I'm giving POF another whirl and am hoping to meet great people. I'm smart, upbeat, honest, outgoing, funny, playful and adore the people closest to me. I LOVE to laugh and kid around. I am turned off by people that are negative, shallow, dishonest, ignorant, play head games or are full of themselves. I am a financially independent, self-sufficient woman looking for the right person to share my time, engage in stimulating conversations and discover new things. I am not religious, nor the least bit conservative. However, I am respectful of everyone's individual beliefs. I am caring, sensual and a romantic at heart, and love to show affection to that special person in my life. I love to go for a stroll just about anywhere, try new things, enjoy good conversation and laughs. I enjoy cooking/baking, barbecuing, reading short stories, renting independent films, watching comedy and seeing concerts. It would be great to have a new hiking partner. I try to eat pretty well at home, but do enjoy going out to dinner and splurging now and again. I am a teacher and love to travel on my summers off. Mexico is an absolute favorite place of mine and I go, at least, once a year, if not more. I enjoy taking a short jaunt to Vegas now and again, going an hour or so north of here to visit family or up to San Francisco to visit my friends. I hope this gives you some idea about me, but not so much that all mystery is exhausted.....if you have any questions, drop me a line.