Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm back on okc after a few months off to deal with an eye issue
(not a big deal) and to think about what I am truly looking for in
But first, about me: These are the adjectives that were given when
I asked my close friends: vivacious/energetic, open-minded,
artistic, free-spirited, funny, loyal, direct and intellectual. ( I
don't agree with intellectual. I am quite smart, though.)
I work with adolescents and I still love my work after many years.
I was married for 22 years, divorced a few years ago and have a 23
year old daughter and a 20 year old son. I'm ready to open my heart
again and while I'm comfortable on my own, I would like to have a
partner to explore life and have adventures and fun with; a man who
knows himself and who can be strong and reliable as well as soft
I love making things, drawing, gardening, reading, exploring new
places, looking at good art, listening to music and dancing with my
dog, working out...actually, sometimes I love working out and
sometimes I dread it but I feel so much better when I do that I
keep on going. I love the water and have almost always lived on one
coast or another.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Serving others has always been a motivator in my life. I always see
several people in my practice for a low fee or no fee and I consult
to agencies that serve underprivileged families.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
finding humor in the absurdities of living
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm 6 feet tall and have red hair. I am not inconspicuous.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Lots. Too many to mention but I'll say a few: For music: blues,
some jazz, some classical. I'm pretty eclectic. Michelle Peyroux,
Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Annie Lennox, Pablo Casals, Pat
Metheny, Ralph Stanley, Aretha, Patty Labelle, The Radiators, YoYo
Ma, many others. I like food but I'm not someone who remembers
restaurants by the wonderful meals that I've had there. I cook
occasionally and can make some great meals but I'd usually rather
do something else. So if you can cook, bring it on. I do like to
Films: I like documentaries and lots of different genres - The
Beast of the Southern Wild, anything with Betty Davis, The Silence
if the Lambs is one of my all-time favorites, Searching For
Sugarman. ...right now I'm blanking on films so I'll add more
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
living near an ocean-I did live in New Mexico for a while. All of
the water that was swimmable often had rattle snakes lounging about
but the land and sky and sun are beautiful to look at. No fog
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Worrying that Republicans will set womens' rights back 400 years
and that big banks and people with lots of money in those banks are
ruling our country. I also think a lot about how people work, how
our brains work and how some weeds in my garden have amazingly
prolific root systems. I worry about my kids. Yesterday I was
wondering where does all the garbage we produce go? Does it go on
barges that are littering the seas? I'll have to google that...I
did and MIT has started a tracking program to figure this out! I
was wrong about the barges. I also think about ways to save more
water and about shoes..
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There are no typical Friday nights. Anything from dinner, movies,
whatever with friends, Art Murmur, walking with my dog, hanging out
with one or both of my kids, drawing.......
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have a good sense of who you are and you're looking for someone
to spend, hopefully, the rest of your life with. You must like to
laugh. I am looking for a partner and a friend, which to me is that
both of us are able to talk and really listen, we both enjoy having
outrageous fun but can also be serious when it's time for that, we
have independent lives and respect and value that in the other.
Also, you don't take yourself too seriously and you're okay with
each of us telling the other when they're being a jerk.
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