So hello out there! I am the kind of person who talks to plants (apologizing, mostly). I don't kill anything intentionally, even insects (mosquitoes get three strikes). I hate styrofoam, dusting, and raisins. I eat some form of chocolate for breakfast whenever possible. I know how to spell words like "separately" and "definitely". I love hot summer days and thunderstorms. I worry about the state of the planet and try very hard not to be Part of the Problem. My conscience is a big part of who I am.
You (I hope) have a sense of humor and goofy side. You are willing to show me how to fix my car while I pretend to be paying attention. You "lose" games of hide-and-seek with small children. You like at least five vegetables. You keep me laughing AND thinking. You are sensitive but possess that perfect touch of infuriating maleness (confession: women love that).
I don't need magic. I want real.
Since I haven't met you in the produce section at Whole Foods, here we are now, in this strange place. I've had a few long-term relationships, plus several more that didn't get that far, and I have learned something from every one of them. Now, when I meet someone, I go into it with the wisdom and experience to know that the likelihood of finding love may be slim, but the possibilities of getting to meet an interesting and worthwhile person are infinite. Sounds like a pretty good deal, either way, doesn't it?
finding typos on restaurant menus. It's a gift.
remembering local zip codes. It's a hazard of the job.
clearing paper jams out of printers. Damn, this is depressing..
knowing where the [orange cement mixer/brown crayon/left sneaker] is.
backleading. Wait-- can a person be good at something that's considered bad?
movies: You've Got Mail, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Shawshank Redemption. The film version of Princess Bride is pure happiness. Any movie with John and Joan C. And those Pixar people, they make me smile, too.
music: Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, David Gray, old Genesis, Everything But the Girl. The best concert I ever went to was Ben Folds at the Calvin in October 2009; that man can rock a piano and work a crowd! I crave Foo Fighters and Chili Peppers sometimes. I also love George Michael, in case you want to make something of it :)
food (vegetarian): chocolate, potatoes, mushrooms, avocados, and an unholy addiction to plain whole Greek yogurt. I like hot peppers, and Gulden's spicy mustard, but I also crave nice mushy bland oatmeal.
tv: Major Crimes, Modern Family, Rachel Maddow. I miss Jon Stewart, but Samantha Bee is filling the gap some. Big Bang Theory is hilarious. I sneak guilty peeks at my old flame Charmed when I get a chance, and I can easily get sucked into cooking competitions on the Food Network, or marathons of Say Yes to the Dress (somebody, change the channel!). Downton Abbey, I shall surely miss you!
my Boys - love times infinity times two
my Prius - not my favorite of my cars, but it does the job
Music - without which there would be very little singing in the Prius, and hardly any
Dancing - latin, ballroom, swing, hoppin' around the house
Chocolate - dark, no I mean really dark
how lucky I am. I really do.