The one thing I am passionate about...
I love dogs...always have, always will. Cats, well, it depends on the cat :) I really enjoy flying. I went so far as to get my private pilot's license a while back, and even took some aerobatic trainging. While I don't fly myself around these days, I still love taking any trips that involve hopping on a plane and going somewhere. While I'm not addicted to working out, I try to do something physical every day. I've been involved in Tae Kwon Do for over 21 years now and love it. But I do like to mix it up, so I also jog, ride my bike, play tennis, and recently learned to ride a motorcycle (take that oil industry! lol).
I typically spend my leisure time
Tae Kwon Do, biking, jogging, going out with friends to bars, movies, bowling, tennis, riding the motorcycle, learning to play the guitar, maybe hit a dance club once or twice a year...I'm really open to trying anything once. If it doesn't land me in jail or the E.R. I may even try it again :)
The most influential person in my life has been
While having a great sense of humor and being a good person are important, honesty is the most important quality to me. Not just being honest with me, but with themselves. If someone is unhappy (with me, or some other situation), I want them to feel like they can approach me with their problem so we can work on it together.
The first thing people notice about me
My desire to help people.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I always have a book in progress. I tend to like sci-fi (I got a bit burned out reading the serious stuff in grad school), though I will read books like The Art of Racing in the Rain (which I enjoyed) every now and then.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am in good health.
- I have a loving and supportive family (including my dogs).
- I have a career in these troubled economic times.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes me a little while to open up, so this may not become readily apparent right away. Plus, my sense of humor typically tends more towards Calvin and Hobbes or The Big Bang Theory as opposed to the Blue Collar Comedy tours (though those are hilarious at times)...stuff that may leave you wondering about what I just said for a few extra seconds before it dawns on you.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Dependable, Funny, Hard Working
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Books I've read
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, star wars: rogue squadron, time life series for home improvements
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Martial Arts, Running
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Extreme Sports, Football, Other, Skiing
Music I like to listen to
alan parsons, boston, evanescence, bruce hornsby, men at work
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Educational, Science Fiction
Favorite Movies to Watch
the forbidden kingdom, iron man, johnny dangerously
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
castle, the big bang theory, stargate