The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about... Good food and good drink shared with good company. Interesting projects at work. My hobbies. Travel, especially road trips. Keeping in touch with old friends -- I'm "the link" holding a few gangs together after as long as 20 years. Reading -- literature most often, but occasional "airline junk food for the brain" as well, or even worse a magazine. Teaching and challenging future attorneys as a part-time professor. Taking care of my family/parents. And currently, here, forcing myself to be a little more social. My favorite place in the world is too often my own home...so let's get out a little!
I typically spend my leisure time
I spend a great deal of time reading, as I've said already. I also have my "garage hobbies," which currently include an alternative-fuel car that I converted myself and a convertible that I built from scratch a few years ago. (Must've been a mechanic in a past life, stuck being a lawyer now.) I used to bicycle quite a lot, but crazy drivers talking on their phones in giant SUVs scare me in Houston -- I'd like to get back into that. I enjoy being outdoors, whether to walk, do chores like washing a car or cleaning around the house, or sitting in the sun on my balcony (most likely with a book, or a friend and a drink).
The most influential person in my life has been
I don't look so much for a list of individual qualities as I do for a complete, balanced, well-rounded package in a person. It doesn't matter if you are drop-dead gorgeous if you're bone-head stupid. It doesn't matter if you're academically brilliant if you're too scattered to tie your own shoes in the morning. I strive to be broad in my interests and talents, and tend to look for the same in others.
The first thing people notice about me
My very small, very close network of intensely loyal friends. I am generally with these few people, or else I am alone, and either way it is by choice. I would rather have two true friends than ten thousand acquaintances -- one more reason you'll never find me on MySpace or Facebook or any of that junk. Heck, I still can't believe I'm here. That is the direct result of encouragement from one of the inner-circle friends...
The last book I read and enjoyed
I prefer to twist the question. The last book I read was Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure." It was positively awful. Almost as bad as "Madame Bovary," a misfortunate read foisted on high school students statewide. I wouldn't wish either book on anyone.I'm currently in the middle of 1100 pages of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." If you've never read it, and you're paying attention to politics and the economy today, this book will scare you. Read it. Now.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Good physical/mental health.
- Solid education and a terminal degree.
- Living the dream in a free country's greatest state.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Perhaps something other than the material. The "ooh, there's a meal ticket" look in a woman's eye is remarkably unattractive. I seek and strive to be a provider, but believe that each party should give 100% to a relationship -- emotionally, financially, really in every way.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Dependable, Hard Working, Intelligent
A little more about me
Additional info? Yours for the asking. Look forward to hearing from you.