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maryehamm

45 Winnie, TX Woman

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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 38–50
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Sep 11
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 3″ (1.60m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Strictly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Politics / Government
Income
$30,000–$40,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Check out the questions and answers first. I have answered quite a few with explanations and it should give you a pretty accurate view of my personality.

My personality test shows ENFJ

I'm someone who is smart, sweet, and loving. Devoted daughter, annoying youngest sister, and loyal friend are just some of the descriptors that I have been labeled with. I've been told I can be too tenderhearted, but I have a well developed sense of empathy and can say I genuinely care about people on a personal level. I have a select few friends, but the ones I have have been friends for years.

I was brought up in the Baptist Church during the 70's and 80's when it was more liberal and still stick with many of the values I grew up with though I'm more of a Holiday attender now. When I say grew up in the church, my Mom was church secretary for years and there was a time I was at church more than at home. I even taught VBS during the summer while I was in college. Now, I've actually been told I'm going to Hell by the preacher at my church just for being a Democrat so you can imagine my not wanting to attend my home church too often. I'll go to church with people when asked and watch on television. Some of the most interesting Bible debate though has been when attending a Freethinkers meeting. My philosophy is more along the lines of we are all in this together and should treat everyone with respect and encourage their dignity.

I volunteer for various organizations and believe in giving of my time as well as my money. Some of the organizations I am or have been involved in include:

www.facebook.com/cccwb Chambers County Child Welfare Board
www.bethematch.org Be The Match - Go sign up to be a bone marrow donor, so quick and easy.
www.redcross.org American Red Cross(/a) What other organization can you go into a disaster area? - They are having a bike race May 4-9 and it ends in New Orleans, go test yourself and be part of a huge party. May 10th is a crawfish cookoff in Anahuac at White's Park.
www.legion-aux.org American Legion Auxiliary Support our veterans and troops!
www.empowerthevotetx.org Empower The Vote Texas
www.gssjc.org Girl Scouts San Jacinto Counsel Go get some cookies. I know you want them.

I am also the head of the Democratic Party in my county for now. I have been doing this since 2006 and am about ready to move on to other things. However, this means that I do take politics seriously. If you are ultra conservative we may not get along. That being said, my favorite Republican was my Grandmother (who turned Republican after getting senile dementia), and I believe everyone has a right to their views. Make it mean something and actually go vote.

I believe in speaking my mind and will not back down when I know I'm right. I am usually the first to apologize if I find out I'm wrong. Everyone gets it wrong sometimes.

I'm attracted to people that have passion in their life. It's important to have something that you enjoy and care deeply about. I cannot understand people that skim the surface day to day.

I am a perpetual knitter, baker and reader. If I knit you something, bake you something or give you a book you know I like you. I am a little impulsive and enjoy finding great things (yarn, ingredients, etc.) and making them work.

I'm one of those crazy people that spends at least 3-5 days a week at the gym. It's not because I love the place, but because I need to be there. I have enjoyed many aspects of the gym though and need to post updated pictures someday. I'm leaning as I'm going and thankful for people that are cheering me on through this journey. One of my coworkers has convinced me to join a group that does two 5k "run/walk" a week it is an interesting addition to my routine. He has convinced me to get a new bike and I'm planning on ordering it soon and joining a biking club. Sometimes it seems like we have to stretch ourselves for it to be worth it.

Octo-Lavo Vegetarian since 1996. I am also working on getting wheat, corn and potatoes out of my diet or seriously reduced.

I can't think of much else you might need to know. Oh, I grew up on Monty Python and Benny Hill so my humor is a little challenging for some. I'm insanely loyal. Would love to make new friends on here, but hope to find that someone special also.

My parents were married fifty years and I realize I'm getting a late start on it, but like to believe in possibilities.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My career rocks. Just was told I'm getting a bump. Worker's Compensation Disputes can be endlessly fascinating. There are many aspects about it I love, but my favorite thing is when I get all the information together for the dispute and my claimant wins in court.

Just completed a 5k this weekend (beat my practice time by four minutes and I had stopped to have a quick word with a coworker that was watching the run) and am signed up for a 5k in Galveston in April. This will be the first one with a time limit. I need to work on concentration as I am usually the one so busy looking around that I am going slower. Particularly at new places. Heck, if this was tee ball I would be the child in the field picking daisies. My sister-in-law informed me that she wants me to go when she does the Disney World Marathon in January, so I might sign up for that 5k. I'm not sure if I would be ready for the 10k by then, but that would be a nice goal. It looks like I will be trying to get one 5k "race" in each month. I may not be the fastest out there but I am enjoying myself and improving my time.

I'm in the process of getting my bike and planning to joining a cycling group. Just one more thing to stay active.

I'm also working on simplifying my life, throwing out all the things that are no longer relevant and focusing on what really matters.

Planning for a few events I will be volunteering at in the coming months. There will be a crawfish cook-off benefiting the American Red Cross May 10th in Anahuac and I had thought I would be doing the alt kitchen, but the person I do that with has to work so I might just man the child welfare board booth. This aspect is constantly changing.

Awarding gold stars to really funny profiles. If you make me laugh out loud you get five stars. If your answers are really funny you become a favorite so I can see the updates and laugh some more. I really don't send too many messages unless I see something that really warrants a comment, though everyone is welcome to message me and I do respond. I love people with well developed imaginations and a sense of humor is welcome.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I guess one could say I'm great at anything process oriented. I love to knit, how great I don't know. I'm a little over ambitious as I am working on two scarves, two baby blankets (need to start a third) and my first shawl all at once. I love to cook and have certain recipes that are always being requested. I like to take recipes and transform them. One could also say my method of madness is cooking with alcohol. I like to experiment with food and my latest success is pecan butter - I like it better than peanut butter. My thing now is I make it and have someone else eat it.

