Who's That Girl?
First of all, Kethira isn't my real name,
but wouldn't it be nice if it was? Nothing
personal, of course, but a single girl in
the big city can't be too careful these days.
In a nutshell, I'm:
- 5'4" (or pretty close)
- about 30 lbs overweight (according to the
American Medical Association, but they
even know me)
- auburn hair (most of the time)
- hazel eyes (which now have excellent vision
thanx to lasik).
I'm not sure why, but people think I'm still
in my early 30's. My birthdate is March 17,
- intelligent (and educated)
- easy-going (low maintenance)
- funny (sarcastic as in George Carlin meets
Janeane Garofalo with some Dennis Miller
- confident (capable and independent)
- honest (and not just coz I'm a really bad
- faithful (completely monogamous and always
- responsible (emotionally stable)
- unique (unconventional, but always respectful
and appropriate to the circumstance)
I'm really very laid-back and optimistic.
I have some esoteric beliefs, yet a realistic
attitude about life. I am very firm in my
opinions, but I never try to bend others
to my will. I am extremely "live and
let live", and my friends think I'm
too forgiving. I simply think I'm very understanding
and tolerant of human foibles.
- TV addict and Internet junkie
I don't subscribe to any formal religion,
but I am very spiritual with a deep belief
in God. My beliefs actually lean more toward
Taoism. When I feel the need, I attend Unity
church. I have a deep respect for the teachings
of Christ, though I do not consider myself
a Christian, since I believe there is truth
in the teachings of all prophets.
Words that would never be used to describe me are:
I have little tolerance for bigotry, narrow-mindedness,
ridiculous rules, violence, dishonesty or
cruelty. Nor am I a big fan of moodiness,
neediness, helplessness, (probably a few
other 'nesses I can't think of right now),
and drama queens (drag queens are OK). I
avoid folks who are controlling or who can't
relax, and I never could understand people
who sweat the small stuff. Ironically, I
also have little patience for people who
have no concrete opinions -- or who are afraid
to share them, which is just as bad.
- easily offended or embarrassed
I love (the short list):
- television (sitcoms, nature, documentaries,
crime and legal dramas, Star Trek)
- movies (nearly anything but chick flicks)
- books (true crime, historical fiction, biography,
mystery, sci fi)
- games (nearly anything that requires absolutely
no athletic prowess)
- animals (absolutely ALL kinds)
- the Internet (card games and information)
I'm old enough to remember what life was
like in the Age of Aquarius. I'm a
Pisces with the personality of a Leo. My
most compatible signs are Scorpio and Virgo.
I have a weakness for the charms of
Taurus and I inexplicably get along very
well with Sagittarians (not that they're
hard to get along with, just that I've had
many close friends of the Sag persuasion).
If you're into Chinese Astrology,
I was born in the year of the Tiger and I'm
most compatible with those born in the year of the Dog, Boar or Horse.
I believe in:
- environmental issues (probably in that order)
But don't worry -- other than voting and
an occasional email, I'm really not that
politically active. There is very little
spirituality in politics.
I'm a homebody, but I can be coaxed out for
movies, shopping, dining and travel. I am
as comfortable in an upscale restaurant as
at a bowling alley as long as the company
is good. I get along well with people of
all backgrounds (except criminal) and have
very few prejudices (except against ignorance
Things you'll never see me do:
- wear makeup or pantyhose (takes me only 15
minutes to get ready to go anywhere -- but
I love to wear dresses!)
- cause a scene in public, call someone names
in anger, or fight dirty
- eat bell peppers or bananas
- laugh at the Three Stooges
I was married once when I was young. It lasted
10 years and I was divorced in 1989. I have
no children other than the 4-legged kind,
but children seem to love me.
I grew up in Detroit, then owned a home in
Ferndale for 19 years. I am currently living
in a tiny basement apartment in Redford with
no privacy. This is all after a disastrous
1+ year stint in Chicagoland. (Who knew Dorothy
was right -- there is no place like home!) And also because it
was the only way I could start my own business
- which is coming along nicely.
I can be reached here.
Older Women, as Viewed by Andy Rooney
"As I grow in age, I value older women
most of all. Here are just a few reasons
An older woman will never wake you in the
middle of the night to ask, "What are
you thinking?" She doesn't care what
An older woman knows herself well enough
to be assured in who she is, what she is,
what she wants and from whom. Few women past
the age of 50 give a damn what you might
think about her.
An older single woman usually has had her
fill of "meaningful relationships"
and "commitment". The last
thing she needs in her life is another dopey,
clingy, whiny, dependent lover!
Older women are dignified. They seldom have
a screaming match with you at the opera
or in the middle of an expensive restaurant.
Of course, if you deserve it, they won't
hesitate to shoot you if they think they
can get away with it.
Most older women cook well. They care about
cleanliness and are generous with praise,
An older woman has the self-assurance to
introduce you to her women friends. A younger
woman with a man will often ignore even her
best friend because she doesn't trust the
guy with other women. Older women couldn't
Women get psychic as they age. You never
have to confess your sins to an older woman.
They always know. An older woman looks good
wearing bright red lipstick. This is
not true of younger women or drag queens.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older
woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Her libido's stronger, her fear of pregnancy
Older women are forthright and honest. They'll
tell you right off you are a jerk if you
are acting like one.
Yes, we praise older women for a multitude
of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not
reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coifed
babe of 70 there is a bald, paunchy relic
in yellow pants making a fool of himself
with some 22 year old waitress. Ladies, I
apologize for all of us."