The one thing I am passionate about...
While I am not very athletic (my physical abilities have always been more on the artistic side; I was a classically trained dancer (before my knees gave out) and I have also been a competitive twirler), I love sports, especially football. I love music and listen to just about everything, though my favorite is rock and alternative. (I am a self-proclaimed hard-core music dork.) I sing. I love to engage in healthy (read: not heated) debate of political and social issues and exploring things from every possible standpoint; it is not uncommon for me to argue a side that I don't necessarily agree with just because it hasn't been addressed yet.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love a great conversation. I love music and enjoy singing. I have a passion for learning, especially when it involves the workings of the mind and why people behave the way they do. I am fascinated by the brain and, to a lesser extent, the nervous system as a whole. I also love the performing arts, especially dance. I am always in the middle of a book. And I am always up for an evening among friends.
The most influential person in my life has been
Compatiblity. I want someone who is on my level, who is honest and genuine, and who has a good sense of humor.
The first thing people notice about me
I think people tend to notice I am really down-to-earth. I am proud of my intelligence, but I don't use it as a weapon, and I'm not a "know-it-all." I always try to make others feel comfortable and to make them laugh.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just finished re-reading The Rainmaker by John Grisham. I like Grisham's use of the language, and his off-hand social commentaries. To me, the little asides that he sticks in the midst of the story are the best part of his books.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for the amazing abilities of the human brain and how we as humans can continue to learn new things indefinitely, while still being able to access previously learned information, like the lyrics to a song not heard in years.
- I am thankful for my closest and dearest friends who help me when I'm down, celebrate with me when I'm up, and always look out for my best interests, even when I don't.
- I am thankful for my mother, who raised me with little help, sacrificed much on my behalf, and is still one of my very best friends.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I wish people knew that, while I have a very long "fuse" and it takes a lot to make me angry, I will eventually get angry if I am taken advantage of too much. People tend to see me as very easy going, and therefore tend to think that I will put up with anything; that I am a pushover. This, however, is not the case, and if pushed too far, I will terminate the relationship entirely.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Funny, Intelligent, Loyal
A little more about me
While I am very feminine in some ways, I'm not very "girlie." I usually get along better with men than I do with women; I don't like pink, I don't like to shop, I don't like to get manicures, I don't like movies like "The Notebook", I don't like fruity drinks. I would much rather drink a beer or whiskey and coke and watch football than go to a spa. But that doesn't mean that I don't have a sensitive, romantic side or that I don't want to be treated like a lady.
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Mystery & Thrillers, Politics & Commentary
Books I've read
first person plural, the davinci code, why we suck
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Extreme Sports, Football, Skateboarding
Music I like to listen to
incubus, pearl jam, collective soul, nirvana, etc., metallica, disturbed, tool, ozzie, etc., evanescence, garbage, linkin park, foo fighters, eagles, stones, hendrix, doors, credence, etc., martina mcbride, tupac, eminem, dmx, biggie, bone, nas, nelly, etc. mostly old school stuff, back when rappers actually had something to say.
Music I like to perform
Classical, Metal, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Educational, Soap Opera
Favorite Movies to Watch
remember the titans, the pursuit of happyness, the blind side, saving private ryan, tombstone, movies made out of john grisham novels, etc., blazing saddles, most quentin tarantino movies, all die hards, all fast & furious, the italian job, i, robot, i am legend, the boondock saints, etc.
TV I like to Watch
Animation, Comedy, Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
scrubs, the daily show, colbert report, house, king of the hill, family guy, futurama