Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a fanatic over intellectual pursuits and am getting out there
for tours, lectures, concerts, art exhibitions (and vintage car
shows), opera and theatre (including battle reenactments every so
often). The new guy in my life must be interested in some of the
same and willing enough to enthusiastically share a few of these
things with me.
I was trained in the visual (mostly painting and sculpture) and
performing (mostly dance) 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 and magical – all things that override the
darker aspects of that work environment.
Despite the fact that my name indeed appears on a gravestone (it’s
very freeing – you should try it!), the “GraveGirl” thing stems
from my research and subsequent presentations regarding 18th and
19th century Philadelphia cemeteries. No! I am not a ghoul or
gothic type, but it’s a serendipitous way to discover details of
American history – a subject that I enjoy immensely.
My dating goal with the right gentleman is to develop a monogamous,
sharing and soulful blending of intelligence, energy, joy and
passion. I 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.
Bottom line for me is good communication.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Beyond my intense work a day (and night) life, I enjoy vacations
that involve either 18th century dancing or archaeology (doing that
for 25 years now). I am typically awake daily around sunrise, and -
after spending my first hour of the day with coffee and newspaper -
keep going until midnight. I garden intensely during growing
season, I do a lot of volunteer work to promote historic
preservation, and I cherish my home-alone time for mental and
physical relaxation and creative pursuits. I enjoy designing and
constructing things although I am much better with a sewing machine
than I am with carpenter’s tools. Style-wise I am more partial to
Steam Punk than I am to Modern Minimalism.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being creative in all kinds of situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm pretty upbeat and energetic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I enjoy mostly anything to do with American history up to
the 20th century, thank you. I very seldom read fiction. My bedside
favorite: “The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire, and the Birth of
an Obsession.” I can read bland historical surveys or
archaeological reports with as much gusto as most people read
steamy potboilers – go figure.
Music: Jazz (especially anything played on the saxophone) or
classical/baroque. At the other end of the spectrum I am never
bored listening to Danny Elfman’s “Serenada Schizophrana.” (I love
interesting vocal and orchestral juxtapositions – plus Elfman’s
musical influences are many of my favorite composers – Weill, Orff,
Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich – but I love Ravel too).
Jennifer Higdon’s compositions take my breath away.
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
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 shared with good company – and if that means
eating Progresso cold straight from the can, so be it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Coffee in the morning
3. Challenging, yet fun, jobs
4. My health
5. Music, especially in the car
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Enjoying a show (for now, alone!) at a venue chosen from the
previous day’s Philadelphia Fun Guide listing. Or (during warm
seasons) I might be out enjoying a beer with my neighbors waiting
for the space station to fly over while our local bat swoops around
us. Now that’s fun!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I enjoy making lewd out loud comments about people I see on the
street when I am driving to work – hence I always make sure my
windows are up!
You should message me if
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You enjoy seeing what the world has to offer and you’d like an
interesting companion to join you. Your bravery and fortitude for
conquering Philadelphia street parking would be extremely
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