Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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Creative, laughter-driven and independent nest
builder/wanderluster, ready to embark on the next adventure. Raised
and schooled in Philadelphia, got the musical beat in NYC and
Chicago, became a connoisseur of the outdoors and Western living in
San Francisco. Former pinball wizard and jacks champion, dedicated
flosser and exceptional parallel parker.
Safari, river rafting, sailing, or cultural/artistic pursuits...I
have or will try almost anything once, but under no circumstances
do I bungee jump. My desire is to visit Bhutan, where the
government is kept in power as the result of high gross national
I'm a successfully rehabilitated hi-tech Silicon Valley workaholic,
and probably have taken this retirement thing way too seriously.
How many women do you know who pick up and move to another country?
Think Gilda Radnor's zany Girl Scout; Meryl Streep's independent
woman in Out of Africa; Diane Keaton's hopeful romantic in
Something's Got To Give and Meg Ryan as best friend and moaner in
when Harry Met Sally. Throw in THE Joan Wilder as played by
Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone.
Looking for intelligent, articulate, optimistic, energetic
companion who has no preconceived notions of what the relationship
possibilities could or should be. The partner I seek should be kind
to kids, dogs and the environment and have gotten the upper hand
with his curable disorders. If you promise to laugh at my jokes,
ignore the bad hair days and help me with advanced mathematics, I
will be a supportive mate, droll conversationalist, gracious
hostess, inquisitive travel and activity partner and the one whose
friends describe her as a "class act" and"the real deal."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently live la vida loca in central Mexico where I drench my
full and glorious days and nights in a culture that believes each
day is a reason to celebrate. And while I love Mexico, I'm at a
juncture in my life when I can live almost anywhere, or divide time
between different locations, one wishfully near water.
A typical day might include working on an architectural rehab or
interior design project, managing an art gallery, finding a
scholarship for a deserving Mexican student, or joining friends for
a jazz concert or art opening.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel comfortable, creating warm and inviting living
spaces, cooking, leading large groups or complex projects, making
business decisions, finding bargains, kissing and making love.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My smile, my joy for living every day in the moment, and that I
come from a lineage of seriously funny people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Anything about architecture or design, legal and medical thrillers,
cook books for ideas and cultural guides, auction catalogs,
building plans. David Sedaris. Fiction, interspersed with
biographies, current political thought and social commentary.
Lobster, sushi, chocolate, home grown heirloom tomotoes with fresh
basil, sea salt and EVOO. House, Bill Mahr, Rachel Maddow, Rescue
Me, NPR. Mabel Mercer, Pink Martini, Motown, Zydeco, Vivaldi and
Pavorotti. Watching The Wizard of Oz for the umpteenth time.
Warm brownies with undercooked gooey centers and french vanilla ice
cream. Wouldn't throw away rum raisin, either.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I would be lost without my family and friends. Interesting and
compelling architectural/design projects ignite me. My sense of
humor, at times sarcastic, other times punny or dry, keeps me from
getting too full of myself. Duct tape. The semi-colon. Planning my
next travel adventure. Sharing a wonderful (jointly prepared) meal
and conversation with a diverse, accomplished and worldly group of
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I would live if I didn't live in Mexico; the state of
politics and the economy in the US; the fact that I have a greater
chance of being killed by a terrorist bomb than finding love at
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Running home to walk and feed the dogs after a day away managing an
art gallery. After getting the pooches settled, I'll put on some
jazz or classical music, cook something scrumptuous for just me, or
get ready to go out to dinner with friends or a concert.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Hidden away in my music collection are some Barry Manilow
It's undoubtedly shallow, but I use the breakfast test when viewing
profile pictures. What's the test, you ask? Could I look at this
mug over the breakfast table and still eat my cereal?
I can be a tad too optimistic and trusting for my own good, so I
need you to treat me with tenderness, honesty and always tell me
when there is spinach between my teeth or lipstick on them.
I lean toward liberalish positions politically. Though we don't
need to agree on everything, I categorically refuse to have an
intimate relationship with anyone who is a neo-con. Further, if you
are the highly religious sort and get offended by someone who
questions the value of institutionalized religion, then I'm not for
You should message me if
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Your answer to "Tell me about the fire in your belly" does not
include a description of last night's chili.
Need not apply: hypocondriacs, complainers, extremists, men with
hair longer than mine, your most frequent association is with your
parole officer, your picture is also your mug shot, you have an
ongoing passionate relationship with your car or bike.
On the other hand...You are someone who lives in the present, has
learned from the past and is secure enough not to have worry about
the future. Your kids are mostly grown, but will insist on bringing
the grandchildren back to visit because they want you to influence
the next generation. You care what you put into/do to your body,
none of us is getting any younger, and you want to make sure all
parts are in good working order. Newton was right, gravity does
work, but you clean up real nice.
You love to travel respectfully, frequently off the beaten path,
read a variety of different genres and don't mind that I love to
dance. Like me, you've had a successful professional life, but came
to realize that the second half is when the real fun starts. You
are a lover more than a fighter, and know the many sides of any
issue can equal a yes rather than a right or wrong.
You promise never to go to bed angry, or become part of that old
couple who never speak to one another in the restaurant. You value
direct and considerate communication and believe a mutually
satisfying sexual relationship is part of that package.
Last, but not least, you do not consider it one bit outrageous that
"the one" is a lady who lives in another country and takes a bit of
risk and effort to get to know.
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