CiaoLaSoleil
38 Columbia, United States
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My self-summary
I was born in Lakewood, NJ-I moved around a lot and was raised in various suburbs, so I have no urban war stories. I lived in Atlanta for 11 years and hope to move back there maybe some day. I do love the city.
Currently, I work for an environmental engineering and consulting firm in Columbia, SC and I live downtown. My current position allows me to live/work from anywhere. So, if you don't live in Columbia, SC, that is not a problem.
I am a fun-loving, intelligent, witty, single Mommy. I'm playful/have a great sense of humor, but can be very serious and reserved at times (depending on the day and the situation. I enjoy movies, reading books (and being read to), sports (I played soccer for 14 years and coach-and have been known to play flag/tag football), cars (and car shows), art museums (actually museums in general), traveling, going to the park.
I am generally an easy person to get along with, but I can be feisty and quite competitive at times. I am not particularly shy; I am fairly out going and very up front about pretty much every thing (if you ask me my opinion on something I will definitely tell you, so I hope your feelings aren't easily hurt. I think little things (unique thoughtful gestures, consideration, and actions- paying attention to details) mean a lot more than easily accessible/ pre-packaged items.
Some of my favorites are…the color red, seafood, pretty raw steak, strawberries, flowers, and men who behave like gentlemen (not cursing, opening the doors for women, "yes sir/ma'am", etc). I like to draw and paint; I can cook.
And yes-I am 4'11 barefoot, but I tend to wear heels so that puts me at 5'3/5'4 depending on the heels and the occasion ;^)

FYI/Quick FAQs:
I know my profile is really, really long...there is a reason for that.
I really do not love repeating myself in anyway (and if I by chance ask you for your time and you are not available, I will not duplicate the request; my general thought is, if/when you are available you will let me know).
Yes, I do date outside of my race. I don't have a specific preference of skin color or race-my attraction to a man depends upon the character and personality of the man. I would hope to be evaluated and considered the same way.
Yes, I do date tall men (this includes men over 6 ft tall-I do realize this means w/out shoes or in low heels, the man will be potentially over a foot taller than me).
Yes, I can be spontaneous, but spontaneously affection towards strangers..sight unseen, voice unheard...just random online guys..hmMm not so much (this also generally covers and is applicable to "staying with me/spending the night, etc" on the day/night that we meet).
What I’m doing with my life
Lots and lots of fun things....including making an honest attempt to appreciate every moment of it ;o)
I’m really good at
Frankly and unapologetically speaking my mind.
Noticing the preferences and "favorites" of people I care about or end up spending a lot of time with.
Drawing/painting, being artistic and creative using various medians.
Being a Mommy-raising/ taking care of my little family.
Driving (probably too fast...ok definitely too fast/ beyond the regular speed limit)
Coaching soccer and tennis
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile :o)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Books: I love books in general..I spend at least 3+hrs in the library every week and I read various books as often as possible....but some of my all time favorite books are...Lewis Carroll's Alice books (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Hunting of the Snark, The Annotated Alice, etc); Margaret Stohl's "Beautiful" Series (Beatiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos); Scott Westerfeld's Levianthan and Uglies Series; and Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments series. I also love Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Shakesphere, Brother's Grimm, Edgar Allen Poe, Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen.

Movies: I like a variety of movies. I am definitely more of a marvel comic book/action adventure fan than of horror flicks (I am a squealing, cover my eyes, arm-grabbing chicken. I do realize horror films are fictional. I just can't help it; I was raised on Disney movies :o)

Favorite Music: I listen to a variety of music...frequently-as in what I listen to on pretty much on a basis..Cage the Elephant, Meiko, Dev, The Cataracs, Far East Moment, The Melker Project, Train, Cake, Weaving the Fate, Death Cab for Cuties, The Killers, One Republic, Black Eyed Peas, Greenday, Gym Class Heroes, Deadmau 5, Panic at the Disco, Weezer, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Offspring, LMFAO, Everclear, Cobra Starship, Skrillex, Nickleback, Zomboy and various "girl music"..Pink, No Doubt, Katey Perry, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Portishead, Evanescence, Etta James and Avril Lavigne.
Miles Davis is pretty much the every night at bed time selection ;o)
I love LOVE love pretty much all live music!
Songs that somewhat describe what I hope for in a relationship:
The Way I Am-Ingrid Michaelson
Stuck On & I'm Not Sorry-Meiko
Perfect Match-Dev
Love You Madly-Cake
Pieces-Doc Powell
Gone, Gone, Gone-Phillip Phillips
I'll Be-Edwin McCain
And what I'd totally be for the right man: Hey Mama-David Guetta
The six things I could never do without
My family
Love/affection/passion
Music
Water
My feather pillows/king size bed
And...HmMm
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life in general... Various oddities...
My kiddos :o)
My knight in shining armor (that seems to be taking the scenic route to get to me-hahaha)
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing lots of random things ...and sometimes absolutely nothing at all... Just depend on the week and the potential distractions.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
HmMm...
You should message me if
Just FYI ;o) for starters...IF you can refrain from cursing (and being/behaving vulgar), lying..lies-even little white, slight fudges of the truth..do not appeal to me on any level (I don't think it's cute and find it a total and complete turn off) and chain smoking.

LOL - Seriously!?! If you think this is a great message to send me to encourage me to get to know you...
"I like your curves up top, your blessed. Text me a booty pic"
Message from evanaesthetic
Or some sort of request for or reference to "adult play time"
I am absolutely and without a doubt NOT your girl!

IF you are honest, have a sense of humor (even a corny, quirky one), if you are a little nerdy but kind of a rock star, and/or if you have a fairly good grasp on who you are and what you want (and can somewhat communicate both), have your big boy panties on and are ready to meet someone and actively attempt to experience a relationship AND have basic gentleman-like behavior mastered - I look forward to receiving a message from you (and possibly meeting you soon)! ;o)

Also-FYI, "near me" is not a requirement..as long random road trips/traveling is feasible, I am not opposed to distant. Local is ideal, but is not a required.

Cheers!
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