I prefer warm weather to cold. Give me a beach, some nice white sand, pretty blue water and palm trees.. my zen! I love to be silly (have you seen my pictures? really?! :-)), 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 - you be the judge I guess. I like to explore wineries. Give me a cold Savignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio any day!
I also enjoy working out at the gym and taking tae kwan do classes. I like to hike, bike, run, and sometimes just go for a long walk with my ipod (usually listening to the Kane Show - so I am laughing while I am walking!). Basically, if I'm outside (and it's warm enough!) I'm happy!
I have two children. My son is 23 and my daughter is 19.
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 university. I have a theatre background... used to perform. I've produced 10 shows for the local community theatre group when my daughter started to get involved in theatre. I love seeing shows, listening to live music...almost any kind. Also like lots of current music - very eclectic tastes..
I grew up in NY - Queens and Long Island - but I've lived in VA for 26 years now!
BTW - If you are looking for someone who cooks - pass me by - but I'm a good student! Teach me! I do 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 and/or a black belt can be intimidating.. not really sure why. If you can't handle a strong, independent and smart woman - I'm not your gal... but I'm also lots of fun! Again.. pictures say a 1000 words...:-)
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. It's a non-negotiable. Sorry, I really don't like the smell.
I am not religious, but I do respect all beliefs. If that bothers you, then I'm not your gal.
Please have pictures on your profile. I will not respond if there are no pictures. If you tell me you read my profile and have no pictures, that tells me you really haven't read my profile.