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My self-summary
“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”

***If you don't have a profile picture that includes YOUR OWN face, please don't waste your time and mine messaging me. I don't have time for fakes and deception.***

museums, sunrises, random drives nowhere, people watching with a partner in crime, the sound of children laughing, adrenaline rushes, roller coasters, theme parks, thrill rides, kayaking, ice cream, sushi, fortune cookies, nature, sunsets, thunderstorms and hurricanes...
I am spontaneous, sarcastic, and empathic

#HockeyGirl, go Hawks!!

I love art, GOOD coffee and tea...not just dirty, but FILTHY vodka martinis with bleu cheese stuffed olives...I do stained glass, ceramics, make jewelry...I follow the phases of the moon, I believe that what you send out into the world comes back to you, negative or positive, so I'm careful in my thoughts and actions regarding others...I practice mindfulness, and consciously try to be fully present in any situation I find myself..I believe you can connect with someone mind, body and soul, and don't believe that should be taken lightly..I also believe that everyone that comes into your life does so for a reason, but so many people walk away from connections because they're thrown off when they connect with someone outside of their comfort zone, which is unfortunate, because comfort never elicits many missed opportunities .. .I love plants, I don't kill bugs...I love to argue, but not pointlessly...I dislike people that just give in...I'd rather have a heated conversation...
What I’m doing with my life
I'm living it...what more is there really to do with it? I have lived in several states as well as in another country in the last 20 years...I have been in retail, government, entertainment and life saving...I'm gonna stick with life saving for now...I've traveled all over Europe, and a good portion of the United States, but there are still tons of places I want to visit, and fortunately I have a schedule that accommodates taking off on whims..I love Boston and Martha's Vineyard, as well as Branson and ziplining...I spent several months in early 2011 recuperating from a near deadly motor vehicle accident( and I have a killer scar to prove it!). For the most part I'm as back to normal as I can possibly get, with yearly follow ups with all my docs to make sure things are ok. Being immobile for as long as I was wreaked havoc on my body, but I'm working on that...I've recently started CrossFit and absolutely love it, as well as switching to a predominately Paleo diet which has done wonders for my mood and energy. Not hardcore strict with it though, still have room for "fun" in there...
I’m really good at
avoiding posting what I'm really good at... :)
hmmm...I'm thinking that's not really the answer that OKCupid was after...I'm really good at connecting with people, and at spinning things to see the good, or the funny in a not so good or not so funny situation, which works out really well in my line of work...dealing with some of what we do, you HAVE to be able to laugh, or you'll just cry...I'd rather laugh...from what I've heard, I'm not too shabby of a nurse either...loving a job makes it easy... :)
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes and my smile...cliche I know, but true nonetheless...I've also been told that I have the voice of a 12 year old girl, which I'm not so sure about, but I DO sound sense of humor maybe, since it's a bit on the inappropriate side...I've also been told that I have an "intense" personality, which probably has a lot to do with the life I've led up until now and is part of makes me good at what I do for a living. I suppose people can either take it or leave it, it's just who I am. I'll take intense over a boring, predictable stick in the mud in a heartbeat...never a dull moment for sure...I like PDA's, holding hands, kissing and touching...I'm honest and loyal almost to a fault... I have a busy schedule with work and my children, but I'd be willing to share my rare free time with the right person...also, I listed my body type as curvy...that's what I am...I have meat on my bones and I'm ok with it... so if you're looking for a stick girl, sorry, but I'm not your girl...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oscar Wilde
The Bell Jar
Emily Dickinson
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Essential Rumi
Drawing Down the Moon
Jane Austen
The Devils Snare
The Lorax
The Giving Tree, and about anything else by Shel Silverstein
Cooling the Flames of Anger
Creating True Peace
the Art of Happiness, his holiness the Dalai Lama
The Last Child in the Woods
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
anything by Nora Roberts or Anne Rice
Stephen King
Edgar Allen Poe
Missing Microbes

Television shows...that kind of comes and goes in spurts...I DVR a lot, including South Park just because it's nice to have something ridiculous to laugh at when I'm unwinding from work. I usually watch The Daily Show and Colbert Report, I also like Mad Men, Always Sunny, Shameless, Orange is the New Black, American Horror Story, Resurrection, Black Box, The Walking Dead/Talking Dead

Movies:Too many to list..., not so much into the chick flicks but every once in a while a nice bottle of wine, a box of tissues and a fuzzy blanket on the couch with a chick flick is a good night at home...I like Fantasy, anything with whimsy and a lack of yeah, I'm ok with LOTR and the Harry Potter series..

Music: way too much to list... :)

I'm also one of those odd older chicks that actually likes playing video games. Not obsessively, but games are a good distraction when I've had a bad day at the hospital. I'm also a fount of useless information, so if you're into bar trivia, I'm your girl.

Food: Sushi, Thai, German food, REAL Italian (NOT Olive Garden!) to cook and took several cooking tours when I lived in Europe...I prefer to buy my produce at the farmers markets than the grocery store, and stuff from the store is usually organic, depending on the "dirty dozen and clean 13" if you get that reference...
Six things I could never do without
My Family(including my four legged child, Elphie)
My friends
Books, from educational to nonsense...I am one of those people that still just reads the cereal box if it's left on the table because I'm just constantly reading...
Nature, in all forms...
Physical and emotional intimacy...I can't stand people that employ emotional blackmail with their partners...
Conversation (usually intelligent, sometimes not, when that's the mood and general consensus)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why we make the decisions we do...
why some people learn from their decisions and some people are destined to make the same mistakes over and over again...
what forces are in play directing all of these poor decisions and lack of learning... :)
On a typical Friday night I am
I have no typical Fridays, sometimes I'm at work, sometimes I'm out...sometimes at home recharging from a busy week at the hospital. After coming so close to dying though, the one thing I have realized is that quality time and the ability to make memories is nothing to squander...I have no time for lies, manipulation or emotional head games. If you're not at a place mentally or emotionally to be involved and present with me, please save us both a lot of time and mental energy and just pass me by...
You should message me if
you can spell, have some basic grasp of proper grammar, you don't call girls "hun", you're NOT 30 years old and living at home with no way to support don't have "just seeing what's out there" listed anywhere on your have a car, a job, a non prepaid cell phone, are not looking for someone to "pass the time" with till something better comes along or looking for a texting buddy with no desire to ever meet in person or are prone to making excuses constantly as to why "it's just not convenient right now" or other such warning flag nonsense... have some motivation and drive to want to achieve goals in life and be a productive member of're not looking for a random or recurring sex hook up...which pretty much leaves half of OK Cupid out, but I still have hope... :)
The two of us