The one thing I am passionate about...
There are three things that motivate most of my decisions in life: 1) general curiosity - I like learning new things; 2) the need to be outside in nature, free of the artificial; 3) the desire to make a positive impact in the world.
I typically spend my leisure time
playing with the dog! gardening, hiking, playing piano, reading (I'm always trying to learn something new), cooking, meditation, listening to music, travel, going out with friends. I also volunteer for an organization that performs free spay/neuter services on the Navajo reservation, where there is a big problem with dog and cat overpopulation.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty, integrity, and compassion. Of course honesty is important in every relationship. I'm looking for a man who can also be honest with himself and demonstrate honesty and integrity in his dealings with the world around him. I really admire people who are able to look outside themselves, see how we are all connected, and try to be a force of positive change. Mix that with a good sense of humor and I'll be hooked!
The first thing people notice about me
What a difficult question to answer! I had to take a poll. The highest scoring answers were: intelligent, sophisticated, and 'likes to talk about her dog a lot.'
The last book I read and enjoyed
'Collapse' by Jared Diamond. This book was a fascinating look at the environmental and political factors that led to the collapse of various cultures, ancient and modern.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- the adventures I've had and everything I've learned from them
- the desire to think with an open mind
- a family I know I can always count on
Friends Describe me as
Intelligent, Modest, Quiet, Sweet
A little more about me
I guess you should also know that I'm a vegetarian, just in case you find it mandatory to date a girl who can grill up a mean steak or enjoy one with you. That would not be me. :) No worries though, I don't care what other people choose to eat and I don't try to convert people.
What I like to read
Home & Garden, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
xeriscape colorado, what makes you not a buddhist, the omnivore's dilemma
Sports I enjoy playing
Music I like to listen to
gypsy kings, the cure, nickle creek, ravi shankar, rosi golan
Music I like to perform
Movies I like to Watch
Comedy, Historical Drama
Favorite Movies to Watch
water, water, supersize me
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Documentary/Non-Fiction