I push, you pull. You push, I pull. Sometimes there is mutual pushing, AND sometimes, mutual pulling. Life is complex, and the beauty that lies within it, is in being more open to the good stuff: idiosyncrasies, working with one's hands, learning to trust, being the right kind of busy, flora and fauna, lots and lots of laughing. Not to beat a dead horse with an over expressed cliche, but I'm an onion. I have layers. Some are awesome, and some, I'm learning, are ridiculous. Hopefully it's the same for whomever I mesh with.
I am outgoing, have a sunny disposition and a biting tongue. I have been many different places and have seen and participated in many different things. I am good with animals. I laugh at almost any joke- successful or failed. I am super close with my family and friends. I very much enjoy alone time.
I always read the first 100 pages of any book I pick up, and if I don't like it, I will read the end just to know what happens. I can recite entire movies- Young Frankenstein, Princess Bride, Rushmore. I make everyone watch Streets of Fire. I DVR Archer, Project Runway, Shameless, and Game of Thrones. I will watch any romantic period piece. I like most genres of music. You can NEVER go wrong with YES, Modest Mouse, Otis Redding, Tool and Mark Knopfler. I have many embarrassing guilty pleasures that make me smile and blush whenever I confess one of them or am outed by a teasing friend. I second guess myself sometimes.
I have been out of the dating scene for sometime, so I am entering it slowly and looking outside of my little watering hole.
I am a caregiver for a stroke survivor and volunteer at the REACH program in Palo Alto, as well as a horse handler for hippotherapy. I have been on a self improvement kick for a little while now and am finding joy in my transition. A Bernese Mountain Dog is my very best friend. I am pretty self reliant. I sing. I do not dance- not a dancer- except when tequila is involved. I can fix lots of things and work random pieces of equipment- chainsaw on a pole! Jackhammers are fun for about 5-8 seconds, then it just becomes a workout. I can weld, sew, and woodwork many pretty things. Handmade gifts are my specialty. I love my hands in the dirt and the smell of turned earth. Peonies are my most favorite flower- unfortunately the deer love them too. I think deer are jerks. I am a pretty good cook. Caramel is my amuse-bouche. I can carry heavy things, but would love for someone to happily offer to do it for me, maybe even insist when I'm being obstinate.
It's all about layers...