48 Arlington, VA
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My self-summary
Every weekend you can find me in my kitchen, planning goodies for the week ahead--healthy ones for my meals and the more decadent ones my coworkers have come to demand. I walk and work out daily, and taking Tai Chi makes me want to explore more martial arts. And after I learned that no one puts Baby in a corner, I also learned to Rhumba, Cha Cha, and swing dance.

I do believe in down-time and self-care. Achieving a balance between socializing and time alone is something I work on constantly.

My best friend would tell you that when she was going through a tough, intense time with her parents, I gave her needed space while letting her know that I loved her and thought about her. And people close to me get great hugs.

I'm raising my second set of kittens and I've got at least 2 books going at any one time for discussion groups or purely for pleasure. And I'm active and aware politically; I believe government has a responsibility to every citizen, and I also believe in my responsibility to participate in making government work.

I can research Roosevelt's armada in the morning and find out about IED detector procurement in the afternoon, and in the unlikely event that I knock the top off your mailbox, I'll leave a note and pay to replace it.

What about you?
You give excellent hugs to friends and family.

You volunteer or make donations for a cause you believe in.

When you are undercharged at the store, you bring that to the clerk’s attention.

You look forward to us planning a trip together to a place neither has been.

You offer your time and resources to help your friend with a home project.

You tell your truth with empathy, respect, and love.

You enjoy playing with your pet and think he/she is the BEST DOG/CAT EVER!!

Even though you hate going to the doctor, you make your annual appointment.

You have liberal politics that reflect compassion for and solidarity with our fellow humans, all living things, and the planet.

You like getting out in the fresh air, exploring a new hiking trail.

You enjoy spending a Saturday cooking, creating interesting, healthy dishes.

You enjoy reading books and having lively discussions with me about our opinions of the book and how it relates to the world we live in.

You have a diverse set of friends that you really enjoy hanging out with.

I would love to share my life with a companion–someone with whom love, affection, happiness, and joy grow, forming a solid, loving relationship.
What I’m doing with my life
Making deeper and better connections with friends, family, and myself.

Working full-time as a librarian.

Taking care of (and spoiling) my cats.

Cooking and baking all the time (it feels like;))


Figuring out my life.

Exercising pretty much daily.
I’m really good at
Setting goals.




Showing appreciation.

Being honest and straight-forward. I'm really NOT good at playing mental/emotional games (nor am I interested in getting good).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a reserved introvert. Once you get past that (once I feel comfortable around you:)), I look for ways to make connections with you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Right now I'm reading mainly non-fiction (food policy, the militarization of America, environmental issues, spirituality, history), although I also read mysteries, sci-fi/fantasy, and general fiction, as well as magazines.

I like different kinds of movies (from Sense and Sensibility to Terminator), although it's been a while since I've seen one.

I like different kinds of music (from Bach to Neil Young).

I like different types of food: asian, mexican, middle eastern. Yum!
The six things I could never do without
my walking shoes
cooking knives
my kitties
my jewelry
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next endeavor.
The next thing I plan to do.
Nothing much in particular.
What is that smell?
Isn't that a gorgeous flowe - bunny!!
The environment.
Gender issues.
American attitude.
The book I'm currently reading/have just read/will be reading.
My container garden (for next year).
On a typical Friday night I am
I may be out dancing or at home devouring an excellent book and drinking something creamy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of my tattoos is a memorial to one of my sisters.
You should message me if
my profile appeals to you.

you are interested in becoming friends and seeing what may develop from that.