39 Grand Prairie, United States
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My self-summary
First off, please, I'm married. I don't want to be rude, but I'm happily married. I'm not going to "hook up". I am not looking for nor will I respond to men (or women) who ask for that or want that. You're wasting your (and my) time. Please. I hate to be rude, but no. I put up a bad picture of me just to go "NO!"

*grumble* Okay, they need a setting for relationship type for poly-fi. Its just like a normal marriage, only there's two women and one guy. Is that so hard to understand? Been together a month shy of 9 years. We're not going anywhere.

Now... for the rest of the profile.

I'm a short, round-ish, bouncy, poly geekette redneck.

I am a lover of life, new experiences, and learning. I have dozens of hobbies ranging from wilderness survival, camping, hiking, kayaking, nanotech, physics (quantum physics hurts my brain but it hurts so good!), cooking, archaeology, sewing, fishing, antique roses, gardening, and many many more.

I believe in living by the Golden Rule. Treat others as you want to be treated.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to wrap my brain around getting my Master Naturalist certification and thinking about what it would take to set myself up teaching wild foods. Its a lifelong passion of mine and I've officially taught multiple classes now, and was offered a paid job teaching with the Dallas Organic Gardening Club. I chickened out and couldn't call them back, but, the knowledge that it was offered... that means a lot to me.

Other than that, I'm a pretty boring person. I work from home. I only go places on the weekends mostly. I do absolutely horribly in crowds. I have social phobia.. and not the "oh, this is a cute label" but actual panic attacks doing something as stupid as going grocery shopping.

Update as of 12-19-2014.
I have decided to make a change in my life. I realized that through my own sheer hardheadedness, I was missing out on a lot of life.
No more fear. Life is too short to be afraid of what other people might think.
Changing my diet fairly drastically. I'm putting down sugars and a lot of carbohydrates. There's a damn fine ass under all this somewhere, and its about time I went looking for it. I'm not dieting, I'm changing how I see the world and how I relate to it.

I've been overweight most of my adult life. Changes will be gradual. But change is coming. Wait and see.
I’m really good at
Problem solving. Learning new things. Wrapping my brain around something somewhat complex and breaking it down to its constituents.

When I can turn it on, I can talk to anyone. I do this best over the phone... 16 years of customer service experience does this to a person. I can make anyone feel like an old friend in less than 5 minutes.

Anything growing. One of my biggest passions is for the natural world, and everything stems from that. I never quite grew out of the childhood curiosity. I like going for walks and being able to spot every plant and tell you its name and what its good for. I like knowing what every bird is we pass. Knowledge fleshes out so much in our world. It gives depth and breadth to our experience of life.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am very shy when I first meet you. I don't do well in crowd type situations at all. I'm overweight, and while I am constantly working on it and almost never sitting still, I do have a real medical condition that does not make losing weight very doable no matter how active I am. Once you do draw me out of my shell, I will talk your ear off.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: Dr Who (old fan... some of my favorite memories is curled up on the couch watching the Doctor in the red velvet suit late late at night on PBS with mama and a big bowl of popcorn. It was Our Thing. Out of the current troupe of doctors, Tennant is the best. Give me Tennant and a bowl of excellent dark chocolate ice cream and the world can burn for all I care.
Sherlock is damn nummy.
Babylon 5.
Connections 1, 2, and 3. I like James Burke and David Attenborough. I ADORE Stephen Fry.

I watch more documentaries than fiction by a scale of 10-1, and there will be weeks that go by where I don't turn the tv on.

I flat out REFUSE to watch the news, soap operas, reality tv, or sports. Although I do enjoy watching a good hockey game from time to time, but that's the only sport I like.

