I haven’t found the cure for cancer or built a better mousetrap, but I’m pretty successful as far as the success-o-meter goes. I have worked for the same company for 19 years and they let me keep coming back, so that’s a good sign. I also own some properties here and there, but most importantly, my dog thinks I rock and I think he does too.
I love sports and I’m not just saying that. You can quiz me later, but don’t let my vast knowledge and love for the games freak you out - I just pay attention. And I play a few sports too, mainly golf and tennis. I can drive and putt but that mid-range game kills me – darn irons!! And look out for my swinging volley on the court!!
I am independent to a fault because I’m not good at asking for help. I think one of life’s great challenges is figuring things out and doing things for oneself. (And thank God for YouTube!) I will take help and advice, but I’m just not great at asking for it.
I think I’m a good friend. Due to the nature of my work I am around more men than women, so I think I can relate well to and with your gender, though I will never claim to understand all of you! I have my girls too, some of whom have been friends since childhood and still are. And I am close with my family. I speak with my parents and siblings regularly and I try to be there for anyone who is good to me.
I am creative. Though I don’t use my art degree for work, I have one. I have creative outlets that range from gardening to photography to decorating and anything else that may pop up.
So those are the things I am, here are a few things I’m not: Crazy. I would never do drive-bys to anyone because I would not give them the satisfaction of catching me. I’m not a drama queen because I don’t feel the need to be the center of attention – ever. I’m not a gold digger, (see the successful part above…). I don’t have a bad temper because I just don’t; I’m pretty laid back and will go quiet before I’d ever go ballistic. And I’m not clingy. I am quite comfortable being alone, although spending time with someone special is great – but I think people need to have their own identities and lives so that they have something to share with that special person.
As for what I’m looking for, honesty, integrity and respectfulness are big ones and the reasons should be self-evident. Education and intelligence are also big. Though I’m still working on that mousetrap, you should be working on something as well to exercise your brain and continue to learn. Then we’ll have things to talk about! A sense of humor is a must, if we can’t laugh and find the humor or have some witty banter and inside jokes, we won’t get very far. Even-tempered – I hate fighting and can’t remember the last time I raised my voice, how about you? And I don’t rule out someone far away from me, because who ever said that the right person will be placed right under one’s nose? And with all the means for communication here in the 21st century, I think anything is possible!!
Things I would avoid: Not to stereotype, but if you have extensive tattoos, are entrenched in the Harley-Davidson way or smoke, we probably are not on the same page. And this should go without saying, but if you are married, move right along. If you are separated, get back to me when the divorce is final or have one heck of a compelling reason why I should consider you at this point. Also, profiles without photos or photos without clear images – as superficial as it may be, looks and attraction are part of the deal here and profiles without photos are just creepy!!
So that’s it. That elusive All-American girl next door is not so elusive, she’s right here. And I promise, your mom will love me.