The one thing I am passionate about...
I would say that I'm passionate about exploring the world, and learning new things about myself along the way. I love trying new things, especially things that I'm not sure I'm going to be good at. Life is short, so why not turn it into an adventure!
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy watching offbeat films, rock climbing, cooking experiments (went to culinary school for a while), off-off-Broadway theater, swimming, pick-up basketball, cycling through Central Park, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors.
The most influential person in my life has been
I've always been turned on by people who are passionate about their lives. I think it's cool to have a passion in life, it could be about anything really, even something I don't know anything about, like...juggling! Actually, that would be a pretty awesome one! Anyway, I think it's pretty important to have a passion -- for that spark of life.
The first thing people notice about me
People would probably notice that I'm a pretty easy-going person. A lot of times, people think I'm from California because I have such a laid-back attitude, but make no mistake -- I was born and bred here in New York.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read was Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. I really liked the book because it presented such a detailed picture of the main character's thoughts and motivations. It was almost like a study in psychology. I wish I could assess myself with that much precision.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The health and happiness of my family and friends.
- That I've had the opportunity to live my life the way I wanted.
- That I can laugh at myself and not take myself too seriously.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I really have a love of the outdoors, which unfortunately is difficult to pursue here in the city. Hopefully, one day I'll be able to find more time to spend cycling, hiking, and climbing.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Genuine, Intelligent, Thoughtful
A little more about me
As a general rule, I try not to plan things out too carefully in life. I've noticed that no matter how carefully I try to plan ahead, things never turn out the way I expected anyway. Sometimes I think it's better to just do away with the map and have faith in the road less traveled.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction
Books I've read
a heart breaking work of staggering genius, for whom the bell tolls, gilead
Sports I enjoy playing
Basketball, Cycling, Running, Surfing, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Extreme Sports, Football, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
the killers, clap your hands say yeah, broken social scene, the national, yo la tengo