I am compassionate, caring, self-aware, resilient, nurturing, straightforward, intelligent and my friends say I give killer parties. I am a committed New Orleans Saints fan and pay way too much to DirectTV to have access to all of the games. I have nursed my son's pitcher's elbow/shoulder for over 15 years and therefore believe that baseball is so much more than a sport and I think that basketball is BORING. I love opera, the Black-Eyed Peas, Queen, Adele, jazz, country and classical music. I enjoy preparing meals and entertaining friends -- cocktails and wines tailored to the party or celebration are part of the fun. I read books of all genres and the DMN and NYT on the weekends. Life is a gift that I want to unwrap every day and I want to share my joy and happiness with the person who happens to be sharing my life at any given time.