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My self-summary
This is where I tell you about how amazing and awesome I am, or if I'm more direct than that, shoot you straight with a bit of candor about my life and where I'm at.

I'm a young 50-something who's looking to date after coming to terms with a divorce. On a positive note, there's no real baggage. I have a wonderful child, great friends, and a job I love. I've dated a bit here and there, and what I'm most looking for is a healthy, long term relationship. Something where we both feel fulfilled, look forward to seeing each other, and make each other better for having been around one another. Is that setting the bar too high?

If there's one thing people say about me, it's that I'm easy to get along with. I'm looking to get out there and meet new people, to have fun.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm a doing social work with a local hospital, helping to raise money for various health related charitable causes, and trying to see more concerts and get more into wine tasting. To be honest, work takes up quite a bit of my life, but I'd love someone to share those off hours with having fun. Also, I'm training to run a half-marathon right now!
I’m really good at
Well, I'd like to think I'm a good mother, for one, and I'm great with people. I have a knack for remembering faces and names and, at heart, I'm a pretty social person. Those who know me would probably agree that I have a big heart, I'm a good listener, and I make people comfortable around me. I'd say more, but it sounds conceited, this question is begging me to saying something about how "I'm really good at" modesty and humility.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. I like having a good time, I try to make the most and best of each day.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wow, this could be a long list.

Books: I love to read, so hard to go wrong here. Most of what I read is whatever I'm recommended. In the past I was pretty deep into the Oprah's Book Club scene (you may laugh, but a lot of those were really good books!). More recently I've read Empire Falls by Richard Russo, which I liked. Having read a Pulitzer Prize winning novel totally offsets my Oprah books... right?

Movies: Well, I love romantic comedies, or just comedies more generally. Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sleepless in Seattle, Love Actually, etc. There's a theme here... no, it's not Hugh Grant, he's not in Sleepless :).

Shows: Well, I've seen a few shows in SF, and I liked Lion King and Phantom. I'd actually love to see more. I missed Wicked when it was here.

Music: I like Jackson Brown, Josh Groban, Earth Wind and Fire, Gypsy Kings. Actually I have music on all work day. I think EWF with Chicago was a favorite.

Food: I'm pretty advertuous with food, but my current passion is Indian food. A good friend has shared some of her recipes and one of these days I'm going to master curry. That day might not come, you know, tomorrow, but one of these days...
Six things I could never do without
Family, having a fulfilling job helping people, the outdoors (especially Yosemite!), loving friends, being creative (e.g. knitting, decorating), and good books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When the next time I get to Yosemite might be and what the next service project will be. Currently soliciting the idea of sending a Christmas card to a recovering American Soldier, Walter Reed Hospital.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends and if not, resting up for the weekend. On that note, a guy who dances (or is willing to learn?) would be great! Lessons anyone?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty hard to offend and very low drama. Life's too short and should be enjoyed.

Also, I just bought my first new car, so that's fun.
You should message me if
If you're around my age, interested in the outdoors, love having fun, or if anything here strikes your eye!

It'd be preferrable if you had a job/education/volunteer thing going on in your life, were financially stable (as in, you can pay your bills, not that your income is roughly the GDP of a small country), and didn't smoke pot on an hourly basis. On the latter, I'm not totally against pot, it's just that the last two guys I've dated got high like they were Snoop Dogg. Point of fact, neither of them actually *was* Snoop Dogg.

I'm also a fan of a guy who feels at least somewhat comfortable communicating, sharing their feelings, that kind of thing. Yes, this is stereotypical, but I did write something about Oprah Books, ya know.

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