The one thing I am passionate about...
All of the things listed in this questions. I also really enjoy good conversation with knowledgable people who are intelligent about many different topics and discussing different views on all things in general
I typically spend my leisure time
traveling, love the water, ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, and all the activities associated with being around water. Love the mountains, hiking, camping. Like participating in social events, not all the time, but occasionally, also love to read and love photography.
The most influential person in my life has been
fun, loving, honest, intelligent, adventurous, athletic, good social skills, easygoing, growing up between the Caribbean and small towns I am pretty laidback at times, love to go barefoot as much as possible!
The first thing people notice about me
That I am easy to talk to, have been told that I am a genuinely nice person and a lot of fun to be around. People love my laugh.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I usually read more then 1 book at a time. The last 3 were: The Lost Symbol, Eat-Pray-Love and Chelsea, Chelsea, Bang, Bang - I usually try to get a little adventure/mystery, some philosophy or spirtual, and you always have to laugh!
The three things which I am most thankful for
- people: my wonderful family, on both sides, grandparents, parents, brother, neice and nephew, many, many aunts, uncles and cousins, my closest friends, even ex's including my ex-husband and long term boyfriends
- The wonderful opportunities I have had. The things that I have got to experience ie: travel, adventure, meeting all kinds of wonderful people
- The fact that I was able to spend time living in other countries, getting familiar with other cultures way of life and beliefs. I believe this has given me a greater understanding of people who are different than I. Living in quite a few different states in the US all of which had their own unique beauty
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My intellect and level of knowledge of many different topics
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Intelligent, Kind, Spontaneous
A little more about me
I have found long distance relationships can be difficult, had them work for awhile and either end up moving or calling it off. I live in the Los Angeles area now (was in Oregon the last 3 years) but would eventually like to live in the San Diego area, have a lot of friends & family, as mentioned I love the water, the ocean especially, like to sail and hang out on the beach. I like to live a casual life, love good food and wine, love to cook (I ran the family restaurant on Saba in the Dutch Caribbean). At present am a caregiver for my grandmother, but my main profession is graphic design which I have been doing for 20+ years.
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Other
Books I've read
too many to name one, like most that i have read, like funny, light reading on occasion
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Football, Golf, Skiing, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
too many to name one, like classic rock, most are good, not all, like many of them, huge jimmy buffett fan
Movies I like to Watch
Drama, Entertainment News, Soap Opera
Favorite Movies to Watch
too many to name one, any good romantic comedy, really like any good movie, don't like stupid humor
TV I like to Watch
Action, Crime Drama, News/Journalism
My Favorite TV Shows
like many of them, as long as it is good, watch a lot of nbc