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 to me. Perhaps it's pheromones. Giggling is the most fun I've had in a long time. Please make me giggle.
I am a native Austinite. It ain't what it used to be, but it's still home. My family has been here for generations on my dad's side, and between here and Lockhart on my mom's side.
I moved to Germany on sept 29th, 2008. I watched the stock market crash on the flight over. Interesting and uncertain times. I lived there for 4.5 years and learned so much and got to travel to some amazing places I'd not otherwise have seen. I loved learning a new language too. If you speak German, and are patient, Ich übe gerne. Übung macht den Meister.
I am a hairdresser by trade. I haven't worked as on full time in some years now, but I enjoy the little bit that I do. It's a great creative outlet for me. Though I'm pretty good at cutting hair in general, men's haircutting is my forté. I am studying now to become a coach in integrative nutrition.
I love to learn. I love to read non-fiction about whatever subject interests me at the time, and I love to learn from people. Teach me something and you'll earn my appreciation.
Politically, I am fed up. The whole Republican vs. Democrat charade is a sham set up by the political forces, and advanced by the mainstream media, that would keep us divided as a people, so that they (both sides) can advance their self and special-interest serving agenda, while keeping us blaming and finger-pointing elsewhere. I find the rhetoric to be very good cop/bad cop, insofar as that both sides talk differently, but in the end, are near identical in their outcomes. It's all a bunch of theater. There are a handful of politicians (on both sides) that seem to me to be truly sincere in their efforts to do for the people rather than themselves. I am more concerned with the sincerity than the political philosophy of anyone in government. I'd rather have the entire Congress filled with people that differ from me philosophically, but are sincere in their efforts, than to have the entire Congress filled with people who espouse my views while serving their own and special-interest purposes. In a word, I suppose that makes me "anti-establishment".
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.
My situation is a bit complicated, but not full of drama. Let's just say that I am available. Not officially single, but available. (If you are interested, inquire and I'll tell you more.) My children are my priority; if you can't grasp that, we won't get along.