The one thing I am passionate about...
I like getting out in nature. Anything dealing with water - from a river to the ocean- truly brings a smile. I like going thru the effort and work of kayaking, hiking or biking over making it easy on myself (although I really enjoy taking the motorcycle to work). I take my dog out running on a trail or hiking as much as possible. I like to experience other cultures and want to visit many different places in the world. I want to raise a family. Life is about much more than oneself.
I typically spend my leisure time
walking/ running with my dog in the woods/ on the beach, etc., cooking; all too rarely doing anything with my family-sister, neice, parents, - I enjoy experiencing nature, either running in a rainstorm or watching it from the couch with all the lights off.
The most influential person in my life has been
optimistic- desire to explore and find their place in the world; physically able to go hiking, kayaking, or biking; interested in going to a museum from time to time.
The first thing people notice about me
i come across as a little arrogant. If you can get past that, you will find that I am that way because I have high expectations of myself, and feel that if someone else doesn't at least rely on themselves and not others, I cannot rely on them.
The last book I read and enjoyed
'Guns, Germs and Steel"- an historical sociological study, about how certain cultures came to dominate others over the course of human history. Very good, and the answer is relatively simple, although there is a lot to go through to get there (kind of like life...shove me in the shallow water!)
The three things which I am most thankful for
- the world around us
- my family
- my dog
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Other than those i care about, I am not too concerned what other people think about me (as I said- arrogant), however, I have high expectations for myself because I see my role in life as an active one, not a passive one. There are many things in life that I want to experience, and I don't see this abating any time soon
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Funny, Intelligent, Passionate
A little more about me
Although I love to be out in nature, I have a weakness for old and campy movies- anything from a Cary Grant flick to the 3 Stooges to Bruce Cambell to Princess Bride. I also enjoy cooking and trying foods of different cultures.
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
History, Literature & Fiction, Philosophy
Books I've read
time enough for love- robert heinlein, the conference of the birds, guns germs and steel
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Other, Swimming
Music I like to listen to
railroad earth, led zeppelin, barenaked ladies, rusted root, johnny cash
TV I like to Watch