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My self-summary
A new addendum for those too lazy to read my entire profile. Do not bother sending me a message if you are not willing to use proper punctuation and grammar. (For example, I got a message from someone who couldn't exert the effort to capitalize a single character. And he used the first person pronoun twice. Really? Because I learned to capitalize "I" in elementary school. Simply put - if you can't compose a sentence above the level of a third grade student, don't waste my time. In addition, this person had absolutely nothing on their profile - no photo, no summary, and no details. Our 'friend' rating was 60%. Yet they wrote "hi,i think i would like to talk to you." Giving me no reason to want to talk to them.)


Okay - enough is enough. I joined this site to meet like-minded people, with the possibility of friendship, dating, and potentially more. I did not sign up for casual sex. If you are looking for a quick tumble - LOOK ELSEWHERE.

Furthermore - I am not interested in hearing from anyone who smokes, who feels the need to tell other people about their religious beliefs, or who defines their sexual preferences with a bunch of initials.

In addition - I define myself as polyamorous, using the meaning of the word to describe my objection toward monogamy. This does not mean that I am promiscuous. An aversion to a single committed relationship does not mean that I jump in bed with everyone who asks.

And now my actual profile -


Life is how you take it - and I take it on two wheels. I am into motorcycles - I ride a Moto Guzzi, travel out of state when possible to find fun roads, and teach the Motorcycle Safety Course.

At the other end of the spectrum, my other hobby is knitting. Boring? No way - I find new and interesting ways to combine yarn, needles, and space. I have knit vases and jewelry. It's not all baby booties and mittens. I also work glass, paint, and do calligraphy.

And since everyone likes making lists of their attributes - atheist, liberal, and hedonistic.
What I’m doing with my life
Looking at my calendar to find the time to paint every room in my house. Really. I have fifteen gallons of paint sitting in the basement, waiting for a free weekend. I haven't had one in a while, so it has become a 'life goal'.

Trying to get my flowerbeds to grow more than weeds. Why don't plants do what you tell them?

My job? If I told you, you would fall asleep. It isn't my 'life' it is my job. You aren't going to sit by my desk all day, so what do you care?
I’m really good at
Cooking. Because I like to eat. And a dear friend once said "Don't get fat on things you don't like."


Arguing. In both the positive and negative sense of the word.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short. Five foot nothing. I can't change it, so get used to it. I've heard every joke, so don't bother.

The second thing people notice - I don't conform to the assumption that people make based on my appearance. I'm middle-aged, middle-classed, and mid-western. And I have done more things than any ten people you can stop on the street.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: Indian, Thai, Mexican... okay, it is easier to exclude what I won't eat - beef liver and lima beans. Everything else is fair game. (And I mean 'game'. I've eaten sushi, rabbit, squirrel, venison, and groundhog.)

Books: 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues', anything by Stephen King, the Janet Evanovich number series, mysteries, various non-fiction (usually memoirs - I like to hear how other people live - Augusten Burroughs is my hero).

Movies: Anything with Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, James Stewart, Katherine Hepburn, or George Clooney. (Yeah - I have a weakness for George. Get over that too.) While I enjoy modern films, the classics still appeal. Nothing pulls me out of a bad mood like 'Arsenic and Old Lace' or 'Harvey'. OK, if I have to name a movie made in color I would choose 'A Fish Called Wanda'.

TV: Firefly, ER, CSI, Law and Order, Sopranos, Big Love, L Word. I find most sitcoms to be moronic. My comedy tastes run to Monty Python, Rita Rudner, and Steven Wright. Deceptively simple, but layered with meaning.

Music: David Bowie, Jethro Tull, Enya, Denise LaSalle, Michael Feinstein - notice a trend? Lyrics mean more than the bass line.

Radio: NPR
The six things I could never do without
Motorcycle; Internet access; Lime pickle; Cats; Chocolate; Knitting
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fairness and justice on every scale.

What I should be doing next.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have a 'typical' night. I am usually traveling out of town, prepping to teach a class on Saturday, or out in the hot tub relaxing from my week. My schedule is a crap shoot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm body shy. I am not happy with my appearance. How the heck did this middle-aged woman take over my body? Why is my mother looking back at me in the mirror?
You should message me if
You have a mind. (I want to learn everything I can, and pass it on. I have been an English horseback riding instructor, taught knitting at several levels, and currently teach MSF. Taking an interest in the world around you is a very attractive attribute.)

Also, know how to use the 'shift' key on your computer. I will not reply in a positive manner to any message that looks like;
i <3 u plz rite 2 me