"I know nothing.....I'm Joan Snow."
I'm currently out of the country....Reykjavik and Berlin. I'll write when I get work or home. Whichever happens first! (Probably not work.....)
Planning on writing a.new profile, but like the man said: I'd have written a shorter letter, but I didn't have the time.....read it if you care to, or wait until I get a shorter one up....if I do....
Just be aware: if you write to me telling me how to edit my profile and that I'd "do better" if I had a shorter one.....1. Does that mean you read it? 2. Why would it matter to you if I "did" better? 3. It means it moved you to write me, didn't it? 4. Does "doing better" mean "better than you?" 5. My conclusion is most likely to be #4.
I'm short, funny, and consider myself creative. One of my ideas of fun is working a creative job with my partner (i.e, creating something new, a film, a book, music, etc.). I am adventurous, and like trying new things. I am a former dancer, and have been recently returning to it.
I often err in being too truthful (not appreciated sometimes) and too supportive (overly appreciated when it's been financial, surprisingly NOT appreciated when I expect people to REALLY live their dream, not just talk about it!) I like PDAs (public displays of affection), but when I'm working, especially when carrying equipment, or if I'm working with YOU and it suggests favoritism, I may not take the initiative or feel it's appropriate. Talk to me about it after the show.
I am very loyal: if I give you my word on something, I will keep it*; I need the same from you. If we can be honest with each other, then any difficulties can be worked out, and maybe even lead to new creative surprises.
* Real Life Translation: I mean the Big Stuff, the Honor Stuff; picking up the asparagus** after being stuck in traffic for three hours on the Bay Bridge, or feeling that I should run out at 3 am because I forgot to drop off a prescription may not count! I've been persuaded that I'm a much nicer person, when I let some things slide.
**unless it's a prop we need in the morning and I can't find anyone to delegate it to. Props are an Honor Thing. If it's ONLY set dressing, maybe. MAYBE. Let's hear it for the stochastic process!
My music tastes are wide ranging; I've played classical piano/rock keyboards. I directed dance at the Renaissance Faire. I've directed a "rockumentary" for a heavy metal band, and have been seen at large music events in Golden Gate Park (Tribal Stomp, Anniversaries of the Summer of Love, Monterey Pops Anniversary, "WoodFest"), folk festivals, or jazz clubs, in front of a camera (sometimes directing). My recipe for directing large theatrical events with many, many children in it (423 in one show!): add music and dance!
I was only able to have one child, but if you have children still living at home, I consider that a plus.
My son is a professional musician (trumpet/flugelhorn) who plays pop, jazz, classical, hip hop, rap, soul, R&B, salsa, gospel, mariachi, the whole trumpet repertoire, and he heard it at home (or in the car) first. (He lives in LA, don't worry. He's been supporting himself since high school, is a college graduate, even played the White House.)
Music. I like it.
My ideal match?
Someone who is truthful and supportive, and can accept the same from me. Someone equally at ease going out and socializing or staying in with each other, with a fairly quick mind, who doesn't feel a need to hide things from his partner. Someone who has maybe hit a few potholes in the road of life, but can still laugh, and is still determined to continue having a good time, to whom the journey is at least as important as the goal. Someone who likes to tell stories, and likes to hear them, as well. Who can go to an art opening, but spend time in nature. Maybe not rich, but able and willing to go to shows, and travel. Life is too short to never see the world. So what if we have to economize? We can eat as well, if not better, at home, over a fire at Mono Lake, chez friends in France, or street stalls where ever!
A few extra pounds are okay, so long as it doesn't interfere with an active physical relationship, or impinges on your health in such a way that you can't keep up with me! Diabetics welcome, so long as you take good care of yourself. (I'm type 1. People who are overweight lose weight around me....I eat well and can help you eat well.)
You need not be in the so-called "Creative Arts," if you appreciate them. Anything done well enough is an "art." (Science, medicine, definitely arts. "Creative financing" is an art if it's living/creating things on a budget, not if it's defrauding people.)
Most of all, someone who loves sharing their life, and dreams, with...well, with me!
PS: I don't mean to be preaching to the choir here, but.....I have been getting messages from guys whose profile says; "I am looking for a good Christian woman" or words to that effect. So I'm certain that, unlike YOU, they did not bother to READ MY PROFILE! If YOU are a Christian, fine. I will even go to Church with you, I do it myself sometimes. I can whip out an incredible Christmas pageant (see above about 423 kids!) But I am not "exclusive" in my religion. I honor all my ancestors' beliefs. If you are need a "good (church based) Christian relationship" please, that will not be with me.
Don't waste your time....no matter the thrill of conversion!
Thank you for your courtesy in this matter!
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Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First date will have to come after a first meeting, n'est-ce pas? Unless it is something like going to the theater, concert, performance, dancing, hike, circus class, hiking, diving (I meant scuba, but I'd love to try sky diving! I really like heights!), cooking, grilling, dining....Did I mention coffee? Although I like tea better......