Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I generally split my time between Seattle and Whidbey Island. I
work for the State in a quasi-legal job that I enjoy very much. I
work three days a week in Olympia and two days in SeaTac. I have a
place on Whidbey and try to get there as often as I can. Crazy
about Island Life. However, I may appreciate the rural pleasures a
lot more because they are balanced with the urban ones. Currently I
am spending the weekends on Whidbey while I get the place ready to
Overall, my life is pretty stable. I have been in the same Seattle
house for over 25 years, and have a strong and supportive network
of family and friends. I have made some mistakes, had some hard
knocks, and learned some important lessons. I think I am figuring
out what counts...how to relax and enjoy. I'd like to find the
right person for the last permanent relationship.
You? Happy, positive, grounded, smart and easy-going. I would like
to find someone to share the rest of my life with, but I don't
think that's easy to do and am prepared to take my time. I enjoy
meeting people, and love to make new friends. We all know that
relationships take work, and both parties need to be prepared to
compromise, change and respect each other. I am laying out where I
am now, and my current activities, but I am open to changing course
to share in the interests and life style of a partner.
YOU CAN STOP READING HERE IF THIS IS TOO LONG FOR YOU!!!
My mother and I have a great little cottage on the water near
Greenbank, with a stunning western view where we can listen to the
waves. It is really a pleasure just to look out the window and see
the ever changing panorama...and the sunsets are knock-outs. I love
going for walks and even just driving around...the scenery is so
lovely. I hope I can find a guy that could enjoy both Seattle and
Whidbey with me.
I have one son, who just graduated from college! Naturally I adore
him, but we are not exactly hanging together at this stage of our
lives! I only get infrequent sightings. I have two wire fox
terriers and too many cats...I hope I can find an animal lover. My
two terriers are my constant companion.
Chemistry is mysterious but critical, so I hope to meet with
potential matches early on.
And one last thing...it IS really important to me to do something
for others. I do a lot of pro bono work, but I aim to act
positively on a personal level too. Aim for everyday kindness. I
hope I can find a kindred soul.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
It is very important to me to contribute to the public good in some
significant way. I am a lawyer, and was very fortunate to have a
job for almost thirty years helping low income persons find
solutions to critical problems. Now I work for the State,
protecting some of the most vulnerable members of society (think
APS, but not).
I am also helping out my 88 yr old mother. I built a separate
apartment for her on the lower level of my Seattle house. Up until
now she has been able to take care of herself, but she did have a
stroke in August and she had some set backs. Actually, we are
really fortunate that she is ambulatory, competent and fully
enjoying life. We have a caregiver come in a few hours a day to
give her a hand.
I really enjoy travel and my habit was to get away at least a
couple of times per year. I have had the good fortune to see a lot
of the world and I hope to see much more.
I like to get away to a warm place in the winter or early spring.
Hawaii, Mexico and Argentina are all favorites.
I love film and enjoy dance, opera, theater, symphony. Have pretty
far ranging taste in music. I also like to get plenty of exercise
and do outdoor things. For over ten years I biked to work, and then
spent another 6 years walking over 6 miles per day. I think
incorporating regular exercise into your life makes it easy to get,
and that is key to looking and feeling good and staying young. All
you need to add is vegetables! (kidding, sort of....) I love to
hike, sno shoe and cross country ski...absolutely nuts about
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
got good people skills... and I write well too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Well, to be perfectly HONEST, the first thing people usually notice
about me is that I have really really cute dogs. I feel like I am
the entourage of rock stars. You can check them out in my pictures,
and you will see for yourself. If I am lucky, they will serve as a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read the NYT every day...and I admit to indulging myself with
I love movies. At one point I saw at least one new release a week!
I have fallen way behind, but I am sure I could get right back into
it again under the right circumstances. My favorite movie is "Talk
I love all kinds of food...and prefer it HOT AND SPICY. (well, I am
Mexican, after all). I admit that I couldn't make it thru a meal
without red pepper flakes. t do eat healthy...very little meat and
lots of vegetables and fruit. I don't always eat as many different
fruits and veggies as they recommend, but I do try.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
good reading - books and the NYT
my loved ones
lots of walks
trips to warmer climates in the winter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
my next vacation! (did you think I was going to say...s...x??)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually, will be arriving at the Whidbey cottage. I can hear the
waves from the time I get out of the car to open the gate! When
weather permits, I open the windows as soon as I get in my bedroom.
Such a pleasure to get in bed with my book, a glass of red wine and
my cuddly canine companions and listen to the waves all evening and
night. It is a great way to kick back after a long work week! But
try proposing something else!!!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
How many people ANSWER THIS QUESTION???
Well...I am tired of being single. Aren't you? But I don't think
either of us are ready to compromise!!!
You should message me if
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