Emma Peel is a favorite heroine.
Sharp, cultured funster, with a sophisticated (sometimes wicked) wit and abundant sense of adventure. A happy life-learner; I feel the world is my oyster. Always been fit and engaged with my health (think we all need to pay attention to ourselves in that way - owe it to ourselves)...not sedentary but not a gym person either. I pack a lot into this thing called life - maybe "carpe diem" would describe me best - but still stop to smell roses ALWAYS. World-travelled professional in a hip and creative field. Well educated and appreciative of really great conversation whether it's intellectual or analytical, pop-culture munchings, or just human exchange. Discerning, and with a broad perspective about things...not a life narrowly lived. An empathetic core that makes it easy for people to talk to me - brings me rewards of the best kind. I'm in the midst of a respectful divorce (with a long separation) which should be final mid-May.
I approach life with an open mind and this has brought me interesting and giving friends and joyful experiences. Intolerance in others is hard for me to take, and it activates my cynicism button which I otherwise keep tucked away and for emergencies only. I laugh every single day...even when times have been tough. I am deeply caring and very affectionate. Love is and has always been an essential quality in my life. Love makes me honest, loyal, playful, devoted, dreamy, protective, brave, sexy, nurtured and nurturing. It has centered me from day ONE (lucky to have had the parents I did...and likewise my kids are lucky to have me...and so the cycle continues!). And I think that IS what "love has to do with it" in the words of the great Tina T - I love all kinds of music.
Here are some of the experiences I've had that have shaped me or reflect me (a smattering of many years of funstering and adventure): Launching my career in Asia right out of college with no friends in country, no connections, and only a plan to learn the language and someday go to law school (bailed on the law part but got the language down alright!); in Croatia seeking family roots; Stewart/Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity in DC - choked me up seeing Cat Stevens sing Peace Train there; my immigrant grandparent's house on Chicago's southside where I saw how they made wine in the basement during prohibition to feed 7 kids; Avett Brothers Concert with my 2 sons in Spokane - the band's early days and a low turnout - basically a private concert - Woohoo; the family heritage farm in Brisbane; more than a couple Rosebowl trips, piano concert I saw in a tiny, unimportant ruin in Rome under stars; at home with my treasured friends and family; on the trail with my horse grazing next to a deer; deep in my garden. I'm a cultural omnivore: stadiums, concert halls and theatres, galleries (the Thyssen in Madrid is my absolute favorite!!), my back yard, blanket on the grass or log in the forest. I am both the introspective one; but also the instigator who throws the party or plans the shennanigan or the surprise. I can make most people smile and like to do that. Not so into brash stuff like guns, NASCAR, or other super loud vehicular "toys"...although the wind past your ears on a gorgeous motorcycle ride is quite nice...
My career has taken me many places, probably because I can fit anywhere high to low brow - and I tend to do best with a man who is ok anywhere on this (high/low brow) spectrum as well - articulate, adaptive, smart, confident. I can be quite sophisticated and have the heels and alluring dresses to prove it :-)
But not when I'm at the horse barn cleaning out the stall - although my horse does enjoy listening to opera (and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Talking Heads, the Specials, and Billy Bragg - Talking to the Taxman about Poetry is a favorite album) Generally, it is with play and merriment that I approach life and my valued relationships in both my home and professional spheres. There are few things I enjoy more than a fun, crackling good conversation with a world-wise, witty, kind and courageous man. It kind of makes flirting seem a little academic when you've got that good, smart stuff going on - yowza! :-) :-)
One more note… I am new to this and have tried to respond to all messages and inquiries, but sometimes it becomes impractical due to life/time constraints. I truly appreciate any contact I receive, but If I do NOT feel drawn to you, I will simply say something like "Thank you for the compliment, good luck on POF".... I know you understand, and are dealing with the same issues in your own way. Best of luck!
Here's a nice example...it's all about a natural atmosphere - we shouldn't have to "create" it - just wander into it - it helps us relax and have a common experience and takes the pressure off of us...
Summertime, Friday night bike races at Marymoor Velodrome...picnic basket or plastic bag full of goodies - marinated mushrooms, marconas and manchego, raspberries dipped in marscapone, children's laughter in the park and grownup laughter coming from the beer garden :-) exciting athletic endeavor to watch just below our noses, as we sit atop the velodrome rim and feel the wind and whir and burning quads of the cyclists below...near dusk, can still see the eagle's nest from where we sit, warm and cool at the same time with so much to talk about...
some excellent wine in a dixie cup
and if that old devil Chemistry smiles on us, then - maybe - a really lovely kiss
Endless places to find such great atmosphere where we live...
Guys! Even if you pass on me...this is a great place to take someone! Way, way better than Starbucks. Good luck!
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