ok, "me" in a few words: open, honest, compassionate, silly, sarcastic, a little bit brash, a ball of energy... but if that's not quite enough, here's a lil example to describe the essence of my personality- in the form of a (short) short story. haha. (when reading said story, it's helpful to know that i am a nurse on a very busy intensive care unit in the city- serious stuff.)
once upon a time... i'm kidding. ok here goes...
every morning in the CCU, the physicians "round" on each of the patients on the unit. (in other words, they all stand around a computer- discussing goals of care, daily progress, treatment plans, etc.) however, in doing so, they often times (inadvertently) take up most of the space outside the patients rooms (i.e. the area in which the nurses and other healthcare personnel need to get through to go see their patients)... i'm the type of chick that- instead of merely saying "excuse me" to get through this sometimes massive crowd of med students, residents and attendings- rather, i (on this one particular occasion) manage to meander through, stop in the middle of this circle of white coats, do a little 3 second impromptu dance move, get a chuckle outta the group, and continue on my way... just a day in the life... ;)
now- so much of what makes this whole online dating world "weird" (for lack of a better word)- is the fact that you can't ever really know what somebody's like from just a few pictures and a couple (or more than a couple) words on a page... (especially since it seems that everybody tends to write a lot of the same things- "i don't take anything too seriously, i like to stay active and take care of my body, i love the Phils...") yeah, that's right- i'm looking at you, guy. haha. so much of "getting it right" has everything to do with chemistry- that one thing that you can't really put your finger on... and the only way of really knowing if you have any of that elusive "chemistry" with another person is by meeting them... since i haven't really met anyone "special" for quite some time in "real life," i figured i'd give this crazy online thing a shot... truthfully, i do want to meet that person that i can't stop thinking about- that person that, even after getting to know me and all of my silly little quirks and imperfections- "is still gonna think the sun shines outta (my) ass." haha. (if you know what movie that line is from, at the very least, we may become great friends.) i don't expect to go on one date and end up with a marriage proposal. i just want to get to know somebody "the old fashioned way"- online. haha.
a couple things i've learned in the few years that i've been single- i'm a lil weird, but i will make you laugh- even if it's at my own expense. a laugh is a laugh, and it's always worth it... for a long time, i'm not sure that i knew what i wanted in another person, but i'm figuring it out. :) i wouldn't say i'm particularly "picky"- just looking for the real thing... (in other words- i'd rather be single forever, and end up being the "cool aunt"- than end up unhappily ever after with someone who isn't right for me, just for the sake of "having someone"); i don't have a checklist full of things, just want to find somebody that shares the important stuff-- a willingness to be good to others, love your family, surround yourself with good friends, work hard, laugh a lot... and if you happen to be a giant hockey-nerd like me (and/or enjoy a lil friendly trash talk)- bonus! just be yourself. :)
somewhat trivial side note: i understand that my pictures may be a bit confusing to some- so to clarify: i was born a blondie, did the platinum thing for about 10 years- (hence why i have more pics w/ that look), dyed it dark cause i wanted to change it up after i turned the big 3-0.
side note number 2- if you made it through reading this entire thing, then you deserve a gold star AND a cookie. probably means our first date should be in a kindergarten classroom.