Most people would describe me as outgoing, warm and fuzzy, real, open-minded and easy to talk to. They also tag me as a "strong" person, which I am, however, what they don't often notice is that I am actually pretty sensitive, even though I might not show it outwardly. Lastly, I get told that I'm "funny" … which I really don’t see, but I’m really glad they think I am. : )
If I were asked to describe myself, I would start by saying that I’m a little bit "old fashioned". I agree that I am outgoing (in most instances), but I can also be a little shy at times. I consider myself to be genuine, warm, passionate, creative, generous, affectionate and usually pretty fun to be around. I like giving and receiving PDA’s and my partner would have to feel the same way.
I am passionate about making a difference in this world! I care about what's going on around me and I try to help out wherever and whenever I can.
I love working with and being around kids. They tend to keep you young! I have worked for and with many organizations that deal with kids and I volunteer some of my time doing that as well. I also love animals, books and music. And, I really enjoy traveling and I have many new places that I still want to visit. Want to join me?
WHO I'M LOOKING FOR: Hmmm.... that would have to be... "my perfect someone"! And what exactly would make him "perfect"? His "INSIDES!" He should possess qualities like inner strength, intelligence (that's a huge turn-on for me), passion, integrity and drive. But the most important quality I’m looking for in a partner is honesty… enough said!
Well...that’s it for now. I have to leave something for us to talk about later, don’t I?
On a more personal note... I guess I'm looking for a special person to share the rest of my life with. I've been divorced for almost 20 years now, and I think I'm at a place in my life now, where I would like to be in a long-term relationship again.
I'm also good at loving and caring for the ones I love!
Oh... and I talk pretty fast (especially when I get excited). I think that comes from being an Italian from the East Coast.
My all time favorite movie is The Sound of Music.
I tend to like sci-fi movies like AVATAR, and good dramas like CRASH and AMERICAN HISTORY X.
I love going to the theater. Some of my favorite plays have been PHANTOM, RENT, THE LION KING and TOMMY! Going to an opera and a ballet are two of the items still on my Bucket List.
As far as music... I love old school R & B (Motown) the best... (Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, etc.), but I also love Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffet, Chicago, Santana, George Benson, Boney James, Queen, The Eagles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Michael Buble, Josh Grobin, Pink Martini and Marc Anthony. (I REALLY LOVE Latin music, especially Brazilian music!). And seeing a concert at the Hollywood Bowl is one of my favorite things to do! :-)
Now for the food part... My favorite is probably SUSHI, followed by anything Asian... but I love ALL SORTS of food! I have developed a real love for Soul Food since I moved to California (give me smothered pork chops with greens and mac and cheese... and I am in HEAVEN!) But... I also love most things Mexican! Oh... and pizza! That's my favorite "comfort food"!
I do have to warn you... there are 3 or 4 things I really don't like... and they are: tomatoes, cilantro and green peppers... and I like to be able to actually taste my food, so please go easy on that hot sauce!
But trust me... I am very easy to please when it comes to food.
the sound of children laughing
animals (all kinds)
bread & cheese (I'm Italian... I can't help it!)
some good books and music
(I kinda squeezed in a 7th thing... sorry!)
2. the next project I want to tackle
3. the people around me / my community... and what I can do to help those who are in need
4. when and where my next vacation will be
PS... The photos without captions were taken in May 2015, but I can't figure out how to caption them.