The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about my friends, my parents, my job, my independence, making people laugh, loyalty, and having children. I like follow-thru and commitment in all forms, and appreciate tolerance of all beliefs and people.
I typically spend my leisure time
I'm kind of boring, actually, but I enjoy time spent with good friends, finding a yummy steakhouse, an occasional trip to the casino or a pick-up game of cards, a refreshing nap, a scary movie, a good book, a favorite television show.
The most influential person in my life has been
Loyalty - not only in the sense of being faithful (because, believe or not, I am NOT a scorned ex-girlfriend), but also in just appreciating what another person brings to a relationship, no matter the nature of that relationship. I love that, as an adult, I get to choose the people who "star" in my life - the friends who love me for exactly who I am, and vice versa. I love that I know they would never do the slightest thing to hurt me (intentionally). It's great when you don't have to listen to people bad-talking others all the time - that's SO 7th grade ;-) I'm also looking for someone who knows how to give a good back rub!
The first thing people notice about me
Hmmm, I guess that I'm very easy-going and can acclimate to just about any situation fairly easily. I make people around me feel comfortable. Also, I'm usually laughing, so that's pretty noticeable. LOVE to laugh!
The last book I read and enjoyed
Some children's books that I read with my students and The Twilight Saga - men, you have a LOT to live up to - TEAM EDWARD all the way!!!! Reading "50 Shades of Grey" right now - it turns up the heat!!! Also recently read all Tana French's books. She's an Irish mystery/crime writer I've come to love. My all-time favorite book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossini. Love how the author tied in the history, culture, and geography of Afghanistan before the "sh*t hit the fan" over there! Also - how happy would Hassan have been to know the ending of the story??? Makes me tear up to think about it! :)
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My parents and my friends (who are very much like family to me)
- My job
- Certain freedoms that others don't have
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I'm HILARIOUS!!! ;-) AND - that I have a big heart <3 see? Um, what else, what else? That I'm a decent card player. Did I mention that I won a poker tournament in Atlantic City a few summers back?
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Generous, Kind, Thoughtful
A little more about me
I'm pretty independent, not needy, regularly sarcastic, a good cook, a decent card player, and have several guilty pleasures from the 80's and 90's (think Knight Rider and Def Leppard - really, that's just the tip of the iceberg!). Oh, and I laugh A LOT!!!
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Sports I enjoy playing
Baseball, Bowling, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Other
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Drama, Educational
Favorite Movies to Watch
where is the "thrillers" section???, the matrix, the departed
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
the office, fringe, fringe