I'm a Jill of all trades, master of a few. I'm a lover of way too much, but I prefer a world I can be enthusiastic about. I love trying new things, but will order the same couple of items at my favorite restaurants once I establish them.
I genuinely like myself and other people. I learned the hard way how to be nice, and how to let other people be human, flawed, as we all are. But I still hate lima beans. I do however love golf and am passionate about playing hockey these days. I love to go ballroom dancing. Or swing though I'm not good at it. Board games or card games, and I'm in. Except Poker. I might as well just give you some cash and let's go to the movies instead.
I am articulate, quirky, and an extrovert
I read less than I used to; anything from philosophy and history through sci fi and fantasy or even steampunk. I'm interested in any story that's told well with good writing and a plot. I don't like a lot of TV, but during Football and Hockey season I'll go anywhere with a widescreen and wings. Which is proving harder to find down here than I had thought. When I find a show I really like I'll tend to just binge watch from Netflix or Amazon to avoid commercials.
Work.. is that pleasant pastime that enables me to travel. Or in this recent case drag me across the planet for a new adventure. I work in security operations, so yes - I know when you're a scam artist. (Yes, you - the shyster trying to find ways to separate women from their money. Please don't bother this week. I will play another day and find your IP to report to the FBI.)
I'm getting much better at finishing projects and avoiding procrastination, and refuse to even consider penguins or flying monkeys. I'm finding myself more active in getting out of the house, but less creative and not sure how I feel about the trade. I need to practice music and write more. AND keep waltzing. Hm. What to give up?
Being with people. Being alone. I cannot comprehend how people could ever get bored.
My hair curls all by itself, especially when I don't want it to.
I express myself very clearly and usually concisely. I can speak extemporaneously about nearly anything, whether or not I agree with it.
I can be pushy when its about something important.
Wait, the first thing girls notice or guys? Guys either like busty girls or they don't. Girls notice different things. Go ahead, ask one.
Movies - Musicals (Man of La Mancha - best), Master & Commander, Oscar Wilde based movies, anything Kenneth Branagh's involved with, Bull Durham, Patton, Kelly's Heroes, Tombstone, The Godfather, Murder by Death, The Lion in Winter, the Sharpe's Rifles series. Oo, and Nero Wolfe.
Music - I used to list what I wasn't fond of here, until OKC's imprecise game started matching people with it on key words. (So you like X, I see! No, no I really don't.) I tend to like melodies, and things written and performed by humans. I'm informed that makes me quite racist. Piss off, Musikalisches Würfelspiel!
Foods - Southern and eastern Asian cuisine, sushi being right up there with Thai. Indian. Moroccan. Danish/Swedish. Good Italian/French. All things seafood. If it isn't American Diner food, I'll tend to like it. I'm a firm believer that the only thing that should be 'chicken fried' is chicken, and white lumpy gravy scares me. I don't eat a lot of pasta or bread these days.
People. Pronounced "Penguins".
Money, or rather the freedom it represents.
Power, and how to use it properly.
Politics, and how to play those annoying games I can't stand.
Philosophy; what are the tenets that should define my life.
Mysteries. When the fleet left La Rochelle, did it divide and go to Scotland and the Hanseatic league both? Why were there so many new masonic texts written in the 1920s? Did artists leave clues in paintings or is that all tripe? What the hell is happening to all my favorite socks to have them divorce one another, and leave one lonely with me while the other skips town on a bus?
Is it a deal breaker if I say I automatically look a little askance at you gents my age that say you're looking for girls that are in their 20s for a lower age range? Really??
I'm looking for friends, and the possibility of romance that can blossom out of getting to know someone. By all means, write and make me laugh.
Oh - I'm betting that if you write to me and say I seem like 'a real sweet gal' I'm going to assume you didn't actually read my profile. Also use real words. U and R are not real words.