The one thing I am passionate about...
There are SO many things I enjoy doing, it may be easier to list some I don't... but that wouldn't be much fun to read. Therefore, I really am passionate about Scuba diving, salsa dancing, snowboarding, travel, and really good food discovered in a new restaurant or prepared in my kitchen! I should also mention that I like a certain amount of privacy (especially from work) and therefore don't use my full name here or divulge too much about my work or education as it would be FAR too easy to find me with a simple Google search. Thanks for understanding and I promise to divulge all should we meet. :^)
I typically spend my leisure time
Okay, so I spend a lot of time in the gym during the winter but am outside kayaking, rollerblading, hiking and biking all spring, summer, and fall. I like to stay in good shape...some might say I'm a fanatic but it's all relative as I do this to have fun and remain feeling young (Jack Lalanne had it right). When I do manage to sit without a work or exercise related agenda, I like to watch a good movie, read a few articles (oh wait, that's work related), or a good book (yeah, even those 'old' paper ones held together with glue). Otherwise, I love to cook (yes, seriously), share some nice wine with good friends, or plan
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm searching for someone who respects others as much as themselves. Someone who strives to live a life of integrity and accountability. At the same time, there must be a balance between the cerebral and the emotional...therefore someone that loves to laugh, loves to touch and be touched, and doesn't take themselves too seriously. Basically, someone well balanced physically, emotionally, and spiritually... am I asking for too much? Perhaps...feel free to prove me wrong! ;^)
The first thing people notice about me
I've been told it's my kind eyes and warm smile. Of course this makes me do anything but smile as it sounds super cheesy...but I guess that fits with my goofy sense of humor.
The last book I read and enjoyed
'Blood Line' by James Rollins
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My health...without which happiness is difficult indeed.
- My work, yes I know... but I really love my chosen profession.
- Close friends... there's nothing like good conversation over a great meal.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Yes, I look young for my age and I owe some of that to good genes. However, I also treat my body with great care and consideration...after-all, it's the only one I'll ever get. This means I'm in the gym more than most people and am careful about what I eat. No, I'm not consumed with my self image, more with my overall health and sense of wellbeing. I meditate regularly everyday and truly feel this helps one get to know themselves on an entirely different level. Can you tell I'm a fan? Don't worry, I'm not big on pushing my beliefs or opinions onto others! :^)
Friends Describe me as
Genuine, Good listener, Intelligent, Physically Fit
A little more about me
Everyone seems to be searching for someone with a sense of humor... and I have that in spades. The problem is I don't often let it out and only around those I trust and know well. Perhaps it's because my career demands a rather serious persona and I spend most of my time listening rather than talking. However, away from work, with the right people, I can be a mixture of quick wit and slapstick. Those who know me best pick up on my dark and slightly twisted sense of humor which is completely at odds with my work persona. I need to let it out occassionally to maintain a sense of balance and happiness.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Other, Philosophy
Books I've read
the power of unpopular, one hundred and thirteen million markets of one, brand against the machine, anything by king, coonts, koontz (yes, different), cook, clavell, arthur c clarke, or tolkein., the doctor stories, how we die, time to think, and anything by thich nhat hahn
Sports I enjoy playing
Baseball, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rollerblading, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Auto Racing, Baseball, Extreme Sports, Football
Music I like to perform
Blues, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
TV I like to Watch
Action, Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
seinfeld reruns, curb your enthusiasm, orange is the new black, walking dead, sherlock, game of thrones, any planet earth series, nature by bbc