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* My hair was blonde-like, and it's now back to my natural
* I have lived and worked in Africa and China and really appreciate
* I have travelled all over and am still excited about upcoming
* The last amazing trip was completing the Camino de Santiago.
Moving across the landscape created a great appreciation for the
* I have three degrees. Though I started a fourth, I am (hopefully)
done with official academia.
* I am less than six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.
* Debt free from the education, mortgage, and car. And loving
* Don't drink, don't smoke. (What do you do?) Never married, no
* I have a good sense of humor. At least I used to! Work has
stunted my sarcasm. I also don't sweat the small stuff, which is
* People say I don't look my age. I assume they mean I look
* Life is too short for football.
What I’m doing with my life
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* Bought a kayak! Used it once and promptly went into the
* Recently finished a complete renovation of a Civil War-era
* "Who moved my cheese?" Still trying to figure out what I want to
do when I grow up!
* Being active is important. Love hiking and cycling. Hate solo,
focussed exercise like at the dreaded gym.
* Creative outlets include mosaics and quilting.
I’m really good at
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The first things people usually notice about me
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My crazy glasses seem to disarm (and alarm) people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I tend to like fiction of no particular genre. My favorite writers
are John Irving, Barbara Kinsolver, Haruki Murakami, and William
Gibson to name a few.
Movies usually disappoint me. I never mind not watching to the end,
even if it means leaving the theater. Having said that I do enjoy
Raiders of the Lost Arc, The Matrix, The Princes Bride, Big Fish,
Lost in Translation, Rushmore, Under a Tuscan Sun, Charade, Raise
the Red Lantern...
I enjoy serialized tv shows more than movies. Buffy, Firefly,
Dexter, American Horror Story, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Weeds,
you get the picture. Reality tv bites. Unless you are talking about
the original reality tv: PBS!
Also, my hand goes up for all in favor of NPR! Music is magical,
and my tastes are all over the place. I can handle a little of just
about anything. My own collection of music is quite wide and am
happy to listen to something new. Unless it's garbage. But love
Garbage! Right now 70s punk rock has piqued my interest. Shonen
Knife is great as well as Cincinnati's own Foxy Shazam - they put a
smile on my face. I love the new Chrissie Hynde.
In terms of food, I am pretty health-minded. Raw, steamed, and
sometimes stewed is how I have to eat. "Food allergies" limit my
diet, and I rarely eat out as I can't control how it's prepared.
When confronted with a pretentious salad or nothing else on the
menu, I would rather eat in.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Really, I have started over a few times and know that there is very
little that is necessary. While I have a lot of "things", they are,
after all, just things. However, I will attempt it. #1 sarcasm; #2
a book to read; #3 carrots; #4 corrective vision; #5 the color
blue; #6 The Pixies.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about where I want to go next. This may be a day hike, a
weekend outing, or a longer vacation. The Lycian Way and St. Olfa's
Way both sound like interesting hiking experiences. I also think
about organizing a Peace Corps Swaziland reunion. Oh! And how I can
swing an early retirement by investing wisely. Very important...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am usually watching a movie over a light dinner while preparing
for a well-rested Saturday adventure!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am a closet Blondie fan. One way or another...
You should message me if
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I am really looking for a long-term relationship. This can only
happen through some common ground. Outdoor activity is essential
since I spend a fair amount of time engaged there. While all this
takes time to develop, and there are no guarantees, that is what I
ultimately want. A best friend and life partner. Hopefully starting
on a website will cut through some of the nonsense. Life is a
story; I would like to hear about yours!
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