48Wichita, United States
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My self-summary
Please, take the time to read my profile before contacting me. Save us both some time...

I tend to be a fish out of water here in Wichita, city of my birth, but not where I've always lived...and that's okay. I enjoy being able to think on my own and voicing my opinion. I love my life but I do try to get out whenever possible to enjoy this great big world of ours. I lived in Europe for about 4 years and traveled the continent extensively. I have also been to all but 8 states now. So when I say I love to travel, I mean it!

I tend to live my life a bit contrary to people here, but I have a job that is EXTREMELY rewarding (I teach high school) and rather mainstream. I keep very busy between home/family (my son is a teenager and always has something going on!) and school stuff, but would love to find someone who could share in our lives and us in theirs. I don't need someone with all the same interests, but some of the same would be nice. Nor do I need for someone to live here as long as they are willing to try to make a long-distance thing work long enough to see if a move should occur.

Also, if you are overweight and not ACTIVELY working on changing that; are a "cowboy" with real "cowboy" ways and beliefs; drink more than 2 drinks per day; do drugs of any kind; are closed-minded or are still married - I am so NOT your girl. I wish you all the best, but please don't waste my time or yours...

I am honest, open-minded, and independent.
What I’m doing with my life
I am most importantly a mom to my son who has hit the teen years, but I also have two 4-legged children - both rescue dogs. I teach high school...mainly freshmen and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my job. I enjoy life to it's fullest. Travel, walking, hiking, movies/cinema, triathlons, tennis, rafting, cooking, eating, museums, art, reading, and photography are a few of my interests...
I’m really good at
Trivia; living as drama-free a life as possible; dealing with teenagers; working on my house - I dig power tools; traveling, and I'm starting to get pretty good at triathlons (need to work on my swimming!).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall. I have really long legs. I smile...a LOT :-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
WAY too many to mention on all of the above...I am a big reader, so we have books everywhere and we go to the library. Currently, I am re-reading several "classics" that I haven't read in a long while. I have a DVD collection that rivals a video store - okay, so I have a real problem with books and movies. At least I can admit it! I will totally admit that my one favorite show is The Amazing Race. One day, I will be on it! Just have to find the right partner!

I love most music...not terribly fond of country and rap, though. I still listen to my 80s alternative...The Smiths, The Smithereens, Green Day, Depêche Mode, Duran Duran (before they were HUGE), etc. I love listening to live music, so hopefully you will, too!

Food? I LOVE food! All kinds of food!!! We tend to eat a LOT of ethnic food...Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Korean, etc. I love to cook, too...
Six things I could never do without
1) My son
2) My friends and family
3) My students - current and former - they ROCK!
4) My dogs
5) Water
6) Food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hmmmm, it really depends...usually our next vacation. I think it's about time to take my son abroad...again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my son...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmm, not sure...ask and I'll let you know...
You should message me if
You are up for the adventure...
The two of us