Seriously, I am one of the most upbeat and funny women you'll ever meet. Life is short, and ruminating is neither my cup of tea, nor my tumbler of bourbon.
I'm the only non-Ph.D in my circle of friends, but I'm no dummy. I just decided many years ago to drop out of college, and become a professional musician. That worked out well, of course. I mean, don't you own all ten of my albums? No??? Oh. That's because I only recorded two, and most of them are in a storage unit on Long Island. Pre-pay for 300 copies, and I'll pay the back storage fees and get you a copy.
I'm a creative sort, who loves to play guitar (poorly, mind you, but I love to play), sing, draw, write, etc. I do freelance work, designing websites, catalogues, promo packages, cd artwork and the like.
I like smart people. Not pseudo-intellectuals, and god forbid, not guys with shaggy beards and floppy haircuts, who think that only by being miserable and self-destructive can they create great art. (Shudder.) No; I like people who are serious brainiacs, and quite possibly nerdy by all accounts. If you took AP math at age nine, I'm gonna love you. If you're a topologist, I've hit the jackpot. (Low dimensional or high. I'm flexible that way.)
My dream date is meeting for drinks, and if we click, we grab a bite to eat. Maybe we catch some live, local music after that. Second date? Let's cook a meal together, and kill a bottle or two of wine.
Caveat: my personal life is what kids today call (I think) "a hot mess." I'm not in need of rescuing, but I do work ungodly hours to hold my own financially. Even then, it's not pretty. My retirement plan was based on hoping the Mayans were right. As of December 21, 2012, I'm looking for a new plan. I tell you this because I know things like social status and financial security matter. I'm clever and charming and downright adorable, but don't plan on taking me to your country club soiree unless you're okay with me showing up in off-the-rack from JC. Penney.
I'm not looking for a serious relationship. I'm incredibly busy, I have young children at home, and I cannot invest myself in anyone right now. So, if you're separated, and thinking you'll probably reconcile with your wife, but for now just want to have a cup of coffee with someone else... I'm probably perfect for you!