Do you want the long intro or the short?
The long intro:
If you read through this and think, this is too good to be true, there must be something really wrong with her for her to still be single - you're wrong! I'm awesome ;) I'm just the shy wallflower type. I'm not good at small talk and just walking up to strangers and starting conversation. Really not good. I'm terrible at it. But once I know people awhile I open up. I really don't like having to make the first move with someone. If you're looking for a glamour girl who's up on the latest fashion, keep looking. That's not my style. I like casual clothes and don't do makeup. Summer is a great season for sports, but fall is my favorite for clothes, because I'm happiest in jeans, tennis shoes, and a hoodie.
So that is a bit of what I'm not good at and don't like, here are some I do (this is the too good to be true part). I love whitewater kayaking. I have my own fleet of kayaks and a whitewater raft to bring people down the river with me. I love tennis, Judo,ultimate Frisbee, and camping. I'm not the type who only likes camping with a trailer and a plug in for my hairdryer. I like tents, campfires, and roughing it a bit. I'm not exactly the cold shower type but can handle anything in a pinch. I do also prefer air mattresses, but can do without. If I must. I guess. I've also worked as an ER nurse and taken wilderness first aid. It can be handy having a friend who isn't squeamish when it comes to injuries. I will expect you to keep any snakes or spiders well away from me. That's not irrational, those things can be poisonous. Actually, I don't like any creature on land that has more or less than 4 appendages. But if you're bleeding or your arm's hanging off or something, I got ya covered. Unless you're covered in snakes, spiders, or scorpions. Then you're on your own. But how often does someone really fall into a pit of those? (not counting Indiana Jones)
I love games. Not the confusing "dating games", but yard games, board games, card games... I have more than any one person should. I always try to bring a few bags full with me and keep some in my car so as to be always prepared. It's made me a hit at family gatherings.
I like action/adventure/thriller movies. Comedies are fun when they are actually funny (I probably have a more old fashioned like sense of humor. I enjoy old radio shows. If you can name some, you really should be emailing me by now). I'm not a straight up romance movie type, and I don't do horror. Some of my favorite movies are Remember the Titans, Life is Beautiful, A Beautiful Mind, and Rio Bravo, to name a few. If it has John Wayne in it I probably like it. I also know more lines from Disney movies than any adult without children should. But hey, I like good, clean, innocent fun.
My favorite jokes, or at least the ones I can remember, are:
What did the green grape say to the purple grape? Breathe!
A man encounters a pirate in a bar. They strike up a conversation, and the man asks the pirate how he suffered his various injuries. "Arrgh, I lost me leg fighting over buried treasure in the tropics. I lost me ear in a barroom fight with another pirate -- he bit me ear right off." The other man points to the pirate's arm and asks, "How'd you get the hook for an arm?" The pirate replies, "Arrgh, I lost me arm when a winch tore it off in a terrible storm at sea." "And how did you lose your eye?" The pirate says, "Arrgh, first day with me hook."
The short intro:
I'm looking for someone smart, with a sense of humor, who will hopefully want to play tennis and go kayaking with me. I enjoy many things outdoors, I like doing lots of things indoors. I like to have fun but I work hard too. Or at least, hard enough. :) I'm a low maintenance farmers daughter with simple tastes and big dreams.