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54 F Bellevue, WA

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5′ 7″ (1.70m)
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Mostly vegetarian
Not at all
Other, but not too serious about it
Graduated from masters program
Art / Music / Writing
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My self-summary
My little 1/3 acre paradise in the subcountry (yeah, I made up a word) is slowly changing from horses and chickens to McMansions and manicured lawns. It's time to look at other options: a slower pace, the ability to walk rather than drive, with some peace and quiet thrown in (except for my playing loud Led Zeppelin when I'm painting!)

So, what's next? I'd like to travel again. I have standing invitations to Switzerland and England, and Hawaii. And although I've traveled alone in the past, a travel buddy would be fun. Funner. Funnerer?

Or where to make a new home. City life, or acreage in the country? Maybe the San Juans? Or another country?

One thing that won't change is my drive to create. Paintings, sculptures, poems, plays, novels, gardens, clothes... so many mediums, so little time. And no muse. Like in Wings of Desire, the lack of a muse keeps me from seeing in color...
What I’m doing with my life
Relaxing on the couch under a warm blanket, a good book and some candles or a fire going. Or a late night Photoshop session in my "studio" (aka, an extra bedroom in my house :-)), working on my art business.

Or let's see...surfing to find a new place to take a vacation or maybe my next move (I'm intrigued by the "tiny homes" concept). Or watching TV, maybe Grimm or a documentary or old movie. Or looking at profiles here...

While I can be a homebody, when I go out I'm a social butterfly. Dinner with friends, a friendly game of poker or backgammon, or a quick trip to Orcas Island (I spend time on-island every year).
I’m really good at
Being easy-going and REALLY appreciating the little things in my daily life. Dancing. Saying thank you. Noticing details. Seeing the big picture. Being there for friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a bit of a mischievous twinkle in my eyes...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mostly fiction (The Good Earth, Stephen White mysteries), old black-n-white and film noir, 1950s musicals (Some Like it Hot!), bluegrass folk ska rock old school (The Modern Lovers, The English Beat, No Doubt), anything not too spicy (mmmmm, Thai). Caught up on Blacklist and Almost Human, and Grimm.
The six things I could never do without
- companionship/solitude (that yin-yang thing)
- good coffee with cream
- love/sex (different but often interchangeable; I like both)
- creating things and having friends to do that with
- passing on smiles to others so they can pass on smiles

Pretty soon: fresh fruits and veggies!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- What to do next in my life: 2014 is going to be a year of fun changes and new adventures
- Should I get a dog again? (Damn you, Petfinder!)
- When will I get to cross the Mississippi at its source?
- Is there a guy out there who thinks it's cool that I watch the Olympics while eating mini carrots, Brie and apples?
- Would that sketch I did 10 years ago make a good painting?
- Mmmmm...cheeseburger....
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes a social get-together, like a party or dancing; sometimes vegging, sometimes painting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know a man with a wife and two wonderful little girls. He was riding his bike to work and a distracted driver hit and threw him 30 feet. He was in a coma for weeks, but came out of it, and a couple years later has only a very slight limp.

Several people responded (with some admonishing) that I should tell BEFORE going on a coffee date that I've had MS for 21 years. However, I don't define myself by a disease. I own my house, have money in the bank, a future pension, run my own growing art business, still snowboard, sail, volunteer, am an artist, etc. Yet, I've messaged with people here who have very little to offer, some of whom feel it's a waste of time to have coffee with me. One man called it off at the last minute, saying he "just couldn't deal with it."

Who's to say what will happen to any of us in our future? If, by including this, I get fewer results, that's okay. At least I won't be wasting my time or...yours?

So, yeah, been a few setbacks long the way, but I'm finally ready to make a home with someone who has similar goals and interests. Shared solitude, yoga, meditatation, living a stress-free, invigorating life. Haven't we earned it?
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 40–65
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You'd like a smart, sexy, curvy, smart, poly-ish, feisty, tomboy girly girl in your life. Let's have the kind of adventures we can tell stories about, and maybe some stories we keep to ourselves...

Please...take time to answer the questions. If you've answered less thn 100, I probably won't get back to you. Besides, you'll get more replies from others, too! :-)