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Tea time, bitches! (NEMESISP)

Tea time, bitches! (NEMESISP)
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The profile pic is a detail from a painting - "Fur Girl", by Mark Ryden.


Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

"Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air - moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh - felt as if it were being exhaled into one's face. Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing."

--Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

"As I have earlier said, the thing I love about New Orleans is that it tends to be deserted, and there you may find peace. It is in the quietude, the deserted streets, the green and eccentric palms. Shortly after five o'clock the business district is deserted, and you won't find a person on the streets, except for one fellow in a seersucker suit. He will be walking slowly down Gravier Street, smoking a cigar. Tending his own garden."

-- Nancy Lemann, The Ritz of the Bayou
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"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit." -- Richard Pryor, 1971

"They ought to make butt-flavored cat food." -- Gallagher

"I'm pretty sure all cat food tastes like ass." -- paraphrase of Jzygail

"Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer." -- Mark Twain

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." -- Mark Twain

"Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please." -- Pythagoras

"We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them." -- Cato the Elder

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” -- Thomas Jefferson

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." -- Jamie Raskin, Professor of Law, to GOP Senator Nancy Jacobs

"The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also." -- Mark Twain

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." -- Mark Twain

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." -- Phillip K. Dick

"Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits." -- Dan Barker

"Belief means not wanting to know what is true." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death." -- Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." -- Albert Einstein

"It is a promise of the Constitution that there is a realm of personal liberty which the government may not enter." Casey, supra, at 847. The Texas statute furthers no legitimate state interest which can justify its intrusion into the personal and private life of the individual." -- SCOTUS, Lawrence vs. Texas, 02-102.

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." -- Nietzsche

"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin, to the Penn State Legislature

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” -- Albert Pine

"Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself." -- Potter Stewart

"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth." -- Adolf Hitler
 

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5'6"
green
Brunette with lots of red and gold highlights (natural)
these boots were made for walkin', variations on a theme: black
atheist and secular humanist w/ zen/jedi sensibility
half Cajun French...other half mixed - English, Welsh, Irish, Choctah
Civil Libertarian, Feminist, Democrat
happily married
Two...and I should've eaten 'em while their bones were still soft.
 

Favorites

Harlan Ellison, Steven Pinker, Douglas Rushkoff, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jostein Gaardner, Thomas Moore, Joseph Campbell
Ellison Wonderland, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, The Idiot, Pyrotechnic Insanitarium, Beyond Good and Evil, Sophie's World
Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Cooks Illustrated, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, SciAm, Discover, Elle, Domino
Times-Picayune, NYT, the Guardian (UK), Washington Post, Le Monde, Jane's Defense Weekly, Salon
Get Fuzzy, Doonesbury, Boondocks, Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, Asterix & Obelix
The Man Who Fell To Earth, Out of Africa, Akira Kurosawa's "Dreams", Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blue Velvet, A Clockwork Orange, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, foriegn/indie films, sci-fi - I'll watch almost anything with robots in it.
True Blood, Big Bang Theory, Iron Chef America, Lie To Me, historical dramas, assorted documentaries, and cooking programs.
Male: Alan Rickman, Cary Grant, Christopher Walken, Gerard Depardieu, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Robbins, Robert Redford, Gregory Peck, Colin Firth, Hugh Jackman, Female: Audrey Tatou, Catherine Deneuve, Julie Delpy, Gong Li, Frances McDormand, Juliette Binoche, Angelina Jolie , Milla Jovovich
All kinds, 'cept that gangsta/guns n' ho's/*bling bling* crap...don't much care for tear-in-my-beer, my wife/dog/horse/truck left me, Eagles rip-off, good ol' boy country either. Most of the time, I'll listen to classical music or "All Things Considered" on the public radio station before I'll listen to any top 40 radio.
Sarah Vaughn, Rosemary Clooney, Nina Simone, Norah Jones, Dusty Springfield, Beck, Dave Matthews, Paolo Nutini, Doves, Flaming Lips, Violent Femmes, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Mazzy Star/Hope Sandoval, Dixie Chicks, Cat Power, Feist, Cowboy Junkies, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Death Cab For Cutie, Carolina Liars, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant, Bebel Gilberto, Niccola Conte, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Boy George, Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop, Velvet Underground, Gipsy Kings, Gogol Bordello, Beta Band, Blonde Redhead, &c., &c., &c.
Ryôri no tetsujin - Iron Chef
Batali, Morimoto, Symon, Kobe, Kenichi, Ishinabe
Any place with art museums and cultural events. Hate beaches.
Tiramisu, profiteroles, sushi/rolls, guacamole, and oysters - never met an oyster I couldn't love.