Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think the paragraphs below cover a lot of what I'm all about, but
here are a few other thrilling details.
I grew up in the Midwest, but always wanted to live near a beach.
So I ended up in the Panhandle of Texas for three years -- go
figure! But then I arrived in Mecca and now go to the beach maybe
once a year. Sad! Perhaps you are interested in going to the beach?
I need someone to watch for sharks! :-)
I would love to meet someone who likes local activities and going
out and exploring all the great things the Bay Area has to offer.
Sad to say, I've gotten away from doing as much of this as I would
like, and I think meeting someone who also needs to breakaway from
the grind (and projects -- ahh, the endless home projects) would
get both of us on the road and sharing fun activities.
We will never know unless we give it a whirl!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have several jobs, all of them involving
teaching/coaching/recreation in some way. One of them pays the
rent, and the other two are the passions of my life -- coaching
figure skating and badminton. I live for my Summers of Freedom.
Otherwise, what I would be doing with my life would involve padded
cells and straitjackets. No one can spend that much time with
teenagers and not need a decent break!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Organizing people and things and getting stuff done. It's a good
thing my house is an ongoing work in progress, or I would have
nothing to do!
I'm reasonably creative and enjoy making and buying (mostly buying
of late) craft items for my house. I also enjoy spending time in my
garden and keeping it in good shape.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile and my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like quite a few different types of books, movies, and music, but
I'm pretty much a fuss-budget when it comes to food. Not very
adventuresome when it comes to trying new food. I would be happy to
watch you eat whatever you like, should food adventure be one of
One of my current favorite TV shows is "Big Bang Theory". Doesn't
matter how many times I've seen an episode, it always makes me
laugh. Would love to be on "The Amazing Race".
I read mostly non-fiction, but dip into fiction when a title comes
along that intrigues me. I try to read a book at least one hour a
day and feel deprived when I can't fit that in. Magazines and
newspapers get attention too when time permits. So many books, so
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My figure skates and badminton racquet
My Christmas decorations
My pets, friends, and family
Pizza, steak, ice cream and cheese (okay so maybe that is more than
six things but I still can't live without them)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can finagle retiring someday soon (ain't gonna happen,
pending lottery winnings) so I can have Years of Freedom instead of
just Summers of Freedom.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out at home. Nothing against going out and doing something,
but I'm pretty happy at home too. Hoping to meet you to find things
that are more fun to do.
You should message me if
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You would like to meet a new friend and have a fun companion with
whom to do lots of activities in the context of a long-term
relationship. I hope you are a nice person with a kind nature, a
good sense of humor, and someone who can appreciate good TV as well
as exploring the world.
I suppose including this paragraph will send everyone running for
the hills, but I'm doing it anyway. If you are even a little
interested in communicating with or meeting me, can we please keep
the games to a minimum (better yet, non-existent). With me, what
you see is what you get. If you take the time to send a few lines
of introduction, I will reply even if we don't seem to be a match.
But saying you would like to meet after several communications,
setting a tentative plan, and then disappearing is just
disrespectful. After all, it is probably one hour or so out of our
lives, and sometimes you learn more about people after meeting than
in e-mails. And perhaps that personal meeting is just the ticket to
lead to a great relationship. If not, at least we gave it a shot
instead of killing it for no apparent reason.
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