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I'm an mid-thirties program-analyst/writer/project-manager/librarian living in Washington DC.

What's with the name?
Moryma Aydelott (more-I-ma / aid-a-lot). My first name is spanish/moorish, my last name is french. It was Berkeley in the 1970's - could have been much much worse. Actually, I really like my name, even with all the wacky mispronunciations I get.

Where are you from?
I grew up in the San Francisco (East) Bay Area, spent the last two years of High School in CT, and went to college and worked in Washington DC, went to grad school in Berkeley CA and now live in DC again.

Favorites (in no particular order)?
Movies: Favorites cycle in and out but in general give me some mix of indie (usually small in scope and rough in cut), intrigue (spies, lies, whatever), social commentary (yup, I'm a liberal), good pacing (I don't want to fall asleep), laughs (pratfalls or wordplay I don't care), good soundtrack (keeps things moving), and George Clooney and I'm fine. As a note - I'm a notorious crier at tearjerker movies to the point where Demmert won't see them with me anymore.

"Animal Dreams" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Nobody's Fool" by Richard Russo, "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis, "A Room with a View" by EM Forster, "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves, all 6 of the "Anne of Green Gables" books by LM Montgomery, "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby, "Tales of the City" by Armistead Maupin, "The Club Dumas" by Arturo Perez-Reverte, "My Wicked, Wicked Ways" and "Loose Woman" by Sandra Cisneros, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkein, "Cat's Eye" by Margaret Atwood, All of the "His Dark Materials" books by Phillip Pullman, "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, "About Alice" by Calvin Trillin, "Valley of the Dolls" by Jacqueline Susann, ""Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling

"How Can I Keep From Singing?" by Eva Cassidy, "I Was Made for You" by She and Him, "I'm Your Man" by Leonard Cohen, "Jesus Loves Me Like a Bird" by Rose Polenzani, "Awake" by Letters to Cleo, "Hallelujah" by Rufus Wrainright, "Allelulia" by Dar Williams, "Little White Dove" by Jess Klein, "Handle with Care" by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, "I'm the Man Who Loves You" by Wilco, "Blues in the Night" by Julie London, "It Had to be You" by Harry Connick Jr., "Let's Just Get Naked" by Joan Osborne, "Something" by the Beatles, "Strange Loop" and "Jealousy" by Liz Phair, "I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)" by Stevie Wonder, "The Good Life" by Weezer, "Brand New Lover" by Dead or Alive, "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" by Prince, "Shadows of the Night" by Pat Benetar, "Move Over" and "Piece of my Heart" by Janis Joplin, "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett, "Suburban Home" and "Cheer" by The Descendents, "Carey" and "A Case of You" and "California" by Joni Mitchell, "Far Gone and Out" and "Sometimes Always" by Jesus and Mary Chain, "The Girl in the Corner" by Lyle Lovett, "Landmine" by Jonatha Brooke, "Head On" and that baseline at the beginning of "Debaser" by The Pixies, "My Favorite Mistake" by Sheryl Crow, "Too Bad About Your Girl" by The Donnas, "Step Aside" and "Good Things" by Sleater Kinney, "Sssingle Bed" by Fox, "I Touch Myself" sung by Scala Choir, "Really Really Happy" by The Muffs, "You Don't Have to Like Me to Love Me (Tonight)" by The Damnwells

Georgia O'Keefe, Henri Matisse, Edward Weston, Mark Rothko

I'm an avid reader, a resourceful crafter, an in-progress yogini, and a reluctant jogger. I hate brussel sprouts, but unlike my father I do like okra. And as my friend beley will tell you, I am the forever queen of cheap read wine.


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