughes, Philip Levine, Stephen King oeuvre, Strangers in Paradise, Ben Okri (The Famished Road), The Maxx, The Auto. of Malcolm X, Love is a Dog From Hell by Bukowski...

Do you believe that forks are evolved from spoons?

No, I believe forks sprung fully-armed and grown from the head of Zeus - just as all things on earth have. OBVIOUSLY.