I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl. I'm eternally curious and prefer the same in a partner. I exercise, so that I can indulge. I love trying new things. I've visited lots of places and try to go to a new one each year. I would love to share my passion for travel/food. I went hiking around Southern California and Utah on my last short vacations. I find the outdoors to be increasingly rejuvenating. I'm more of a day hiker (maximum so far is 18 mi). However, I like urban and cultural experiences, too, when visiting new places. I hope to share my love of travel and take my nieces somewhere they want to go after they turn 13.
I need quiet time to recharge, but have more friends/family globally than I can keep up with. And since I have not yet destroyed all of my brain cells with wine and single malts (Islay region, neat), I like to use the remaining ones to discuss ideas, current events, movies, books, as long as no one needs to argue to the death.
I try to live like the song, "I Hope You Dance" and the poem Instantes, except for the religious parts.
I like geeks, who are somewhat adventurous. I prefer people, who roll easily with the punches, can laugh at themselves and are considerate of others. I love integrity. I like old-world manners. I like affectionate men. I abhor drama in my personal life; I'm not very emotional. I say what I mean, do what I say, and expect my significant other to do the same. I don't shy away from issues and would prefer someone, who communicates directly. But we should start with fun, no?
As much as I would love to meet the one I'm going to spend the rest of my life with, I am happy to have fun and see where it goes. I'm happy to be a step-mom, mom, or not. I love children and adore my nieces.