Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Content with my own company but would prefer not to be. Can whip up
a gourmet meal or throw a party with what's in my pantry, but
curling up with a book (or you!) can be equally enjoyable.
Life long animal lover, I've recently started fostering senior cats
for the local Humane Society. My senior dogs are...adjusting. Love
classical music, barbershop, bagpipes.
ENFJ, if that means anything to you. Borderline on the E and the
A perpetual student, I’m always taking a variety of classes through
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). I have tickets for
several concert series, and am a member of a couple of arts
organizations. My house and patio are put back together after
several months of repairs, and a long time family obligation is now
I’m raring to go—wanna come along?
I've lived all over the world, but haven't traveled much in the
last few years. I've forgotten all my Portuguese and most of my
Japanese. Met the wife of the Japanese Consul a couple of weeks ago
and remembered the proper greeting. She said, "Oh, you speak a
little Japanese?" I blurted out the first Japanese phrase that
popped in my head. "Yes. Where is the post office?"
How to make a good first impression...groan!
French and German seem to come back when needed. I'd love to "need"
I'm looking for a man close to my age who hasn't lost his
enthusiasm. Please be passionate about something--a hobby,
activity, pastime, study. You don't have to act 20 years younger,
work out constantly, or tell me how many extreme sports you're
still good at. Boy toys and motorized vehicles are fine so long as
they aren't substitutes for what impresses me most: a guy who
doesn't need to try to impress, who relishes interacting with a
wide variety of people, and who is wise enough to accept that none
of us have all the answers to anything.
If he happens to enjoy, as I do, living in a dot of blue in a sea
of red, great. If he agrees that pet hair on clothes and furniture
is not a disaster, even better.
I’ve been an active Episcopalian my entire adult life and would not
do well with conservative evangelicals. Please, no smokers, right
wing anythings, or Faux News affictionados. This grown up is
looking for the last grown up with whom to fall in love.
Drop me a line. Let’s chat!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
One of my pleasures is being active in the Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute, both taking and teaching classes, and participating in
several interest groups. I take full advantage of the cultural
activities in town, and--oh yes--am cleaning out my attic!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching, writing, photography, cooking (it's therapeutic). Caring
for pets. (when I was a little girl I wanted to be a dog trainer).
Also misplacing keys, glasses--you know, the "would forget my head
if it weren't attached" syndrome
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel," and "Collapse" and Terry
Pratchett's hilarious "DiscWorld" series; Classical music, opera,
jazz, bagpipes and close harmony a cappella (like barbershop,
Chanticleer). Sushi, oysters, fresh BLT's, cheeses, chocolate
anything. Family favorite movie was "Young Frankenstein."
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
beauty and cultural activities
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I don't think I'm obsessive about anything. My interests are broad
and varied, my politics and social views liberal, my loyalty to
friends and family unshakeable.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm retired. Friday night is no different than other nights. I'm
often at the university's famed concert hall or fine arts
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If it is "private," I don't talk about it!
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