The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm pretty passionate about teaching. The SCUBA shop I have specializes in teaching handicapped to dive... which is a passion in itself. I'm passionate with all of my hobbies like snowboarding, whitewater rafting, camping... but if you don't have passion for something, why would you do it? I like to put passion in everything I do.
I typically spend my leisure time
Snowboarding, Hiking, Biking, traveling, relaxing at home, movies, concerts, Whitewater rafting, studying, fishing without hooks, walking/exploring, video games are NOT on this list (however, I do own one fullsize arcade game), golfing, cursing at the golf balls, fiddling/fixing my cars and buildings, boating, soaking in whirlpool, avoiding laundry day (sometimes it's easier to buy clean clothes), photography, cooking, treasure hunting, bonfires on the beach, camping...and that's just Monday; Tuesday I get really busy
The most influential person in my life has been
someone who is Fun and can hold up their end of a good conversation
The first thing people notice about me
How I take "life's little speed bumps" with calmness and a lot of humor. Even when they're not so little. It's all about perspective, and you can still have a lot of fun when plans need "adjustments"
The last book I read and enjoyed
"Short Stories: Old and New"... Good, Short stories fit in my schedule better. All classic American based stories...Of course, Washington Irving and like writers in the book probably adapted many European Stories into the American Settings... but that's the English Major in me speaking. How I went from going to be an English Teacher to Chief Mate of a Tanker... not sure.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Good luck
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I use a lot of sarcasm and they miss a lot of my jokes...sometimes, that may be a good thing
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Good listener, Intelligent, Sweet
A little more about me
For the last 10 years I've been driving ships and teaching off and on. I just recently switched to teaching full time. I now work three days a week at a college in NY (yes, that's considered full time for salary/benefits...ain't life tough?). So right now I split my time between NY/NJ and PA.I've had a great upbringing, good experiences, and all around lucky life... though it's not where you are or where I've been, but where WE are going.
What I like to read
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Golf, Hockey, Other, Skiing
Music I like to listen to
airborne toxic event, taylor swift, live, female vocal, mozart, yarn
Music I like to perform
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Educational, Science Fiction
Favorite Movies to Watch
out cold, ironman, transformers
TV I like to Watch
Action, Comedy, Educational
My Favorite TV Shows
chuck, mythbusters, 24