The one thing I am passionate about...
I play hard, work hard, sleep hard, live hard. My current and long-time passion is three day eventing; I will always ride and compete, but I know that I will have to compromise one day for my family and my career. My horse is my rock, he's always there and he never passes judgement; he will always be part of my life. I'm also passionate about my career; I want to be heavily involved in the green movement as a mechanical engineer. Most of all, I love life, and I want to experience it as much as I can.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to ride horses, any day and every day. I currently compete in three day eventing, and ride six days a week. During show season I compete every two to three weeks. I also love to exercise; I prefer to be outdoors, but if it's too hot, you can find me in the gym. I love to ski, although I've only ever been able to ski twice in my life. At home I like to play some Super Smash Bros on the N64 or Wii, and I love board games. I also watch a lot of TV, especially Scrubs, House, and cartoons. I'm a little kid at heart, so anything bright and colorful will catch my attention.
The most influential person in my life has been
I'd like to find someone who can make me laugh so hard that I can't breathe on a daily basis, and laugh at me when I'm being completely silly. They need to be as much as a dork as me, and willing to show it. Cartoons and children's movies should be par for the course, right along the action and war movies. I've also got an edge, so they need be able to take it and give it right back.
The first thing people notice about me
My sarcasm is the first thing that comes to mind. It's my favorite form of wit.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Postman, by David Brin. It was the only book I ever bought after reading it in high school English. The movie is awful, you should read the book. It's about a man trying to survive in post-apocalyptic America. When he finds the gear of a long-dead postman, he accidentally stumbles into a giant lie about the rebirth of America. Everyone he meets becomes inspired while he becomes more and more mired into his lie. Eventually he must take take responsibility and lead an Oregon community against the encroaching survivalists. I've read this book multiple times, but I am filled with awe and inspire every time I read this book.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for my health, which has never yet failed me.
- I am thankful for my family, who raised me well and continue to be there for me.
- I am thankful for the uncertainty of life, which keeps me from getting too bored.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm much shyer than I seem to be. Sometimes people think I'm aloof or disconnected, but I'm really just not good at initiating conversation.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Happy, Intelligent, Passionate
A little more about me
I have a tattoo of a phoenix on my ribs. The phoenix represents all the moves I have made, reminding me that I have the ability to start anew.I also have a BS in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky. I changed my mind during my senior year and decided that I would rather be an engineer so now I am getting a BS in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. I'd like to move out of Texas in the next five to ten years; I love the people and the atmosphere, but I'm a cold-weather person and I can barely deal with the summers down here. I'd love to move somewhere like Philadelphia one day.