Let's get this out in the open. I have an unusual thirst for adventure. I'm pretty fearless so I don't lead a boring life. That means I don't ever want to go on a cruise or to a Sandals resort. Or do the crossword with you on Sundays. Ever. I'm also not a foodie. A friend of mine recently told me that for his wife's birthday, the major portion of her gift was having dinner at minibar. Great for them. That's not the ideal birthday gift for me. My idea of fun is going on a hike, pushing myself to my limits in a ballet barre or pilates class, or going to a third-world country and absorbing the culture by eating strange foods and talking to the locals. Why stay in a hotel when I can have an adventure by staying in a thatch hut located on a secluded cliff or in a tree house in the jungle?
So if you're not a big reader and want to skip the rest, the moral of the story is that if you had a pot belly, I'd punch you in it. Wait...no...that was what Bruce Willis said in Pulp Fiction. Hmmm..maybe you should read on.
The point actually is that the occasion to laugh at myself arises quite often. Of course, it helps to have lots of ridiculous stories to share like the time I pitched an idea to the producers at the Daily Show and they used it. Or when I found myself with a flat bicycle tire and hitchhiked alone in rural Argentina armed only with a smile and the remnants of phrases learned in my high school Spanish classes. Or that I think it's totally appropriate to break out into my best Gangnam-style dance in public bathroom if the song is playing on the speaker system just to make strangers laugh. Welcome to my world. People often tell me I should write a book or a sitcom. Or run for public office -- it's kind of the same thing, right?
Anyhow...I am looking for someone who has a similar sense of adventure. He's got a life here in DC, but he still wants to explore what the world has to offer by traveling to unusual places, meeting new people, and trying new things. Someone whose mere presence gives me calm comfort and with whom I could pass the time just looking into his eyes. Someone who knows who he is, knows what he wants and is confident enough to laugh at my quirks and his own. Hopefully he has a wicked sense of humor and a taste for irony. Someone who is like me in some ways, but different enough to make it interesting. Maybe he sings silly songs to me when he's cooking dinner or likes whispering in the dark before we fall asleep. He's definitely not a co-dependent mess who is afraid to be alone or who flounders from one relationship immediately to the next. He knows it's never the responsibility of anyone else to make him happy but he recognizes that life can be more fun with someone who can acknowledge that she gets it with a mere glance. Maybe he does crossfit or Tough Mudder races. I don't know. But he's definitely an athlete, so he doesn't have a pot belly. Definitely not.
PS - Winks and Favorites are passive and lame. Not a good first impression to serve me up a big steaming plate of lamesauce so e-mail me if you want my attention.