Easy-going, intelligent, active, positive, fun, sensible yet daring, conscientious, concerned about the environment, reasonably attractive and physically fit.
I am a city person, but I love the outdoors, I'm politically liberal, and not religious.
I've recently taken up vegetable gardening and have been finding out how much hard work is involved! I do some volunteer work, but need to find something fulfilling to spend my time on. I work out regularly at the Y and value being fit and active.
Getting dressed and ready in a hurry
Screaming out the answers on Jeopardy
I read a lot, usually modern fiction, memoirs, and some non-fiction, like "The Lost City of Z" which I recently finished and books by Erik Larson and Nathaniel Philbrick. I recently read "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, and loved it. Just finished "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt and it's one of the best novels I've ever read. I love books.
I also love Van Morrison and jazz, but I enjoy new music too, even Maroon 5 and Train that they are always playing on the radio. I was more into music when I was younger---I loved punk and New Wave in the 70's and 80's. I can't get used to the idea of I-pods and downloading music; I hate listening through headphones or earplugs for some reason. I enjoy going to the opera and the orchestra---I like live music of nearly all types.
I like to try new restaurants, preferably locally run joints like El Mundo or Thai Taste, although I love to visit Jack Fry's and Lilly's when I can afford it. I am a fairly good cook, although with a limited repertoire; I always thought I would like to cook for a large family, but that never happened.
I admit I watch too much tv, such as the Daily Show (I went to a taping recently when I was in NY---really fun), and Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Stephen Colbert makes me laugh every night. For some reason, Suze Orman's show fascinates me and I often wind up watching it on Saturday nights if I'm not out painting the town.
Having a cat around
My morning orange juice
Books, real books, not e-books
A porch swing in summer
Live jazz and a glass of wine
I think karaoke is one of the most horrible things ever invented.
I've been on this site for a while with no photo and decided to post one even though I really don't like the idea of on-line dating!