Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Okay folks. Two quick stipulations here. If you've been divorced
less than a year, I'll gladly chat with you, but for both our sakes
I'd prefer to wait on the dating for a while. Secondly, unless you
are *very* mature for your age, I'm pretty set on my age limits.
Been burned too many times & too badly by younger guys.
Now that those are out of the way....
Cartoon nut. Geek of many flavors. Book collection that out-weighs
me many times over. Have turned my den into my "art pit". Ecstatic
to have a yard to garden in again. And a fireplace for when the
weather gets cold. Big kid who is quite content to stay that way.
Rather substantial independent streak though. Lived through enough
of life's ups & downs to know that you're best off being able
to count on yourself first & foremost.
Translation - I try to do most of my own basic home maintenance
incl. electrical, plumbing and the like. Only freak out about bugs
when I wake up to find them so close to my face my eyes cross -
yes, it's happened, and those promptly went flying across the room
at high speed. Am enough of a country girl to know how to handle a
gun, a chainsaw for firewood & drive a pick-up truck (that does
include a stick), and a tractor. And yes, I do enjoy going fishing
on occasion. I also love getting my hands dirty out in the garden -
though apparently I look pretty good with a manicure. ;)
However - I also love spoiling myself with a massage &
pedicure. I've developed quite a taste for the steak & shrimp
on the hibachi at Miyako and the kamo soba out at Tachibana as well
- have to be in the right mood for sushi. Love getting dressed up,
just don't have much occasion these days. Really miss the BB King
Blues Fest out at the Horse Park. Am looking forward to the Wines
in the Vines concerts out at the local vineyards this summer. Keep
meaning to hit the Gallery Hops in Lexington, just feel silly going
So...I'm a tomboy whose girly side has expensive tastes, but I've
never been one to really get stuck in a rut anyway.
Latest critter count: 6 dogs - Fearghas (Aussie cattle dog mix) is
staying with my folks due to fights, but living with me are
Hephaestion (Husky/Lab mix), Remus (Husky/Shepherd/Collie/Malamute
mix) , Olympias (highly neurotic, pure bred German Shepherd), &
Inara (half St. Bernard & half black lab who's getting
registered as an emotional support dog here soon), and the newest,
a foster fail, little baby boy Rolo. Half Swiss shepherd, then the
other half is husky, black lab & just a touch of weimeranner.
(and I know that's probably misspelled, but autocorrect keeps
wanting to make that Mediterranean) and a tank that used to be full
of fish, but I may scrub clean here soon & may finally pick up
a small snake, or a couple of lizards. Yes, it's a menagerie around
here. Thank you. :) Thus far though, I'd held off on the finches or
boa for a while longer. And trying REALLY hard to resist adopting a
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I WAS a volunteer database & IT manager out for a
rescue/re-training group out at the KY Horsepark. May also add a
little more volunteer time out at the Woodford Humane Society here
soon. I have chronic migraines & tension headaches, so a
"real", "normal" job is out of the cards until my doctors & I
can find a good set of therapies. Along with that, I’m trying to
return to college at EKU to work on a biology & forensic
anthropology double major.
I just recently struck upon a business idea for something here in
Versailles. So I may look at that once I've been able to pay down
my school debts.
Unfortunately my migraines have been getting more frequent & so
I've found myself unable to reliably volunteer out at the group in
the Horse Park. However, with some advance notice to arrange
company, I've been able to do some transports & fostering for a
group called Midwest Canine Rescue (based in Iowa). Should you ever
find yourself feeling the need for a dog, I highly recommend them.
They're good folks.
