Following are the ones I've received so far. Keep in mind: I did NOT write these. But at least you'll get an idea of the great, funny friends I surround myself with. And this is nothing yet...my brother and boys and all "my" teenagers (so obviously I adore kids) are working on the assignment as well!
--“Ok gentlemen, its been a while and I'm new to this, but here goes.
If you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain....enjoy being outdoors and having fun, let's talk.
I'm not a prissy girl. I love gardening and getting dirty but enjoy getting dressed up.
I'm self sufficient, but enjoy being pampered.
I'm easy going, but not a pushover.
I'm strong and independent, yet looking for someone that "cares about me.".
I'm looking for the simple things in life. Fun, laughter, compassion, friendship and romance.
Great conversation, a glass of wine, a couple of dances and a walk on the beach, sailing, camping. Your pick.”
--“Love to be outdoors, dancing and socially engaging. At this time however, it has been a while so I am not interested in the long drawn out romantic relationships. I want to meet, get it on, break a sweat and move on. Call me when you feel energetic.”
--"If you're generous, good-hearted and good-lookin' (inside or out, you choose), sit up and take notice, or your resurrected or reincarnate self will have regrets: phenomenal phemale personality (green thumb, great smile, glinting eyes) seeks quality male (has thumbs, teeth, eyes, maybe more) for chuckles, Chinese and championships. Alliterative ability optional but appreciated."
--“I love the outdoors, I'm funny and fun and romantic, but I'm nobody's fool, so spare me your crap. And your baggage. I have two kids but am not necessarily going to be interested in yours.
P.S. I'm no gold-digger, but it won't hurt if your wallet is well endowed. Everything else is negotiable.”
--“Looking for someone to share the love of adventure in many areas of life. Love to be outdoors and love to be around "good" people. Must be trustworthy and honest, no games please. Looking for companionship and a good sense of humor . Do you fit the bill?”
Oh, did I say "cooking?" That seems to be a big attraction at my house...I cook, don't eat, but everyone else seems to love it.
--Fancy clothes and jewelry and similar things that some people think they need to be content.
--What are some of the things that you have put up with that you don't miss?
Lies and dishonesty
Expectations of what you think your life has to look like. You are flexible and are in many ways embracing the unknown adventure that your life is becoming.
APRIL 2011: What a great time I had in the Bahamas a few weeks ago with six teenagers (albeit, a bit exhausting)! They sure do have a lot of energy, but I'd go back in a heartbeat! Next!!!