The one thing I am passionate about...
I am most passionate about what I am doing at the moment. Whether that be at work, on a new adventure somewhere in the wilderness or on the road, I strive to live life to the fullest. Key word, strive. I don't always achieve total fullness, but I'm striving.
I typically spend my leisure time
Outdoors: hiking, mountain climbing (scrambles), skiing, cliff jumping; travel: road trips, exotic places, Europe (when I can afford it); reading, movies (I'm a little bit of a movie junkie), hanging out at the house with my roommates and our house mascot, Charlie Waffles, the best dog in the world. No one has a better dog. No one.
The most influential person in my life has been
Genuine honesty. I'm talking brutally honest. And we're not talking, "oh, you've got a whole salad in your teeth," kind of honest. I'm talking the, "you've put on a few pounds and your laugh is annoying," kind of honest. Granted, courtesy dictates that this kind of honesty probably wouldn't come out on the first date, but kudos to whoever can achieve this level.
The first thing people notice about me
I'm very easy going, to a fault I suppose. I'm just not one to let things get to me. I tend to laugh a lot too. I tend to see humor in most situations.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Downtown Owl, by Chuck Klosterman. It's a novel about life in small town North Dakota. Klosterman is a very entertaining author and I really enjoy his writing style and many of the people and events described in the novel could have come out of my own background. I just finished a biography called The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It basically focused on his rise to the presidency, which you probably got from the title. It was very well written for a biography though. Almost suspenseful...
The three things which I am most thankful for
- a world to explore
- my health (which I tend to take for granted, but am realizing the benefits of proper diet and exercise)
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
One of my biggest pet peeves is bad grammar and spelling. It's totally trivial, I know, but it would be nice if other people knew my frustration with it. This totally makes me sound like a nit-picky English teacher, but I'm actually really laid back. Being a sailor has taught me to take things in stride.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Easy-Going, Intelligent, Respectful
A little more about me
I'm finishing up my service in the Navy this year. I have about five months left and of that I will be out to sea for about two of those months.