Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Like everyone else, I'm doing my best to get by and grow up.
Through it all, I've managed to keep my Central Phoenix home and
filled it with books, art, music, and friends.
I'm a city gal who fell in love with the desert. I am quick witted
(sometimes even witty), easy-going, and easily amused. I love my
work and when I'm not at the office, there’s glue or paint under my
fingernails more often than not.
If you'll forgive the usual cliché: the only thing missing from my
life is a lover who's as bright, creative, sensual, loving and
loyal as I am. Ugh, I just made myself sound like some bizarre
cross between a Boy Scout and a puppy, didnt I? Well, I promise not
to chew on your favorite slippers. Honest. Just suffering from
adjectival overload and a work-related tendency to make lists that
carries over at odd times.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Chop wood, carry water translated into readin', writin', and
software development. Ive been offline for several months,
struggling with a long-time back problem that went south. And I
don't mean for the winter. So i now walk with a snazzy cane 30
years ahead of schedule and have a bunch of steroid-blessed weight
to lose. Well everyone needs a hobby, right? If that bugs you, I
understand. It bugs me too!
I still make art, meditate, or wander around (limping). Haunting
the few surviving bookstores in Phoenix, second-hand stores and
restaurants are also favorite. I met my New Year's resolution to
read all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld! Now I'm rereading my
I love to cook and bake. Making my loved ones a luxurious meal is
one of my favorite vertical ways of showing affection. I used to
volunteer at an animal shelter; now I serve 3.5 cats. Long
I learned last year that loving again was possible. Now I want to
live it with a compatible man. Someone who's ready, willing and
able to take the time to build an intimate partnership together. My
latest thinking is that life and love are works in progress, and
that enjoying the journey is more important than reaching some
static ... goal...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
creating outrageous desserts
entertaining toddlers (possibly because we share the same
telling politically incorrect jokes to politically correct
bringing people together
pointing out the humor
random acts of affection
The first things people usually notice about me
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Just guessing here.... my smile? My third eye? Possibly the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Funny movies, exploding movies, cult movies, offbeat yet poignant
movies, movies with subtitles. Currently fascinated with Wilfred
and Game of Thrones.
I'm not big on chic lit or most bestsellers. But I adore science
fiction, fantasy, history, natural history. Some faves: Edward
Abbey, Terry Pratchett, Daniel O'Malley, Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman,
Natalie Goldberg, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Levine, George RR Martin,
Terry Pratchett, Carl Hiaason, Ellis Peters, Terry Pratchett, Mary
Renault, Vernor Vinge, Kurt Vonnegut. Did I mention Terry
I lean towards jazz standards, world music, blues...smoky sounds
you can listen to by candlelight at 2 in the morning with a glass
of single malt Scotch while running my fingers through my guy's
I'll try anything once, maybe twice - just to make sure. Come to
think of it, that's pretty much the way I approach most new
experiences. Local over chain, always. Even before it became
popular. As an ex-New Yorker, I am genetically obliged to love
Chinese food. Even Phoenix Chinese food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I used to think there were things I could never do without. But
I've since learned that's a comforting illusion. Still, life would
seriously suck without books, friends, pets, dark roast coffee,
glue sticks, hot water, the scent of the desert after a rain, and
movies. Yelp, Glendronach, my zero gravity recliner, maybe you?
yeah, that's more than six - you gonna let some website tell you
what to love?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My apparent inability to affect the American political system. I'm
somewhere between liberal and libertarian and much closer to purple
than blue or red. I really, really, really don't understand the
mindset behind most of what passes for public thinking nowadays.
Where to go for lunch. Books I'd like to read. Where I'd like to
travel next (Greece, Spain, China, Morocco, Thailand...) Did I wait
too long to have my midlife crisis? How did I end up in Phoenix?
String theory - invented by cats? How soon I can get out into the
desert again. Whether true love exists and if I'll ever stumble
across him. Or vice versa. And when we do, how we might be whole
and complete and still coupled. Why love matters so much. Whether
driving to work in bumper cars would reduce road rage as much as I
think it would. Why okcupid seems to think I'm kinkier than most
everyone else it matches me with....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out to dinner at a newly discovered restaurant with friends.
Wandering around the closest book store. Rotting my mind with some
worthless piece of commercial cinematic drivel. Watching Game of
Thrones or Once, in my jammies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like manischewitz wine ... see? I am SO not perfect.
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