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I'm your not-so-average plain Jane. I've never been married or engaged & I don't have any children. Henry Rollins has these great lines I found on you tube where he says, "I want a woman who can sit me down, shut me up, and tell me ten things I don't already know and make me laugh. I don't care what you look like, just turn me on and if you can do that I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow." That's how I feel.
I want to hike the AT and I will. Terra Incognita after that. I finished nursing school this May (parenthetical YAY!) and now I'm onto my next adventure. If my brain were this separate living thing that could detach from my body (it looks nothing like the swaddled Eraserhead baby) then I'm pretty sure I would find it slumming at science fairs and taking on every Odyssey of the Mind challenge that ever existed. I digress. I like to be challenged. I like knowing how things work. The day I have nothing new to learn from someone else is the day I should be sent to another planet to seek life elsewhere. I pay attention. I ask questions. I'm a palimpsest.
I should warn you about my little problem. I'm likely to say something silly, substantive, or smart-assed at any given time. I say the serenity prayer & it gets me through the tough times. It's a problem. I come from a big family of smart-asses. I learned at a young age that ya gotta keep up or you'll just end up sitting there with a dumb look on your face. Although, more often than not, my sarcasm and smartass comments come with a playful elbow nudge unless you're being willfully ignorant, insensitive, and dense.
I would rather be an old single lady with pets, books, & art than a young woman with the wrong man for the wrong reasons just so I didn't have to be alone. I hope that makes sense. I've been told that I seem to have a "slight cynicism or even a mild contemptuous nature towards people" & "man, you're mean." I do believe that it's more important to be nice. I believe in truth and love to my very core. I've always had a very fierce protective instinct towards others. I feel deep down that there is a man worth my patience & heart to be perfectly sentimental & corny. I can romanticize it further by saying that I know that I'm a shrew worth winning. I'm sure that seems arrogant but I know what I have to share & it certainly wont be with anyone I consider to be a tool.
I'm really endearing myself aren't I?
Mostly, I'm looking for character & if you happen to love music as much as I do then that's even better. Hearts & minds are very attractive to me.
I'll rattle off a few things that give me the warm fuzzies: MUSIC (anything from the Avett Brothers to John Lee Hooker to Rush & Patty Griffin), sleeping in when I can, getting every green light in Cool Springs, acoustic guitars, getting a difficult I.V. start on the 1st try, getting an unprompted hug from a kid after you take care of them, seeing someone do something nice for someone else when they think nobody is watching, having someone who may not like me have to ask me for help, straight from the dryer bedspreads, bubblebaths, laughing out loud, great books that make you stay up til the crack of dawn, hugs, chocolate milk, when you let someone cut in front of you in traffic & they wave at you, Prairie Home Companion, and the period right before a storm where the clouds are all ominous, the wind is whipping at you, and you can smell the rain coming, all that and a million other things make the corners of my mouth turn up.
A night of tagging property, rolling fatties, and hanging out in my very own meth lab sharing our deepest secrets. Calm down. I'm kidding:) That's second date material.