The one thing I am passionate about...
I like being outside when the weather is sunny; I usually go on long-distance hikes during the summer, out in the wilderness. I love to take pictures, and when I'm not working I like being on stage, acting in musical theater. I've done some big principal roles, like "Tony" from West Side Story. I enjoy singing, and writing poetry. I love fly-fishing, and being on the river. I'll try anything adventurous, and I've already went sky-diving. :) I would love to travel more, and I'm going to Ireland in a few months. I like cooking, especially BBQ. That about sums it up. :)
I typically spend my leisure time
I especially enjoy hiking in the mountains during the summer, fly-fishing, and going out on the Yellowstone River. I like writing poetry, and I've entered some in contests. I am a musician by trade, so I appreciate good music, and I am quite active in local musical theater.
The most influential person in my life has been
I like a dynamic personality; a fun, bubbly, maybe a little quirky kind of personality. Someone who makes me laugh, who cares about themselves, and generally cares about other people. Not too stuffy or dry, and not dramatic or over-emotional. A romantic soul...
The first thing people notice about me
That I'm good natured, engaging, and fun to be around. I also seem to be really good with kids & teenagers. They seem to really like me. :)
The last book I read and enjoyed
It's been awhile since I read a good book, mainly because of all the music stuff I do. Let's see...I like Terry Brooks and his Sword of Shannara series. I've always liked fantasy, but I also like a good mystery or intrigue, such as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. I especially like books placed in a certain time or place, like Tuscany in Italy during the Renaissance of Michaelangelo... "The Agony & the Ecstasy" is one of my favorites.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am most thankful for family & good friends. Ultimately, their good influence on my life has made me appreciate others and their gifts. I find that the more people I meet, I appreciate the creativity of God. He has made each one of us unique, and I find that quite fascinating. :) Of course, I am thankful to God, for giving me life.
- I also feel fortunate to live where I live, near mountains, quiet streams to fly-fish, and the great outdoors of Montana. I have a deep need for adventure, and I find it here. Of course, I find life adventurous--I'm open to relocation, as long as I can find a quiet place to explore (even better with someone else!). Big cities tend to make me restless. Driving in traffic also makes me restless. I don't like to be confined, but I like the freedom to get out into the open, wherever my feet take me.
- Finally, I am thankful for music, poetry, and singing. I cannot imagine life without either one of these.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I tend to be rather quiet at first when I'm around new people, because I want to see what their personalities are like before I get to know them. I like to watch & listen to people in a social gathering, and I'll pick one I want to have a conversation with, and go with it. I don't ever make a scene, such as laugh hysterically or talk louder to draw attention. I wish people would talk to me more, though, because I really like a good conversation.
Friends Describe me as
Good listener, Happy, Outgoing, Romantic
A little more about me
I work in the public schools as a choir accompanist, following the choir director around between the junior high & high school. So I play piano for a living...and hang around young people. Quite fun, actually.
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
wilderness and the american mind, anything by terry brooks, the bible
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Skiing, Swimming
Music I like to perform
Classical, Gospel, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
TV I like to Watch
I don't like to watch TV