The headline quote was borrowed, with many thanks from Diogenes. Thank you for taking the time to read my entire profile. Fair warning; it's dense, meaty, and might just make you feel uncomfortable at times. But if it does then perhaps it has already served it's purpose. It's pretty easy to pick out the ones who read the cliff notes b/c they ask silly questions that I've already answered. If you don't make it though, then safe happy journey to you oh fisherman. If you DO get to the end and want to know more then Woo Hoo! Take a minute and write the first hello. Perhaps it is the first step of an interesting journey to come. Perhaps not, but what is the point of not a journey not undertaken?
I look like an anime character and act like one much of the time. I am honest to a fault, and like people with open hearts and minds. I will stop to help a turtle across the road. I often trust the words of children over adults, and the company of animals over humans. I will not suffer liars, racists, or people who are too proud, vain or greedy...If you do not tip well we will not get along...I am a full time mother and most things revolve around my daughter. Understandably, she is a very important part of my life. She will always be number one, and I am sure if you are a parent, then you know what I mean. I do not work outside my home as I am somewhat physically disabled due to an inherited back condition. I take prescribed medications, so I do actually take drugs, but not illegal or recreational ones. People who have chronic pain causing conditions and the disabilities arising from these have become big news lately. There are millions in chronic pain (Over 100 million people worldwide!), It seems there are many who think almost anyone who takes a opiate containing medication is an out of control, law breaking, drug addled junkie. I do know there are addicts out there, but addiction is a primarily mental condition, and people who take painkillers responsibly are not all addicts. I have become an ambassador for the US Pain foundation, in an attempt to educate those unfamiliar with chronic pain, to give a voice for all those who suffer in silence and fight for the rights of every person who battles not only pain, but many other things that often come with it, like isolation, depression, and stigmatization. I apologize for the tirade there, but I just can't stay silent while other people suffer like I used to. Now I will try to lighten up a bit and say I am a very happy, optimistic and overall upbeat person. I try to get up, out, and accomplish something positive every day. I love animals and also believe in their well being and rights too. Going to the playground and the river are favorite activities with my now nine year old daughter. When we go I actually join her on the equipment. Though I can walk without assistance, I can't run around or be too physically active. So, if you are looking for a gym rat sporty spice girl, I don't think I am the one for you. I DO love the water though. Like Archimedes, I say eureka! to it's freedom and buoyancy. I am not one of those moms who sit on a bench one their phone, ignoring their kids. Firstly, because sitting isn't a strong point of mine b/c of my back, but mostly because that kind of parent confuses and annoys me. If I could get away with it, I would take their phone, chuck it into the river, and continue on playing with my daughter like nothing happened. If we are kindred spirits, then you know you've always wanted to do this too...I am not religious in the conventional sense, but I really enjoy learning about different world views and philosophies. I am also Pagan, so if you are call yourself God fearing (never really understood that term...Shouldn't it be God loving?) and demand the same in others, you probably wouldn't like me, and attempts to convert me will yield NO results, Also, calling me a heathen or telling me I'm going straight to hell will not earn you a reply either. I would like a platonic friend first. I am not looking for a lover or a relationship right now. However, I would welcome a friendship that evolves into a relationship, I am NOT looking for casual sex, nor am I a cougar. I may be a bit different looking, but I ask that you do not judge me solely on my appearance. Some people seem to think that the tattoos and colored hair make me a person of loose morals, or some kind of sexual deviant. And while I am far from prude I have morals, am well educated, and not at all promiscuous. Also, please don't let my pictures deceive you. I do not usually wear lots of makeup, and wear eyeglasses a lot of the time. I am also a tomboy at heart. All physical beauty fades with time. True beauty is found within and never fades. If you are only interested in appearances, then please do yourself a favor and go buy a Barbie. Musically, I like everything from Alternative to opera. I was exposed to classical music and opera at an early age and I think that all musical genres should at least be given a chance. I think if more women around my age knew that acting like a kid kept you younger looking, they'd never get off of the jungle gym. I also think that I'd be a vegetarian if bacon weren't sooo good...I love to laugh until I am breathless and try enjoy happy little things that happen every day. Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! The Bob Ross/Auntie Mame approach works or me! Ask any questions, as long as I may do the same. If you added me as a favorite, don't you think perhaps you should have emailed me at least one time?
I think a first date depends on the person. By the time we agree to a date, I would imagine that we will have spoken a few times. Of course we would be meeting in a public place, perhaps the park, or a local coffee shop...We can talk, laugh and watch other people walk by. If we get along I would want you to meet my daughter, for without her approval nothing could progress. She is the best part of my life and we are a package deal. If you have children, then you know of what I speak. I do not go out very often, but if we did, I would like to play darts or pool, maybe have a drink. Family centered entertainment like Chuck E cheese would also be a lot of fun...I am not a bad skee ball player, and I do enjoy a little friendly competition.