I tend to be attracted to introverts, but to be honest, that has created some challenges in my relationships. I can be just getting geared up in the evening when they're wanting to wind down.
I have several close friends, including former boyfriends.
I love to cook and feed people - and make mealtime special. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my boyfriend enjoy eating something I've made. What can I say, I'm Italian.
In fact, I'm an Italian citizen - I have dual citizenship - and one of my greatest accomplishments is having tracked down relatives in Italy and Sicily that we had lost contact with for a long time.
I'm very close to my family, and still haven't given up on the possibility of adopting children. I want to make lasagna for a house full of people! In the meantime, I'm considering housing and feeding students who are studying abroad. I would love that.
I call my mom in Ohio (that's where I grew up) when I am cooking so that she can walk me through her way of making things. My dad died about 5 years ago.
I love to travel, and I'm also a homebody.
I have ADD, which makes me easily distractible, but also energetic, smart and a lot of fun.
I like being active - playing sports and spending time outdoors. I love Walden Pond and the beach.
I'm a musical theater fan. Saw Next to Normal three times and cried through it each time.
Relationships and meaningful work - along with exercise, yoga, healthy food, an optimistic attitude, a sense of humor and a good night's sleep - are the ingredients for a happy life, and those are my priorities.
Look forward to hearing from you!
I am outgoing, enthusiastic, and fun
Yoga, swimming, Walden Pond, traveling, movies, trips to Rehoboth Beach, cooking, board games, cards, theater, genealogy, time with family and friends, Words with Friends, pinochle and bridge
I love what I do for work. Most of it relates to education and psychology. Mainly I work with schools to make them better places for LGBTQ students. I've also taught college courses in psychology and advised students for several years.
I went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, for undergrad - then University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) for graduate school - and Harvard Grad School of Education after that.
Books: Maurice, Howards End, Pride and Prejudice, Frog and Toad
Movies: Ordinary People, Norma Rae, All About My Mother, Harold and Maude, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Once, His Secret Life, Undertow
Music: Nina Simone, Rickie Lee Jones, Barbara Cook, Bruce Springsteen, Red Molly, Sam Smith, musical theater
Food: Italian, Seafood and anything ethnic, Life Alive
Cafes: Three Little Figs, 1369