The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about being kind, feeling gratitude, and taking an optimistic approach to life. As for an activity, I recently joined a roller derby team so I'm passionate about skating and learning to play a sport that's entirely new to me. It's amazing! Oh, and no matter what the season, I have a passion for the Chicago Cubs :)
I typically spend my leisure time
I like to spend my leisure time either reading, working on home & yard projects, listening to sports broadcasts on the radio, watching movies, walking, playing tennis, daydreaming, playing games with friends, or relaxing. I also like to travel, plan parties, take classes, and be involved with my nieces' & nephews' activities.
The most influential person in my life has been
The most important quality I'm looking for in a partner is sincerity. To use an old quote, I really want someone who means what he says and says what he means.
The first thing people notice about me
Perhaps the first thing people notice about me is that I am attentive. I try to remember that everyone has a story and to just listen to people without interrupting or judging.
The last book I read and enjoyed
To keep from being tempted to waste time watching something silly on TV, I don't have cable, so I'm always reading something. One book that I enjoyed most recently was an ancient copy of All the King's Men that I came across & started reading on a whim. It took me a minute to get into it, but once I did, I was really taken by the story as well as the language used to tell it. Since finishing that, I've been on a bit of an American lit kick.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful to be surrounded by family & friends and I am grateful that we are all healthy.
- I am thankful for my safety, particularly in the midst of all the current man-made and natural disasters.
- I am thankful for my freedom & independence; I think it is important to acknowledge these and not take them for granted.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
People may not instantly notice that I'm funny. I wouldn't call myself a jokester, but I like to kid around and I definitely love to laugh.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Creative, Genuine, Good listener
A little more about me
I'm a champion player of the carnival game, whack-a-mole :)