Yes, that's really me and that's my real age. Due to a family history of skin cancer, I've protected myself from the sun all my life. If beaches and boats are your thing, I cannot share that with you.
I’m not a fan of facial hair - reminds me of my father.
By North American standards - I'm FAT! I have no full-body pics and there will not be any. You will have to take my word for this - why would I lie about it? If you're looking for fit, trim, proportionate... please move on.
I'm not your stereotypical redhead - I don't get jealous or throw fits and I won't put poison in your coffee if you tick me off! I'm ultra-liberal [in the "nice", Canadian sense] and irreligious, smart, highly sensual, fast-on-my-feet, funny, and I go to the gym 5 days a week and hate every minute of it.
I'm musical (trained in opera) and I HATE silence - there is always music playing in my house. Most of the time I listen to classic rock, blues and country. And, yes, I *am* that crazy lady walking down the street singing along with her iPod!
I'm creative in many other areas: sewing, needlepoint, home decor, and I'm trying to teach myself to paint. I built my own four-poster bed (yes, REALLY)! Since I bought my house 5 years ago, I've been refurbishing thrift store finds, and building a new dining room table is next on the agenda. I'm equally creative in the kitchen, especially when it comes to Italian food (no, I'm NOT Italian). Currently landscaping two neglected yards.
I watch too much TV, I drink too much wine (the parental units are retired from the wine business). I'm shockingly good at trivia games (if your ego cannot handle being beaten by a "girl" - move on!) and love old movies [i.e. older than me].
A few things you should know about me: I'm allergic to cats, but I love dogs; my favourite thing in the world is canoeing at dawn at my grandmother's cottage in the Kawarthas; I love horse racing and watch golf on the weekend; Colour Your World isn't just a store to me (the house mostly matches my hair); and I never learned how to drive. My dream vacations are wildly different: Burning Man Festival, Pennsic, and touring Italy.
I seek a life partner - in every sense of the word. The good, the bad, the indifferent. Someone who will keep step with me every step of the way. Since I couldn't have children, I want a partner who will agree to "you and me against the world", though I will welcome someone who already has ADULT children. If religion and/or spirituality of ANY flavour are of even slight importance to you, please go to another profile.
My ideal is a long term MONOGAMOUS relationship leading to marriage. If you are determined to never marry (again), I'm not the person for you.
NOT first date stuff - people seemed to be missing this part of my profile and I want to highlight it:
I would prefer to date someone local since I never learned how to drive and don't want to place a travel burden on you. I also STRONGLY prefer that my partner not travel constantly for extended periods.
In the picture with the black top, I am wearing a gothic choker made of venise lace! It is NOT a submissive collar - please don't contact me if you fancy yourself to be "Christian Grey". I just like chokers!