73Chapel Hill, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a retired woman living outside Chapel Hill. Widowed suddenly in 2004. I'm in good health, but not athletic. In fact, I'm a bit of a klutz.... Looking for occasional companionship and conversation with someone who isn't terribly needy and who can enjoy quiet times as well as more exciting ones. An interest in gardening and reading fiction would be a plus. A sense of humour similar to mine (dry wit), common sense, and a solid appreciation of your own good and not-so-good qualities are important. Most people like me, and I like myself. My worst qualities are impatience and fussiness about certain details. I've always been an independent person and most of the time I'm happy by myself, but am missing my partner in life.

I spend my summers in northern New Hampshire in a cabin with a great view of the White Mountains. I love reading on the porch there with a wood fire burning. I'm a decent cook when it comes to things like pot roast, Carolina style barbecue, meatloaf, shrimp****ail and chicken salad. If you want dessert, there's probably some ice cream in the freezer.

I have little to no interest in television or movies. I'm philosophically liberal, but not rabid. I'm pretty much of a homebody, but do like to travel. I'm financially comfortable, but never have been very high maintenance anyhow. My typical wardrobe is jeans, a corduroy shirt in the winter, and crocs sandals. With or without socks. The last dance I mastered was the Twist. (Did I mention that I'm a klutz?) Nobody, my dear, would accuse me of being a romantic. If you're looking for someone to dance in the moonlight with you on the beach at midnight in a slinky black dress, you may as well keep looking. PS: Sorry about the shrimp appetizer. Who knew?

I am intelligent, funny, and independent
What I’m doing with my life
Keepin' on keepin' on.
I’m really good at
Board/word games like Scrabble, Anagrams, and Jotto. Building fires. Nursing sick animals. Making my friends laugh. Enjoying where I am. English grammar.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my hair, but that's not necessarily a good thing, so I wear a hat a lot. Next would be my height, or lack thereof. I'm barely 5 feet tall on a good day...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mystery novels; very few movies (unless Hugh Grant is in them); most music except for heavy metal, rap, and opera; Southern cooking (especially fried clam strips and catfish).
Six things I could never do without
1. Hope. 2. Something to look forward to. 3. Someone to love. 4. A fair amount of solitude. 5. Good friends that I've known for years. 6. Dental floss.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I probably should be doing right now and how to put it off until tomorrow. My favourite fridge magnet says: "There are many chores which can be put off until they are completely forgotten."
On a typical Friday night I am
Surfing the Internet, or reading a paperback mystery. Drinking bourbon and water.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once killed a raging grizzly bear with nothing but a can of WD40 and some twist ties.

And I am a sapiophile.
You should message me if
It strikes your fancy.
The two of us