35Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Random stuff:

These days, I prefer a nice late dinner rather than loud music at a crowded bar.

I (successfully) quit smoking over a year ago and, no, I did not jump on the Vape bandwagon. Along this path, I've started getting active and taking care of myself again. While the transition back to a healthier self hasn't been an easy one, it's becoming something I can't live without. It'd be nice to meet someone who is striving for the same (or encourages me to do so). With that being said, it doesn't mean I can't enjoy my mom's cooking (and other yummy yummy fried goodness occasionally).

Now that I no longer smoke, I enjoy boxing classes and Bikram yoga to unwind and de-stress. These have changed my life.

I tend to gravitate towards people who laugh often and smile big. It's contagious and good for the soul.

My batting song would probably be....... I'm not sure. This song choice would probably change pretty frequently though. It would switch between songs that are borderline diva-ish or those that would be played at Bench and Bar (bonus points if you know what that is).

I want to see the world (who doesn't?). I've traveled some, but have barely scratched the surface on places I'd love to visit.

Basically, I'd like to meet someone that I can share all the good and bad with. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
What I’m doing with my life
I work in healthcare (specifically, long term care-mainly working with the elderly). And yes, I really do love old people.

I'm also trying something outside of my day job that I hope will eventually become a full-time thing... Regardless if it works or not, I absolutely love it.
I’m really good at
I'm good at making up my own words that only a select few of my friends can understand. I'm also good at taking names with two or more syllables and shortening them to one then adding an "S" at the end.

Also, does over-ordering or cooking too much count? I think this might be the result of my upbringing. We were always afraid there wasn't going to be enough food for everyone or, God forbid, someone might still be hungry. I have yet to learn how to cook for one...
The first things people usually notice about me
My perpetual tan? (True story: a nurse at work came up to me, rubbed my arm, then asked me if my skin was real)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have two disclaimers:

1) I love music (who doesn't? That's like saying you don't like puppies and babies); but I am horrible at remembering names and songs. Pandora is my music lifeline.

2) I love watching movies (in the theater, on the couch, in my bed). But I will NEVER watch a scary movie, so please don't ask.

Food: As much as I love food and trying different cuisines, my mom's cooking will always be #1. (I don't like the term "Foodie." It implies that I take food seriously, which I don't. If you're fortunate enough to be in a position to enjoy it, food experiences should always be fun and lighthearted.)

Shows: Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, Sherlock, House of Cards, Luther, Family Guy, Cleveland Show (earlier episodes), Sons of Anarchy, Bob's Burgers..... (Basically anything available on Hulu and Netflix).

Books: I love to read.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order (I'm not going to include water, air, family and friends-those are givens):

1) Lip balm
2) Chai Tea (with milk and sugar-not a chai tea latte)
3) Occasional slow mornings (that sometimes turn into lazy days)
4) Tessa, my English Bullie...
5) Good food and wine
6) A full night of sleep

Not too long ago, an iPhone would have made it on this list. After losing it on day 1 of a month long trip in Asia a little while back, I discovered I could survive without one. Gasp!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Opening a food truck. And having to do my laundry.
On a typical Friday night I am
Whether at home or out and about, it usually involves a really good meal and a nice glass (or two) of wine... Or maybe a really good old fashioned, even if I have no clue what goes in them...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've decided to give on-line dating a try. Please don't tell anyone. It's a very big secret.
You should message me if
You should message me if you're just super awesome; but if you have a shirtless picture (with the exception of those on the beach or on vacation) of yourself taken in front of a bathroom or bedroom mirror, we probably won't get along.

Recently single/divorced need not apply... I just think it takes time to heal... And jumping back into the dating scene isn't the best way to handle that.

By the way, you have to like dogs. Tessa will pretty much like you instantly...
The two of us