It was a dark and stormy night…. Against my better judgment, I decide to make my first unsolicited contact on OKCupid. After a lengthy search, I happen upon a pleasant looking fellow. Single, employed, amusing, confident. I send him a short note. To my delight, he responds immediately! “Hi…. This is awkward if you don’t actually remember me, but I am your boyfriend from 1996.”
So, it goes! In my defense, I frequently don’t recognize people; I once introduced myself to my own cousin at Thanksgiving dinner. In any case, it sort of, somehow, renewed my faith in the process we are all going through.
I am originally from Pittsburgh and am unabashedly authentic; “spirited” best summarizes my personality. I’m curious, unconventional, and have a degree in mathematics. Easily amused, I’ll laugh at most jokes and forget most punchlines, so feel free to reuse your best material. I’m adventurous and persistently seek out new things to try. Ballroom dance is a current passion. I’m kind to all creatures and rescue them if they need a hand. (Don’t attempt to help wild turkeys. I learned the hard way). I have been sky diving, driven across country, been to China and Alaska on my own. I’m not afraid to be adventurous by myself, but I’d rather do it with someone who enjoys it too. Most of all, I’m young at heart. I can have serious conversations, but I’d prefer to laugh! I’m electric. :)
An ideal date for me is a day outdoors doing anything at all, followed by a live concert with a lovely drink. Or a winter hockey game and home for a fierce game of Scrabble. (To clarify: I don’t play hockey, but I will watch it).
So, please don’t be offended if I read your profile but don’t write… it is possible you are my ex or my cousin. :)
What I’m doing with my life
I’m not trying to plan the details of the rest of my life. I make time for my friends, help people if I’m able to, travel and have as much fun as possible. Looking for someone remarkable to share it all with me!
I’m really good at
Turning a dreary day into a tiny adventure. Making the best out of any unexpected situation. I’m an excellent driver.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Many kinds of music (alternative especially), in particular: Jack White, the Pixies, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys. Breaking Bad, Arrested Development.
The six things I could never do without
My friends and family, chocolate, animals, music, exercise, scary movies. Honorable mention to memory foam.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How peaceful the world was before cell phones, texting, Facebook….. and that there might be a large bug, hiding somewhere in my house, right now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends for a drink, or Netflix and knitting socks.
You should message me if
You are calm, gentle and kind ....