Namaste. Here I am. Emily. At a glance...

I was born in Boston, MA in 1976 (for fellow numerologists I'm a one destiny which makes me creative and prone to insecurities). I lived in Fairfield, Iowa, home base of Transcendental Meditation, off and on for 12 years. There I attended grades 6-12 at the Maharishi School Of The Age Of Enlightenment - a highly unusual school that teaches assorted goodies like Sanskrit, eastern astrology (jyotish), and ayurveda along with the usual subjects. I now reside in Portland, OR and work as an administrative/research assistant for an executive-level recruiting firm. In my free time, I'm putting together a networking organization for non-professional musicians called TEMPO: The Emerging Musician Project; I also hang out with friends, read, write, web surf, go for walks, and participate in Landmark Education - the most kick-ass thing I've ever done in my life. Currently I'm coaching in Landmark's Self-Expression and Leadership Program. I'm dating a super-cutie terrific guy. His name's Jeremy and he's an ecology freak - only guy I know who can identify any plant by its scientific name. Here's a picture of him.

All in all, I'm happy with life and looking forward to the future I'm creating.

You'll find a buncha pictures from Dec. '96 here. Here's one from a few months ago.

I'm rather a lists person - always found solace of some sort composing lists. So here you are, simple and to-the-point:

Silk Sheets :)

Favorite Music
The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lycia, Tori Amos, Bauhaus, cranes, Cocteau Twins, The Beatles, nine inch nails, Dead Can Dance, Death In June, Kate Bush, R.E.M., Led Zeppelin

Favorite Artists
Giger, Magritte, Matisse, Edward Hughes, Escher, Klimpe, Waterhouse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian, O'Keeffe, Dali

Favorite Actors and Actresses
Ed Norton, Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Liv Ullmann, James Spader, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tom Cruise, Juliette Binoche, Peter Sellers, Catherine Keener, Julianne Moore, Jack Nicholson

Favorite Films
Persona, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Thelma & Louise, A Clockwork Orange, The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet), Ruby In Paradise, American Beauty, True Romance, Citizen Kane, Wings Of Desire, The Hunger, Schindler's List, Night And Day (Nuit et jour), The Celebration (Festen), Magnolia, Amadeus, The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour), Before Sunrise, Until The End Of The World, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, The Graduate, Heavenly Creatures, Baraka

Favorite TV Shows
The Kids In the Hall, Ren & Stimpy, Mystery Science Theater 3000, All In the Family, Seinfeld, Absolutely Fabulous

Favorite Colors
black, deep red, white, forest green, midnight blue, silver

Favorite Foods/Drinks
pasta marinara, asparagus, chicken, chocolate, Fuji apples, avocados, tomatoes, coffee (lattes in particular), Long Island iced teas, eggplant

Favorite Writers
Sylvia Plath, Ayn Rand, James Joyce, Carlos Castaneda, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neale Donald Walsch, Anais Nin, Nietzsche, Jerzy Kosinski

Nails On A Blackboard ;(

Least Favorite Music
The Eagles, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Hootie and the Blowfish, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrisette, all country music

Least Favorite Actors
Kevin Costner, John Travolta, post-"Star Wars" Harrison Ford, Andie MacDowell, Meg Ryan

Least Favorite Foods
yams, anything super-spicy, pork, mangos, most cheeses

Least Favorite Colors
pink, pale blue, yellow

Whew...the triteness over now

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