The one thing I am passionate about...
Maybe a better question is what do I enjoy? I enjoy good food; fine wine; art; cooking; summers in Portland, Oregon; reading; spending time with friends; travel; investigating new places; planning for a trip; and watching films!
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to watch movies and cook, though it is quite a challenge cooking for one person. I love going to Farmers Markets.
The most influential person in my life has been
This is honestly tough...I'm looking for a man who is, and here come a bunch of adjectives: kind, thoughtful, confident, genuine, intelligent, self-directed/motivated, articulate, open, fit, attractive, sexy (but not in an obnoxious way), independent (meaning not looking for another person to 'feel complete'...I operate under the principle of "if I'm not happy being with me, someone else isn't going to be happy being with me)...Someone who understands the difference between being alone and feeling lonely. And someone with whom I can laugh...I appreciate a good sense of humor for sure! *Sigh* maybe that's asking to
The first thing people notice about me
The first thing people generally notice about me is my smile (I think I convey a warm, openess) and my eyes...they twinkle!
The last book I read and enjoyed
When Breath Becomes Air...written by Paul Kalanthi. This was a brilliantly written memoir by a young neurosurgeon who learns at a point when his life is unfolding beautifully, that he has terminal cancer...He writes eloquently about his journey to make meaning out of life knowing he now has a finite stretch of time. He is insightful, humorous, brave and loving as he examines one of the most intimate passages in life: one's death.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for my health
- I am thankful for my son and extended family and friends.
- I am thankful that I live in a society where diversity is valued.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm a pretty generous person...I really take pleasure in thinking about what those important to me might like; whether a tangible gift, a postcard or some special activity.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Creative, Generous, Warm
A little more about me
I take pride in what I do & try to treat all people fairly...pretty simple. And, I managed to almost complete this profile without mentioning my amazing 26 year old son, whom I absolutely adore. He is a remarkable young man and I always think it a marvel that I birthed and help to create such a wonderful human being. We are very close, however we don't talk on the phone every day nor does he live with me. He currently resides in Denver and we are in touch either with text or email a few times a week...though I do love to hear his voice, I'm careful about infringing on his personal space and time. I love to travel with him...he
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction
Books I've read
cutting for stone by abraham verghese, the lisbeth salander (girl with the dragon tattoo) series., when breath becomes air by paul kalanthi
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Hockey, Soccer
Music I like to perform
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Jazz, R&B and Soul
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
out of africa; serious allen (matchpoint; crimes and misdemeanors), dune; lotr (lord of the rings), dune; lotr (lord of the rings)
TV I like to Watch
Drama, Educational, Reality Show
My Favorite TV Shows
game of thrones; downton abbey; ray donovan; the killing, hgtv and the housewives, anything on pbs