I'm a family girl and love to spend time with my folks (local) and sister and cousins (out of town) as much as possible. My dog is also a huge part of my life (she's a rescue that I've had for 4 years) and she's very protective of me (it's in her genes, but I'm a pretty awesome mom to her, too!), so you would have to be a dog lover (of big dogs, especially) with the patience and willingness to work at building a relationship with her if you're interested in pursuing one with me.
I love sitting down with a cup of good coffee, a glass of nice wine (preferably a raisiny Napa Valley Zin, but really I love many kinds), a cold ale, even just a glass of ice water with lemon in it--to share with a friend or loved one and just shoot the [stuff]. Put me outside in a screened-in deck with birds chirping and leaves blowing in a soft breeze and it just doesn't get much better than that. (I love the outdoors and fresh air and am not a fan of bugs--so really, what IS better than that? OK, maybe the beach in Grand Cayman, or the Mediterranean, or the South China Sea...)
What kind of guy am I looking for? You need to laugh at yourself, at me, at the world--humor is SO important in life. Other random things that I find important in a mate (as I find them important in myself): You need to have a good balance of intelligence and common sense; one without the other will drive me crazy. You need to be responsible about finances. You need to have a great relationship with your parents or at least the capacity to understand mine. You need to be outgoing and social. You need to be a dog lover (see above). Oh, and if you're not a good driver, I will relentlessly poke fun at and exile you to the passenger seat. Physical attraction is very important to chemistry, but personality can really boost your level of attractiveness to me. I wouldn't go so far as to say looks don't matter, but they're certainly not at the top of my list.