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59 Tempe, AZ Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 47-67
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 5:14am
5' 1" (1.55m)
Body Type
Atheism and laughing about it
Post grad
Might want kids
Has dogs
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat), French (Somewhat), Portuguese (Somewhat), Russian (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Life in a nutshell: hedonistic, healthy voyage in pursuit of hilarity, frivolity, pedagogy. Angel, articulate adventurer, amereuse. Love of spontaneous activities--wandering/discovery contrasted with some structure. I speak (poorly) a few Romance languages plus some Russian. Town and country are my favorite haunts, but it's hard to imagine living anywhere other than in a big city. I am always open to meeting other like-minded souls in this life.

I'm highly educated (with a couple of advanced degrees), very well read, not arrogant. NPR junkie. My brain is washed by the liberal media. Stephen Colbert = pretty hot. Also Jon Stewart. I enjoy watching the Republicans blundering through the primary elections .

I have a passion for live music and try to stay tuned into new indie rock, and world literature (hello Salman Rushdie and Penelope Lively, many others).

Une orange sur la table
Ta robe sur le tapis
Et toi dans mon lit
Doux présent du présent
Fraîcheur de la nuit
Chaleur de ma vie.

Jacques Prévert

I'd love to meet a guy who enjoys the red popsicles, willing to leave the orange and grape ones for me. Someone whose happiness I can contribute to. I'm a gifted cook who also enjoys working in the yard--my garden kicks ass! I read everything--novels and blogs. Informed about global and domestic events, and wanting to interact with like-minded souls. Working to become more directly involved in effecting change. I love my work, but have a tendency to work too many hours, especially during specific times of the year. I'm obsessive about recycling, and want to know if you are, too!
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm working at a job that's socially important and makes a huge difference in the lives of others. I have dreams and goals and a plan.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Life skills. Going out for happy hour with my tribe or a hike/bike with a friend are some of my favorite things. Loving the gym and good posture. A baseball game with a beer and a hot dog--that's a pretty perfect night. I don't even mind paying $9.00 for the beer, if the seats are affordable. More if the view is of the Oakland Bay, Eliott Bay, or the Green Monster. Or going to the theater if the play is well-written, well-acted, well-produced. Or maybe a foreign or indie film.
I take energy from and feel at home in big cities. I can find my way in any city on earth, rarely losing my orientation. Try me, if you don't believe it. I do well in the wilderness because I have tons of endurance.
I play golf and have to say my tee shots have vastly improved after playing so much last summer. I'm really knowledgeable about modern and renaissance art, world literature, dogs, and botany. When I travel, I much prefer the less-frequented tourist sights--as often as I've traveled to San Francisco, I've never had a need to see Fisherman's Wharf or Ghirardelli Square. But I did find the house on Russian Hill Kerouac rented while writing On The Road.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Witty = sense of humor and outgoing nature
Considerate = tactful, sharing
Playful = active and happy, wanting to laugh with others
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Breaking Bad, Top Gear, South Park, Moonlight Kingdom, hugely loved Beasts of the Southern Wild. I thought The Descendants was robbed of an Oscar for best picture and soundtrack, Moneyball, Tinker, Taylor Soldier, Spy--great job, Gary Oldham--The Guard, The Wrestler, The Secret In Their Eyes, Slumdog Millionaire, In Bruges, Winter's Bone, Man on Wire, Diving Bell and Butterfly, The Lives of Others, Exit Through the Gift Shop, La Vie en Rose, Amelie, The Social Life

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Moor's Last Sigh, Sharp Objects, All The Pretty Horses and the others from Border Trilogy, Short stories by AS Byatt and Alice Munro
Booker Prize winners: Alice Munro, Penelope Lively, Ian McEwan, AS Byatt, Barbara Pym, Nobel prize winners: JM Coetzee, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer--congrats to AMunro on her recent and long-deserved Nobel for Literature!; Pulitzer Prize winners: Junot Diaz, Larry McMurtry, Jonathan Franzen, and Michael Chabon. Also some lite lit:Tales of the City, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, PD James, Ruth Rendell, early Stephan King; National Book Award Winners: The Border Trilogy, the old stuff by John McPhee

Just saw Calexico and John Hiatt at the Crescent Ballroom in PHoenix. Love the New Pornographers and Neco Case, Magnetic Fields, Bright Eyes, Laura Viers, saw Wilco in Jan--YAY, Blitzen Trapper, Blind Pilot, My Morning Jacket, Heartless Bastards, Wilco, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Snowblink, Warren Zevon, the Kinks, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elvis Costello. And yes, the Grateful Dead. Lucinda Williams is an old love--have enjoyed multiple live performances.

To eat? Anything spicy or crunchy: Been eating more Indian lately and hoping to increase my cooking prowess in this culinary arena. Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese. Vietnamese spring rolls are now part of my culinary skills set. Veggies, yum and fruit! No soda, little meat, virtually nothing packaged or processed. Important exception: ice cream!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee w/milk
I'm single so my friends are my family
literature explains and interprets my life experience
my work gives me the opportunity to contribute to the lives of others
internet access hooks me up with the hoomans
music and art
my dogs and all our animal friends (math fail-- that's 7)
showers and hot water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
my work
my friends
my next vaca
my 'to do' list!?!
current events
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
So happy to be starting the weekend! Then, wishing I were in Paris, Brussels or London, Boston or NY, Venice, Florence, and Rome or some other big city or conversely--the wilderness. Planning Saturday's activities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My sunglasses are prescription.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You can make me scream with laughter! And if you can ID the title and translate the poem by Jacques Prevert. Also msg me if you can give the definition of an Oxford comma and use it in a sentence. Can you pronounce "exacerbate"correctly? How about "Ashkenazie"? If so, please do send me a line or two! :-)