I am not interested in just sex or a bootie call. Though I believe that love begets love, and that to love more than one person doesn't diminish the love of any one of them, it is also true that "love is limitless, however time is not." I will only reply to messages that seem like a good fit to me.
I am a native Austinite. I think growing up here in the 70s was amazing. I still love Austin, but there are things that people rave about that just don't do it for me because of the way things were. An example is Barton Springs. I'd rather hike and hit the creek upstream somewhere (though it's much more seasonal), than deal with all the restrictions, slime on the bottom, and yes, the relative cloudiness of the water. And where are all the topless women? Austin is no longer the Haight Ashbury of Texas - though I guess Haight Ashbury is probably not what it once was either.
I am a licensed cosmetologist and worked as a hairdresser from 1991 - 2008 (the latter of which were part-time, balanced with homeschooling.)
September 29, 2008 we moved to Germany and watched the stock market crash on the flight over. Moving to Germany was the hardest thing I ever did, but by the second half of our stay, it was also one of the best - as difficult things often are. We have been back in Austin about 8 months now.
I enjoy learning. I was going to college when I became pregnant with my first child. I quit school then, but I love to read non-fiction, and I'm self-taught in several areas.
I love food, adventures (even small ones), reading, learning, connecting with people, travel, dancing to pop-music (but always willing to learn others), hiking, water, documentaries, and anything I can do that broadens my horizons.
To me, life is all about connecting with people. Sometimes these are permanent or long term connections, but more often not. I love to talk to strangers, and am quick to make a comment that might brighten someone's day - whether I know them or not. I like the idea of the ripple effect: that we can have an indirect effect on others by touching those people we do directly encounter.
I like to take care of my body - eat well, exercise (but not obsessively), and get a good night's sleep.
Sincerity or, if you prefer, authenticity, is the quality that I most value in people. I like men who are smart and have a good sense of humor, that are confident, but not arrogant. I also love a man who smells good... not cologne good, but naturally good. Perhaps it's pheromones.