Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm the eternal optimist
, cheerful AND a morning
person. I love to read
just about anything. I love to
anywhere, whether it's 5 star, couch surfing
, or camping
(I don't sleep on the
ground as well as I used to, though). I sew
, scuba dive
, thrift shop
, sell stuff on Ebay
(badly, and mostly when I'm in the
car), and generally have a good time.
I'm somewhat nerdy, a little goofy, not much of a talker (although
-- I am one of the best listeners you will ever meet), don't watch
much TV, don't understand sports, and can't ignore a person or
animal in distress.
I am kind, gentle, smart, goofy, and cheerful
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working in cystic fibrosis research (have done research in
cancer, psychiatry, and also worked with NIH studies). I have a
degree in French (keep in mind I did that 30 years ago and I live
in Oklahoma; I don't recall enough to speak, but I read it passably
well), but went back to school for a nursing degree at age 40
(hard, but well worth the effort!). This is a funny thing, because
I come from a family of nurses, and I was never, ever going to be a
nurse (lesson learned: Never say never).
My youngest child left for college this fall. I've since moved into
a smaller, older home much closer to work -- I love it -- work's
now close enough to ride my bike. Lots of changes, but all good
(and getting oh, so much better all the time)!
I like my work, but I live to travel
. Want to come with?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really, really good at solving problems, massage, listening,
getting lost, finding a treasure in a heap of junk (hurray for
eBay), and admitting when I'm wrong. And if you need some arcane
bit of information? I can probably find it.
Random acts of kindness which will reach out and touch another OkC
life and make their days blossom with unforeseen opportunity.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Oh, the smile, definitely. An old friend once told me, "the room
lights up when you come into it!" (just so you know, I don't really
buy that, but if someone thought it once, well, maybe someone else
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot. I started reading adult books when I was 8 years old,
which may be why I enjoy YA fiction so much now.
It's hard to pick favorites. Alice in Wonderland is probably the
book I've read the most times, but others are Pride and Prejudice
and Lord of the Rings. Unfortunately, I've read so much that
authors who thrill me are getting hard to find (suggestions,
Movies -- funny ones are my favorite; I have a very hard time
watching tense or scary ones (I had to actually leave the theatre
during Jurassic Park, which tells you that I have a very low
tolerance). If you take me to a scary movie, you have to be aware
that I will hold you very tight and probably have my face on your
shoulder for most of it. My kids think this is the funniest thing
ever, and my son makes it a point to NOT sit next to me
I like my own cooking, and can manage almost anything (although my
friends still talk about the Eggplant Parmesan debacle...it was so
bad I haven't had the heart to try it again), including liqueur
filled chocolates (I currently have maraschino cherries soaking in
brandy; bet you wish you were on my Christmas list!). I also like
to eat out, and will eat pretty much anything unless it has beets,
lima beans, or tripe in it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Six things I could never do without? People I love, books,
outdoors, sunlight, sleep, chocolate. Oh, to fall asleep while
reading on a sunny hillside under a blue summer sky, my head in my
lover's lap...I suppose the chocolate would have to come later...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about all different sorts of things. And then sometimes I
just live in the moment. It's a gift.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday night is a great night for live music. You might find me at
the Celtic jam session, or a swing dance party, or at VZD's, or The
Red Cup listening to whatever group they managed to corral. I'm up
for almost any adventure, though, including random road trips and
time spent under the stars.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like to sleep with natural light coming in my window, especially
if it has an eastern exposure (see, I wasn't lying about the
morning person thing). And curling up for a nap in sunshine is a
I keep a blog (it's currently lying fallow, but it says a lot about
who I am). If I like you, I might tell you where to find it.
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