I'm a highly sociable hermit who loves getting out and having fun, but who also craves time at home on the couch. I keep fit and active and both my dog and I enjoy long bushwalks. I've discovered the joys of the gym over the last few years & may yet take up a career in arm wrestling...
I respond particularly well to witty banter. I like to see that you have an imagination. Blank or unimaginative profiles, or those from people on the other side of the world, are highly unlikely to elicit a response, but make me laugh and you win bonus points :-)
Like many women, I have more clothes & shoes than I really need, and enjoy dressing up to go out, but am not averse to donning the tracky dacks and slippers either.
I'm shocked at having reached the big five oh when I don't feel anywhere near that old. I try not to act my age unless I have to. But I also don't lie about my age and respond poorly to finding out that other people have. Tell me up front if you've knocked a few years off your age or risk me backing right off when I find out you've been fibbing.
I have wonderful friends and believe that a good relationship is like a good friendship: we stimulate each other, care for each other, bring out the best in each other. But then there's also got to be that 'chemistry'. The spark that ignites the fire. I enjoy my independence and my life is pretty damned good. So, if you're an open minded optimist who thinks life is too short to sit around wishing things were different and makes things happen instead, I'd love to hear from you. Who knows, that all important chemistry might even be there.
Cooking - always on the search for great vegan nosh
Writing, although I'd rather be making art than writing about it.
Procrastination - especially when it comes to writing...
I have little time to waste and a low tolerance for TV (Still watch ABC from time to time) so tend to go for series such as Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, True Detective. I can't say I have favourite movie though I'm more an independent/arthouse goer rather than commercial chains. I don't get to the cinema anywhere near as often as I'd like.
My taste is pretty eclectic. Jazz, pop, indie stuff, gothic country... For example recently played on my ipod: PJ Harvey, Air, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dandy Warhols, Gillian Welch, Franz Ferdinand, Florence and the Machine, Francioz Breut, Emiliana Torrini, Jolie Holland, Lucinda Williams, Leonard Cohen, Martha Wainwright, Massive Attack, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, Triffids, Tom Waits.
Food wise I love spicy food and have a ridiculously high chilli tolerance. Oh and I love very dark chocolate.
Walks in the bush (preferably with uphill bits)
My computer (sadly)
Really hot chilli
Alone time (that's seven but it's important)
How much I wish people who are serious about social justice would see animal rights as a social justice issue.
What I might cook for dinner.
Sex - although given some of the responses I am getting on here I'm having second thoughts about my honesty on this one...