Stargate1951
65 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I grew up on the island of Alameda -- best weather in the Bay Area! Living and teaching in Oakland now, and looking forward to retirement in a few years. In the meanwhile, have been enjoying summer with friends old and new. Have realized that age really is just a number -- still enjoying all the good things life has to offer.
What I’m doing with my life
Wrapping up a delightful summer of surprises, dinners, and laughter. Still time to spend some of it with you!
Using some of my time foolishly / wisely, watching silly stuff like this:
http://www.wimp.com/ofortuna/
I’m really good at
Stargazing, people watching (same thing?), and teaching middle schoolers. Seeing the amusing core of most situations, even challenging ones.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't look like I'm in my sixties! (Well, maybe that is the first thing I notice about myself in the mirror. What anybody else notices, you'd have to ask them. Dark curly hair? Big smile? Quien sabe?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Just about any science fiction. Murder mysteries if they are well done. And I've just rediscovered the Spoon River Anthology. Here are a few lines from "Russian Sonia:"

I, BORN in Weimar
Of a mother who was French
And German father, a most learned professor,
Became a dancer, known as Russian Sonia,
All up and down the boulevards of Paris...
This oak tree near me is the favorite haunt
Of blue jays chattering, chattering all the day.
And why not? for my very dust is laughing
For thinking of the humorous thing called life.

I like most movies, except for slasher films.
My favorite TV shows include Monk, Castle, and some oldies like MASH. I never outgrew the Muppets.
I like many kinds of music, especially old rock, jazz and blues.
Food: I enjoy it. These days some of the spicier dishes no longer enjoy me!
The six things I could never do without
The internet
Macadamias (see also the Private question)
My little Civic
My garden
Friends
Something to keep my hands busy, like crochet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The coming election, and what I can do to help. Whether we can still make enough of a difference.
What life will be like when our kids are the age we are now.
That's when I feel like worrying. When I feel like enjoying, I think about going to an art gallery, or what to plant in my garden.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with buddies at a movie, or playing cards, or crocheting at home and watching TV.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
...is my addiction to macadamia nuts. Anything more private will stay that way for now.
You should message me if
You are intent on enjoying what life has to offer.
You like to laugh.
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