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My self-summary
Just for fun, if you can guess the mascot of my undergrad alma mater, I'll buy you a drink. ;) I'm a well-educated professional. I appreciate my time alone and peace & quiet. I like to learn, engage in creative activities & enjoy the arts. I'm optimistic, trustworthy, thoughtful, confident, rebellious, & vain. I'm NOT high maintenance. I'm soft and healthy and PEAR-shaped. I'm easily amused. I have a passionate, sensitive soul & an analytical mind. I try to take people at face-value and live in the moment. I prefer cool weather and mountains, but I grew up in the desert of TX and have lived all over the state. I swear WAY too much. My work now and being a parent are challenging and very rewarding. Love my kids (& all kids) and am affectionate and honest but not overly lenient or materialistic with them. I really like smarties but have no desire to try to "keep up" verbally even though I can grasp anything thrown at me (bet). I'm an INFJ. I know who I am and what I want.

I am smart, sensitive, and a wise-ass.

I will be looking at your pics before contacting you so you might want to do the same. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Firstly, I like to eat, drink and be merry whenever I can.
I am working, parenting, experiencing being single for a few years after a long (unfulfilling) marriage. I have a lot of fun, but look forward to finding a special person who wants a REAL relationship. Turns out chemistry is more important than I realized.... Do you find that to be the case too?
Professionally I'm comfortable with where I am. I'm not as ambitious as I used to be, which is good. I've learned my time is much more valuable than my salary (even if you factor in my benefits!).
I’m really good at
Finding humor in just about anything, teasing, being a good sport about being teased, laughing hard and loud at witty remarks (or being just plain silly).
Solving problems.
Being frugal.
Showing I care.
Being open-minded.
The first things people usually notice about me
I L I S T E N.

I'm warm and approachable and trustworthy. I have pretty eyes, they say. And I am markedly pear-shaped, duh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lately I've enjoyed visiting a local pub and working my way through their wall of interesting drafts. I have also been visiting Memphis and LOVE the river, the sights, and that blend of blues, beer, and food! Looking forward to doing the same in New York. I love beer and food and seek out the best any chance I get.

I read at least every night, usually Dean Koontz or some other suspense/horror author. The "The Girl..." series by Larsson was the best I've read in a long, long time. I love reading.

I love creepy books but not scary/horror movies. I really enjoy off-the-wall films. Enjoy Pixar too. I just don't care for the adolescent-locker-room humor. Or Cinderella stories (big eye roll). Faves include Inception, Groundhog Day, Memento, Color Purple, I Am Legend, 91/2 Weeks, Contact, Red October, Erin Brachovich, Memento, The Green Mile, Little Miss Sunshine, Aviator, . . . etc.

I LOVE all kinds of music. I've come to realize how important music is in communication in my relationships. If you get to know me, you'll understand what I mean. And if you don't think that "The Best of Sade" is the sexiest music ever then I just don't know what to tell you. I'm fine with listening to the radio, but I'm up for new tunes whenever. My tastes vary from the Black-eyed Peas to SRV to Debussy to Miranda to Govi to White Stripes to Foreigner to Duffy to Santana to Rachmaninov to Van Halen to Daft Punk to Ravel to Keith Urban to Rhianna to Eric Church to Steve Vai to RHCP to Cold Play ..... just turn it up. I fantasize about finding someone who can just chill and listen to music with me all day . . .

Food? I love sushi and steak and can make excellent versions of both. And more. And I enjoy almost all other stuff too - Greek, soul, Italian, burgers, Indian, bistro, Memento, homestyle, etc. Not a big fan of seafood (seems weird if I love sushi, I know) but I'm trying to develop an affinity. I love a good dive regardless of the type of food. I am absolutely passionate about food and cooking. I can cook very well -- I just wish I could do it full-time! LOL Lately I have been eating low-carb and I LIKE IT!

I love my dog. She's a big one and supremely mellow. One of the best decisions of my life was rescuing her. Just rescued another dog (small, though, but still chill) for my daughter and he's pretty awesome so far.

Ever see New Adventures of Old Christine?? Bonus! Switched at Birth and Bates Motel. Restaurant Impossible. Deadliest Catch. Dog Whisperer. Hoarders. My fave TV these days is Food Network, Discovery Channel and NatGeo. Memento. Lately I've been watching food shows almost exclusively. I heart Robert Irvine, Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri.
Six things I could never do without
My family.
My very good brain.
Things that smell wonderful.
Air conditioning or cool weather.
Wildflowers and sunsets and starlight (hush, I know it's cliche)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My kids. The mountains. The pain and beauty of others' (and my own) experience and how it shapes us.

Finding shelter . . .
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with the kids, taking them places, cooking at home, going on a date, hopefully having drinks with my buddies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do love country music, yet I can rap . . .
Smarts and humor are my biggest turn-ons, not money or looks. It's just unpredictable who will flip my switch.

Don't judge, please . . . .
You should message me if
You are smart and funny and finding a like mind sounds exciting to you. If you are interested in more than OKCupid one-liners and chit-chat. :) Please don't write me with just a "hi" or "how are you." If you spend your time writing me, please make it WORTH IT.

Catfish beware -- I can sense you a mile away. And please don't add me to your list of booty calls, ok?

PLEASE DON'T contact me if you are married or under 30 or looking for a high-maint Barbie. We would NOT be on the same page. Please. Don't. Watch -- now my Inbox will grow cobwebs LOL!
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