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LiveIsToFly

44 F Atlanta, GA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 7:39am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, but not too serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Other
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English, French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Not sure how anyone can truly summarize one’s life and personality into a few paragraphs. I’d like to think we are just too complex. But here goes: I’m a native Atlanta/area, having lived here for most my life, except for short stints in Savannah and Ohio (how random right?). Atlanta has much to offer and I love living ITP. That said I’d chuck it to live at the beach quicker than a heartbeat.

I adore old buildings, which is good because my job involves architecture. A so-so gardener because I sometimes forget that watering is kind of critical. An avid reader, art lover, and amatuer stargazer. Trying to experiment with cooking more and not just be a cookbook collector.

There’s much more (trust me – I’m awesome!), but I’m here because something is missing from my life. I am looking for someone who has dreams and a curiosity about life. Someone ready to be on the go at a moment's notice, but also happy to just lazily sit back and contemplate the stars. Someone to share hugs with, but also to just gaze into each other's eyes. Someone who isn't afraid to geek out over their passion; someone to support mine. Someone who loves to laugh, but also feels deeply. Someone who has a twinkle in their eye and is looking for an adventure. I hope for a life to spend with another, a life that includes sharing experiences and exploring new ones, thoughts and ideas, music, art, travel, food, etc. And maybe most important of all is to have some fun along the way.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, I’m an architectural historian, playing a small part in saving historic buildings across the state. This is what everyone says, but I really do enjoy my job. It’s a job that sometimes takes me to the far reaches of the state, to parts rarely visited. It’s a job that allows me to peel back layers of an historic building and get to know its story. While this sounds strange, but sometimes I see buildings not as inanimate objects, but as something that lives and evolves. I approach the “getting to know someone” the same way – peel back layers to find out what is that’s person’s story. It’s also a job that allows me to do things I never thought I would get to do – like develop a children’s story and participate in the development of a documentary! And when asked to be an expert interviewed for the documentary - surprisingly for me - I didn’t duck under the table in avoidance…

Since work takes over most weeknights, weekends are for play. I’m on a quest to visit all of the state parks and historic sites. I’m not one to look for physical activity in a gym. Actually, I cannot imagine anything more mind numbingly boring than hours spent in such a place. Give me a favorite park in Atlanta, or a hike up a mountain that’s rewarded with a beautiful view, or a stroll through my neighborhood and seeing some detail here and there. It’s about the experience, the therapy for the soul more than anything else. Also good for the soul is a good old fashion drive to nowhere in particular, just enjoying a ramble along back roads.

A really disappointing experience with a margarita has led me on another quest to find the best in Atlanta. Jury’s still out, but “margaritas on the patio” weather is now here so hopefully I’ll find the perfect one. Trying to perfect my technique in making croissants; I have a long way to go, but I enjoy the process. There is something relaxing in following recipe, the starting at point A and moving through each step to the end result. Basically, weekends are for exploring and enjoying.
I’m really good at
Estimating the age of a building while driving by at 50 mph.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think most people notice that I tend to be quiet and shy. But, I’ve come to appreciate these traits, to not see them as flaws, but just aspects of my personality. But once I get to know you, I’m actually chatty.

I also asked a few friends and here’s a brief roundup of responses: Apparently, my creativity, my ability to appreciate things, but not in an acquisition sort of way, and attention to details. Not sure what to think, except those traits kind of sound like I have a superpower.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Absolutely adore going to the movies, usually go several times a month. While I enjoy most genres, can’t handle horror movies. Watching folks – albeit fictional ones – die from a horrific death is just not entertainment to me.

I’m not much of a TV watcher. Honestly, I would rather read. After a conversation with a friend reminiscing about our favorite childhood sci fi/fantasy shows, I resurrected my Netflix account to relive some of those. Think Lost in Space, Greatest American Hero, Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, the Sid and Marty Kroft series, etc. Sadly though, Netflix doesn’t have Shazam (am I the only one who remembers that show?) When I’m not reliving the past, I love Big Bang Theory, PBS shows, Daily Show, and the Colbert Report. And right now, I have a strange fascination with that prospectors show on the weather channel.

So I’ve established that I like to read. Always have and any genre. Nothing was more exciting to me as a child than a trip to the book store. That longing for the physical feel of books is probably a reason why I resisted for so long getting a Kindle, which I did recently. And I wonder why I waited for so long!
The absolute best feeling of a good book is never wanting the story to end, to become so attached to the characters that they become real to you. Because I cannot pick a favorite, here’s a few on my Kindle and nightstand (because I haven’t completely transitioned to the e-reader): the book club book for the month is “The Paris Wife”, about Paris in the 1920s (if I could time travel, that's the place and era I'd return to first), "Thinking in Numbers" - which is funny because I so *do not* think in numbers, classics (re-read "Jane Eyre" every year), Harry Crews, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett. Just finished "The Pioneer Detectives" and recently re-read "Quiet - The Power of Introverts" for book club. This was the book that helped me realize being an introvert is ok...just cannot let that rule my life. So this seems a good place to note my personality type: INFJ.

Checking my iPod, I see my music taste run the gamut from indie to folk to rock to…yes...musicals (!), as well as a bunch of guilty pleasures (musicals, however, are not a guilty pleasure). My absolute favorite group, however, is the Cowboy Junkies. If I could sing…but cannot…at all…I would want to sound like Margo Timmins.

Ah, food. Who doesn’t love food right? What I love about food is discovering that amazing dish – how flavors come together in some unexpected way, when you melt with the first bite. There are lots of great restaurants, but I’m talking about those experiences that go beyond just good, like the first time I had mussels, the pate at Café Alsace, the ginger crème brulee at Lake Rabun, or the barbeque tacos at the Oink Joint. I’m always searching for the next incredible bite.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order: fresh cut flowers, the occasional dessert, a glass of fine white wine, hugs, a good book, and a quiet beach. If I could get all six to happen at once would be nirvana ;)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I spend too much time over-thinking. Or just thinking about stuff...like what happens next. And whether this site is worth the effort....
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes hanging out with friends or going to a monthly beer club. Other times, I’m just relaxing at home, catching up on Daily Show/Colbert Report episodes.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 40–48
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Congratulations, it you made it to the end! I’m not one for rules. I don’t want to have to have rules. Unfortunately, experience has shown a need for two: For one, you must live in the general metro Atlanta area. While I’m sure you’re a wonderful person, I’m not interested in a long distance relationship. And two, we must be within the same general age range. While I’m sure you’re a delightful person, I’m not desperate and have no desire to pursue something with someone in their 20s.

Now that the rules are out of the way, message me if you: You want to know more about this story and not just judge the cover. You have a curiosity about life, have kindness in the soul, and have dreams still to fulfill. And because you find something you like here.