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My self-summary
I am about friendship and laughter and sharing a journey of adventure and discovery. . .

Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I think I'm a pretty interesting person--but I'm not an author, so it may not come across well in this blurb.

I am an emergency manager/disaster contingency planner. I do federal assistance program administration/ facilitation after Presidential Declarations (like Katrina, like Loma Prieta, like Northridge, etc.) I am also a perpetual student currently learning animal behaviorism with an emphasis on dogs. Got two girl-doggers and one boy dog of my own; all rescues; all unique individuals with their own issues. And a bunch of pack friends who come to visit and have sleep overs. Check us out sometime at one of the local off leash dog parks :-)

I grew up in southern California--yes, my 'accent' is 'southern'! Have been in the mid-Atlantic since late 2009 where I am exploring historic sites, learning landscaping east coast style, and just going slowly.

The same applies to friendships--slow with no time limit. I enjoy learning--about people, about your hobbies, about your life and life's dreams.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it one day at a time.
I’m really good at
being myself.
The first things people usually notice about me
depend on their perspective and agenda. I believe anyone has the potential to be a friend; that everyone can be friendly; and that a true friend is 'forever'.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like to read--to find out how to do things and for escapism. Recreational reading for me may be anything, but I have old stand-by favorites such as science fiction and fantasy fiction. I also like going to the dentist's office so I can read back issues of Readers' Digest.

Movies were better when screen writers cared more about character development, interaction, and plot. Sure, some of the new special effects are pretty amazing--but nothing takes the place of MY imagination. A movie that totally enthralls and absorbs my attention is, in my opinion, a good one.

Shows? Musicals, live theater, street performers, high school, college and other amateur productions--it can all be good--or it can be abysmal. The experience (for me) is always good regardless of the quality of the show. And with compatible company, anything can be fun and worthwhile.

Music! Love it. With or without lyrics :-) As long as there is a discernable melody. I can do without noise for the sake of my eardrums.

Lastly--food. I often joke that I'll try to eat almost anything as long as it is already dead.... I DID try live fish (in Alaska--in a native village on a feast day) and I have tried live insects at a naturists' exhibition. Can't stop their little screaming voices in my head, "Oh noooooo.......!" Seriously, beyond mere sustenance, food can be a lot of fun to experiment with; to explore; to discover; and to investigate. (There's a market in Springfield, VA--used to be called Mercado Grande. I swear, it's a like a food museum....!)
Six things I could never do without
1. good friends
2. good books
3. good music
4. good ideas
5. good food
6. good memories
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
humming Sam Cooke to myself. My mother used to say that "Life is not a continuous Friday night date." I've always wondered why not?! (Yes, I know the song is "Another SATURDAY Night". Poetic license.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Is this an oxymoron?
You should message me if
you have nothing better to do. Or if you are interested in making friends. Getting to know new people/try new things. Setting up a dogs' play date. 2 for 1 dinner coupon?!
The two of us