59 Tucson, AZ
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My self-summary
Hi there! My passions in life are: exercise, the environment music and helping others. I was on the board of a local environmental group for about five years, but the local chapter disbanded in January, 2011. I also led hikes and other outings for our local Sierra Club, for about eleven years. I enjoy exercising several times per week, primarily yoga. I also like cycling, swimming and hiking. My favorite website is pandora.com. One can create music stations there that are based upon a favorite song or artist. I watch movies and plays occasionally, love visiting museums and attending cultural events, read and enjoy cooking. My favorite event is Tucson Meet Yourself. One time I went all three days! I enjoy making my friends laugh...they say I have a great sense of humor. I'm interested in people who are flexible, honest, loyal, politically liberal, have a good sense of humor and enjoy at least some of the some of the activities I do.

I especially enjoy women who are smart, open-minded, and easy-going. I had a German Sheppard (and probably coyote) mix named Rusti. She died after living over 21 years, in June, 2009. She spells her name with an "i" because she's a girl. She came to our business about 15 years ago; had been wandering and had a tape worm and giardia. So I fixed her up and then got her fixed.

If you'd like to get to know me better, I'd love to hear from you. Have a splendid day!

I am phunni, tuneful, and energetic.
What I’m doing with my life
I started working as a substitute teacher the last day of January, 2009. I teach kindergarten through high school. I prefer days when the teacher leaves lesson plans that call for me to teach rather than just show a movie, for instance. Most days are fine and fun. I learn a lot by watching the teaching assistants interact with the kids.

I was a caretaker for two years for a long-time friend who suffers from several physical and mental ailments. He passed away on September 28, 2009. Rusti and I are residing at his home. Through the frustrations of my housemate, I've learned how awful our medical system is and how terrible nursing homes are. Now I am discovering that I have much more free time and how quiet the house can be.

I'm still subbing, but I earned my certification in special education teaching at the beginning of April, 2012. Now I am studying for the AEPA middle school math exam. I see myself as a resource teacher in a middle school.
I’m really good at
listening, helping people feel better about themselves, hiking, and cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
I would guess my laid back style.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: The Orchid Thief, Movie: too many...but I tend towards comedies and movies that leave you thinking. Favorite food: mangoes and chile rellenos
The six things I could never do without
I try not to get attached to anything. However, life would be much less meaningful for me if there were no music, friends, or if my dog, brother, or mother weren't around.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
human behavior, including my own.
On a typical Friday night I am
spending time with a friend or my mom.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think share would be a much better choice of words. "Admit" implies guilt. I was severely burned when I was fifteen, especially my legs. I spent two months in the burn unit and one in the children's ward afterwords. I used to be quite self-conscious about my scars, but now it's no big deal. Having gone through that experience though, gives me a different perspective than most people, I think. I'm quite tolerant of pain. I also am empathetic to whatever pain others might be going through.
You should message me if
anything I've written piques your curiosity.