52 Austin, United States
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My self-summary
Hard to believe I'm 51! Can't seem to wrap my head around that. I'm so immature for my age. :) I guess I could call myself a born again optimist. I've been through some tough times over the past few years, but have a learned some great lessons. I think the most important of those is that happiness is a choice. Also, not to take myself too seriously. Life can be absurd, so you just have to laugh at it. Been divorced for seven years and have a son who's a junior in college and a daughter who is 18 and just flew the coop. Am officially an empty nester, which makes me both sad and happy at the same time. I'm ready to dedicate some time and effort to finding a connection with someone who enjoys live music, great food, travel, art and little adventures in and around this amazing city.
What I’m doing with my life
Spending time with the people I love--friends, family and my kids. In the end, the only thing that matters is our relationships, right? I work in community relations, and am so fortunate to have a job I enjoy. I look forward to coming to work every day to see my wonderful coworkers. How lucky is that??
I’m really good at
Conversation. Making people feel comfortable. Tying a knot in a maraschino cherry stem using only my teeth and tongue. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile (and the piece of spinach stuck between my teeth :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favorite books of all time: Life of Pi, Middlesex, The Goldfinch, Poisonwood Bible, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cutting for Stone, The Namesake... the list is constantly evolving.
Fave movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Search for the Holy Grail, Les Untouchables, Moonstruck, When Harry Met Sally, The Kids are Alright, Amelie, Babette's Feast, Rear Window, Cinema Paradiso, Annie Hall, Young Frankenstein, To Kill a Mockingbird, Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman... and on and on.
I'm always up for live music and discovering new bands. Fave music at the moment: Very eclectic tastes, from Mozart to Cake. Love Death Cab, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Lyle Lovett, Spoon, the Shins, the Lumineers, Beck, Led Zep, The Cars, The Police, Edith Piaf, Louie Armstrong, Chet Baker...
Food: All of it. :) A staunch carnivore (including many of the odd bits and pieces). But I love my veggies, too, especially greens. Always up for Thai, Indian and Vietnamese. Fave restaurants in Austin: Barley Swine, Odd Duck, Enoteca, Uchiko, Uchi, Dai Due, Salty Sow, Sway, Winebelly, Lenoir, Foreign and Domestic, Hopdoddy...
The six things I could never do without
The wonderful people in my life, travel, great food, live music, art, new experiences.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My kids, my work, politics, travel, what I'm going to eat, shoes, the weekend...
On a typical Friday night I am
Nothing typical for me. Hopefully, out at a great restaurant or catching some live music with friends--or you!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm kind of a dork.
You should message me if
You find life absurd and are totally OK with that. You are progressive, not at all religious, a little bit of a hedonist, and are wise enough to know that having no expectations can often lead to sublime experiences.