Update 5/9: Dating someone.
Started dating someone weeks ago. gonna see where it goes. good luck everyone! 4/18/13
I worked for 24 years in publishing. I am now retired excepting my being a cruel and heartless landlord to my abused tenants, making/designing costumes, and working with animals (wonderful wonderful dogs, and of late, horses).
I enjoy festivals, camping (yes I can set up a tent and bait a hook), fishing, good food, and various social atmospheres. I love interesting, hilarious, or absurd conversation; people watching; fine wine/food; dancing; traveling; going to the dog park; & meeting diverse people. In social stiuations I'm comfortable introducing myself and striking up a conversation. No babysitting required on your part. I tend to make silly/sarcastic/harmless wisecracks during conversations thinking that I am being witty. (Sometimes I actually succeed.) Of course this rightfully annoys some people, and to them I give my warning and apology in advance. If I'm not making fun of something or if my comments & jokes fall flat, we are obviously not sympatico and you should make your escape in all haste with both of our egos intact. But, no worries, I can listen and hold an adult conversation if forced.
I might take less time than some men to prepare for a night or day out (don't get me wrong, I've been told that I clean up nice!). If you are about designer clothes, high-dollar digs, fancy cars, lots of make-up, don't believe in animal rights, or intend to change me into a barbie doll, I'm not the woman for you.
I feel that snap judgements about people sometimes have the potential to steer us onto the wrong path and opportunities can be missed, even for friendship. People should be given a chance to show who they are because it takes time to open up to someone. Most first meetings are awkward, no? So look for that extra spark that means a friendship might be a lasting romance. And, if no spark, you've maybe made a new friend.
I was born in Austin so, if you have any questions, just ask! For those who can't stand the word 'ya'll,' I'm sorry for you as it has now gone viral!
I love music: jazz, latin, hard rock, indy, some pop, some metal, but no hip-hop or country (excepting Patsy Cline, Dwight Y, Nathan Hamilton, or Chris Isaak and the like (storyteller music)). I'm a movie buff, loving all genres. And, yes, I love sci-fi and war pics, like District 9, Monsters, and Black Hawk Down.
I am caught watching Rivermonsters Unhooked quite often. So I am probably the rare woman who is impressed by your posted fish-pic. I also love football. Golf? Just say no, man. Just no.
Yes, sex is important to me, too.
I am close with my family and hope you are as well.
I'm a chronic insomniac.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. --Mahatma Gandhi
I hate to cook. --Me
Looking for someone who understands "I carry your heart. I carry it in my own heart." --E. E Cummings
This last paragraph will be terse to some, to others it will make perfect sense because it has happened to them:
If you just write 'hey,' 'what's up,' or, worse, 'sexy pics...,' I probably won't respond. It means you likely didn't read this profile and have no idea what I'm about. And if YOUR profile is only 1 or 2 lines, including the instructions that women can 'just ask anything they want to know about you... that you don't know what to write,' again, not likely to respond. I believe in being self-aware enough to be able to elucidate on who you are and what you are looking for.