NOTE ... I purposely answered several of the questions with false information so that only very brave souls will contact me after reading the "ABOUT YOU" section.
I am NOT religious and I AM a proud Democrat. If you are religious and ultra-conservative in your politics we would never be a good match. Don't bother to read further. I have wasted way too much time with men who try to religiously convert me and believe arguing about politics in our spare time is "fun". It's not ... and I don't want to waste time participating in such non-productive behavior.
When I find a gentleman who makes my socks go up and down ... I really don't want to waste my time arguing about things like religion and politics. I'd rather spend my time making HIS socks go up and down. I know you will understand. Okay ... we got that out of the way and now we can talk about what gives my life meaning.
One of my hobbies is singing ... in fact it's one of my favorite things to do, but I also enjoy dancing. I have been a Western Style Square Dancer for almost 50 years (okay, I was not quite 20 years old when I started dancing) and also do cued ballroom dancing. I haven't been too active in that lately but am looking forward to putting on my dancing shoes again soon, as I'd also like to start dancing with the German club's dance group. (It's all good exercise.)
My singing involves rehearsing and performing with the Germania Club (local German club in the heart of the Brewery District at 543 S. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio). I am the president of the lady's chorus and also hold the office of "Financial Secretary" for the club ... both are board positions. When I get the time and feel up to it, Karaoke is a nice activity for me as well ... because I'm good at it and people like it when I sing for them. Contact me if you'd like to take a look at the club ... I'm there every Thursday evening for rehearsal!
While"Germania" is a private club, we are often open to the public. Oktoberfest is one example of that and is quite an event (held in September). Examples of other times the club opens to the public is for Sommerfests (I'll post the 2016 dates as soon as I have them) as well as open to the public for Red, White, & Boom which is also our annual Bratwurst Festival. This year on Father's Day, we will be open to the public for our annual Schmeckfest (tasting festival) which is when we offer all kinds of German food dishes (last year it was well over 30) and it's an all you can eat event for one cover charge.
We are a volunteer club so I will be working at many of those events. However, if you are there with me, I will endeavor to make time for you as well. We have a lot of fun there so come join us.
I have a mountain bike that I enjoy riding ... and my first outing is usually scheduled in May. I also enjoy helping out with the TOSRV bike tour on Mother's Day weekend ... my daughter and grandson usually help as well so I've got my Mother's Day covered!
I'm a Grandma. "OMA" ("Grandma" in German) is what he calls me. I have an open invitation to pick him up as often as I want and while I can't do it all that often, I do enjoy taking him to the Zoo and we also like to go swimming at the water park connected to the Zoo. He's no baby, in fact he's taller than I am now. In summer, a trip to the Zoo always includes time at the water park with "Oma" going down the tubes, slides and then playing in the "Lazy River" and the "Wave Pool".
The terminology of dating websites :
"Intimate Encounter," ... of course, means you're looking for wild, no-holds-barred monkey sex.
"Activity Partner" ... means especially energetic sex, usually after intense physical workouts.
"Hang Out" ... means sex, followed by dinner and/or a movie.
"Dating" ... means the man pays for the after-sex dinner and/or movie.
"Talk/Email" ... means online or phone sex preceding actual sex.
"Other" ... usually means some kind of kinky sex.
"Long Term" ... means having sex on a routine basis, with or without dinner and/or movie.
"Friends" ... means he's probably gay.
(I hope this helps clear up any confusion.)
This just in ... borrowed from another poster with her permission!
**Must not think smoking dope doesn't count as 'drugs'
**Must not send introductory email subject line: "Ya wanna?"
**Must not laugh out loud when I sing along to the radio.
Will try to think of more and add them.
Got this from my daughter ...
I will not be any man's ... "half"-time ... "down"-time ... "spare"-time ... or "sometimes". If that's what you want ...don't waste my time.
Another gem from family ... I'm told they got it from Rumi
For those who cherish intimacy and truth!!
Stay together, friends.
Don't scatter and sleep.
Our friendship is made of being awake.
Play this game because you love and the playing is love.
PROUD GRADUATE OF NORTH HIGH SCHOOL ... AND PROUD TO SAY I PLAYED A VERY ACTIVE PART IN GETTING THE POLAR BEARS BACK TO THE COLUMBUS ZOO.
GO --- POLAR --- BEARS!!!!
By the way ... The Columbus Zoo is now home to two (sister) female polar bears. The Arctic Frontier is now open (as of May 6, 2010). The Zoo invited all graduates of North High School for a special premier of the Arctic Frontier. We got to see it first!
UPDATE ... we now have a male polar bear in with the girls ... and hopefully they will have some young bears in the near future!
UPDATE ... good news, our girls and their guy have now given us a baby! She is absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see her ... but she's not ready for the public yet. I hope they will once again give all of us "polar bears" from North for a special premier look at our little baby like they did for us in 2010!
UPDATE ... more good news. Our little polar bear baby is named NORA and she is now out in the polar bear play yard for all to see.
UPDATE ... Unfortunately, our little polar bear baby (NORA) got sent to another zoo but it was for a good reason ... so she wouldn't be such a distraction to her mom and her aunt ... who each gave birth to twins.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'm pretty involved with singing and dancing and work. Ask me to meet for karaoke and I'll sing for or with you ... or meet me at the local German club (Germania).