I am separated after 21 years of marriage and going through what I
hope will continue to be an amicable divorce. I have eclectic taste
in music;there is a wall of cds in my living room, Pandora on my
laptop, and my car radio has presets for KUSC,KJAZZ, KROQ, KRTH,
and JACK-FM. I love movies from all eras: silent classics to what's
showing on HBO, ENCORE, or in theaters now. I read a variety of
literature, including magazines, newspapers on Sunday mornings,and
books I check out at Huntington Beach Library. I like best sellers,
mysteries, romantic suspense, and biographies. I also like tv, and
am devastated if the cable malfunctions! My dvr is always full; I
need more time to watch what I've stored. I own a dog and a cat
that were both rescues I adopted, and I consider them as "furkids"
rather than mere pets.
What I’m doing with my life
I was an elementary school teacher for 40 years. After such a long
and rewarding career, I retired on June 16th last year, and am
reveling in my never-ending summer vacation! I'm a night owl--don't
have to get up early anymore! Now that I am free to choose how to
spend my time, I am taking care of neglected business; having new
adventures going out to hear live music and watch performances of
dance and theater; intending to volunteer at a local animal
shelter, dedicated to eating right and working out more to reach my
healthiest weight, trying to cook fresh food instead of microwaving
frozen meals, getting my house more organized, and meeting new
people. I'm making travel plans for the future to visit friends in
California, Idaho, New York City, and Ohio. I love being busy
having fun instead of working!
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile and outgoing personality
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a large collection of children's literature. I love the
Harry Potter series! A book I read every year to my 3rd
graders,Charlotte's Web is a favorite---true friendship is a gift
in one's life. Another book I used to read aloud yearly is one I
still love: Mr. Popper's Penguins ( the movie is nothing like the
book). Among the adult genres, I read bestsellers, mysteries,
romantic suspense, biographies, and self-improvement books. I like
reading poetry by Pablo Neruda, e e cummings, and Shakespeare's
love sonnets. I'm considering buying an e-reader, too.
Couldn't you tell Casablanca is my favorite movie by the name I'm
using here? Other favorites are City Lights, Dr. Zhivago, Funny
Girl, The Godfather Saga, The Way We Were, The Big Chill,
Silverado, The Quiet Man(John Wayne), Woody Allen movies, the Harry
Potter films, and many others.
I love tv! I watch entertainment news shows, Jeopardy, House, Blue
Bloods, True Blood, The Newsroom, Late Night with David Letterman,
various PBS shows and the news.
I listen to classical music, classic and alternative rock, Broadway
show tunes, jazz, blues, some classic and contemporary country
music, and various other pieces in my cd collection and on Pandora.
The six things I could never do without
my cd/dvd player
my music collection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to be the kind of person that communicates joyous living...and
a loving heart.
On a typical Friday night I am
going out to a get-together with friends at a restaurant/bar or at
someone's house, or at a venue with live music...or relaxing at
home listening to music, watching a movie or tv, or reading a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
would only be revealed to someone I trusted completely.
You should message me if
you're tall, articulate, witty, intelligent, friendly, not going
through a second adolescence, and would like an intelligent,
funloving, mature but youthful woman to interact with