I am a self aware, fun, reasonably intelligent woman. Enjoy the simple things, a good film, spending a day enjoying the woods or ocean, road trips with no particular destination, Giants games, walking (sometimes 18 holes), playing with grand kids, art & wine festivals, dancing, hanging in the city, reading in the park, working out (to stay healthy, not a gym rat) and laughing often...at myself and life.
Had to laugh today, a man wrote and told me, 'to get off my high horse'...too funny and couldn't be further... I was raised poor, worked hard, read voraciously and changed my environment, so my children would have more opportunities (they've all surpassed me in education, job accomplished),I can shoot a descent game of pool and play chess fairly well... hope this paints a more rounded picture.
Looking for a physical and emotionally intimate relationship. I am joyful by nature; and yes, I do encounter life's challenging moments...ponder for a moment, find solutions, then go back to enjoying life. My friends describe me as extremely loyal and fun to be around (they are my friends) ;)
I find writing about myself a touch awkward. If what you read is interesting, no doubt you'll let me know. I prefer learning more about each other talking on the phone. Hearing the voice, inflection, tone...speaks volumes (pun intended). In person, even that much more revealed, and for me the only way to determine compatibility...possibly chemistry.
Favorite destinations...Italy, Jamaica, Alaska, New York, Arizona, Hawaii; frequented quaint restaurants, opera in a coliseum, snorkeling, game at Yankee stadium (ride the subway, scalped a ticket, great time), spring training, love hanging out with locals...would love see to more of the states, definitely northern east coast in the fall.
Have a wonderful relationship with my 3 self sustaining adult children and 3 gorgeous grandchildren...family is important to me. We all have busy lives, love seeing them when our schedules coincide.
A man who understands respect starts from within, enjoys a good film, very affectionate, possesses wit and wisdom, a friend...then lover, who can have a conversation about most things and doesn't take himself too seriously, posseses a good sense of humor.
Someone who accepts me as I am, and I will reciprocate (no, I do not want to change you). Wants a partner to enjoy all life has to offer...sometimes as simple as making a meal together, sharing our day and laughing about it all. Enjoys some of the same things, and brings a little diversity to the table.
Thinking we all have baggage by now...as long as we don't blame anyone else...learned from it; can't ask for more.
Books: European and American detective novels, Pillars of the Earth, Bourne Series, John LeCarre, Cormac McCarthy, Paulo Coelho, Thich Nhat Hahn...to name a few
Eclectic taste in music: Sade, Frank, Adele, Billie, Ella, Motown, R&B, classic jazz, 40's, 50's...some pop and a little Chopin. (dance cardio when working out)
Movies range from: The Professional, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Heaven, Snatch, North by Northwest, American Hustle, Once, Momento, Princess Bride, film noir, indies, Cohen Bros., Tarantino, Disney...
btw...my pics are current...hope you are as honest.