A little about me...
I am fun- loving, looking for companionship and friendship, but if it gets to be more ...great! Grab life by the throat, live abundantly. I'm smart, funny, outgoing, passionate, love theatre, lit, travel, music, movies, some sports. I'm more of an indoors than outdoors person, BUT I used to coach girls' basketball and you'll find me somewhere watching football. Loved the olympics this year. I love that song "Some Nights," by Fun. I'd love to take you to dinner/theatre productions, concerts, poetry slams, thrift stores, bluegrass concerts. I come from grass roots farming. I'm in a bowling league and usually go to church on Sundays. I want to share life's adventures with a companion or hopefully more. I'm a romantic and want you to treat me as a lady, and I'll try to act like one! I want to share your life not change you/it. I love a good discussion, fires (in fireplaces), hottubs, the seas, exploring, a fine wine (white, Reisling), candlelight, lots of butter and salt on the popcorn, walks on the beach.
About the one I'm looking for...
Honesty, humor, openness, shared respect. I hope you're still growing and learning and have some hobbies to enjoy. And, of course, we need to have some things we enjoy together. But, then, we'll need alone time and friend time, so a balance. I like holding hands, talking, listening (I'm an extrovert, so I have to work on listening). I'd love if we got so close that you could share your heart, and I mine, be sensitive, but get a little crazy sometimes, too. My dream date is (if we were really close) for you to take me on some kind of trip, like on those romantic movies, ok ok, but I can imagine, where the guy gets tickets and doesn't tell the girl where they're going except what kind of clothes to pack and off we are on an adventure because travel is always an adventure. I have a bucket list LOL. Let's face it: life span hasn't changed much since King Solomon wrote "3 score and 10 years" that we are granted and if more it's a gift from God, so knowing that I'm on the south side of 50's I want to go for the gusto sometimes, too! All this and knowing and wanting time with my family :). But fantasy ah to dream.I'm beginning to work on my bucket list.
I'd just like to add...
If you don't post at least one recent picture, I probably won't respond to your mail. It's only fair. Guys, I really don't know why I keep getting mail from those of you who won't pony up and get a good picture posted. I'm NOT into motorcyles or the "bad boy" types, but maybe old hippies ok, so long as you don't look like one. Gotta be myself and you be yourself! I am NOT legalistic or judgemental. I taught high school and college English and Education for many years. I am now fully retired and enjoying it. I like to write and read and keep up with news. I may even write you some poetry. My heritage is Norwegian and Swede. I learned German in high school and college and was quite fluent, but not so much anymore. I have traveled in 48 states and over 20 countries. Did I mention I LOVE TO WATCH FOOTBALL! The Broncos, the Vikings, and roll tide AL!
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I cook rather than starve
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Religion and Spirituality
I am a Protestant Christian, but I'm not legalistic. I am a truth seeker.
I'm a retired English Professor, love travel, love the arts, theatre, movies, but I love to watch football and basketball and especially ride horse although I don't get much opportunity. I also love animals.
Family and Friends
My family and friends are my joys in this world. We love to gather when we can, play cards, board games, enjoy wine and good food. I love my friends who are scattered all over the US, too! Sometimes I miss teaching, but being retired is great!
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Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. What is your all time favorite movie? and why?
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?