I love to be around the water and love to travel. . I worked in Cancun for a couple of months, and traveled to Singapore for work, as well as Canada and around the country. I love to be silly, laugh and experience new things - probably like 99.9% of other women on this site. :-). But I will go out on a limb to say I am unique - read on.... :-). I like to explore wineries. Give me a cold Pinot Grigio any day!
I also enjoy working out, and got my black belt in tae kwan do in Apirl 2012! I am currently working on my 2nd degree black belt. I also run, do yoga, take Spin and Body Pump classes at my gym and sometimes just go for a long walk with my ipod (usually listening to the Kane Show (99.5) - so I am laughing while I am walking!)
I have two children. My son graduated from JMU in May and my daughter just started JMU as a freshman. I just moved to Fairfax in September, but I work in the Fredericksburg area.
I run a non-profit creativity educational organization in Virginia for preschool - college age levels. It is an international non-profit organization and is my "volunteer" job - But I love it!
I love sci fi (yup! I'm a nerd! :-) ) - got my B.S. in Astronomy from Penn State and M.Ed and PhD from UVA in education. I taught for 10 years - first year I taught HS physics. I am currently a professor at a univeristy- teaching graduate education courses. I have a theatre background... used to perform - but now too busy. I produced 10 shows for the local community theatre group when my daughter started to get involved in theatre. I love seeing shows, listening to music... love Jimmy Buffett! I even have a Parrot Head license plate. I've been a fan of Elton John since JHS and saw him and Billy Joel at the Face 2 Face concert a few years ago - great concert. Just saw the Eagles at the Verizon Center - they were awesome!! Also like lots of current music - very eclectic tastes..
BTW - If you are looking for someone who cooks - pass me by. I don't cook ...well... (I bake a mean cheesecake though). I actually apologized to my kids for not always having a home-cooked meal for them and my son said, "Mom, you've never been stereotypical. Why start now?" I hugged him!
I've been told that having a PhD can be intimidating.. not really sure why. I like to have as much fun as anyone... so, hopefully, those 3 letters don't scare you off..
I keep getting asked if I am really 5 ft.. YES!! Really!! :-)
If you are a smoker or even trying to quit - get back in touch with me when you've actually quit. Sorry, I really don't like the smell.
Please have pictures on your profile. I will not respond if there are no pictures. If you tell me you've read my profile and have no pictures, it tells me you haven't really read my profile.