I require a lot of downtime, but when I'm awake I am funny, passionate, caring, well-read, arts-oriented, and the smartest person you'll ever meet. I've always had the soul of an artist, but it didn't show when I was litigating class actions. Since a chronic disease forced me into a very early retirement (5 years ago) I am having fun exploring who I really am. I have no interest in attending professional (or amateur) sports events, but pro football, baseball, and basketball (on TV) are three of my favorite things to sleep through. When I'm not napping to Law and Order or House reruns, you'll find me hanging out with friends, playing Scramble or Farmville, playing with my dogs, quilting, reading, or learning something new. I can sing and I can cook--but I don't. I am passionate about animal rescue, and share my home with two dogs and two cats. My energy level can't always keep up with my enthusiasm for life, but I maintain an active lifestyle when I can. I love small ship luxury cruising, trees, music, and sharing the gifts that life has given me with others.