I am a jumble of (seeming) contradictions.
I'm a child of the Sixties whose tastes and style are still influenced by those years . I still like lots of music from that era as well as traditional and contemporary folk music, but I also love swing music and wearing vintage '30s and '40's suits.
I dropped-out of high school and "ran away" to join the Navy. Retiring after 20 years, I took it easy and did some traveling for a year or so, then opened a used book store in Takoma Park. After 10 years in the world of retail, I completed an MS in Health Care Management in 2012. I am pretty dedicated to government service and would like to make a contribution to improving it before I die. (Surprisingly, I don't believe in the Easter Bunny, but everyone needs some crazy dream, right?)
I like living alone but often think of living in a commune.
I drive a Prius but my dream vehicle would be a VW bus.
I am decorating my new condo (in a 1957 building) with movie posters and photos of friends and I still love beaded curtains (but don't have any), yet I am also a big fan of Gustav Stickley's architecture and furniture.
I love traveling and have been all around the country, to the Pacific and Europe, often taking-off on the spur of the moment without any firm plans, but haven't done much traveling lately because I hate to spend the night away from my dog.
I liked having a beard and ponytail (which have come and gone several times) and wearing an earring but right now my hair is short and I'm clean-shaven (and the piercing closed-up: one thing I'm consistent on is a dislike of pain which is why I haven't gotten it pierced again).
At work I'm pretty organized while at home I am pretty messy (although when I do go on a binge of cleaning and straightening-up I love how the place looks).
I can easily strike-up conversations with strangers on the Metro but when I'm at a party, even with friends, I can be shy.
I don't seek danger (no skydiving for me, thank you) but have intervened in potentially dangerous situations where I thought someone was at risk of injury or violence.
As far as romantic relationships go, I've come to the conclusion that I am a "solo polyamorist". It seems like a contradiction in terms, but I've discovered that there are a few of us around. I'm looking for friends/lovers but not a primary partner. Ideally I'd be friends with your other lovers, too.
In short, I'm a unique person, but then, aren't we all?