After six years of living in Rochester, it is finally starting to feel like home.
I am a bit of a geek. Most days I am looking at cells on my microscope. I also love to read. Perhaps these are not great ways to meet men?
I think that food is one of life's great pleasures. I especially love to cook for my friends. Cooking for multiples is always more fun than cooking for just one person. While I do enjoy reading about all styles of cooking, I prefer to eat simply constructed meals with quality ingredients. In my mind, less is more. I would rather eat homemade pasta with a simple tomato sauce than sweetbreads or foie gras. I have been experimenting with baking my own bread, mostly because I can't find many breads that I like at the store. And i have found that kneading dough is very therapeutic.
I enjoy being outside and I am not the type of woman who cares if her hair gets wet. I also do not need to put on my "face" before I will leave my house. Normally I really like to garden but this year my beds suffered and I hardly planted anything except lettuce and catnip. At least my cats were happy! I guess that i was too busy doing other things. I spent a lot of time at the beach this summer: swimming, reading, and napping. And pretending that Lake Ontario is not filthy. It pains me to see people trashing the beach and the lake. I also walked around Durand-Eastman quite a bit this year. They have such a great botanical collection. There are almost always good birds to be seen and cool mushrooms to be discovered. I always find something new there. I bought a bike this summer and had a fantastic time exploring Rochester. Someday I will escape my car and manage a bike commute to work. I need to master some basics first, however, like patching a flat tire.
I recently made a friend who helped me rediscover how much I love music. As a result, I have seen some great shows this year. I even bought my first new record in 20 years! Of course, I don't have a turntable anymore...
What else? Love chewy red wines, bitter beers, movies, pickleball, Words with Friends (though I actually only ever play it with one person and I lose every single time), and my animals. I compost like a champ. Does anyone in this town play backgammon?