Remember the line from the movie, The Bucket List, “You measure
yourself by the people who measure themselves by you” ? This is how
I try to live my life: to be inspired by others and to try to do
the same in return. I start and end my days feeling incredibly
lucky and thankful. I have wonderful friends. The kind that stay
with you for life, know everything about you and still like being
around. I have a wonderful daughter, extended family, good health,
fulfilling work and a great community. Of course, I have challenges
and aggravations just like everyone else but I think I do a pretty
good job at “looking at the glass as half full”. Life is good and
I’m doing my best to remember that every day.
What I’m doing with my life
A typical day includes: walking the dogs as soon as I jump out of
bed, getting my daughter off to school, going to the office to run
my business, cooking dinner, trying to get to the gym and
eventually winding down by reading a good book. Weekends are filled
with trips to the farmer’s market, dinner out with friends, and
hopefully some travel and adventure. Fun includes an occasional
dive in Mexico, spontaneous trips anywhere in the states that I can
get to in a day, theater, art, music – the usual stuff. Oh … and
eating great food.
I’m really good at
Making decisions – I do it all day, every day.
Remembering my friends and family and making them feel
Maybe cooking? Depends on your standards I guess!
Being a travel partner. I’m pretty low maintenance and have a great
sense of adventure.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes I'm told and that I'm short - or so they say. I think 5'2
and 1/2" is just the right size.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll read anything by John Irving, Melissa Fay Greene, Barbara
Kingsolver and Amy Tan - to name a few. Currently, I'm reading
My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor, The Coca-Cola Anarchist by B.
Wardlaw and Drift by Rachel Maddow. I tend to have a couple of
books going at any given time but not always so serious. Depends. I
tend to "inherit" books form friends so I read what I'm given or
what inspires me at the time.
The six things I could never do without
My daughter - first and foremost. After that, everything is pretty
irrelevant. Runners up include: my friends and family, the ocean,
NPR, good food and romance.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Depends what day of the week and time of day. Monday - Friday
mostly work and my family during the day. Nights and weekends I
tend to daydream about my next trip, what I'm going to cook for
dinner and when I'm going to meet a great man to share my life
with. Oh and yes... as Dudley Moore said in Arthur, "Sometimes I
just think funny thoughts." I've been told by friends that I should
reveal my funny, quirky side and that I like to laugh until I cry.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home or out for an early dinner with a friend. I generally want to
relax after a long work week so I can recharge my batteries for the
rest of the weekend!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not ready to answer that question. You already know more than I
generally share with people I don't know. :)
You should message me if
If you are looking for a friend or interested in getting to know
each otehr better. Please don't send me any messages like, "I can
rock your world". I will not respond and will immediately delete
the message. I'm interested in a good match not just a "guy who
likes girls ages 45-60 who is near me and is single". Hopefully,
I've given you enough information to figure that out. If not, ask
me a question and I'll do my best to answer.