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PhilaGraveGirl

60 F Philadelphia, PA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 12:32pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
It occurred to me after getting through a few recent close calls that I’ve been put on this earth for something. Maybe I shouldn’t think about that too much, but I can definitely say that I’ve saved a few lives over the past 10 years (not CPR either.)

Anyway, I’ve been spouse/partner to two men – first for 23 years/marriage/divorce – second for 15 years/partner/death. Now I am getting my footing as a single gal again (yikes, it’s been a long time since I’ve been emotionally unattached!), so I am just getting out of the house and out there for whatever I find intellectually stimulating (might as well appreciate liking myself, right?) These activities might include concerts, theatre, outdoor picnics or indoor dinners with friends and all kinds of scientific/historical pursuits such as astronomy (I still can’t spot a constellation for anything, but it sure is a thrill to see the space station fly over), Cornell Backyard Bird watch (I do this at work), and, oh yeah, the “GraveGirl” thing – that involved one year of research regarding 18th and 19th century Philadelphia cemeteries that I publicly presented recently.

Career-wise I was trained in the visual and performing arts and worked for nearly three decades as an arts administrator. My encore career is now working in programming for elders living with dementia so I get to exercise all my artsy skills on a daily basis that is truly a lot of fun and completely civilized - qualities that override the darker aspects of that work environment.

I like to think that I know what I want in the next relationship and then I realize that every person is different, so I want to leave any desires open to discoveries. However I do value and honor my relationships, whether it’s devotion to a partner, or whatever heartfelt variations occur with friends and acquaintances. I am not into games and dishonesty– and am very adamant about moving forward to create a positive partnership. FUN is a key word – and if the new man in my life can introduce me to things different from what I do now, all the better (and if he possesses a smart phone app that shows what is in the heavens, even better!)
What I’m doing with my life
Working full time and taking on three more jobs (for fun?) on top of that. Looking forward to spring (I am writing this in mid-February)– have had to go to work in NJ and driving during practically every single snow storm this season has been quite scary!

I have been known to dance in several productions of 18th century operas, and even was a properties mistress, set designer/builder and seamstress for several baroque music festival productions. And I do archaeology every year – pack myself away for a week and spend the days doing heavy labor and the evenings laughing my head off with all my dig friends. We’ve been getting together every year for 22 years now! Sadly I feel that over the last few years this is the only time I have really laughed anymore (well, I do guffaw with my dance friends too, but doing so while trussed up into an 18th century gown isn’t quite as comfortable). I must do something about that (the mirth, not the gown) and hope the new man in my life can solicit some fun, innocent hearty laughs from me. After all, life is really a hoot isn’t it?
I’m really good at
being creative in all kinds of situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty upbeat and energetic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I enjoy mostly anything to do with American history up to the 20th century, thank you. I very seldom read fiction. Most recent page turner I read was “Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison.” I also enjoyed “Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford’s Theatre.” And my bedside favorite: “The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire, and the Birth of an Obsession.”

Music: Jazz (especially anything played on the saxophone) or classical/baroque. I have a lot of friends who are baroque musicians so I can’t help but appreciate that music since it is such an integral part of my world. At the other end of the spectrum I am never bored listening to Danny Elfman’s “Serenada Schizophrana.” (I love interesting vocal and orchestra juxtapositions – plus Elfman’s musical influences are many of my favorite composers – Weill, Orff, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich – but I love Ravel too) and if I am generally feeling defeated or challenged I’ll use the “Liberty Fanfare” by John Williams to fortify me – along with a deep breath.

Movies: My favorite film for the past several years has been “The Fall” by Tarsem – I always see something new in it every time I watch it.

Food? That’s a tough one since I like almost everything except goat cheese and watermelon. But I can honestly say that the best meals are those I have cooked and shared with good company – and if someone is side by side with me while cooking together even better. But I'll never say no to a lovely dinner out either!
The six things I could never do without
1. Coffee in the morning
2. Friends
3. Challenging, yet fun, jobs
4. My health
5. Music, especially in the car
6. Wisdom
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why animals, children, women and married men find me fascinating…and single guys?? Well, that’s another story entirely…
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting home playing old tunes on the ukulele - really, it's true! My dream is to play -and sing, of course! - the 1922 tune “In Old King Tutankhamen’s Day” just as Sophie Tucker does it. Seriously though, I have a bizarre work schedule, so if I need to work Saturdays I take my Friday night activities very seriously and I make sure I get appropriate rest time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well, I don't know if it's the MOST private, but I absolutely love pickled okra and I am thrilled that after years of hauling jars of it up from southern states I can now purchase it locally at Wegman's.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 50–65
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
you can tolerate my interests - but regarding my personality, you'll need to learn more on that for yourself through messaging. Note, I don't expect a partner to share in my activities, so you can relax - there will be no powdered wigs and white knee socks in your future! But star gazing would be sweet.