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My self-summary
I am: Happy, intelligent, fun-loving, easily amused, a hugger,
a woman who wants my Diet Coke in the morning, happy sleeping out under the stars or beneath a duvet in a nice hotel, fond of puns, a giver of good advice, and learning more about myself every day.
What I’m doing with my life
Having fun! I retired from a career in local government, and am now teaching college part-time. I'm often on the go - traveling with friends and colleagues, meeting up with friends, attending lectures on interesting topics, wandering through craft shows - whatever strikes my fancy. And as my presence on this site indicates, I'm hoping to meet a man with whom I can enjoy some or all of those activities, who will be there as a friend, partner, and lover, and who will occasionally make me laugh so hard that "a tear runs down my leg".
I’m really good at
Having a good time in almost any circumstance, participating in whatever is going on, getting up/showered/dressed quickly (a young friend refers to me as "locked and loaded"), packing light, meeting new people (some call it talking to strangers), making others laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, my laugh (it can be a bit raucous), my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
... LOVE books! Non-fiction is my usual preference, particularly anything related to earth science or evolutionary biology. My favorite fiction is of the "small village in England and someone is dead" mystery genre. And thanks to a book club to which I belong, I've recently read - and enjoyed - novels I'd never have considered otherwise.

...Have recently started going to movies again, it had become a non-habit, rather than a dislike of them. I generally prefer to be entertained than instructed by films (excluding documentaries), and love to laugh. Unfortunately, I've been known to laugh during scenes that apparently aren't supposed to be funny. (You mean that chase scene was supposed to serious?!?!?!)

... Like live theatre but find it prohibitively expensive. Comedies and musicals would probably be my favorites when I do go.

... Enjoy most all types of music, especially that which makes me smile. Cowboy music is fun (Doo-Wah Riders, Riders in the Sky), Big-band and 40s music reminds me of good times with my parents, and Classical and A Capella music make me feel all warm and fuzzy. And if I can sing along, I will! I'm not a fan of rap, tho can't help tapping my toes/bobbing my head along much of the time.

... Am both adventurous and picky about food: My favorite cuisines are Mexican, Thai, & Chinese; I won't eat - but will cook with - tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions.
Six things I could never do without
Educational opportunities
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things I ought do & things I'd like to do; sometimes those are mutually inclusive, sometimes they're not. And I enjoy thinking about someone with whom to do those things...
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no "typical" for me. I might be out to dinner with friends, I might be camping, I might be curled up with a good book, or I might be at home sorting through piles of accumulated paperwork.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That would depend on the circumstances, and this circumstance isn't at all appropriate.
You should message me if
... You think we could have some interesting conversations in the short-term, and maybe some fun times together after getting to know one another!

If you have read this far, and are interested in messaging me, please understand that I will NOT provide my phone number or email address to anyone unless & until I am comfortable doing so. If you are serious about meeting good people on this site, you may well feel the same - and will certainly respect my boundaries. And if you haven't posted at least one photo of yourself, please do so before getting in touch. Thank you, and enjoy!!!
The two of us