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Dawn Z. Montefusco
Writer. Life Coach. Actor. Poet.
Interests: dancing, good wine, truth, cheap beer, writing, technology, sex, kindness, magic, insanity, geeks, playing musical instruments poorly, licking food off my plate, spiritual quests, big piles of clean towels, city life, country life, hiking and getting dirty and smelly, burning man, hot strong women, hot strong men, eye contact, ninjas.
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Mike, Jessica, Josh and I, (minus Tito) on the Ride home from Awesome Sauce Sunday! Sunny days in Portland are common in the spring/summer. When the sun shines we ride! Everyone thinks we live in rainfall all year which is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Check out my latest poems, Online Dating and God on a Harley for the 30 in 30 poetry challenge. (Also, I'm wearing a wig in the above picture so please don't email me telling me you love my new red... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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I found these pictures of me from 1994 when I first caught a trout. It inspired yesterday's poem. The last photo below the poem is one of my favorites. If you've never been to Priest Lake, I highly recommend it.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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(Brett Jessen, my mentor in rock climbing. 1996) There is a champion in me, tumbling off cliffs, spraying into life, like a canopy of transparent rain. We all want to jump cliffs. Everyone knows the difference of holding on and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Here it is again: Poetry month. I dare you to join me. 30 poems in 30 days. You are guaranteed to write a lot of crap and you are guaranteed to create a few diamonds. One Too Many and Never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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Enrique, Lici, Me, and Xipatzin (I have no idea how to say his name) Sayulita is my favorite new destination. It's like Portland on the beach, but in Mexico. Small, walkable, friendly, sexy and hip. It was a special girls... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
It's that day again, the V word day: V for vagina, V for victory, V for villain, V for Valentine. The bottom line is love. Love— that elusive word we are all striving for. It makes people smile. It makes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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My friend Bryan pointed this book out for me. I wonder if we need to go back to the basics. Dinosaur basics? What exactly does that mean? I am finding a new love for simplicity. I might have to read... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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It takes a pair of balls, preferably disco balls on palm trees, to make you remember that life is more about the journey than the destination. There are always things to look forward to, but let's look back for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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(Picture I took at Inspire Truth of Nakho & Medicine for the People.) Before the New Year, I made a random list of wants and don't wants in my journal: I want people to realize that sometimes I'm wise but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Ms. ZigZag
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One time I tripped on the stairs walking into a bar (sober) and my dress blew up over my body - all the way up to my back, revealing my ass, thong, and bare legs (thank god I was wearing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
Online dating. Too much bacon. Grey Goose Martinis. Staying sane in the midst of insanity.PMS. Breaking tendons from lopping bamboo. Screaming in my own ear. Here we go: First: don't do anything angry except throw pillows, or call a friend.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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Me and the Ruger Mini-14 After a long year of many lessons, an awesome Northwest summer, orgasms galore, nights of too much bourbon, career dreams coming true, and a lot of fun/crying/laughing/playing in the woods, it was time to shoot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
The number one way to succeed in any goal is to face your demons and to track what you're really doing. Most of the time we tell ourselves that we are doing our best, but the idea is to learn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
Don't even try to tell me you're ADD. Who isn't? And after the death of two good friends I have decided to stop using "ADD" as an excuse for anything I haven't gotten done in my life. I've upped my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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So my car died. Kahputz on the highway. Towed it to the mechanic. I might have to admit defeat and sell it for parts. Looks like I might not get that bikini-coveralls photo shoot afterall. But first - let me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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(I only wish I looked like this while working on the car.) It looks like my car is not a lemon after all! Actually it just needs some serious maintenance and love and grease! I've been given the challenge to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
I'm not one to complain about being a woman, except when it comes to mentrual cramps, stereo equipment and cars. Especially cars. I just hate the process of buying one, fixing it, dealing with it. Thus, I bought a used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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1) Boxers. Silk ones. Paisley ones. Boxer-briefs. 2) They will memorize all the lines from the Simpson's or The Family Guy (or their favorite comedy) and repeat them at odd moments to make a girl smile. 3) Their gentle strength... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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They say the end of your life can define your life story, no matter how long or short your life is. The way you live will be remembered, and how you die will be remembered even more. It's like a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
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It happens so fast doesn’t it? One minute you are fine, happy, the next you are wanting to crawl under a rock and/or throw knives at the wall. After the great spanking of 2013 I have learned that being human... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
"We have trivialized what is actually the defining decade of adulthood." - Meg Jay In the Ted talk above clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
On New Year's eve I was relieved to move into 2013. I mean, didn't you feel it? Didn't you reach up to lick the moon and say bye bye 2012? Did you howl, dance and raise your glass high and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
Start Procrastinating You read it right. I said, “Start” procrastinating. Why? Because I’ve noticed that some of my most productive friends and colleagues are true procrastinators. They fall into a type of procrastinators that I call The Do-ers. They simply... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag
"You can manipulate the law of attraction, by manipulating the law of action." - Harlan Wheeler First, get rid of the words "manifest," "quantum," and "abundance" and start saying, "make more money." Since when did we get so afraid of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Ms. ZigZag