70 Albuquerque, United States
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My self-summary
Bright, humorous, fun spirited, sophisticated in my thinking, but down to earth in my actions, looking for adventures small and large. I feel comfortable most places, even Russia, where I didn't speak the language. Inquisitive, physically fit, debt free. Learning, and growing are important life long processes. Usually open minded, a good friend, thoughtful listener, and have been told that I'm easy to talk with.
What I’m doing with my life
At this point in life, I am thinking BIG, and want to explore all possibilities, whether big or small. An example of a BIG ADVENTURE would be renting a villa with someone--of course, sharing the costs--in Southern France. Also am seriously contemplating a solo journey to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Small adventures are usually lovely, unplanned surprises, and can be just as rewarding, or more rewarding than planned.

In addition, I'm taking an eight week meditation course through UNM. It's very helpful.
I’m really good at
Meeting new people, talking with them on a wide range of subjects, keeping confidences, and promises, never bs--ing people, and never playing games.

Feeling confident in a foreign country, trying new things like food. Though I don't bungee jump, a degree of fearlessness, and a sense of adventure are important. I am good at managing money. I can fix a washing machine, at least once, and finally, usually I can walk and chew gum.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, my youthful appearance, my energy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Usually nonfiction. Having grown up on the Mississippi river, I'm reading Mark Twain's autobiography, comparing it to his biography, "Inventing Mark Twain." Still enjoy reading Russian fictions writers. Movies such as Arco, foreign films, documentaries, NPR, small doses of CNN. At home, within moderation, I follow a somewhat healthy diet, but enjoy splurging on Thai, Cuban, French, German, and or Mid-eastern food when out. Chocolate is definitely one of the food groups.
The six things I could never do without
This is not easy. In no special order.

Beauty in nature
Art museums
Warm companionship.
Good conversation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mundane projects: a deck to paint as well as a downstairs room. Maintaining a house is constant. I enjoy this task for the most part. Who would have thought I could fix a washing machine? Not me. But motivation and curiosity drove me, and luck. Do I change oil etc.? No! Could I fit under a car? Yes.

Like everyone else, I think about what's happening in congress.

As world shrinks, friction from rubbing shoulders with others with different ideas is inevitable, and demands the skills of patience, courtesy, and the ability to restructure former ideas, which without an open and inquiring mind, is hard to do.

I wonder what really happened behind closed doors in history, and what are the inaccuracies.
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends. I could be doing many different things. I like to sit on covered patio, prop up pillows, and gently swing, perhaps with a glass of wine, and if I'm lucky, share the comfortable silence with a friend, and listen to the rain. Sometimes, while it's still light, I walk in foothills, and sit on a boulder. When it gets dark PBS, or a good book are good possibilities.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Off hand can't think of anything. I don't have many secrets. I'm an open, direct, and extremely honest person. Disclosure is not hard. Just ask.

I enjoy intimacy.
You should message me if
These qualities are important to me in a date: energy, a sense of fun, a good sense of humor, and a lively mind with an abundance of curiosity. I like gentle teasing. You can probably pull my leg, and get away with it some of the time, if I can pull yours.