So I guess I should start at the beginning. One fall day, many moons ago, I made my first appearance in the world. Since then its been quite an adventure. Let's see- I love to travel. I know everyone puts that here, but it’s still true. I have been to 45 of the 50 states and hope to see the last 5 soon (northwest road trip anyone?) I also want to see all seven continents before I die (2 down) and my passport could always use more stamps. I have driven coast to coast three times and taken every Amtrak Train line except for the City of New Orleans and the Empire Builder. I am always looking for my next travel destination and still take vacations with my family, which I love.
Speaking of family, we are a tight bunch. I can’t imagine living life any other way. I have a new nephew who is the apple of my eye. My family are the most important people in my life and I would do anything for them. That is also true of my friends. I have been described as fiercely loyal and will go to the mat for the people and causes I care about.
Some other fun facts- I always like trying new things, whether it be new food (most recently Korean- not too bad) or exploring new places (love finding old buildings tucked into the nooks and crannies of NYC). I am a fan of the game of chess- it gives my brain a great workout. I’m not great at it, but I love getting to play. Anyone want to teach me some new moves? I enjoy baseball, especially the Mets (a labor of love since they never win) I believe strangers are just friends you haven't made yet and will strike up a conversation with just about anyone. I am crazy about animals and will usually stop to pet any dogs I encounter walking around the city (It's a problem but the first step is overcoming your problems is admitting you have one...) Besides, they usually like me so its ok. I try to find a reason to laugh every day. Usually I succeed.
I stop and help strangers. Sometimes its giving them directions when they are lost. Once that meant using my former EMT training and staying with a man who had collapsed until the EMTs arrived. Some of this is because I believe in the ripple effect/karma and some is because I believe it is our duty as human beings to help out our fellow man.
Lastly, I do have a slight southern accent and have been known to use y’all in everyday conversation. I’m sorry, there just isn’t a better gender neutral third person plural! I was a military brat so I lived all over the place growing up but I spent middle and high school in the south so that one stuck more than any of the others.
So what brings me to a site like okcupid? Aside from the "meeting people at bars sucks" general rule, I'm tired of playing games (I'm no good at them). I want to find someone who is looking for something real that could lead to a long-term relationship. You can't just jump into one off the bat, but if you are looking for less, good luck with your search. I would love to find a partner in crime, a best friend, and a lover all in one.
Overall I am pretty happy with the way my life is shaping up, but it would always be nice to have someone to share it with.
I am curious, caring and loyal.