-Sense of humor: I write humor and perform comedy. I use humor in everyday life to reduce stress at work, relax uptight people, and to make conversation interesting -- but mostly to get laughs.
-Kind: I practice both random and routine acts of kindness.
-Faithful: I was 100% loyal through 20 years of marriage.
-Open-minded: I never close.
-Intellectual: lots of college, Spanish immersion school in Mexico and Costa Rica, always reading. I want to keep learning until I die.
-Easy-going: Small stuff? No sweat! And 99.2% of it is small stuff.
-Trustworthy: You'll have to trust me on this one.
-Active/healthy: I love outdoor stuff, especially with a partner. Sports that require coordination? I watch, and spend a lot of energy cheering. At puzzles and games, tho, I kick butt. Bridge is my main game. I love to compete at the highest level.
-Good listener: I'm sorry, what? Really tho, listening means learning something new. Fun, fun, fun!
-Financially secure: I have money, time, and a wanderlust. Let's go places!
-Tall, thin, hard-bodied? OOPS! No. And here I was doing so well. I'm cute, tho.
-Honest: I don't make this stuff up.
I love to listen to live music, all kinds, and sing. I often break into song in normal conversation, but have learned to control this when necessary.
I want to share laughs, travel, good food, music and arts, outdoor fun and quiet times with a sharp-minded, affectionate, kind, happy woman.
I am retired from various professions: librarian, technical writer, editor, stand-up comic.
I play and teach bridge and teach chess in elementary schools. I have writing projects (mostly humor), and my latest one looks like it may get published! The joy is in the writing. And performing.
I walk/hike in the Metroparks or wherever every day.
singing, sight-reading, harmonizing
playing bridge and Scrabble,
Easing interpersonal tension, treating others kindly
Movies: City Lights, Casablanca, The Man Who Would Be King, The Court Jester, The Red Violin, The Commitments, Little Big Man, My Name is Khan, Heat;
TV: Jeopardy!, NFL;
Music: a capella, jazz, classical, R&B, classic R&R, blues, gospel, folk, most others;
Food: Soup, Thai, Mexican, Greek, Italian, Chicken paprikas, rhubarb pie, home cooking (mine & yours)
I could do without coffee, but I might go through serious withdrawal
my next love
you love to laugh
you enjoy various kinds of music, especially live
you enjoy non-luxury travel and have some time for it
you have compassion but don't take life too seriously
you are kind and affectionate