The one thing I am passionate about...
As of 1/28/2011 I will no longer be using this site. Also, if I've sent you questions and you're not interested in me, then please "close" my match, it's really rather easy!!! :) So, I am most passionate about people!!! I've experienced many things in life and when it's all said and done, I believe that the relationships that we have with others are all that truly matter. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the fun activities that most of us do and there are issues that seem to mean more to me than others, but people have a way of making life worth working at. If it were not for others, then wouldn't we all get bored with our lives pretty fast.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy going to live/dj'ed music venues, eating/dining out, swimming, writing, hiking, kayaking, being with others, hanging with friends, perusing used bookstores.......and I'll add more later.
The most influential person in my life has been
That's a tough one because there are so many redeeming qualities that would be nice to see in a partner, but if I had to pick just one......I think it would be compassion and even though the question didn't request a further explanation I 'm going to give one anyway. For me, compassion represents many of the emotions that I want to know that my partner is capable of. It's extremely inclusive when it comes to the feelings we must have if we desire the capacity to be able to truly love another human being. It's a journey and I'm still learning how to give the sort of compassion that I've received.
The first thing people notice about me
Well.....I am very friendly and extremely outgoing, so I guess that most people would say that they notice my extroverted personality fairly quickly. Sometimes I'm a little too open and people probably don't know how to take it, but once they figure that out about me then they seem more at ease. Some people describe themselves as having never met a stranger and for whatever reason I've never been fond of that saying, but I think that is what people would say about me. I'm good about introducing myself to people and even though I'm not the best at remembering names, I do tend to remember faces.
The last book I read and enjoyed
This will undoubtedly sound lazy of me, but I'm actually in the book business and don't really feel like going over my last read at the moment. I'll just say this, I primarily read nonfiction relating to social issues, ethics, and trends......it's boring stuff I know. I really need to start a bit of guilty pleasure reading sometime soon. Maybe I'll just do away with nonfiction all together and start reading the Twilight series; if you thought that I was serious just now, then we probably aren't going to get along. ;)
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My parents are very important to me as they have loved me unconditionally through some of the most difficult times in my life as well as being there to share in the many joyful times that I've had the opportunity to be able to experience.
- I have a close knit group of friends whose feelings for me haven't changed in spite of physical distance or life's many changes.
- My spiritual life has always been my ultimate anchor when it comes to my ability to see a hope for the future and I feel like it has remained at the forefront of my dreams and aspirations.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Gosh, this question caught me off guard a little.... hmmm.....(pondering)......(still pondering) .......okay, I wish that people would notice how deeply I could care for them if they would allow me to get a little closer. I'm the sort of guy who would help just about anyone in need if they told me that they needed me. Unless it's an emergency, I generally don't invite myself into people's personal lives when it comes to lending a hand, except for helping people move. I must be a nut, because I love to help people move. That core group of friends and I have helped so many people move over the years, it's rather ridiculous actually. Ha!
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Dependable, Genuine, Outgoing
A little more about me
Just remember, tone is relatively difficult to convey in print as are personality traits, some types of humor, and so forth. For this reason, I'm not one to limit my interaction with someone to the screen for very long. It can become somewhat misleading as to what a person is really like and I'd rather know sooner than later if you're not the person who I'm thinking you are based on your words. Update, 1/13/11: I'm not feeling the vibe on here that I thought that I would, so I'm only keeping my account active until the end of the month. It should go without saying, but if I've sent you questions, then it means that I'm interested in you.
Impossible to Label
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Kayaking, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Extreme Sports, Football, Gymnastics, Other