I met a poetic, dirty girl

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What is the first thing that people notice about you?
My beauty. Haha. But seriously I am good looking. It’s true I am a big, but that just means there is more to love. (#BBS) My mountains are some of the best around. I can be a little wild and it is true that my lowlands are pretty marshy, so remember your rain gear and rubber boots. If you are the adventurous type and feel the need to go tromping around in my bush I’m always game, but you should probably bring a gun.

What’s the most important thing you’re looking for in a person?
A sense of adventure. Real people. Rugged, with flannel and gortex and callused hands who don’t mind getting a little dirty.

The 4 things your friends say you are…
Most of my friends live pretty far away, but Hawaii and I stay in touch. Canada is nice to a fault, but a little boring. My ice-sister Russia… we had some wild times back in the Beringia days, but we occasionally have a hard time seeing eye to eye. Russia is one of those places that outside of a party environment is difficult to understand and impossible to know truly, but we probably still have more in common than I like to think. But as far as what I think they would say about me: Wild, fun-loving, dangerous, and strong.

What are you most passionate about?
Remaining true to myself. Being pure. Clean living.

How do you typically spend your leisure time?
My current occupation keeps me pretty sedentary, but I enjoy watching the boats. There is poetry in their movement like the tickling of the first snowfall or the cleansing of the spring runoff. Summer is busy and winter is long and slow but it’s my favorite time. It is the most real, I think. Those who remain are known and familiar. There is a quiet seriousness in the cold twilight that affords reflection. I have to admit, though, it can get a little trying. Times when I feel I can no longer take it I just drop a line to Russia. She’s always down for a good time.

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-Alex who is definitely interested in a second date.

A Matter of Perspective

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From here you can see everything. You can watch the movement and the flow. You can see where it has been and where it is going. There is perspective that affords the ability to feel smug with knowledge and secure from the pulling and twisting and … [Continue reading]