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My self-summary
The first thing you may notice about me (or at least my profile) is I'm verbose. In that process, I hope you'll discover I'm also smart, funny, and a dabbler, of sorts. Once you get to know me, I'm hoping you will also find that I'm both goofy and intense as well as exceedingly kind. So, welcome to the journey.

I was born at a very young age *rim shot* and grew up in a very small town. I was raised to respect honesty, treasure fairness, and cherish those I love. I brought those small town values with me when I moved to the big city and am grateful to have built on those adding an excellent education and thirst for knowledge in a greater perspective.

I've been told I have a "wicked quick wit." Initially I am often the quiet one in the room - I like to take everything in -- then the flood gates typically open. You have been warned!

I also have a very serious side that balances out the goofy. Usually. I can talk about the weather when I have to, but prefer to talk about things of true substance - values, philosophy, Faith, passions, etc. I love to learn people: who they are, how they became that way, and where they want to go. And, I'm quite willing to share in return.

At this point in my life, I'm very comfortable in my own skin. A romantic partner in life is not something I feel I need as much as simply want. I'm usually pretty happy in a single state but often feel a yearning for something more. I see my life as a beautiful piece of music -- a partner would put that music into stereo.

I am a dichotomy of sorts, both witty & intense, and open to possibilities
What I’m doing with my life
I'm breathing in and out. I like looking at the big picture but taking things one step at a time. I love the word savor.

I don't feel defined by my job or career. It is such a small part of who I am. But if you must know: I'm a CPA (yes, I'm certifiable) with my own practice. For the most part, I set my own hours so may find myself working at 2 in the morning or napping at 2 in the afternoon. I'm very grateful for the flexibility as it enables me to live life on my own schedule.

I am active in the community and find that I often spend as much time volunteering as working. Giving back to the community and the world, in general, is very important to me. I feel a calling to make a difference and share the gifts I've been given.
I’m really good at
Tap. No, I can't back that up. I can move and even play "Taps" (for Longhorn band alums, THAT taps), but dancing is definitely not a strong part of my repertoire.

What AM I good at? I'm definitely not good "at" ending sentences in prepositions. It actually annoys me a lot. So, perhaps I'm fairly good at using the English language. I do like to write and can be overly verbose on occasion.

I'm musically inclined (or declined as the case may be). I'm a classically trained pianist and even majored in music, initially, in college and was a dual principal on sax & piano. I still play fairly often and am learning a series of Debussy pieces called "Children's Corner." I also sing in the car and in the shower though I'm not sure I can ethically use the word "good" to describe me but definitely can use "enthusiastic."
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea what people usually notice about me. Depending on the situation, there are probably different things. I do have a great handshake or maybe it's that I look people in the eye when I meet them. In a more casual situation, I suppose it might be my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read so there are several favorites, but I'll only share near and dear. My all-time favorite book is "The Once & Future King" by T. H. White. I began reading it in high school and pick it up every few years. The storyline itself is wonderful, but it's the greater themes that I adore - codes of chivalry and fairness and simply how people should be treated. Other books are "Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love" by Stephanie Dowrich, Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss and, of course, the Harry Potter series. Yes, I like children's books, because I'm still a children. ;-)

TV - Not much of a standard TV watcher as I've thrown away my cable, but I do like to catch the Rachel Maddow show and random shows on Hulu. If you're a big Maddow fan, we'll get along just fine. I'm also a fan of all things Joss Whedon (Buffy/Angel/Firefly) and all things geek.

So, I like movies, too. The range is pretty broad from stupid comedies like The Waterboy or The Replacements to dramas like The Unbearable Lightness of Being or Henry & June. I also like SciFi like the Star Wars & Matrix series as well as, of course, the Harry Potter series.

Music. Varied tastes from 80s new wave, to new age, to whatever is on the radio at the moment. My favorite artists are Sarah McLachlan, George Winston, and Ottmar Liebert. I also love, of course, John Williams. You see a theme here?

Food. I'm not a very picky eater and am up for trying just about anything once. I like anything from high-brow sushi places to down home cooking out of converted gas stations. My favorite Austin restaurants are Hoovers, East Side Cafe, and Amaya's taco village. I am addicted to Sonic sodas. I could quit anytime, but why would I? Oh, and I like butterbeer, too. :-)

Sports. I'm not particularly athletically inclined as I have a tendency to trip over stripes in carpet, but I'm an avid fan of all things Longhorn. When I was in school at UT@Austin, I missed only one home basketball game in 4.5 years, though I tried my best to not miss that one - stupid accounting tests! I've been in the Longhorn foundation and held women's basketball season tickets but, alas & alack, gave them up due to time commitments. My favorite sport is probably basketball though football is kinda king in Texas. :-)
Six things I could never do without
NEVER do without? Being a literal person, I'm going to change the question to "Six things that I would prefer not to live without".

(1) People who love me (and vice versa).
(2) The internet. No, not for porn! I'm somewhat of an information junkie and love that I can answer almost any question with a few keystrokes.
(3) My computer/tablet/phone. Wow, it feels pretty good to admit that. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?
(4) Fuzzy friends. Ergo, since about 5 I've been training to be an old lady with cats. I have 3 of my own but have been known to do rescue as it's difficult for me to see an animal (quad or bi-ped) in need.
(5) Pajamas, fuzzy socks & house shoes. I work from home on occasion and probably have as many pajama sets as I do suits. Guess which one I prefer.
(6) A good sense of humor. It just seems to make life a lot easier.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
If the plural of mail is mail then shouldn't the plural of email be email? How did "boot" come to mean puking? Origins of words/phrases in general. Usually my head is filled with whatever is going on at the moment. I do daydream about meeting the right person, various home improvement projects, and how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about how precious life is and how I don't want to waste any of it. That said, I also spend a lot of time thinking about just what I want out of this precious gift. Who do I want to be when no one is looking, and how brave do I need to be in order to show her to the world? I also think about the qualities that I want in a mate. Not so ironically, they are a lot of the same qualities I see, or strive to see, in myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
Catching up on the week, working around the house, or spending time with friends (dining out, movies, video games, etc).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have worked in a private school, own shares in a private company, and aspire to be a private dancer, a dancer for money, and any old music will do.
You should message me if
You made it through reading this entire diatribe, know what diatribe means, and still want to know more.
The two of us