63 Pasadena, United States
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My self-summary
I love having fun -- playing tennis, dancing, traveling, entertaining, and many other ways. I am a bit shy until you get to know me and I get to know you. I love to dance because it's good for the soul, even if I don't look good doing it. I am very sensitive, but my sense of humor is my saving grace. Unlike many women I know, I don't particularly like shopping. My friends are a diverse and crazy group of folks who I adore, but I don't do a lot of 'hanging' out stuff. Although I like to be active and around music and people, I also have a need to balance that with solitude and meditation. I have been told that I am a good listener and mentor. My taste in music is pretty eclectic from jazz to hip-hop to classical to world to R&B to anything that sounds good (even country, once in awhile ala Nora Jones). If money were no object and I could do anything I want, I would establish a place for teens who need a safe and supportive space to encourage their creativity and express that part which is unheard. My friends tell me I clean up nicely and I have good taste, whatever that means. I love the new technology and am excited about the future in spite of the economy, wars, and disasters. I refuse to give up on our younger generations. I dislike people telling me what to do or how to act - unless I ask for an opinion. I am looking for someone who is interested in what's happening in our world. Chemistry is important, because I am still very alive and love that feeling. However, it's also about style, wit, intelligence, and sensitivity. Relationships are about comfort and being able to communicate with your partner. In my opinion (and I could be wrong as Dennis Miller would say). most drama is the result of poor communication; oftentimes being afraid to say what you mean, feel or desire. My schedule is sometimes quite demanding, but I will make time for meeting new people, and hopefully, that special person for a romantic relationship.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it! Okay, briefly, I teach and do counseling as a career. I love to play tennis, listen to live music, dance, read (mostly non-fiction), and ....sooo much more. Sometimes, though, when I'm mentally exhausted, I like to go home and sit in front of the tv with some popcorn and watch a really funny movie, or action-adventure stuff - ahhhhh.
I’m really good at
Really good? That's a stretch for me, so I'll go with pretty good..at listening, caring, teaching, tennis, dancing, sharing, problem-solving - but that's jut my opinion - again.
The first things people usually notice about me
Quite honestly, I'm not really sure. My friends tell me it is my eyes and my smile, as far as first impressions go.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Way too many to list here - I have so much appreciation for creativity in any realm. I like variety and trying new things when it comes to food, but there are times when I get a taste for that certain memorable dish, and nothing else will do. It is difficult to pick one movie, but a few come to mind: Sophie's Choice, Blazing Saddles, Don Juan DeMarco...and the list keeps growing in my head. As for music, my preference is for jazz and R&B, but also like Latin, Classical, some Pop and Classic Rock - good music is just that, regardless of the genre.
The six things I could never do without
My family and friends, first and foremost, who bring me so much joy and love. The rest are more dificult: my hearing because I so love music; eyesight because I am very visual (the unspoken is often more meaningful and impactful than the spoken); books of all kinds, (not on iPad or kindle) because there is something about the physical nature of the traditional book.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can improve myself as a friend, a professional, a parent, and being more mindful and aware. I think about what is happening in our global society and the significance of change (which is inevitable), such as the impact of technology on social relations. I am very curious, so often do research to find answers to questions about our world. My focus tends to be in the present, with an eye toward future possibilities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes, I go out with friends to listen to live music at one of the local jazz/music venues. There's a lot of good music to be heard in the greater LA area. Otherwise, I may be meeting freinds for dinner, going to an art opening, or just relaxing at home after a demanding week of work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
LOL! It amazes me what people will put out in the ethers with no clue as to where it will go or who may see it. I will be happy share when the time is right and I know with whom I am sharing.
You should message me if
I am open to making new friends as well as meeting someone with whom I might become more intimate. I am a people person and enjoy stimulating conversation with all kinds of people, so even if it's not a love connection, we can meet for coffee and conversation - adiasmom@aol.com