I live by myself, I own my own house, do my own laundry, iron shirts and wear socks that match. I learned "home econ" from my incredible mom; she lived to be 93.
I was born a lefty, special as only 10% of the population. Also as on of a 10% in LA, a rare local native. Grew up in Hollywood, lived in BH, and adapted to cross-town traffic -- like the proverbial frog in a frying pan; knew the guy who started the business, Maps to Stars Homes, and over the years learned all the driving short-cuts.
When I was a kid, my friends and I fearless rode our bikes from Pasadena to Santa Monica and Venice and points between. We'd hit the SM beach in summer to have amazing lemonade at Hotdog On A Stick. Hot Dog girls we're definitely hot, too! I've never board surfed; I remember thinking it was too stereo typical, a kid from Hollywood would do that in the movies. I found I was an early reverse snob, and still subscribe to looking for the unique in all things.
Over the years, I've seen my share of interesting places to be entertained, fed, or seen. In high school my buddies and I would/could hike to the Hollywood sign. "Big deal", you say. I say: Try it at night sometime and without the moon, climbing through the backyards of the neighborhood homes below, being scared by a coyote or skunk. I'm still a bit daring today, but more cautious about my mortality.
My 2 kids are grown and on their way to being successful. One at medical school, the other at a fancy art college. Yours don't have to be grown, and can be still young and living with you -- you can come here to get away. I do appreciate a woman who has been a parent. First hand knowledge teaches sacrifice and comprise; good life lessons. Nieces and nephews might count.
I work for an amazing company. They put koolaid in the water. I recognize it's a fantastic mind stretching job, with great colleagues who are smart and equally engaged. That said, I haven't any problem maintaining "good life/work balance." The company suggests it and part of my routine is to hit the gym after work most nights. Later at home I make a fresh dinner and leftovers for lunch. -- yes, I've got a routine and it's wired.
Just did a major decoration job at my home in Los Feliz recently and am loving how comfortable it is to hang out after a long day. Can't wait for football season to start to watch SC football, and pro basketball; the perhaps the Clippers this year. Will be an interesting season all the way around. You don't need to be a sports person. I'm happy to watch a mini-series soap opera with you.
Physical shape is important to me. I mean "yours", err no, I mean "yours and mine". I admit I'm a touchy person...love the feel of a woman's shoulder fitting snugly under mine. As for fitness; I'm in the right shape for any age. I'm attracted to a woman who maintains her weight with little, if anything extra. A stick figure, plastic, Barbie is also welcome but not required. Vegan, carnivore, pescatarian. You may be known to drink wine, shoot tequila, or sip martinis; you make me feel the need to dance in the mirror and sing in the shower!
Bla...bla...bla...No more, no more! Less will be more. later. I've said too much already.
And even though you're a lady, be bold! Write me. Step out of your comfort zone and say "hi". I apologize in advance if I don't return the greeting, it just means I don't see the connection.