Ok, I begin.
"Nobody can save you but Yourself
And you're worth saving.
It's a war not easily won,
But if anything is worth winning
Then this is it"
That's all you can do is give it your best shot. Hey, I'm trying... Every day is a chance to " " take arms against a sea of troubles"
- William Shakespeare
OK! The " quote-a-master" portion of this broadcast is done ( for now. l just can't help myself )
My name is not Penny.
I was born in Tokyo, Japan to American parents, grew up in the unbelievably beautiful city/ country of Geneva, Switzerland...moved to this country as a young teen....., and that's my Big Opening Line. I tend to introduce myself that way, you know, bc it gives an aura of mystery...ha.
All that just speaks to my parent's interesting lives, i suppose.
Btw, this profile has gotten away from me, as far as length. I really need to do some editing, godhelpme. Another btw....what' s with all the pics of dudes holding up a fish? Do they maybe think that's a panty dropper? I'm not sure I get it? So many people here say they're " good at making people laugh". I think humans often make each other laugh. This is where "show" not "tell" comes into play. I do have to admit I really don't understand when people state how" smart" and" funny" they are. I can't imagine meeting someone and declaring myself to be those things
That can come through without announcing it ..imo. It's pretty easy to tell by what them say and how they say it .
Oh, and feel free to help with any editing, btw.
I swear I've tried.
ENFP, in case that's of any interest.
Ok, im on a roll with the " btw' s". Guys, I promise you it' s not that hot to take a selfie in a public restroom, with the urinal. And I get that its important to some of you, but no girl I know of cares about looking at a photo of your vehicle . I' m really just tryin to be helpful ? One more btw, why does okc make it look like you're " here" when you've signed off hours ago? Sometimes I forget to sign out...but even when I do, it doesn't look like it. Somewhat suspect, I think, relating to skewering the activity" stats?.
SO, anyway....most of my teenage years were spent in Woodstock, where my family moved to after Switzerland. I was very very lucky to have been able to experience that town when I did. So many artists and bands, from the Stones ( who did Exile On Main Street here) to The Psychedelic Furs, The B - 52's...all showed up in town to record albums at Todd Rundgren's Utopia Studios ( Todd lived here....on Mink Hollow road, of course?) The Stones played an impromptu gig at a local place, which is the kind of thing that happened alot back then. Btw, Mick Jagger seduced, and spent the weekend with my (18 year old) friend, who said he was "really nice and great in bed" and has a good story to tell ( along with thousands of other women...). All kinds of people came through.... Bo Diddly, The Band, of course. Albert Grossman lived here, which brought all of the artists he managed to the town at one time or another. .Dylan and Joplin among them. Levon Helm lived here until his recent death, and did great shows all the time at his home/studio. Dave Brubeck, Donald Fagan (who still does). People are "too cool" in Woodstock to fawn over celebrities. I don't think Bob Dylan was quite so fortunate. Locals were OK, but people from far and wide made pilgramiges to see him, thinking he was some kind of guru. I like when he answered back to a reporter " Hey, I'm just a song 'n dance man". I didn't mention him in my ridiculously long list of "likes", but I don't know if there's anyone in his league, as far as songwriting and just, well, greatness.
It was pretty interesting considering Woodstock was, and still is a small town. Just about everyone I knew played something, and the best times I can remember having were when we were all hanging out just playing and jamming.
It was a time when great music and musicians were everywhere.
I want to go 'off topic' for a moment. The age ranges that I put down for me are really ball park figures. Age really is so damn relative, and there are young people who seem 'old' and 'old' people who are young. That being said, originally, I had a somewhat higher 'age range' here, and I was getting messages from much older guys who really were, well, older......in appearance and attitude. To be totally honest, I also started to get annoyed by all the men my age who had 25-40 as their 'range', so I decided to go much lower. That was also influenced by some 'lovely messages' (to quote OKC) from younger fellows, and even some lovelier meetings and dates that resulted from them, which got me thinking.....why not? I'm not obsessed with age, and I aint no cougar, homie. Why is there not a word like that for a man, Is the thing? Ok! Glad we had this talk.
I love language, words...."riffing" on life ( a friend once said I did that. I'm not exactly lsure what he meant, but it sounds good?). Lived in France when I was in my 20s, married a French guy, (who, it turned out, loved himself enough for the both of us) and learned to speak French. Not necessarily in that order, though. I have somewhat of a passion for" justice " /against injustice, and admire people who fight the good fight, big and small picture. I try to. This describing one's self thing is super uncomfortable. Well, ok, I'm starting to warm up, but really, i'm better at showing off in person? So many "I " sentences......goodgrief. Maybe that's a healthy reaction to it. OK, moving on. At my age, you're supposed to know yourself, a little, anyway, although I sort of don't really like any sentence that begins with 'at my age'. Having said that, I do know a few things about myself, especially what I'm not. I'm not boring or insipid or, in the very least, try not to be (and now you already know I'm not dumb, due to clever word usage?)
I like to be self mocking, because I suppose there is plenty about 'the self' to mock. I dislike anything that smells of self importance ( making this entire profile seem like utter hypocrisy, but, you know, hey) I often laugh loud and hard if I think somethings funny. On occasion , friends have been known to move a seat or two down the aisle in a movie theater, if Im getting too sort of loud....but I really do try and keep a handle on it.
Somehow, I've raised a bright and lovely daughter, who is smarter, wiser and cooler than me, so I it's fair to say "the student has surpassed the teacher". She is a young woman out in the world now, and while I am always her mom, we are friends, and I don't just love her, I really respect and like her, too.
One more thing. I must comment on the questions and results of same. The "OK Cupid" graph says I'm ' less mannered', 'more aggressive', 'kinkier', ' less romantic' and more 'indie' than other women. The thing is, I did answer the questions as honestly as I could, given the fact that some.of the choices were very constraining. And btw, I still can't believe I even answered most of those sex questions, mygod. But then I think, well, what's the big deal. That being said, I'm a serious person, and I am not here to find casual sex. That is easy enough to get, if one so desires it ( hey...did I imagine it, or did I just hear a chorus of " REALLY? Tell me where all this casual sex is, that you claim is " so easy" to get?)... I would hope for something more meaningful than that. And many of the 'conclusions' aren't really all that true. The 'indie' thing, i'm ok with, but not so much the rest of it. First of all, I believe in manners, which I think are pretty damn important, as far as human behavior goes, and I am polite and really have a strong aversion to selfishness and rudeness( for example, I don't like to hurt peoples' feelings, I mean, I avoid even hurting my dogs' feelings, which is pretty much every time I leave my house without them, so thats really tough, and I think its more than rude to not give a crap about treating our planet kindly and gently ). As for the kinky reference, I am not here for anything shallow? I grew up with pretty hip liberal parents who didn't put a lot of shame or guilt around the whole subject of sexuality, but I am not a casual person. That doesn't mean something needs to be a big huge deal? I am romantic, but not so much in the western sense ( well, OK, I realize the word itself is derived from Western sensibilities ) that implies all the things our culture has made it into, and reduced it to. I hope this helps to offset some of the 'staff robot's' conclusions, even a little bit forgodsake.