Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am Adventurous, Affectionate, and Accepting
Finding someone who loves travel as much as I do isn't easy.
Everyone indicates that travel is one of their interests - a couple
of trips a year for a couple of weeks at a time. Most people are
attached to hearth, home, and family. I'm a wanderer and am looking
for another nomad as my partner. Seeing new places or revisiting
sites I saw years ago is pure pleasure for me.
I have an RV, so almost all of my domestic travel is in that
vehicle – my closet, my kitchen, my bedroom. No need to pack and
unpack a suitcase; cheaper per night than a hotel room. But I
wouldn't consider myself even a typical RVer. I don't join camping
groups or arrange to meet up with friends. I don’t park for days at
a time at the same campground. During the day I’m out sightseeing:
national parks, historical sites, museums of all kinds, factory
tours, local cuisine restaurants. At night I stay in the camper and
use my computer or do pencil games (Ken Ken, crosswords, Sudoku,
logic problems). There’s no TV. I can't remember a time when I sat
around a campfire chatting . . . though if s'mores were in the
picture, I'd be right there. I’ve hosted friends and relatives in
my RV. There’s plenty of room for two. In the evenings the two of
us play board games.
I love traveling overseas and have lived in or visited more than 80
countries. I take those trips independently, not with a group. I
plan well, but stay flexible, so I don’t make hotel reservations
ahead of time. My most recent trip was 59 days in Morocco and
Portugal during April and May of 2015. Japan and Turkey are two
countries high on my to-see list. And I've just been told by two
people that Latvia is definitely worth a visit - so that would mean
Estonia and Lithuania while I'm at it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I left New Hampshire Oct. 22, 2015. I was in the Rio Grande Valley,
TX, from Nov. 1 - 25. I'm now in Mesa and will be here until the
end of March 2016.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
clear, coherent literary writing and editing
responding to messages
making exotic meals and baking birthday cakes
harmonizing (I'm an alto in my singing groups)
square dancing (C3A level)
keeping things neat and organized
The first things people usually notice about me
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I smile a lot. I speak with joy in my voice. I move quickly, am
agile, and seem younger than my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The travel guidebooks I use to plan future trips are thoroughly
highlighted and studied.
I've loved all the books by Susan Howatch. Pillars of the Earth, by
Ken Follett, has been my very favorite novel; I reread it a couple
of years ago in preparation for reading its sequel, World Without
End. (By the way, there are board games with those same titles:
Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.) I don't go to movies
or watch them on TV. I listen to NPR while driving.
I don't listen to most music, though I love to sing. I'm an alto in
the two singing groups I belong to.
Greek, Japanese, and Indian are my favorite cuisines.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A challenge - whether it be in planning and carrying out my
travels, playing board games, singing the correct harmonies with my
groups, or Challenge level square dancing.
Mental stimulation - from conversation, reading, or problem
Stamina, energy, and good health.
Variety and new experiences.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why good papaya, which tastes so wonderful, can only be found in a
couple parts of the country.
(11/2/15) P.S.: I'm in Mission, TX, and bought a wonderful papaya
(11/12/15) P.P.S.: Started my second papaya tonight. I have to get
my fill before I leave Texas two weeks from now.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've taken eleven Myers-Briggs-type tests, mostly on this site. The
results have been ISTP - 3 times, ISTJ - 3 times, ESTJ - 2 times,
and ISFP, ENTP, and INTJ each once. So what does that mean? Eight
times an introvert; nine times sensing instead of intuiting; ten
times thinking; about half perceiving, half judging. I guess it
means that you can't base much on test results.
Lumosity seems to be the new fad. I found the site when they were
offering free subscriptions if you did some tests for them for
several weeks. Until they want me to pay, I'll keep using the site.
My subscores put me between the 95.5 and 99 percentiles, and my
general score is at 97.6 percentile. How about you?
I am unique and untypical.
You should message me if
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My ideal partner is adventuresome – in travel, food, activities.
His spirit and freedom are not restricted by health, weight,
career, family, or financial issues. He feels like and has the
endurance of a 40-year old, no matter his chronological age. He is
intelligent, well read, a good conversationalist. He retains the
sense of wonder about people and new things that he had as a child.
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