I make a yummy bowl of chili, excellent fish tacos, and my chocolate chip cookies are to die for! I'll try almost anything at least once. I like to stay in shape but also enjoy good food, good wine, and good beer - especially in good company. I like to wear cute heels and dresses, but I love a great pair of cowboy boots, too.
I'm honest, loyal, caring and know how to throw a good party when the occasion calls for it. I earned a Master's degree from Florida State University and still spend a few weeks of each year in the Southern states and on the Gulf Coast with best friends. I grew up on a family farm in eastern Nebraska; even though I live in the city, I'll always be a farm girl at heart, which means I appreciate home-grown garden vegetables, a good steak, a good herding and hunting dog, and someone who can fix and build things.
I was raised in a large Catholic family and survived 16 years of Catholic school without too much damage; I'm spiritual and pray/meditate every day and I sincerely appreciate my religious upbringing, but I'm not overly religious. I own a cat and am not afraid of spiders, mice or roaches, but snakes kinda freak me out. I'm athletic and can hold my own on the mountain, in the field or in the gym, but I'm not a pro by any means. I own a snowboard and can usually make it down the mountain without killing myself or other people; I would like to start skiing soon. I love football and a great tailgate; I own golf clubs and can drive a straight ball, but my bloody marys are better than my short game.
I like indie "new grass"/alternative rock music (Black Keys, White Stripes) and great D.J. mash-ups (e.g. Girl Talk), but I'll listen to almost every kind of music and I especially like listening to live music in small venues. I like to travel; I lived out of a backpack for a couple of months last summer as I traveled around the world to visit several international friends and find my family's roots in Germany. I look forward to going back to Europe soon!
Who am I looking for? Hmm... I'm looking for a great friendship that has chemistry. Someone who is fun, honest, active and driven. You're confident and won't mind kicking off your shoes and dancing in the kitchen. I'm interested in intelligent, playful conversations; if you're going to hit me with sarcasm or a challenge, you'd better be able to handle reciprocation! I'm attracted to a quick smile, an easy laugh, an informed and open mind, and a tall physique. I'd like to meet your friends; you can tell a lot about a person by their friends. I'm financially responsible and stable; I'm looking for someone who's the same. If I had to pick a celebrity as my 'ideal', it might be Peyton Manning - funny, tall, athletic, quirky, and smart (he also gets points for being from New Orleans); Justin Timberlake is high on my list, too - funny, tall, smart, talented, stylish.
For our first meeting, I just want something short and sweet - just a drink or coffee. I'd like to keep things casual and light to see if there's chemistry between us. (On a serious note, no swingers/alternative lifestyler's, please! I'm fun, but not into that kind of "fun"!) Also, I apologize if I don't get back to you right away; I will do my best to respond to you during the weekend if you don't hear from me during the week.