While we're working on a long-distance FWB thing (have known each
other since high school, big goober has apparently been carrying a
torch for me all these years), Ptomb
& I are pretty much screening each other's
dates. Making sure the other is gonna get treated well while we're
not around. I'm polyamorous & he's just getting back out after
his marriage ended. Finding himself again & all that. And
taking that year that I mentioned up at the top there. We're both
adults & can take care of ourselves, but we also care enough
about each other to want to stay involved.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking (one of my fav. hobbies), people watching, finding yet MORE
subjects to learn about (turn me loose on PubMed & look out!),
making silly noises at random moments (hazard of being raised on a
steady diet of Looney Tunes, Three Stooges & Monty Python -
resulted in a life long crush on Robin Williams btw), landscape
photography, and finding myself in conversations with complete
strangers while I'm out running errands.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Now that my hair's been cut, I really couldn't tell ya - it used to
be down to the backs of my knees. The hips that could body check a
plow horse? *laugh* That I'm a complete goofball? The sweater worth
of dog hair stuck to my clothes? Other than that....
Actually quite a few folks here lately seem to be having real
trouble believing I'm 37. Keep guessing I'm in my early 20s at
most. Or possibly that I'm smiling at them - have a deeply held
belief that something as simple as a smile can make an enormous
difference in the world. And I went through far too many years with
a perpetual scowl on my face. Chasing everyone away, and convincing
myself they were doing it all on their own.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I wouldn't even know where to begin. Though my Amazon lists
(things I'm interested in but just
haven't gotten around to buying yet) and my (very incomplete)
(things I've bought and most likely
read by now) might be a decent enough start. Actually, TV wise,
I'll gladly watch NCIS, Bones or Castle marathons (or put Firefly
on for the 501st time) when they're on while working on various
craft projects. And you wouldn't even believe my Netflix queue. I
still have an old VHS collection I need to find DVDs to replace
Food wise, strangely enough, I enjoy cooking more than I enjoy
eating. But when it does come to food, I'm a total hedonist.
Italian grinder from Mancino's with extra meat & cheese. 14 oz.
ribeye from Texas Roadhouse with cheese & mushrooms and the
green beans and mashed potatoes on the side - and their rolls! Num!
Quail & almond rice from Petra. When I do my canning, I use the
old recipes with just fruit & sugar...LOTS of sugar. Packaged
pectin! Feh! And none of this diet crap. Artificial sweeteners
close up my throat anyway & most diet foods are disgusting,
overpriced and not half as good for you as they claim.
I'd even rather have *good* coffee (Jamaica Blue Mountain if I can
get it or DoughDaddy's blend from my favorite doughnut shop when I
go out) with real cream & real sugar. Thank you. I've just
recently switched over to a Keurig & WOW has it ever changed my
coffee habit. No more half pot wasted every morning, etc. If only
they'd make the cups recyclable like the "One Cuppa" tea pods are.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Intellectual stimulation, cuddly friends, my Zamboni hoodie (or if
it's in the wash I'll settle for my Dropkick Murphys or EKU one),
my sense of honor, my sense of humor & my curiosity.
And I'll admit, I'm very attached to my fur monsters. Here lately I
don't tend to do too well without a pretty serious decongestant
either. Yay allergies & weather changes! Also my
computer/Internet connection, but that's over the long term so it
didn't make the top 6. I could keep myself busy for a couple of
years easily, even as fast as I read, going through my hard copy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When my next exam is, what repairs/chores I need to get done and
which art projects I’d rather be working on instead. *laugh*
Other than that...it could be almost anything. Go check out the
Amazon & LibraryThing lists, you'll see that I'm not kidding.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Fridays I'm most likely either at home trying to catch up on
homework/housework, playing WoW & SWTOR.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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As of late, I’m getting screaming migraines on a fairly regular
basis. Thus far, the longest has lasted 21 days, but that one was
set off by an incompetent doctor attempting to administer
therapeutic botox micro injections & instead jamming the needle
into my skull.
You should message me if
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You're capable of really talking to me, not lying to me, and
preferably not being terribly much of an asshole. Otherwise, don't
waste your time or mine.
You can carry on an intelligent conversation, are reasonably aware
of the world around you and have a wicked sense of humor.
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