Let's see ... I try not to take life too seriously. (It's not permanent, after all.) So I enjoy being a bit goofy, at least around family and close friends. I'm a bit shy in crowds -- they're not really my thing. But get me walking on a beach and I'll talk to everyone I come upon ... especially dogs.
When I'm driving around (shuttling my 2 kids to violin, soccer, karate or wherever), I'm more often than not singing along with whatever song my iPod is playing through the car stereo. I used to be self-conscious about it, but now I find it funny when people laugh at me. I like to think I improved their day just a bit. BTW, I suck at singing, and, no I don't sing in the shower. (That's how I figured out I suck at it.)
I like smiling ... just to make people wonder what I'm up to. Especially when I'm not up to anything.
(I like writing parenthetically. See?)
My Wii Fit age is 29. Which is cool, since I'm actually 42 now. But inside, I still feel like I'm 12 and usually feel like the youngest person in the room, even though everyone else always thinks I'm several years older than I am.
I'm pretty physically fit. I try to do some kind of exercise daily -- running (barefoot on the beach, if at all possible), biking (road or mountain), weights, or just taking a long walk (preferably not off a short pier). Hiking's great, too. I've gone kayaking a few times this summer and want my own. Can't wait for ski season -- downhill or x-country. Skydiving is on my bucket list.
I try to eat decently ... but I absolutely LOVE popsicles and freeze pops. And apple sauce with Nestle Toll House Morsels in it. Spoonfuls of Fluff straight out of the jar are great. I like to eat the crust off bread and roll the rest in a ball before eating it. And the weirdest thing I've eaten are Smarties with Tartar Sauce ... and ketchup. Oh ... and I eat mustard packets for fun (well, not the packets themselves ... just the mustardy contents). I love pier fries with vinegar and clam cakes. Okay, so maybe I don't eat that decently.
I love quoting from movies or songs just to see if anyone gets the reference. Princess Bride, Holy Grail, Caddyshack and Steve Martin are a few favorites (aren't they everyone's?). But anything is fair game. And I HATE it when I throw out the perfect quote at the exact right moment and no one gets it. So disappointing.
I'm incredibly sarcastic. But I try to do it in a loving, caring way. And I love puns. It's a genetic thing. My whole family does it.
Well, that probably gives you some idea of what I'm like. If not, ask me. I'll tell you pretty much anything. I'm not very secretive.
As for the person that I'm looking for, I'd like to find someone with whom I just "click". The chemistry/passion/love-at-first-site thing is huge for me. I think I've had a glimpse of the whole "soul mate" thing, and I really liked it, so that's what I'm shootin' for. Assuming we have an instant attraction, then I'm looking for someone who's lived enough to know what they want in a relationship, and what's important to them in life. I'd prefer someone who doesn't get all worked up over little things -- someone who doesn't sweat the details. There's a time and place for sweating ... but I consider that something to reserve for recreational purposes.
Obviously, I'd like someone who's got a sense of humor. And sarcasm is pretty much a requirement. (I can't imagine how anyone could stand me if they weren't sarcastic, too.)
Basically, I'd like to find someone to hang out and have some fun with, then see where it goes from there. Hopefully I'll find my true love, if not, it's always nice to make new friends.
So, if you're mildly amused or interested by any of this, email me. Or if you just want some company to go see a movie or grab a bite or take a bike ride with, just ask.