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My self-summary
I hate trying to describe myself. Its very hard to do. I like bright colors. My living room is apple green. I like abstract art, but I think old buildings are amazing. I have a degree in Art History, so I'm good at Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit (do people still play that?), but I work in IT. I'm probably not as much of a complicated person as I'm trying to make you think. I have a tendency to speak my mind, and sometimes I put my foot in my mouth because of it.

I am shy, independent, and creative.

I'm looking for a man who's equally independent, and financially secure with an eye toward retirement. He should see the benefit of companionship but still have his own life. I'm not interested in someone who's far away. I'm settled where I am, and don't intend to relocate, and I don't have any interest in carrying on a long distance relationship. If you're half-way across the country, I can't hold you at night.

I'm also not interested in anyone who can't hold up their obligations. If we make a date, either keep it or cancel. I'm a big girl, I can handle the rejection. Don't just leave me hanging. You don't like when it happens to you, so have a little courtesy. Don't be a coward.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the financial field, in information technology. It pays the bills. I'm lucky, in these trying economic times, to have a good job, in a good field, that hopefully won't be going away. I probably shouldn't write that, for fear of the unmentionable happening. I'd like to have more time to devote to my hobbies, but wouldn't everyone? I guess I should mention what my hobbies are. I'm a fiber artist - I work with fiber in many ways. I am a weaver, and a spinner, and a knitter. I have the luxury to be able to afford to indulge in my hobbies without trying to make them pay for themselves, but it's nice to sell a piece every once in a while!
I’m really good at
Knitting socks. It's crazy to knit socks, since you're going to walk through the heels sooner or later, and you can buy a bunch of socks at Target for a whole lot less time and money than you can knit a pair, but then they're just socks. It's nuts, I know, but I can promise you that I'm not the only crazy sock-knitting nutcase out there.
The first things people usually notice about me
My handmade socks? Who knows...I'll have to ask my friends.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I have will always have an eternal affection for The Lord of the Rings, because it taught me to love to read. I liked the movies, but I'm a little sad, because I had all of these lovely scenes in my imagination, and now the scenes are all Peter Jackson's vision. I can't remember what I thought Rivendell looked like before the movies.
I don't subject folks to my musical taste, because I tend towards bagpipes and fiddles. If someone nicked my iPod, they'd probably toss it because of all the screeching.
Movies - I don't really watch a lot of movies. I probably should.
Six things I could never do without
My dog Maggie.
Good food and wine
Comfort food and beer.
Yarn and fiber.
My loom(s) and spinning wheel(s)
My family, even though they're far away.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to solve that persistent niggling problem at work. The current political situation, and if we're ever going to get out of it. How lucky I am, and how people in less fortunate circumstances are really screwed in this day and age. How quickly I could become one of those people in less fortunate circumstances.
On a typical Friday night I am
Recovering from the week. Perhaps with a friend or two, and dinner at a nice restaurant. Or just a quiet night at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a geek.
You should message me if
You'd like to meet someone who is nice, caring, fun to be with, and interesting. If you're interested in good conversation and casual nights out. If you're intelligent and well-read. Seduce me with your excellent grammatical skills and proper use of punctuation. The Oxford comma turns me on. I love a good, concise, well-written message.

However, if you're overly-religious, you should take a pass. I'm not, and I don't intend to convert.
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