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My self-summary
Wow - I keep adding disclaimers, and no one bothers to read them. Let's make this simple - no religion, no long-distance relationships, and no monogamy.

I am not interested in hearing from anyone who mentions their religion as an important part of their life. When I say I am atheist and laughing about it, it is because I think religion is silly.

When I say I am looking for someone 'near me' that means a reasonable distance to meet for a date. A six hour drive is not 'near me'. If you live more than 200 miles away, the most we can be is internet friends. So don't bother messaging me that you think I am your dream girl if you live in Iowa.

OK Cupid doesn't have bold or highlight in the profile text, so I will make this as clear as I can. I am not interested in being anyone's "life partner", "true love", or "soul mate". I am polyamorous, and have an established relationship that I am committed to. My reason for being on OKC is to find another person to share those aspects of my life that he doesn't enjoy. I sincerely believe that no one can be the perfect match to someone else. Having multiple 'partners' allows you to enrich your life without feeling restricted by what your 'spouse' likes to do.

Additionally, for those too lazy to read my entire profile. Do not bother sending me a message if you are not willing to use proper punctuation and grammar. (For example, I got a message from someone who couldn't exert the effort to capitalize a single character. And he used the first person pronoun twice. Really? Because I learned to capitalize "I" in elementary school. Simply put - if you can't compose a sentence above the level of a third grade student, don't waste my time. In addition, this person had absolutely nothing on their profile - no photo, no summary, and no details. Our 'friend' rating was 60%. Yet they wrote "hi,i think i would like to talk to you." Giving me no reason to want to talk to them.)

And now my actual profile -


Life is how you take it - and I take it on two wheels. I am into motorcycles - I ride a Moto Guzzi, travel out of state when possible to find fun roads, and teach the Motorcycle Safety Course.

At the other end of the spectrum, my other hobby is knitting. Boring? No way - I find new and interesting ways to combine yarn, needles, and space. I have knit vases, rugs, and jewelry. It's not all baby booties and mittens. I also work glass, paint, and do calligraphy.

And since everyone likes making lists of their attributes - atheist, liberal, and hedonistic.
What I’m doing with my life
Looking at my calendar to find the time to paint every room in my house. Really. I have fifteen gallons of paint sitting in the basement, waiting for a free weekend. I haven't had one in a while, so it has become a 'life goal'.

Trying to get my flowerbeds to grow more than weeds. Why don't plants do what you tell them?

My job? If I told you, you would fall asleep. It isn't my 'life' it is my job. You aren't going to sit by my desk all day, so what do you care?
I’m really good at
Cooking. Because I like to eat. And a dear friend once said "Don't get fat on things you don't like."


Arguing. In both the positive and negative sense of the word.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short. Five foot nothing. I can't change it, so get used to it. I've heard every joke, so don't bother.

The second thing people notice - I don't conform to the assumption that people make based on my appearance. I'm middle-aged, middle-classed, and mid-western. And I have done more things than any ten people you can stop on the street.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: Indian, Thai, Mexican... okay, it is easier to exclude what I won't eat - beef liver and lima beans. Everything else is fair game. (And I mean 'game'. I've eaten sushi, rabbit, squirrel, venison, and groundhog.)

Books: 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues', anything by Stephen King, the Janet Evanovich number series, mysteries, various non-fiction (usually memoirs - I like to hear how other people live - Augusten Burroughs is my hero).

Movies: Anything with Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, James Stewart, Katherine Hepburn, or George Clooney. (Yeah - I have a weakness for George. Get over that too.) While I enjoy modern films, the classics still appeal. Nothing pulls me out of a bad mood like 'Arsenic and Old Lace' or 'Harvey'. OK, if I have to name a movie made in color I would choose 'A Fish Called Wanda'.

TV: Firefly, ER, CSI, Law and Order, Sopranos, Big Love, L Word. I find most sitcoms to be moronic. My comedy tastes run to Monty Python, Rita Rudner, and Steven Wright. Deceptively simple, but layered with meaning.

Music: David Bowie, Jethro Tull, Enya, Denise LaSalle, Michael Feinstein - notice a trend? Lyrics mean more than the bass line.

Radio: NPR
The six things I could never do without
Motorcycle; Internet access; Lime pickle; Chocolate; Knitting; Sarcasm
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fairness and justice on every scale.

What I should be doing next.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have a 'typical' night. I am usually traveling out of town, prepping to teach a class on Saturday, or relaxing from my week. My schedule is a crap shoot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm body shy. I am not happy with my appearance. How the heck did this middle-aged woman take over my body? Why is my mother looking back at me in the mirror?
You should message me if
You have a mind. (I want to learn everything I can, and pass it on. I have been an English horseback riding instructor, taught knitting at several levels, and currently teach MSF. Taking an interest in the world around you is a very attractive attribute.)

Also, know how to use the 'shift' key on your computer. I will not reply in a positive manner to any message that looks like;
i <3 u plz rite 2 me