SVSocrates
50 Menlo Park, United States
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My self-summary
Me, in a paragraph? Tough job, but here's a mash-up:

I read the NY Times but also peruse The Onion; I listen to NPR in one minute and switch to a country station to sing along in the next; I have no compunction about dropping a word like "compunction" in conversation if it's appropriate on the one hand, but use the expression "No way, dude" all too often on the other. Get the picture?

*This is where a super-smooth segue should go, but I got nuthin'!*

I am also family-oriented and care a lot about the people in my life.

Hmm...What else? I'm trying to live my life in a way that leaves each person I meet a little better off for having known me.
What I’m doing with my life
Working hard and trying to "make it happen." I own and operate a small education services business and I love what I do. I wear many "hats" at work, including owner/marketer, manager, and tutor/mentor (sometimes one may fit more comfortably than another - more on that later). Working with students keeps me young and hip (at least, that's what I tell myself) and trying to grow the business challenges me every day.
I’m really good at
Expressing myself. I have been told that I have "good command of language."

Putting myself in someone else's shoes before I react and having insight into why people may act the way that they do in a situation.

Shattering people's stereotypes about what it means to be on the north side of 40.

Making people laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
That whole "command of language" thing I mentioned above seems to be a biggie, I'm told. It's also been said that I am warm and gregarious and very good at making people feel welcome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" - David Sedaris. "Mindsight" - Daniel Siegel, MD. "A General Theory of Love" - Lewis, Amini and Lannon, MDs.

A Smattering of Movies: Inception, Garden State, Aliens, The Departed, Talladega Nights, Hi-Fidelity . . . the list is endless!

Music: I like a little bit of everything, except rap and speed
metal. I even like country, just not the twangy, redneck-patriotic,
we'll put a boot-in-your-ass kind. I am also disturbingly addicted to karaoke. =)

Food: I'm largely an "equal opportunity consumer" - pizza, pasta, real Southern-bbq, hamburgers, Thai, Indian, Chinese . . . Bring. It. On. I also like "fine dining" (one of my good friends is a professional chef).
The six things I could never do without
(In no particular order):

Friends.
Sleep.
Emotional Intelligence.
Sunshine.
Laughter.
Witty reparteé.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
(In no particular order):

- Ways to grow my business.
- Ways to create a sense of "community."
- My "future" life when I will learn to play the guitar and become a great salsa dancer. ;-)
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There is a somewhat soft spot in my heart for kitschy British pop music. There, I said it. Happy now?! So embarrassing.
You should message me if
. . . the words "kind-hearted intellectual" describe you and you are able to laugh at life's absurdities.

I tend to be attracted to women that manage to seamlessly blend being a "girly girl," with being down to earth and having a good sense of humor.

I also value being with someone that is active and devoted to developing some common interests. We don't have to like ALL the same things, but part of a relationship is being open to bringing a few new things into each other's worlds!

Lots of people talk about loving to travel, and that's great, but honestly, I am WAAAAY more impressed by someone that has journeyed inward and gotten to know herself well.

Any of this sound like you? Well, what are you waiting for? Drop me a line!
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