A delayed bloomer in many ways, which is crazy because when I was younger, I was older in many ways, I'm just trying to find a bit of balance. The opportunity has been there, but I haven't really dated in my 30's. I was too busy moving from country to country in my 20's and never really entertained it in my early 30's. When I turned 35, I ended up in a whirlwind relationship and just as quickly as it began, it has ended. I am cautious about entering into another romantic relationship. Though I've not been out the country in 5 years, I have lived in both Northern and Southern California since having returned to the U.S.. The Friendship thing means a great deal to me.
I hope this does not come off as arrogance, but I am not at all here for sex. I [try to] respond to everyone, but I get a lot of sexual messages as soon as I do. PLEASE (PLEASE, PLEASE) do not contact me if your next message (or any subsequent one) is going to be about me sitting on your face or you masturbating. This is a complete repellant for me, on any level.
I love traveling and relaxing. I've been to about 19 countries. If I could find an actual career as a beach bum, I would do it. I think winter weather is beautiful to look at, but not to be in. I am a summer baby and need my vitamin D.
Born an Oakland Raiders' fan, I went to my 1st game at 3-weeks-old and even made it to their last Super Bowl. My cat's (my soulmate that recently passed away unexpectedly) name is Warrior. My favorite color might just be green because I grew up watching the As. You can see where my allegiance lies.
I love Romance languages and everything Italian. I've studied French, Spanish, Italian and Arabic. I've lived in France, Italy and Jordan, but am infinitely connected to the Bay.
I used to ride a motorcycle as my one and only means of transportation but I haven't been back on it, thanks to an accident in October '09. It brought joy to my day on a daily and I hope to be able to again one day. The bright side of it was I ended up getting the T-Bird I've wanted for years. Neither I nor the bike are properly fixed yet.
My close friends and all of their children make my life worthwhile, but when I don't see them (which is most of the time, given the distance), I settle for movies, TV, cooking, a day at the beach when I can get it and [attempting] cleaning. My ankle was pretty badly injured in my accident and I no longer have an ankle. (Can't imagine what visuals this'll set off). Sadly I do not do [all the] things I used to love doing. Although I have also triggering in my fingers for the time I worked at Starbucks years ago, I got a guitar and can't wait till I can play it as it should be played.
I'm fairly straight-forward and appreciate the same. I realize now that I may come off as somewhat superficial, but I really am just a scatterbrain. I am not a fashionista whose hair and make-up are always on point. In fact, I don't really wear make-up and my hair can be a wild mane (as the Leo that I am). I do care about things, and have strong opinions on many subjects, but I am far more uninformed and uninvolved than I should be. It is because I'm just not together enough to govern anything but my own thoughts and life. On the other hand, I believe that I am a caring individual who makes an effort to be thoughtful (as it doesn't always come intuitively) and who's often riddled by empathy or compassion I feel for others' pain.