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My self-summary
I"m a down to earth and easy-going kind of woman and I really try not to take life so seriously. . I love to laugh and believe you can find humor in any situation. I still believe in romance (trying to at least well maybe not) and I have been searching for it. It seems to have gone extinct. It has to be out there......somewhere.... I need to keep the faith . But I must say my faith is fading , fading ......I am trying to stay optimistic but in this crazy "dating" world ....if you could even call it a "dating" world" it is hard stay optimistic.
Well enough about that, I love baseball, especially going to a WHITE SOX game. Grew up a WHITE SOX fan. My dad took us to games often. That is one of my favorite memories from growing up. Another great memory is seeing the pride and joy on my dad"s face when they won the World Series. I still go to SOX games with my dad. I also love going out for a movie, some bowling ( haven"t done that in a while), perhaps a walk along the lake or in the park,or even downtown... checking our beautiful city"s sites or one of the many festivals that goes on around the city( I love a great street fest) or some dancing, not that great of a dancer but still love to go anyways. I am always up to try new things. But a nice evening at home relaxing on the sofa, watching movies is just fine also. Or just sitting and having a drink or a cup of coffee with great conversation.*** And I apparently I have to add this to my profile....No I am not looking for a younger guy to have "fun" with until I find my prince charming.***

Gardening is one of my creative outlets. In early spring I love to take a couple(or a bunch) of planters and create something colorful and beautiful . Now I can plant in my yard. I planted tulips in the fall. Looking forward to seeing them Blom in the spring. And I also like to cook, sometimes I can whip up something awesome but I can also sometimes mess it usually toss it out and laugh it off. I think cooking together is very sexy. The 2 of us creating a meal we both can enjoy. I am always looking out for new and interesting recipes to try out.I need some new recipes for all those hot peppers I planted. Maybe I can cook an awesome meal for you. I recently acquired a great recipe for Alla Vodka Penne, absolutely awesome, especially with a glass of wine.
I am somewhat health conscious and workout 3-5 times a week . My workout is very important to me. I lost 100 plus pounds and do not ever want to find it again!!! I try to incorporate a workout in everything I do, including housework. I like the feeling of a great sweat and knowing I did something healthy for myself.
I would love to find a man who adores me, I hope that doesn't sound odd but I would love to know that the man I am with wants me, adores me and thinks about me. I have never felt that before at least not genuinely. I am very loving, affectionate and loyal and would love to find similar qualities in a man. I love to take care of a man as long as he takes care of me the same way.....emotionally, spiritually......and physically.
What I’m doing with my life
Just bought my 1st home!!! Been in my new place for about 9 months now. I am soooo happy here. My 1st place on my own since being single. My thoughts on dating? I must say it has been quite interesting to say the least. Its a new experience for me, some good and some bad, and I"ve come realize its not easy.......its rough out here. It"s like a poker game, everyone is wearing their poker face. And you have to either fold or call their bluff and I am a lousy card player so I am having issues. I just can't read men. Well anyways my goal is to find someone to get me off this offense Okcupid.
Also looking for a career change. I have always been in retail....I do enjoy working with the public but would like to try a different format. I"m going to take a chance and try to tend bar, if only someone will give me a chance. I went to bartending school just for the fun of it but I think I would enjoy doing it for a living. I always have been told I make kick-ass cocktails so why not?? I also believe I have the personality for it. I have been perfecting my latest hit Iced Strawberry Shortcake Martini.* I am always looking for and trying new cocktail recipes. Job update* After being unemployed for about a year and a half I got a new job. Not bartending but doing floral design . I had a job years ago in a floral shop. Now I am doing it again.
I’m really good at
I think I am good at my matter where I am working, I know how to motivate my crew and get them moving. A little humor and a lot of appreciation goes a long way. One of my jobs was a florist, I loved that job.It involved creativity which I love. I got that job and had no experience making floral arrangements but left with so much knowledge and great experiences.) I also am very good at mixing up cocktails (which also can include creativity) and went to bartending school to perfect that fine art of mixology .Cooking is also something I like to think I am good at.I have re-discovered my love for it within the past months. I have been really trying out new recipes...with great success. I am also good at conversation....I love to discuss life issues and always try see different points of views. But I don"t really like to talk politics ...too boring. Especially these days.
The first things people usually notice about me
Some people say they notice my eyes....they"re hazel. Some say my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love mystery novels. I enjoy reading books by John Sandford, his "prey" series is very riveting. I haven't read a good book in awhile. I love comedies...anything with will ferrell, he is hilarious, also like thrillers and horror movies. Shows , I lean towards the 48 hour mystery types anything on ID TV, love that station. But my all time favorite sit-com of all time is Seinfeld, HILARIOUS!! . I like all types of music, jazz(love Ella Fitzgerald & dinah washington), r&b, pop but tend to like the older music (80"s) more than the modern but I have to say Maroon 5 is very good (love Adam Levine, SEXY!!!) , John Mayer, The Bee Gees,....just about anything really except rap....sorry. Sara Bareilles is another artist who I really like. She is one of those overlooked artist. I am going to see her in concert in October. It was a great show!!!) But everyone who knows me knows that I love GEORGE MICHAEL, I find his voice amazing. I went to see him in concert in 2008 at the United Center. A GREAT show and a dream come true. In the food category I tend to love pasta dishes, especially Italian but I also love mexican, Thai, chinese food. Really I love all types of food especially hot and spicy.......the hotter and spicier the better (atomic wings from wingstop, HOT!!!!! YUMMY!!) but I will try just about any type of food.......almost.
Six things I could never do without
Family, Friends, my cocktail shaker and jigger, my morning coffee (I NEED IT) , ROMANCE and my WHITE SOX..... love and affection....I know that is more than 6 . And not necessarily in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future and what it has in store.....its has endless possibilities. I"m here looking to find someone to spend it with. Maybe someone to grow old--er with. Also wondering if there are any guys left out there who actually want to date or at least court a woman these days or be in a relationship......not just have a "good time". Don"t get me wrong I do like to have fun. I think the process of dating should be fun. Also been wondering why it is so difficult to establish a date or a meeting sometimes, especially if we seem to get along so well .....YES I have been spending more time thinking about dating than actually dating...unfortunately.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually at home or work. I would like to break out of that rut and start enjoying life...have fun. Have new new people. Would like to find someone to spend a Friday or Saturday night with . Well maybe even a week night......why not? Hopefully maybe a date soon
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Private!?!? Let's get to know each other first! :) I actually haven't been out on a date in over a year......I guess it's not really private but it's a fact lol.
You should message me if
If you are seriously looking to would like to interact with someone who is genuine and fun. If your are a decent, HONEST and kind man. If courting a woman is your idea of dating. If you actually want a relationship. If you like to laugh, talk and/or go and check out what this city has to offer. Go to a street fest and people watch. And also if we go out and you find we do not mesh well, have the balls to say so........just saying.
The two of us