I'm on this site because I'm genuinely interested in meeting
someone and ultimately having a long term relationship. Whether I
believe that could actually happen here...well..that's another
story...but, geez, my mom is really on my case about this "being
single" business. She calls me from Jersey (yes...I grew up there)
and asks me: "Is there anything new?" Well, we all know what that
means!!!!! It's been a really long time since I brought anyone home
for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Help! I really have to do something
about this. My mother is really healthy at 86 years old...but, come
on...she's 86! She's not going to live forever!!!! I have to do
SOMETHING!!!!!!! She'd just be happy if I introduced someone as my
"boyfriend!" Thing one and Thing two (the teenage aliens that live
in my house) require less of my time now and don't need a
babysitter, so I've got more time on my hands. I can at least give
this dating thing a little more effort...eh? I have two great
kids...I'm usually very proud of them...when I'm not, they know it!
I'm fortunate to have a terrific relationship with my "ex." I'm an
optimist at heart and really do believe that love conquers evil. I
believe that whatever you do, when the intent in your heart is
good, it will show through...if not at first...always at the
finish! I believe that yelling and screaming have no purpose along
with road rage or any kind of rage. When someone does something
goofy on I-95, I just try to stay out of their way. When I have a
blond moment on the road and someone makes an inappropriate gesture
at me, I blow them a kiss...they must be having a very tough day!
Poor thing! My father taught me never to use the horn in my car
except in greeting or warning. My father was a very wise man...and
a gentle one too. My mother won't use the computer we gave her for
Christmas a few years ago; I hope she believes that I'm really
doing this. Do NOT tell her that I refer to this site as "okstupid!
Let her think I'm taking this very seriously...she's a really nice
woman! She deserves to be happy! Oh...and she thinks that I've
TOTALLY quit smoking! I have an electronic cigarette...I'm going to
introduce her to it when I go visit her in a few weeks...even my
doctor was pleased that I switched from the real
things...however...I've cheated a few times when I've had a few
cocktails...you should know this! While I'm not an obsessed health
nut, I do work out and try to maintain a healthy diet except when I
enjoy fine dining experiences...then all bets are off...both my
parents were amazing cooks...I grew up eating everything with a
wine sauce on it...PBJ avec vin rouge!
What I’m doing with my life
I’m really good at
Hmmm...some things you'll just have to find out for yourself, but
actually can cook (really, I can!). Plants like me...they
do...it's a mystery!...I'm embarrassed to tell you how many
plants I have. I'm a good listener: Dear Abby of the
(this gets a little trying at times... and very time
consuming...but I have a big heart.)
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile! People come up to me out of nowhere and ask me why I'm
smiling (is it a crime?). Most of the time I'm not even aware of
it. I suppose that subconsciously, I'm usually thinking, "heck, I
have it pretty darn good!" And, relatively speaking, I'm blessed!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Austin, Lawrence, Conrad, Wharton, all the classics and some newer
novels too. Enjoy a good drama or suspenseful movie wherein I can't
guess the ending UNTIL the ending! Yup...I enjoy a good musical
too...I admit it! Shakespeare ranks high! Food? Gourmet all the
way. Totally appreciate what goes into making a good reduction
which is why I appreciate a fine restaurant. Music? Rock, Jazz,
Folk, Classical, even some Rap. Classically trained on the
piano...think that gives you a greater appreciation of music in
general...just my opinion! Fooled around with the guitar a bit, but
this requires short finger nails on my left hand: short nails?
Guitar? Right! The nails are winning. Speaking of opinions, I've
been known to change my opinion if you can present a great
argument...now, is this REALLY flip-flopping or just being
The six things I could never do without
Coffee in the morning
My extended family
Humor (yup...I know that's 7...I can count!...but a sense of humor
is essential throughout your life...but so is coffee!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Remaining optimistic/positive/how blessed I am.
What I'd like to do for the rest of my life.
My children and my desire for them to be happy and fulfilled in
The encroachment of the gov't in our lives and increasing
insignificance of the U.S. Constitution and why it seems that many
How I can further contribute to society in a positive way.
How "good" usually trumps "evil."
On a typical Friday night I am
eager to go out and enjoy a nice repast with a few drinks in the
company of an awesome guy or good friend. Alternately, I can just
settle in, watch a good flick or read a book and just chill after a
long week! Ah.......sigh..........
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Great sex is fundamental to an awesome long term relationship!
You should message me if
you believe "No legacy is so rich as honesty." Shakespeare. In
other words, if you're not a player, and think we may be
compatible, why not take a chance.