Books: For my fiction, I tend to go for science fiction and fantasy. Bujold, Rawn, Pratchett, the Harry Potter series, Dresden Files. This is my "chocolate truffles" reading. You'll normally find me with non-fiction though. Nonsense on Stilts, absolutely anything by Bill Bryson, Summer Moon, Undaunted Courage, 1491, you get the idea.
I am a ... textbook (ha!) bibliophile. Specialty is antique cookbooks, but I have anything from old textbooks, mythologies, books on historic costumes, etc. Moving is a pain in the butt.

Yes, I do own and love my Kindle. No, it doesn't take the place of a good book. BUT. It is good for my "chocolate truffles" books. Mind candy.

Movies - I have a hard time sitting through movies. I get bored really easily and while I don't mean to wander off, it just happens. What tends to get my attention is good action flicks, cheezy kung fu, and historical stuff.

Music - Again, I'm all over the place here. Anything from bouncy techno and j-pop, to bluegrass, renaissance hymnals, and country. I LOVE Texas swing and have played the violin and piano since I was 3. Favorite bands: U2, Hammock, Lynard Skynard, Boston, Seal, Evanescence, George Straight, Allison Krauss, Duran Duran... See what I'm talking about? All over the place.

My main requirements with music is that
#1 it must take talent to play. Strumming one dang key over and over and over, or singing no more than three notes can turn me off. .... ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE OFF KEY!
#2 Please don't depress me. Hey, your girlfriend left you, your dog died, your grammaw got run over by a train, it sucks, but I want to hear things that make me happy! Not crap that depresses me or worse, pisses me off.
#3 Don't just be offensive to be offensive. I understand shock value in making a point, but there's rap lyrics out there that just make me want to strangle people. Don't you have any self respect whatsoever?

Food - At one fell swoop, I'm a picky eater, and I'm not. I'll TRY just about anything, but I detest food that is prepared improperly. I adore sushi and have to be really careful thinking about it or I will start craving it. I love turnip greens and chicken gizzards and cornbread and a good pot of pinto beans. I have been the main chef of the house since I was 10 years old, and have spent my life with a passion for learning. Food is what brings people together. Nourishing the body nourishes the soul. I have been delving quite heavily into Japanese cuisine for a few years now and things like Nagasaki simmered pork, okonomiyaki, katsudon, and a few others are not just known, but a part of the regular rotation of meals.

I don't like foods that have been cooked to death. Bad tex-mex. Things like those damn little smokies cooked in barbecue sauce in a crock pot all day you see at potlucks. Overcooked steak. Casseroles.
The six things I could never do without
New information. Learning something new. I always need some kind of research project or something in the works. Something for my brain to toy with. I get really depressed when I'm not working on anything.

Time outdoors. Time in the green, or going fishing. I don't do well with being in the city around people too long.

Internet. I'm an information junkie. I admit it.

Sweet tea. No lemon please. I can go through a gallon of tea a day. Easy.

Someone to spoil rotten. Its just one of my many personality quirks. I enjoy spoiling my friends and my loves. Homemade pies, breads, etc.

Someone to bounce ideas off of, encourage my creative side, my adventurous side. Someone to be there by my side standing on top of the mountain looking at the incredible sunset. Or to kiss my nose when I fall flat on my face.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Really into genealogy lately. I have about 6 relatives who fought for the Republic of Texas, and a direct descendant of someone who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. Got another relative that received one of the original land grants from Mexico. We've been in Texas a damn long time. If I chose to - and I still may - I could join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Found out also very much of Cherokee descent. I am a direct descendant of Walter Washington (Black Watt) Adair. And (thanks to being adopted by elderly parents) found out that my great great grandmother actually walked the Trail of Tears.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something. Exactly what that is varies depending on the funding and weather. If its nice, I'm wanting to drive somewhere, go fishing, or something like that. If its nasty, well... Come game with me!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a pretty low bullsh*t tolerance. The universe must make sense to me. Politics, religion, spirituality, how we relate to other people, all gets examined the same way.
You should message me if
Realize I am very much taken. I am one of a triad - two girls and one very lucky guy. I am not interested in any relationships other than my own.