The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about potential; mine, and the potential in those people I care about most.These days, I am most passionate about self-improvement in all aspects of my life. I am very passionate about good stories (especially epics). They get my blood pumping. I read them and try to write them, and it is the source of my love of movies (faves: Star Wars, Indy, so many more!). I am passionate about political discussion (especially with reasonable people with whom I disagree), but I could not care less about the issue-of-the-day. Let's talk big picture, political philosophy, Locke, Tocqueville, and Federalist Papers instead.
I typically spend my leisure time
Hanging out with friends.Creative writing.Distance running.Bodybuilding.Recovering from injuries incurred from overtraining while running/bodybuilding. ;)Reading.Watching movies.I also have a few dinky hobbies I care not to disclose right here and now, but they're more fun than collecting stamps! (apologies to all philatelists).
The most influential person in my life has been
Sincerity and patience.Sincerity in that I will feel a lot better hearing/seeing what I think is genuine instead of what I think is designed to elicit an optimal response from me. Patience in that I can sometimes confound expectations. Often times I have my own deliberate and perhaps less-conventional way of meeting those expectations.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably my friendliness. I like to get along with people, and when possible I try genuinely to enjoy their company and ensure they enjoy mine.Here is an odd point of pride: I don't think there are many people I ever met who disliked me. People may have felt indifferent, but I'm not antagonistic, and so I tend to generate at least passing-friendships with all. Caveat: once I feel comfortable/close to someone, better believe I will pick-on/poke-fun at every opportunity. ;)
The last book I read and enjoyed
A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens style is ideally descriptive, with dark and subtle sarcasm. He haunts with his forecast of the French Revolution and then describes its horrific reality. Sydney Carton is pretty fascinating, an odd sort of hero. I make a habit of reading a lot because it helps me write and there?s something enriching about classic literature that I missed or skipped in school. Last year was Shakespeare, this year I am targeting Dickens and Twain.These days I also read a lot of books on fitness, nutrition, and food production. Everything from Born to Run, to The China Study, to the Atkins Diet, or the Omnivore's Dilemma.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family and friends, all the good, even most of the bad.
- My gifts & talents, and the lessons born out of failures/mistakes
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am a decent conversationalist. I start off quiet often times, and that is just the general angst of speaking with unfamiliar people, but besides an ability to speak intelligently/reasonably on a number of subjects I'm clever too! Catch me in the right mood (or with the right blood-alcohol level) and I'll charm the... well, you get the idea. Also, I'm very nonjudgmental, so you don't even have to worry about offending me or my sensibilities.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Kind, Loyal, Thoughtful
A little more about me
"...and maddest of all, to see life as it is; and not as it ought to be..." I love that line, and it explains many of my choices. We are what we have it in ourselves to be, and we control our own destinies. For my part, I dream big and do my best to execute bigger. I plan to get a lot out of this life, and I hope to meet someone eager to pursue her own potential with as much or more enthusiasm.
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Philosophy
Books I've read
shakespeare, harry potter, atlas shrugged
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
braveheart, star wars, the dark knight
TV I like to Watch
Action, Comedy, Crime Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
lost, dexter, frasier