The one thing I am passionate about...
is enjoying the life that I have built for myself. I work hard at my career, and it's finally starting to pay off after all of these years. There are a lot of things that I haven't had the opportunity to do growing up, so I'm trying to make an effort to try new things. I would love to meet someone who is equally passionate about life.
I typically spend my leisure time
I stay busy with various interests but enjoy relaxing just as much. I try to do something active every day by running/working out, playing golf/tennis, or shopping (browsing counts as cardio, right?!). Good food makes me happy, whether it's a restaurant or cooking at home, and I balance eating healthy with the occasional splurge. I enjoy visiting events around town. I volunteer with a cat shelter when I can. I haven't traveled much, but I'm taking some trips around the US and recently received my first passport stamp in the Bahamas. I also spend time catching up on DVR, doing projects around the condo, and spending time with family/friends.
The most influential person in my life has been
a mutual interest in sharing all aspects of life. Basically, I'm looking for my best friend who enjoys my company whether we're having fun or if one of us is having a bad day. A more detailed answer...in a perfect world, my ideal mate is honest, friendly, and has a kind heart. He is smart, ambitious, treats me like a lady, has similar interests, and takes care of himself inside and out. He is humble. He values time with me as well as time alone or with family/friends. He challenges me to try new things but is patient along the way. He embraces my good qualities and my flaws. He makes me smile.
The first thing people notice about me
I'm poised yet friendly, sincere, and down-to-earth. Some other details about me...my friends/family describe me as sweet, hard-working, sarcastic, generous, humble, witty, dependable, and just plain nice. I get along with most everyone in a crowd. I can be a little reserved, but I warm up quickly. I'm sophisticated but also enjoy a dirty joke. I consider myself medium maintenance in that I take pride in my appearance, but I don't spend a ton of time or money on it. Throw in a high moral compass, an appreciation for the simple things in life, a charismatic personality, mid-western values, some southern charm, and there you have it...me.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just finished another John Grisham, and I'm looking for my next book. I also read the news online, some business publications, and the occassional fashion mag.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family and my close circle of friends
- My health
- My education that has allowed me to live the life I want to live
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I can be really fun. Sometimes I'm a little quiet when I'm content and relaxed, but others misinterpret this and assume I'm boring and don't like to have a good time. A gentle nudge gets me to open up, smile, and perhaps say something entertaining.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Modest, Sweet, Thoughtful
A little more about me
I don't have huge expectations for this site, (that is, I don't automatically assume the next man I meet from eharmony will be my mate for life), but I do enjoy meeting someone and seeing if there is a spark. If I'm interested, you'll know it through a subtle sign or two from me. If you tell me you're not interested or if you don't appear interested, then I'm not one to force anything. I don't expect to be wined and dined. I don't know what exactly it means to 'play games' or bring 'drama', so I guess I don't do that. I also don't normally put words in quotes. :-)
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, History, Literature & Fiction
Books I've read
dan brown/john grisham, the classics, various topics
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field
Music I like to listen to
aerosmith, weezer, howie day, one republic, alicia keys, various rap, pink, pussycat dolls, one republic, adele, oldies, 80s, muse, florence & the machine
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
the hangover, dumb & dumber, coming to america, gladiator, forrest gump, the count of monte cristo, legends of the fall, inception, for love of the game, love actually, pride & prejudice
TV I like to Watch
Drama, Reality Show
My Favorite TV Shows
the big bang theory, chelsea lately, modern family, grey's anatomy, the good wife, flash foward, some of the shows on bravo