The headline quote was borrowed, with many thanks, from Diogenes. Thank you for taking the time to read my entire profile. Fair warning; it's long, and might just make you feel a bit uncomfortable at times. But if it does and you don't like it (and me) then it has served it's purpose, saving us both from and awkward and uncomfortable meeting ...If I am not the "catch" for you, worry not, for there are plenty of fish in the sea... ;) If you DO get to the end and want to know more then take a minute or three, and send out your first missive. It might just be be the beginning of an interesting story. First steps always take courage and are can even be risky, but to quote Mr. Zuckerberg; "The biggest risk is not taking any risk."
About me: I look like an anime character and act like one much of the time. I can be honest to a fault, and tend to get along best with people who have open hearts and minds. I will stop my car to help a turtle across the road, and take spiders and other bugs outside instead of smooshing them. I trust children more than adults, and like animals more than many humans. I do not tolerate liars, racists, or people who are too proud, vain or greedy...If you do not tip well, we will not get along...I am a full time mother and most things revolve around my daughter. She is a very important part of my life, and will always be number one. If you are a parent, then I know you already understand. I am somewhat physically disabled due to an inherited back condition. I can still walk and get around without a cane or other assistance, but can't do anything involving sustained physical activity for extended periods. I can take a walk in the park, but cannot run laps around it. I do take prescribed medications, but before you jump to judgement, I ask that you please keep reading. Opiates have become big news lately. But it seems that most of the news is focused on addiction and overdoses. And while these figures are both sad and troubling, the news for the most part neglects to address that there are upwards of 100 million people in daily chronic pain, and while there are many who think almost anyone who take opiate containing medications are weak, out of control, law breaking, drug addled junkies, the truth is that the majority of people are taking these medications legally and as prescribed. I do understand there is crisis going on out there, but it has been caused (at least in part) by many government laws and policies which are supposed to help, but are failing miserably. Addiction is a primarily mental disorder/disease and yet many treat addicts like criminals instead of people in need of help and understanding. In other countries, harm reduction protocols have significantly reduced overdose deaths and help people find treatment for addictions. I am an ambassador with the US Pain foundation. A group that educates those unfamiliar with chronic pain, gives a voice to all those who suffer, and fights for the rights of every person who battles not only pain, but the many other things that often come with it, like isolation, depression, and stigmatization. I apologize for the tirade there, but I cannot stay silent while millions are suffering every day. And now for something completely different: I am generally a happy and optimistic person. I try to do something positive every day. I love animals and believe in their well being and rights too. Going to the park and river are favorite activities with my daughter. When we go, I actually join her on the playground. Though I can't run be physically active for more than a a few minutes at a time. So, if you are looking for a gym rat sporty spice girl, I am not the one for you. I am not one of those parents; face in phone. Why be outside only to ignore everything? I could get away with it, I would grab that phone, chuck it into the river, and continue playing with my daughter like nothing happened. If we are kindred spirits, then you know you've always wanted to do this too...I am not religious, but I really enjoy learning about others spiritual views and philosophies. I am Pagan. Many Evangelicals and other "converters" love to take me on as a challenge, They say in an effort to save me, or "Win one for God" An Omnipotent being doesn't need to win anything or anyone. Calling me a heathen or telling me I'm going straight to hell will not earn any extra points or advance you to the bonus round either. I am looking for a platonic friend...I am not looking for a lover or a relationship right now. However, I would welcome a friendship that evolves into a relationship, I am NOT looking for casual sex, nor am I a cougar. I may be a bit different looking, but I ask that you do not judge me solely on my appearance. Some people seem to think that the tattoos and colored hair make me a person of loose morals, or some kind of sexual deviant. And while I am far from prude I have morals, am well educated, and not at all promiscuous. Also, please don't let my pictures deceive you. I do not usually wear lots of makeup, and wear eyeglasses a lot of the time. I am also a tomboy at heart. All physical beauty fades with time. True beauty is found within and never fades. If you are only interested in appearances, then please do yourself a favor and go buy a Barbie. Musically, I like everything from Alternative to opera. And while I think that all genres should at least be given a chance, I am not overly fond of rap or dissonant (think Schoenberg, or other 12 tone) music. I think if more women around my age knew that acting like a kid kept you younger looking, they'd never get off of the jungle gym. I also think that I'd be a vegetarian if bacon weren't so tasty...I love to laugh until I cannot breathe, and enjoy happy little things that happen every day. Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! The Bob Ross/Auntie Mame approach to life works or me! What makes approach to life works for you? If you have any questions, please ask them as long as I may do the same. If you added me as a favorite, don't you think perhaps you should have emailed me at least one time?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
A first meeting depends on many variables. The season, weather, and our mutual interests of course. By the time we agree to meet, I would imagine that we will have spoken a few times. A public place is a good place to start, maybe the park, or local eatery...We can get a cup of something caffeinated, talk, walk and people watch. If we get along, eventually I would want you to meet my daughter, as she is my Magnum opus, and we group package. I like to play darts, pool, arcade games; Family centered entertainment like Chuck E cheese is also a lot of fun...I am not a bad skee ball player, and I really enjoy a bit of friendly competition.