Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m 65, so if you can't handle that, stop reading now.
Is there anyone out there who loves Fred & Ginger as much as I
I'm outgoing and irreverent; flip, funny and slight. I was born in
the frozen north, to Scandinavian Lutherans, and raised in
Minnesota (think Garrison Keillor); I’ve also lived in Chicago and
Colorado. I finished up my undergraduate work and went to grad
school here in Texas, but I was educated (a couple of light years
ago) at the University of Chicago. I love bright, quirky passionate
beings (being bright, quirky and passionate myself), and when I
encounter such individuals, wherever I encounter them, friendship
tends to follow. I have an eclectic group of friends, but once I
become friends with someone, time and distance do not separate
I'm happy. Also, I'm active; I crave a certain amount of physical
activity. When I was younger, I ran. At 65, I no longer run, but I
completed the White Rock Half Marathon in December 2012, and I do a
brisk 3 to 5 mile walk through my neighborhood pretty much every
day, so if you can't do that, or something comparable, we're
probably not a good match physically.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I currently do pharmacovigilance for a Fortune 500 company, which
may sound impressive but think Office Space. Previously, I worked
for 5+ years as a clinician in pediatric psychiatry research
(psychopharmacology). What I'm doing now certainly pays more, and
after 5 years of being on call 24/7/365, I love not wearing a
pager, and being able to truly leave my work at the office when I
go home at night, but...I'll always miss those kids, and truth be
told, I'll always miss being a clinician.
When I'm not working I read, write, go to concerts (mostly
classical, but I've also seen Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, and
Natalie Merchant in concerts recently), cook, putter around in my
flowerbeds, watch movies, and sometimes, hang out with friends and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Reading people...and there was a time, a couple of light years ago,
that I was really good at doing a differential diagnosis between a
couple of tough to diagnose psychiatric disorders in kids...
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Dunno the answer anymore...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite Books: The English Patient (Ondaatje); The Unbearable
Lightness of Being (Kundera); Anna Karenina (Tolstoi); Harry Potter
(all of them); The Once and Future King (White); Life on the
Mississippi (Twain); Brain Storm (Dooling); A Confederacy of Dunces
(Toole); Women (Bukowski); To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)...also Larry
McMurtry, Elmore Leonard, Stieg Larsson...the list is long...
My all-time favorite movie is Sex, Lies and Videotape...I also like
the screwball comedies of the 30's, and I’m an IFC addict, and I
love Johnny Depp...
Music - Classical, opera and folk are my favorites, but I also like
rock, R&B, jazz; even some rap...I love The Lumineers and Jose
James; Maria Callas (I'd time travel to hear her live); Paolo
Conte; Bob Marley & The Wailers (but who doesn't like Marley? -
and I'd time travel to hear him, too)...
Food - I love food and am almost always willing to try something
new. My favorite restaurant in Dallas was Lola (now closed); I like
the new place, Lucia, which is just around the corner from Hattie's
in Oak Cliff, but not as much as I liked Lola; I also enjoy ducking
into Adair's for a burger and beer, or going to Mia's for the
brisket tacos, or Houston's for the sashimi salad. I love Mexican,
Thai, French and Italian but a word to the wise: Italian does not
mean Olive Garden. Ever.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my safety net...friends and family, including two daughters,
two sons, one son-in-law, three grandsons; my Kindle, the NYTimes
online and other reading material (essential to my lifelong love
affair with the written word); the internet; dental floss; hot
showers; good pillows; good music...more than six, I know
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
photography, film, children, animals, people,
psychiatry/psychology, medicine, science, writing...to name a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
home, unwinding from the week of commuting (I drive over 500 miles
a week) with a glass of wine and some down time
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a woman who fasts until I see what I want...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're a high energy, positive workaholic who isn't afraid to bump
up against a 65-year-old woman with a brain. I'm resilient,
independent, and whole, and for a guy to appeal to me, those words
would have to describe him as well. I'm independent...even when I'm
in a relationship, I need a certain amount of alone time, so if
you're looking for someone with whom to spend all your free
time...that's not me! I'm not looking for anyone to complete me and
I'm not looking to complete anyone else. I lead with my heart,
always, but use my head to find my way.
I'm an avid reader, and my house is filled with books, so I do best
with guys who are sophisticated, fairly literate, and
intellectually curious. I love words and books and ideas, and
anyone I'd be interested in will have to be able to hold his own
with me intellectually......but I'm also a parent and I adore my
kids (all grown) and that's sort of like being bilingual...one can
slip into parent speak at any time...so I've found that I do best
with guys who are also parents who adore their kids.
Life is good, and funny, and at 65, I want a co-conspirator...a
bright, funny guy, who can not only carry on an intelligent
conversation and make me laugh, but who can look into my eyes while
he’s doing it...
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