The one thing I am passionate about...
UPDATE: So im no longer a member and cant communicate within eharmony. But, google my name, occupation (im a physics professor), and city / state and you should find plenty of contact info. Working with people, helping when I can (or being helped as the case may be) and learning about others. Other things on the passionate list?: Caring person - check, Dependable - check, Loves to laugh - HELLo YES, Youthful outlook on life - "its like totally not like my fault," I'm with college students all day long ;-)NOTE: There is a glitch with the eharmony "kids at home" answer. I have my kids one-third of the time, 50/50 in summer.
I typically spend my leisure time
Time with my kids, playing sports or exercising, going out, gardening / homecare, and travelling.
The most influential person in my life has been
Knowing that someone is unwavering in their support (always has your back) is important. The person should be outgoing / social, ambitious, fun, energetic, creative, intelligent, and definitely love to laugh. I have learned I need someone who is logical as well as emotionally deep. Kids are a reflection of who we are ... if you have kids they would be viewed as a positive in a relationship but probably not looking to have more children though.
The first thing people notice about me
I've been told my energy level, humor, and enthusiasm are what people notice after my physical appearance.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Eat, Pray, Love. I read it at the request of a friend while on vacation. It described the journey of a woman as she struggled through the process of rediscovery Beginning by nourishing herself, reflecting on who she was, and finally sharing that with someone else. The first two areas were the most engaging - the last topic was a bit anticlimactic but I still overall a good read and I thank J for suggesting it.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My kids, friendships and family
- Physical health, running, beach volleyball
- My job
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
hummm, reciprocation is very important for me in a relationship. I can give quite a bit and that is part of what makes me happy. But it isnt just a "me" or a "you" thing. The giving and care has to go both ways. So, I guess that is what is important, something I wish would be noticed in a relationship that it is an "us" and that is what I am looking for ...
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Genuine, Intelligent, Physically Fit
A little more about me
Physically i stay in good condition, spend time outside, and play most non-contact sports. My work hours are flexible so Im up for meeting for lunch or coffee during the week. In other ways my job is demanding (I teach of course (whoops thats a pun ;-) and have a research group in laser physics with a dozen students), but I do not travel too much. My cooking skills are not bad ... seafood :-) When on vacation or taking a break I really relax and will just ignore email and sometimes even the phone. San Diego is like a second home. 2v2 beach volleyball is my favorite sport.