What? I'm a great catch! Honest, loving, funny as hell, serious as
hell too. I'm loyal and giving to those I love, dedicated to the
causes I believe in, not afraid to try new things, speak my mind or
step into danger to protect someone. Once you like me, you'll love
me. My future partner is just that - a partner. Honest, respectful,
trustworthy, great sense of humor esp. sarcasm, slow to anger,
loves nature, animals, learning and exploring new
things/experiences, passionate (not just about love), loyal,
open-minded, non-judgmental. I am pretty low-maintenance and handle
my own baggage. I'm looking for a man who can hold his own -
financially and emotionally.
"The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even
I am so many things!
* My experience here is that, if I contact someone, they don't
respond, even if we have a high match percentage. So maybe my
picker is off. If you're interested in getting to know me, then
tell me! Don't just look at my profile and hope I'll contact you. I
don't want to jinx it!
What I’m doing with my life
I love time with friends and my dogs. I go hiking with the dogs and
find great local trails to explore. I love my career but definitely
need to keep it in check as it has consumed my life in the past.
I've got a pretty good balance now and I'm looking for a partner to
share with. (Yeah, ending a sentence with a preposition = Chicago
born and raised!) I love to learn new things. I work out 2-3x a
week. I work part-time at an awesome antique shop, where I have a
booth; so I love yard saling and thrift store shopping. Finding
something and turning it into something better is great recycling.
I’m really good at
finding creative solutions to challenging situations, organizing,
art, making people feel they can be themselves and laugh, laughing
at myself, making and maintaining friendships, cutting red tape. I
have quite a few talents, but can always learn more...
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh, my curly black hair. My sarcasm and bluntness. People
usually remember me b/c they really liked me or really didn't,
either is usually fine with me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - The Witching Hour series - Anne Rice, The Red Tent,
Everything is Illuminated, Eat, Pray, Love, Jitterbug Perfume,
Books of Rachel, Kite Runner, historical fiction
Movies - 80's John Hughes flics, Lord of the Rings, The Cook, the
Theif, His Wife and Her Lover, Corrina, Corrina, Princess Bride.
I'm not a big moviegoer, in fact, it's been years since I've been
to the theater.
Music - my ipod is crammed with everything from Sam Cooke and Etta
James to The Cult and Concrete Blonde, CSNY and the Beatles to SRV
and Prince. Newer artists - King of Leon, Adelle. LOVE music! Saved
my life many times...
Food - Thai, Malaysian, Indian, Mediterrainean, Italian, ice cream,
all kinds of Chocolate, except white - NOT a chocolate. I love to
find new local restaurants. Since my trip to Ecuador - CEVICHE!!! I
successfully gave up sugar and white carbs for 7 mos. Need to do
that again. UGH
The six things I could never do without
My rescued dogs, music, friends/family, nature, laughing, and great
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I need to keep my life in balance,
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends for dinner, laughing and telling tall tales OR
cuddled up with the dogs watching tv.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
ignore the man behind the curtain...
You should message me if
you dare! ;)
I am looking for someone close to my age - about 5 yrs or so. If
you live for Nascar, right wing politics, money, hunting, golf,
gangsta/thug life, or you are a devout Christian looking for a
God-fearing woman> you have the wrong girl. No offense - well,
maybe on some of these - just not my thing.