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My self-summary
With a name like this chances are pretty good that I engage in tarantism. You gotta look up the meaning of this word and then you will find the humour in it.

Of course, I could write all sorts of things about how wonderful I am. These facts are probably all true. Of course, because I am prefect in every way. HEHEHE.

I know, I know. Bad joke.

Seriously now, who am I and what am I looking for on this site.

Who am I?

This is me in early May 2016. I am someone who is going through a lot of changes right now. I got laid off in March 2016 and just this past week I have sold my house. I am looking forward to a new adventure. I don't know where I am going, and I don't know how I am going to get there. But I will figure it out. I have always been very fortunate, and beautiful things happen to me, even though it may not always seem that way at the time. So I am going on an adventure and should happen to meet someone who is willing and able to join me, I would be happy. If not, I also will be happy to go on the adventure alone.

Here is me in February 2017. So many changes have happened. Life is amazing. I have a new job, new place, new freedom and a fresh outlook. I am in the best space that I have been in a very long time. Everything is new in my life except I don't have a new romantic interest. I am not in a rush for that, just taking my time to enjoy life and see how things unfold themselves.

Here is what I am looking for.

I want someone who has a sense of fun and doesn't take herself overly seriously. It is my hope that she can see the humour in many things and together I want someone to laugh with. I want someone that is interested in others; is able and willing to compromise; is warm and caring; and is willing to talk openly about her needs and/or our differences of opinion in an environment of equality and mutual respect. The same will be returned.

If that interests and describes you - let's talk. Maybe even plan to meet.
What I’m doing with my life
I took a couple years off a while back and went into semi-retirement - just because I could at an age when I could enjoy myself. I am fortunate that I had that opportunity at a time when it is only a dream for others.

Life has been very good to me. I cannot complain (well, I suppose I could, but who is listening and for that matter most people don't care).

Recently, I went back to work to kick azz and take numbers. I plan to retire again, sometime soon, when I get tired of working for the man.

I have a clean canvass with a pocket full of paints and brushes.

Now I just need that special person to help me plan what the picture will look like.

Then together we will make it happen.
I’m really good at
a whole bunch of nothing!!! HEHEHE
The first things people usually notice about me
The superhero cape attached to my shoulders and the tights that I must wear as part of the costume.

After that, they usually notice my eyes and smile.

I am quick to get to know the other person, but not so quick to allow the same exploration from the other. I am genuinely am interested in others and often forget that sometimes others are interested in me.

Because as you should know, superheros try to blend in with their surroundings until needed. HEHEHE
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Historically I am a voracious reader, but currently have most of my books in storage. Most of these books are non-fiction. In some ways I feel like a part of me is lost without them. But then the internet is increasing the speed of real time information, but the downside is that I seem to be developing the attention span of a gnat. Who knows if that is a good thing or not.

I am not a big TV or movie type person maybe because I never converted my tv to digital or cable from rabbit ears when it went that way last summer - so I currently do not have tv right now. I enjoy dramas, crime and human interest and biographically-based stories. The TV shows I watch, when I watch, tend to be similar to the movies.

I very much enjoy music of all genres. Quite fond of classical, new classical music (folks like Arvo Part, Steve Reich, John Adams, John Cage, Max Richter, Simeon Ten Holt, Ann Southam, etc.), operas (on Saturday afternoons - it is an old tradition for me), jazz, classic rock, alternative, folk, blues - new music, old music to everything in between. My music interests are very, very (did I say very) broad. I am not particularly fond of mainstream top 40 country - and only allow myself to indulge in that genre during Stampede Week - because it is a losing cause to fight that battle. As the saying goes, you have to learn how to fight your battles.

Food? Yes please!!! I will try everything once, and more often than not more than once. If you put food in front of me I will eat it. I enjoy a wide assortment of world cuisine, and would like to know how to make some of it (and in other cases to make it better). I have a fantastic kitchen (not any more, since I have sold the house) that was definitely under-utilized, but it will come. I will have another good kitchen soon enough..
Six things I could never do without
Obviously food and water and a place to rest my head.

This is a tough one, because there should be more than six things on this list. However, we are resilient people and we can do without a lot of things we think we could not do without. I want to be surrounded by beauty, respect, tolerance, good health, good food, friends and family. Oh and whirled peas.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I should be thinking about!!! LOL

Oh and I am trying to figure out new ways to create whirled peas!!
On a typical Friday night I am
usually do something, but more often than not I am shocked to realize it is Friday already and then try to figure out what to do.

However, I tend to pack it in early (except for the periodic special occasion) as Saturdays are always a busy, working day with a staff meeting early in the morning.

Plus, I do not have conventional weekends, but rather have them mid-week when most other people are working.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will let you in on a little secret.

I might not be as prefect as I think I am!!!

I know, I know, it is hard to believe..
You should message me if
1.) You want to chat; 2.) you are interested; 3.) you just want to find out more about me; 4.) you saw something interesting that you want to ask about; 5.) you were testing out buttons to make sure they work and one of the buttons happened to be contact this person ... or 6.) you had your hand on the mouse which was hovering on top of the contact this user button as you sneezed - and it clicked by accident. LOL

But be careful if you contact me, because I might think that you are trying to stalk me.

Because of that, I might take a while to respond.
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