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My self-summary
I love to learn new things. My newest venture is dancing (salsa, etc.) I love the spontaneity, passion, and expression it brings out in me and others. I plan to take tango lessons soon. I also love to see new places, whether traveling locally or long distances. I enjoy all forms of art, whether I'm participating or observing other artists. I love being around people and getting to know them. And yet, I still enjoy my alone time, too. Everything's a balance.

My dream is to someday retire and circumnavigate the globe. I feel like I've worked hard and it's time to play. Don't take this the wrong way, but I want to experience the sensual part of life. I don't mean that I'm a party girl, at all. Just that the world is filled with beautiful sights, sounds, and smells, and I want to seek those things out and really enjoy them fully.

I have a serious meditation practice. I feel it has truly added a great deal to my life and a depth I couldn't experience without it. I don't expect my partner to have the same practices. However, I wonder if a my S/O could understand me without having done some type of personal growth work of a sort.

I like all kinds of music (i.e. rock, classical, jazz, big band, etc.) My favorite is classic rock. My least favorite would be most rap and some country.

OK. That's it for now. If I think of anything else, I'll be back to add to this. : )
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it; working hard; making new friends...
I’m really good at
I'm good at finding things out and knowing just who would have the answer! I'm very curious about all sorts of stuff and about people. I can usually find out whatever intrigues me at that moment, no matter what. But, I won't go as far as WikiLeaks.
The first things people usually notice about me
I had to ask people, because I have no clue. I'm warm and unassuming. I can be a little formal at first, but not after I feel safe & know you're not Hannibal Lechter. Lately, people have been saying that they like my voice. I hope that's good. It's not like I sound like Marge Simpson's sister.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: I'm in my Indian Food phase. (Before that was raw food, sushi, southwestern, ...) Oh hell, I like'm all.
Music: Classic rock & Classical. (like most everything, but rap. not a big fan of the word "Ho", unless it's in a joke.)
Movies: I love spy movies. Bourne Trilogy, The American, ...
Books: Not a big fiction reader these days. I just started reading "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge, MD
Six things I could never do without
This is going to sound so cliche...My friends and family
my laptop
my meditation/spiritual practice
an outlet for creative expression
love and affection
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately, I'm thinking about whether I want to sell my business & retire early; or work the rest of my life and never retire; or join the circus or something in between. hmm.

Sometimes thinking about how to stay in the present moment without forgetting my To Do List & schedule.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends or I'm at home taking it easy because I had a busy week or I'm going to have a busy weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I watch shows about snipers & spies on the History Channel. (.. which is weird for a girl, I know.) I'm fascinated by people who can do something so difficult and be really really good at it.
You should message me if
I have to tell you... I don't answer emails immediately and I log on quite sporadically. That doesn't mean I'm not going to answer. Sometimes, I get on here just to peek and realize I don't have the time to reply to an email (because it's right before my bedtime.) But, don't let that discourage you. I just want to tell you upfront what to expect!

For the most part, people have been very nice, kind, polite, & humorous. I had one recent occasion where the individual became belligerent after my 2nd reply. My reply was friendly and polite and unprovoking. And even though I didn't take the anger personally (one never knows what personal suffering is happening for him)... still, as a woman, I find an angry, belligerent man to be very frightening. I have met people online that hadn't worked out and we became good friends, but the one frightening experience almost stop me from ever logging on again. My good friend, whom I've met online, encouraged me back here and said that a dating website is a mixed bag and to think of all the nice people I've met outweighing the risk of one dude who lost it. Lesson learned: Not everyone practices ahimsa.
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