60Long Beach, United States
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My self-summary
responsible and self sufficient might be words others use when describing me but it's taken years to get that way. It's given me the freedom to pursue a lot of fun and interesting things in my life. Always on a learning curve so like to read, travel, theatre, stay healthy, exercise, and love to eat. Fairly pragmatic in how I handle my life and figure I'm responsible for it - if I want something I have to figure out how to get it.

What I’m doing with my life
I swim with a Masters swim team and compete with other teams locally and sometimes internationally. I also run with a group but not necessarily training for marathons, mostly as an adjunct to my swimming with a little 24 hour fitness thrown into the mix once a week. Sang with a Gay Men's chorus for several years, not with them currently but it gave me a great appreciation for music and how it affects myself and others we performed for. I'm a Nurse/teacher for a school district which reminds me daily the responsibility every adult has to be a role model to a younger generation - we are always being watched - yikes!
I’m really good at
Listening and problem solving but won't give an opinion unless asked (most of the time)! Good at giving people a second chance (not so good the 3rd time around). Love to volunteer and help people who genuinely need it. Have a knack for organizing after I've spent half an hour looking for something.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure about what people first notice about me - I've never asked. I stay in shape and have had comments about my butt - not sure that would be the first thing a person would see if I walked into a room (unless it's backwards). Maybe my blue eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
these conversations are perfect for face to face meetings - too many likes and thoughts on these topics, but in general, I love to read! Newspaper and Internet almost daily, always have my Kindle charged and ready to take with me, autobiographies, non-fiction, science fiction, mysteries, classical. I can listen to most types of music - not so much hip hop/rap (it's more like poetry with noise behind it), I really like the theatre and try to go to shows as much as possible in L.A., here in long beach or wherever I happen to be.
Six things I could never do without
I had to pause and think about this question, the answers can change from time to time but I think everyone would secretly like to put "toilet paper" on this list - lol Here goes:
- A place to call home.
- At least one friend
- The commitment to stay healthy
- Being responsible for my actions
- Being a person others can trust
- Following thru on my promises
- And the basics, food water.............
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do next - things that I've wanted to do like travel/education/restaurants etc. As a single person I have the time to do many things but I'd prefer to do them with a friend or partner.
On a typical Friday night I am
meeting friends for dinner/movie or catching up on laundry and recorded shows on my DVR. Friday sometimes sneaks up on me during the week. I haven't planned anything until last minute. - It's basically a crap shoot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I could eat breakfast anytime of the day or night.
You should message me if
Just say hello for goodness sake - It doesn't mean we're registering at Pottery Barn : )

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