Here I am, a true city girl, in love with Chicago yet always
thrilled about exploring the world all around. I am intrigued by
happy and passionate people, the warm smiles of strangers and the
thrill of reading a good book. The frolicsome nature of children is
inspiring to me, as is their unbridled sense of wonder. I like my
coffee over conversation and my friends with strong and warm
hearts. I am drawn to men who have broad interests, who are kind to
strangers, understand humility, embrace the unknown, and actively
seek knowledge (it helps if you're a sexy beast!). There's a whole
lot more but, if someone is interested, I think they'll
Oh hey, does anyone actually use quickmatch as a prompt to email
someone...I rarely reach out first, but I think it would be cool if
a few guys had the cajones!
I am a lover of sunshine, creative tendencies, and passionate
What I’m doing with my life
These days, I am a teacher who gets more hugs in a day than most
people share in a month. LUCKY Me! Lifelong learning is a passion
for me as well as a personal duty. Without learning, how could I
continue to love life? I share my life with my two beautiful
children who are generous with their smiles and their love. And I
have two lousy cats.
I’m really good at
I am an amazing hopscotch player - highly competitive, liners don't
count. I have an amazing green thumb, dogs think I'm the best, I am
a reliable friend, and I am really good at putting things together.
The first things people usually notice about me
I really have no idea. Hmmmm....
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hmmm, books, books, books! I love Anna Karenina, The Adventures of
Kavalier and Klay, The House on Mango Street, Capote, The Shipping
News, Steppenwolf, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, All the Names,
LOTR, Crime and Punishment.
All kinds of music, from super loud to gently soothing, it just
depends on my mood. Movies are a passion but lately, I haven't seen
enough. The Boxer, Amelie, El Mariachi, The Station Agent, The
Wizard of Oz, Totoro, Elizabeth, The Omen, I'll always love Wild at
Heart, and yes, Star Wars. Lately, my favorite is The Dallas Buyers
As for food, it is more the company than the food that counts.
There is almost nothing better than enjoying tasty food with
The six things I could never do without
Books, Sunshine, warm hearted friends, pit bulls, my girls, my
family, T-shirts and boots (8).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about how children
learn and more importantly, how all children deserve learning
opportunities and experiences that will help them succeed. Toss in
a bit of time for deciding what I should do next in my life...
On a typical Friday night I am
That depends on where my kids are. The away weekends I try to get
out as much as possible. Of course, I have to get my me time taken
care of as well. A bit of solitude refreshes my mind and heart. My
Fridays are often spent with a friend, at a movie, play, or just
out somewhere, people watching.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never learned how to swim, but I like fishing!
You should message me if
Message me if you value a good story, you have a strong heart, a
confident walk, a passion for theater, you crave the outdoors, good
food, and you fight crime. Fighting crime to me simply means, you
have a sense of social responsibility and consequently, put
positive things into the world.