The one thing I am passionate about...
I studied humanities in school, & now work in humanities-related fields. Consequently, I can see, first-hand, the benefits art, literature, music & other aspects of culture bring to society. I am passionate about broadening the scope of our daily interaction with the arts, whether on a personal level or with the public at large. I love to share my feeling about good music, good books, good films, etc with my friends, & I think life is even more fulfilling if such things can be shared with a life partner as well. Our opinions needn't be identical; just an openness to new experiences & a willingness to share personal opinions about it.
I typically spend my leisure time
I am an avid reader, and while that doesn't necessarily sound like a particularly social activity, the opportunity to talk about what I've read with others & to share reactions to the things I've read (as well as to things others have read, but I have not) is a distinct pleasure. The same applies to music, film & the other arts. I do also cherish the time spent just being intimate (not just physically, but sure, that's part of it). The art of conversation is a lost one, but I'm willing to go to extreme measures to revive it. I enjoy the outdoors & sports, like playing tennis & racquetball, but quiet time at home is most welcome too.
The most influential person in my life has been
A questing spirit. No matter how much time we spend together, no matter how intimately we get to know each other, my hope is that we would always still be fascinated to know more - what the other is thinking about, what their opinions are, what they hope for in tomorrow or the far-flung future, etc.
The first thing people notice about me
My sense of humor. Sometimes pointed, sometimes self-deprecating.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I tend to have a dozen or more things going at once - a bit flighty, I know, but I do read a lot. Best book I've read in 2011 so far: Davis Grubb's "The Night of the Hunter." It's an excellent film too (gotta love Mitchum's knuckles), but the book added a good deal of poetic language to the story & has made me a big-time Grubb fan. I'm also revisiting a childhood favorite with L. Frank Baum's Oz books (just call me Prof. Wogglebug!) And I also enjoy classic Victorian ghost stories & their offspring, so I throw a few short stories in amongst my reading, which at the moment include those of Edith Wharton, which are excellent.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- That I had smart, thoughtful parents to raise me
- That I can make a living doing something that I love
- That I live in interesting times where I'm able to make a difference
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I talk a good game, but I'm a very good listener as well.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Funny, Intelligent, Sweet
A little more about me
Yes. This is a quiz, right? I got this one correct, I'm sure of it!
What I like to read
Current Events / Journalism, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
Books I've read
a mirror for witches (esther forbes), alice's adventures in wonderland (lewis carroll), the worst person in the world (keit
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
the fall, thelonious monk, antonio carlos jobim, alice cooper, field music
Music I like to perform
Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Animation, Crime Drama, Soap Opera
Favorite Movies to Watch
yellow submarine, the third man, paranormal activity
TV I like to Watch