Hi. Thank you for stopping by my profile. The chances of my being the perfect one for you are slim to none, but I am, nonetheless, a fairly decent conversationalist. I particularly like the idea of penpalship...probably because I have been made delusional watching "You've Got Mail" ad infinitum.
I love reading, playing piano, going to the gym with my teenage boys..when we have time...they refuse to go to Zumba class with me, gardening, animals of all kinds, chatting with kids-- mine and anyone else's, travel--although I haven't been anywhere in a year, among lots of other things. I lived abroad for a good part of my married life. I love Asian food. My daughters and I make fried rice most Sundays...its bu cuo, I must say.
I spend most of my mornings and evenings driving my kids around town so I have become a political junky after countless hours of NPR...no right wing banter allowed in my vehicle. I work very part time as a licensed massage therapist, and I am kind of a perpetual student, currently working towards a second bachelors in political science, and a minor in Chinese, hoping to increase grad school possibilities.
I think my profile picture is the only good picture I've ever taken, so I'll probably keep it there until that baby goes off to college...he's five now, still have some time. That was pre-divorce trauma, so I looked better then, and before I had teenagers, who I have to take out for bacon cheeseburgers regularly to keep the lines of communication open, so I'm starting to wonder if I should change the "slender" to something more accurate. If you want to contact me because you like that picture, have to be honest, I look considerably more exhausted now. If you want to argue about politics, that's okay. If you want to buy me Vietnamese noodles and tell me your life story, that's the best reason.
Actually, I find the idea of meeting someone from this website in person terrifying. It's not about you, it's me, mostly live in fear of that split second of initial encounter. Even now I feel a panic surge. Much better to get to know someone in real time, but I'm finding that even the ones you think aren't married, are married. Hopefully that isn't the case here :) Hope to hear from you, if you are nice.