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My self-summary
Trying to live by the maxim that "A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled, while a trouble shared is a trouble halved". I feel complete as an individual, and I'm rarely lonely, but there is a big wide world out there and I'd much rather explore it with a soul-mate, than as a a solo.
What I’m doing with my life
About to retire and wondering "what's next?". I down-sized from a home in the West Hills to a condo in the Pearl. After 30 years of home ownership, I am reveling in the carefree life of a 'pied-a- terror!'. I can close the door and hop on a plane to Europe without a second thought. Paying HMO fees is a bummer, and being able to hear neighbours is an adjustment, but I love the absence of yard work and home maintenance. It gives me so much more time for yoga, bike riding and hiking.
I’m really good at
avoiding answering questions like this. I strive to be good at everything I do, be it work, play or living well.
The first things people usually notice about me
hair and blue eyes?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The bad news, I'm a vegetarian. Since childhood, no meat or fish, everything else, well I'm on a seafood diet. If I see food, I will eat it. But Vegetarian doesn't mean narrow-minded. I have no axe to grind. It's a personal decision, but I understand that I'm the odd one out and I 'm completely comfortable around and amongst carnivores.
The good news, I have catholic tastes when it comes to books, movies and the Arts. I love the Symphony and (loved) Jimmy Mak's, the book of Mormon (broadway show not religion!) and Lincoln. Foreign movies have thrown up way more treasures than tin cans.
Six things I could never do without
Red Wine or brewpub beer, good conversation, eye contact that lingers a tad too long, a warm fire, a good book and thee. Oh, and Irish music. That's seven, but who's counting?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
English soccer, the girls of my youth, the one who got away.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dancing or listening to live music (or both!). Dance is the cornerstone of my life, I love waltz, tango (Argentine), zydeco and swing. Duff's Garage, Secret Society, La Vie de Boheme and Kell's are amongst my favourite locations.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm somewhat abashed to be contemplating online dating. I much prefer to meet ladies while dancing. Non-verbal communication cuts across so many barriers. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
You should message me if
Alas, I believe that I have passed my "sell-by" date. Mild, but annoying arthritis has caused me to cut back on dancing, cycling and hiking. I enjoy reading profiles, so will leave mine out there in order to stay active in OKC, but from now on, I'm just a lurker. Damn, It sucks to be old.
The two of us