“We’re a Red Vines Family”
But when I’m *not* berating the clearly inferior of the licorice whips, I dearly value my time alone or being outdoors with my doggies. I’m raising two beautiful girls who are 7 and 17. I’ve sacrificed, learned, and grown more in the last two years than I have in my four decades on this spinning earthen spaceball. This is something I’m extremely proud of, and I’m pleased as can be with my simple lot of Father, Teacher, Tutor, and Swim and Tennis Coach when time allows. These are all things dear to my heart along with the Leadership of young adults. I’ve figured out where I am supposed to be in this. End of demo.
I am a hardcore INFJ with a million interests and just as many quiet opinions, and, at this point in my life, can’t hear a word you say. It is what it is, which in this case means Take it or Leave it. I’m secure in my personal challenges and can support the struggles of others. I create comfort around myself wherever I can because it’s soothing to my soul and I can then be my best for others. Comfort. Simplicity. And, like the rest of us, I intend to feel safe and respected in my relationships with anyone I choose to keep close in my life because that’s exactly what I give back if someone has chosen me to be in theirs.
I like peace. I like positivity. I like quiet. I like ideas. I like friendship. I like acceptance. I like heart. I like kindness.
Offer solidarity and understanding before advice or judgment.
Other Things I Prefer:
Gene Kelly to Fred Astaire
West Coast Rap to East
Beatles to Rolling Stones
Temptations to Four Tops
Dogs to Cats
Newman to Redford
Godfather Two to One
Dean Martin to Frank Sinatra
Coke to Pepsi
Anything to Raising a Teenager
Tim Hortons to Starbucks
Alec Baldwin to All Other Baldwins
What makes me laugh? Dogs in suits with little stuffed arms. Chubby guys coming out of SportClips or Lady Janes.
Movies I saw three (or more!) times at the theater? Home Alone. Donnie Brasco. Scream. Cool Runnings. Three Men and a Baby (Long story on those last two). The Greatest Showman currently holds the record at six.
Guilty Pleasure? Downton Abbey. Oh, Barrow, why can’t you just be good!?
Self Conscious Of? My ears. Extremely. But also in a way that I don’t give a fuck.
Dealbreaker? Namecalling. There’s no coming back from that.
Secret? My mom tricked me into going to a Tom Jones concert in my 20’s and I loved every second of it. Shh.
Time Sucking Vampires Running, camping, basketball. Reading, writing and hanging with my little one. Who is currently Pokemonning big time.
“Interesting” Fact? Jason Robards stars in three of my all time favorite films. I’ve always felt he steals everything he does and I love him dearly. In college, I wrote a play specifically for him and sat on it far too long out of fear. It was a huge loss to me in many ways when he passed away.
Heroes? Neil Simon, Danny Elfman, Nelson Algren. And the guy who invented Crazy Bread.
….This is my safe space. And I will provide the same.