Some say I'm a great listener and I love it when others bring their issues to me so we can talk it out. It's part of what makes me great at my job. This is also why I went from going to college for a finance degree and ended up with a degree in Social Work. There is little to no money in Social Work, but job satisfaction counts.

I'm also good for laughs.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I asked about this one and was told the first thing people notice physically are my eyes and that I am outspoken and compassionate (good thing to be with my job). A coworker said it was that I could smile through the stress of double booked appointments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
www.pinterest.com/maryehamm/ This shows some of my interests.

I read almost anything, but lately I have been reading different genres of romance: contemporary, paranormal and historical. Gregory McDonald was hilarious. I like to read the books that later become movie and disparage the movie. I like a really good biography, my favorite was of Eleanor Roosevelt, though I have been wanting to read Keith Richards' autobiography. Billy Crystals' book 700 Sundays was touching. Something else I have been reading is information on shin splints and correct exercise for different results. Current books are Happy Wives Club (looking at long term marriages that are successful) and Love Birds (Another relationship book that discussed how we act with each other and what our love language is. The book is very well written. Also reading Texas Monthly. One of my favorite books was by Glen Maxey, a humorous exposé into Governor Good Hair's alt lifestyle. I also love Al Franken and Molly Ivens.

Music - very eclectic, I'm kind of different in that I rarely listen to music outside of when I am driving. I do listen while "running". I used to have a three hour commute and would listen to different stations at different times of the day. I like everything from jazz, bluegrass, opera, oldies, alternative, funk, etc. I'm a little off for these times when it comes to church music in that I love the old classics. What is with all these different instruments? I went to a service recently with two sets of drums and could hardly hear the words. I felt like I was at a rock concert, which I would normally like.

Radio - I usually listen to Houston's 104.5 in the am and when I lose the signal I switch to Lamar's station. I have a strange fascination with Car Talk.

Movies - Lady and The Tramp is the ultimate love story. Usually anything Disney. I love something that can make me laugh or think. One movie that surprised me was The End. As long as there is a plot line of some kind I am usually happy. Sometimes you do need a brainless action movie though. It all depends on my mood, though truthfully I rarely pick the movie I see.

Television - The Simpsons, Cuthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds. The tv is more a background thing while I am busy with other things.

Theatre- I have been to Spamalot and Lion King and mystery dinner theater. I love watching the plays when they come out on video. This is how I saw Rent and Chicago. Is it bad to say I loved Rent over Chicago? Cats was in another league.

Food - I love most of the different cuisines, keeping in mind I don't eat meat. Usually just a little change in ingredients can make them vegetarian. Its not a great ethical thing, I just can't eat it or seafood without getting sick. I love to find new restaurants when traveling and the food was one of the things I liked about working in Houston. Within less than five miles I had Thai, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, and Mexican, some better than others.

iPad - the apps I have include a calculator program that allows one to draw the formula and it solves it. I have another app I use for work that details the human skeleton. It's really great to help people understand what is wrong with them. I had the TED talks app, but it filled my tablet because I never wanted to delete them. I also have The Simpsons:Tapped Out.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(no particular order)

1. Family (friends are family also)
2. Knitting needles and good yarn - busy hands
3. Camera
4. My Bear - the best dog a girl could love
5. Fitbit Flex - keeps me on track www.fitbit.com/user/25D454 If you have a Fitbit this is my link, it's always great to have more friends on there.
6. Lola's Spices - Caribbean Blend - it has coconut, mango and Habanero pepper and perks up quinoa - made in San Antonio
7. Some days I think I really need some Lick ice cream, got to have it, but that trip keeps me in line. I guess I live without this for the most part, except for when I make it to Austin.

Except for my dog and family theses are all things and could be lived without, but they sure make life easier.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What is with all of these pictures of guys lounging in bed?

Why are people so open to complaining about things but so closed to being the person to actually do something about the wrongs they see?

When is Spring coming?

How to say no.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It could be anything from the gym to volunteering for an event or attending something with friends/family. This Friday I will be getting ready to head to San Antonio before dawn Saturday morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
These should be renamed something else -- like interesting tidbits I'm willing to admit:

I was a cohost on a radio show out of Beaumont ( On Point in Southeast Texas ) and the recordings are out there. We were the Democratic answer to the Tea Party show that went before us, meaning we tried to return some sanity to the airwaves and make sure people knew about upcoming legislation.

I have had mehndi done at an Indian Festival and loved it.

I once had my wisdom teeth extracted rather than go to the office Christmas party.

I keep a jar of chocolate stocked in the office hallway to keep everyone's mood on an even keel. They have no idea that it's all part of an experiment. I do notice the mood going down when it's empty.

I will paint my toenails any color but red. Usually sparkly blue or purple.

I was kicked out of gymnastics when I was little because I couldn't do a handstand without a wall. Still can't.

I once had my wrist broken in a cutthroat game of tag. At church.

I can't wear a regular watch as I seem to drain the battery. I've had kinetic or solar watches for over twenty years.

I was quoted in a Zagat guide for Disney World.

Obviously I am an open book.
You should message me if
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Please contact me if you have a compatible profile and want to see how it goes. I'm open as far as distance and would love to meet new people. If I don't respond, send me a nudge as I try to respond timely no matter what. I have been getting lots of messages from guys that are hard conservative. If that is you please reread my profile before sending a message. This is vastly important - I do not want to talk to someone who is married in any way, shape or form.

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