48 Medford, United States
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My self-summary
I'm not a A lister so I can't see if you like me! Send a message instead. If you are a long distance from where I live or regularly travel, I'm not likely to respond.

I'm interested in meeting new friends, dating, and eventually a LRT. I travel for work and my location updates based on where I am staying. I'm looking for both friends and maybe a lover. I live in Southern Oregon where i grew up - returning after 20 years of living in Portland and the East coast. I miss having strong queer culture and would welcome more queer identified progressive friends of all ages and interests. I travel to Portland every 5-6 weeks and Roseburg monthly for work. I travel to Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO. My besties recently moved to Eugene so I expect I'll be visiting there too! Not interested in long distance relationship from other cities.

I'm a femme, PhD educated, employed, and physically and mentally healthy. I am fit. For a lover, I do require someone with similar offerings in the financial, physical and mental health stability areas. I also can't be partnered with a smoker as I respond negatively to cigarette smoke (migraine trigger).

I do like and enjoy the company of men and I am not into hanging out with women who are either man haters or are "bi for a guy" types or curious women (non-virgins only, please)....I am not interested in polyamory.

I am liberal, conservation/environmental leaning, non-smoking (again), local food supporting, dark chocolate, coffee drinking, non-addictive type but drink occasionally, omnivore, enjoy a good belly laugh, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
I am training for a 14K summit - if you hike or belay (and trust a beginner/willing to teach) - lets train! I also enjoy yoga and regular fitness activities.

I go to the movies almost every week. I like all types of movies. I enjoy live music. I've taken a few West Coast Swing dance lessons but need a lot more work!

I abondon pursuit of my doctoral dissertation after attaining ABD status and completing all the research - foolish but I lost interest. I continue to take college courses - currently physical science.

I've been riding motorcycle (long rides of several hundred to a couple thousand miles over a long weekend or week) and creating other mayhem.

I'm working for my mortgage and paying off my student loans but I do enjoy my job, the work, and the people (fortunately) - yet still I work to live and have good work/life balance.

I would like to garden more and try to keep up with the yard - but I don't really enjoy the grass part (one day I will convert it to all edible to the dismay of my neighbors). I have a classic car under restoration that is fun to cruise in shows. I enjoy all the seasons and company of friends pool or fireside! I also don't mind time by myself. I'm also training a young dog (or she is training me).
I’m really good at
Self awareness and the value of kindness. Communication and negotiating needs. Getting ready in a hurry and still looking fabulous! I'm faster than many men or butches. I"m femme on the outside, tomboy on the inside - grew up on a farm and know how to use power tools (besides the Hitachi). I eat meat and yes, I know where it comes from! I've raised it myself! I am at a loss for being verbose at this moment although everytime I come to the site it encourages me to add words - I'm not sure to what end!

I enjoy the outdoors but prefer a hotel as I mature!
The first things people usually notice about me
My shoes - lots of Fluevog wingtips (because I like retro style) and novelty socks! I'm trying to score a 500 (now 1000) word profile so I can feel more "complete"! How does being boring and wordy make one more "complete" anyway!?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I own several televisions but I do not subscribe to cable or satellite television services. From My Facebook Profile (which I clearly haven't updated): TV Shows: I only have Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu - Law & Order, Shameless, Westworld, SNL, etc. Music: reggae, bluegrass, classic rock, 80s, and others. Books - I do enjoy some hot vampire erotica, crime suspense/thriller type books, some horror (thriller style). I read more than watch tv. I love good food (support your local CSA). I am a member of a few local wineries, but I'm not a wine snob - I just know what I like - mostly reds and sweet whites. And more recently - whiskey. I also think beer should be opaque but will sometimes drink something light but not often! I eat meat and yes, I know where it comes from, I grew up on a farm and buy local meat only. I loathe Monsanto and factory farms. When the temperature reaches 100+, I like to take the day off and float the river. I don't work most of December and as I don't observe religious holidays, I often find myself traveling.
The six things I could never do without
Quiet time to meditate, moisturizer with sunscreen, dental floss, and my papillon & Rhodesian ridgeback dogs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my naval and figuring out how many words does it take to be complete?! How many licks does it take? Why do results vary and what happens if I try it at home?! I think about eating sashimi at least 5 times a week and often eat it at least twice a week. But, I do know that most fish is not sustainable and it guilts me - not enough to stop eating it yet. I would like to find new interests or hobbies - kayaking and fly fishing are on the short list.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing with friends or walking the dog. A good whiskey or vodka based cocktail or bold red wine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Shhhh it's not private if I tell.
You should message me if
You've been naughty but you're nice! You generally have good grammar (lack of spell check is okay), don't use made up words (except in texting), and know the difference between your and you're or there, their, and they're! No, I'm not the grammar police - it's just a pet peeve!