The one thing I am passionate about...
I could go on and on with what I'm passionate about because there is just too much to reduce it to one thing. Right now I'm probably most passionate about simply enjoying life by feeling and experiencing as much as I can and meeting new people to share those experiences with. I'm passionate about discovering new things and people to be passionate about, while still remaining passionate about all the things that have made me into the person I am now.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy reading both to relax and also to increase my knowledge. I enjoy watching sports and attending sporting events. I also enjoy being out in nature, especially fishing and canoeing. I very much enjoy trying new bars and restaurants and anything unique to StL. I love cooking, especially ethnic dishes, such as Indian and Asian dishes. I enjoy spending time with friends, but don't get to as much as I'd like. I also enjoy just relaxing and watching tv after a long day of work.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who is honest and genuine. Someone whom I can trust and also be my best friend. Someone who is unselfish and caring and can actually put others before herself on occasion.
The first thing people notice about me
This question is ridiculous. I answered it once, but then I realized how subjective it is for each person who meets me, so I'm not going to answer it. Different people notice different things and I'm not going to pretend to be a mind-reader and guess what the most-noticed thing is.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read a lot, and I read on a large variety of topics, so this answer could change pretty regularly. However, the last book I read and loved was called The Christians as the Romans Saw Them. It's about the first three centuries of Christianity in the Roman Empire and how the Roman view of Christianity evolved over that time. It's also interesting because it focuses on primary source material, so you get to read what the actual Romans thought about Christians. It's graphic and disgusting in parts, funny in others, and it shows that Americans aren't the only ones who like to stereotype and overgeneralize groups they know little about.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My education
- My ability to empathize and care for others; many people are selfish, so I'm thankful I'm not one of them.
- My health
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My sense of humor. I'm very funny and easy-going when a person gets to know me, but that rarely comes across initially.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Easy-Going, Intelligent, Loyal
A little more about me
There are a lot of things I'd like my matches to know, but I'd rather my matches discover those things over time than read something I've written on my profile. There's no substitute for meeting in person, so if you want to know more about me, we can meet for drinks and talk or you can message me and ask. I'm still young and fun, but I'm also grounded and responsible. I want a woman who challenges me to experience new things and brings out a part of me that would lie otherwise dormant.
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, History, Literature & Fiction
Books I've read
1984, anything by dostoyevsky,lord of the rings, perelandra, catch 22, anything with a philosophical theme, east of eden, of mice and men, brave new world, the master and margarita, and many more, nichomachean ethics, plato's republic, kant, spinoza's ethics, leibniz, hume, mill's utilitarianism, st. augustine's confessions, fear and trembling, and many more. the elegant universe and the fabric of the cosmos (theoretical physics books by brian greene--it's not fair that he can be so great at , i used to love livy's history of rome, but then i had to translate it from latin and now it tortures me. rise and fall of the third reich, chernow's biography on alexander hamilton, bede's ecclesiatical history of the english people, plutarch's lives, herodotus history, numerous books on ancient gre
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Hockey, Kayaking, Running
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Soccer
Music I like to listen to
muse, bad religion, nirvana, muse, rush, pink floyd, vampire weekend, one republic, mumford and sons, just about everything honestly, bob dylan, franz liszt, chopin, beethoven, schubert, rachmaninoff
Music I like to perform
Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Educational, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
anchor man, 40 year old virgin, stepbrothers, the big lebowski, inception, minority report, blade runner, star wars, alien, aliens, 2001 a space odyssey, a clockwork orange, fight club, saving private ryan, field of dreams, dances with wolves, gladiator
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Educational
My Favorite TV Shows
the office, the simpsons (episodes prior to 2000), king of the hill, big bang theory, curb your enthusiasm, south park, the universe, nova, nova science now, the mentalist