I'm cynical and skeptical, but in general I have a pretty positive attitude and I laugh a lot. I'm opinionated, but respectful of others' opinions. I get along with people and I have a fair number of friends despite my gift for putting my foot in my mouth. I'd be a pseudo-intellectual if I weren't so lazy.
You won't like me if you're looking for a super feminine partner. I'm very low-maintenance. I'd probably wear makeup on a first date, but it won't be long before you see me without it.
I like to travel, but not cruise-ship style. My ideal vacation would be a hostel one night, and then a splurge in a hotel the next. I can be convinced to go camping if there's a comfortable cot and a shower nearby. I prefer to stay in small towns or in the countryside. Big cities make me a little nervous, but they're interesting on occasion. I don't need or want luxuries.
I have been told that only morbidly obese women don't post their pictures. You can probably make out my outline in the picture above. I'm not huge, but I'm not Twiggy either. If you really need to see my picture, we may be able to arrange something ;)
My hobbies (in no particular order [like my life]):
--perfecting my Spanish (o por lo menos dejar de decir tonterías)
--dog walking (off-leash whenever possible)
--cooking (HELP WANTED: DISHWASHER)
--eating (mostly healthy food but I admit to frequent sins)
--kayaking (my kayak is more of a toy than the real deal)
--music (I have mad crushes on more than one guitar player)
--backyard chickens (my pets make me breakfast)
--procrastinating (under the guise of thorough consideration of the consequences of action)
--statistical and psychosocial analysis of motorcycle ownership among postmarital adult males (what's UP with that?!?)
--hanging out with friends (when I can pry them away from their significant others)
--horseback riding (when my horse is having a good day)
--And I recently starting biking and running (not looking to be a world-class athlete. I just don't want to accept old age without kicking and screaming)
Which brings me to you. . .
I respect you for your intelligence and sense of humor. You're well spoken and laugh easily and often (if you can make me laugh, too, I'll follow you anywhere). You challenge and motivate me--because I want to keep up with you! We can talk for hours, even if we disagree on things (which we will, unless you're a pretty liberal thinker). You must be mentally and physically sound (able to pass a vet check, haha), but if you don't look like you did in high school, that's ok too. You must also be financially independent and free from addictions, whether of a physical or emotional nature. And if you're looking for someone who'll sleep with you on the third date, look elsewhere, please.