The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about literacy - I enjoy writing and find that someone who is intelligent and literate is attractive. I own horses and other animals, so calling me an animal lover is very true (I ride and drive). I love being able to do things on my own. My family is precious to me - we may argue and not disagree, but I have grown in the last few years, learned to forgive and move on. My friends are important too, I'd never leave a true friend hanging. I am passionate about helping someone in need... given the choice I would rather sacrifice and help, than take the easy route and turn my back.
I typically spend my leisure time
Hmmmm. I dote on my car, I go play in the dirt, some nights I just flop on the couch and watch a movie. If I get the urge, I can hook up my camper and go someplace quiet to just veg, get back in touch with myself. I enjoy writing, I enjoy doing things with my hands, accomplishing things. I have my horses, so I go ride or drive - over the summer I show. Or, I just go to the farm to get away from real life for a little while.
The most influential person in my life has been
It's hard to pin down one. Someone who enjoys being outside and believes in finding the beauty in the world around him, even if it's in total silence. Someone who realizes that life is a gift not to be squandered... so who takes joy in even small things.
The first thing people notice about me
My sense of humor. I don't hide who I am, and that's usually the first thing out there. I love to laugh.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I actually just brushed up on the Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. I love the detail, the conflicts. I think he was the one who said a line I, as a writer, love: A villain is merely a hero for the other side.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for my family, whether or not we always agree
- I am thankful for the true friends I have
- I am thankful for the gifts I have been given in my life
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My intelligence. People always see the outside first, of course, but they don't take time to realize that there is someone underneath that exterior who is funny, witty, strong, compassionate and intelligent. I don't believe in presenting myself in a way that I am not naturally, so it wouldn't take long to get to know me.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Easy-Going, Hard Working, Intelligent
A little more about me
I like someone who likes the same things I do, but it's not absolutely critical. I know people can be different and get along well, even love. We all have our likes and dislikes. But someone who is kind, open-minded, respectful, and intelligent... definitely gets my vote.