I don't suppose that anyone here would just take me at my word that I'm fantastic? No? OK, here's my sales pitch then (and please remember that there's a reason I'm not in sales)....
I am more of an introvert than an extrovert, but have a sharp sense of humor with a sarcastic edge and the ability to keep most people on their toes. If you manage to do the same to me, then I think there could be sparks.
I'm fairly laid-back and enjoy spending my time with the close friends I have in the area doing just about anything, or nothing at all. I enjoy good food and wine, whether cooking at home or at one of the many great restaurants in this area. My partying days are mostly behind me, but I still enjoy a night out on the town on occasion.
I'm athletic and enjoy playing almost any sport. I can throw a spiral and shoot a 3-pointer. I make for pretty decent competition on the tennis court (provided that you are really not that good at it...) and can play a pretty mean game of bocce ball. I love going to sporting events, and can even handle watching some on t.v. I will complain less about baseball than anything else, especially if its the Yankees. (don't hate me, I have my reasons).
I coach a Special Olympics Volleyball team. The silver and gold medals my team earned the last two years are proudly displayed in my office and they still make me smile every day. Not bad for being seeded last.
I like to get out and explore the Bay Area. There are so many reasons to be thankful to live here, and its good to remind yourself of them from time to time! I love trips to Napa, Yosemite, Tahoe, and Carmel (to name just a few).
I'm equally comfortable in hiking shoes or high heels.
My guilty pleasure is singing broadway tunes in the car or in the shower. They are the only places that I sound good (but still only to me).
I embrace my inner nerd. I love to read and write and spend a fair amount of time doing both. I enjoy a night in playing board games. (Note: if we ever play Trivial Pursuit together, you want me on your team.)
Overall, I strive for a fairly balanced life and try to maintain a positive attitude towards most things. I value my family and friendships above all, and feel truly lucky to have the people I do around me. I am happy with what life has brought my way so far, but there is one important element that has remained elusive... ;)
The person I am looking for is: intelligent, honest, kind, open, easy-going, romantic and with a generous spirit. I like someone with a positive attitude, though not to the extent that it gets annoying. I would like to meet someone who has a sophisticated side, but also a silly, down-to-earth side, and knows the place for each. But mostly I'm looking for someone that I can have fun sharing some of life's experiences with; someone who I can enjoy both going out with and just staying in with.
If that sounds like you, then I hope to hear from you!