The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm usually most passionate about some outdoor sport or another. I love skiing, kayaking, hiking, and biking. I like any activity that gets me out into the beauty of nature, gives me a chance to hang out with good friends, and maybe challenges my skills a little. I just started a new job, so I'm pretty into that at the moment, too.
I typically spend my leisure time
Outdoor sports like hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking.Dinner or drinks with friends at a restaurant or bar.Lazing around in a park or cafe.Dancing.Sleeping in.
The most influential person in my life has been
I guess, being caring, which covers lots of stuff (kindness, thoughtfulness, loyalty,...). But honesty and idealism are important too. And having similar interests, so we can play together. And fun, thought-provoking conversation. But they keep asking us to pick just one. I guess, the one thing I'd choose would be being caring.
The first thing people notice about me
I talk funny (I'm not from around here). Other than that, I tend to be fairly quiet when I first meet people, so I guess that'd be one of the first things they'd notice.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just finished �The conscience of a liberal� by Paul Krugman, which talks about the growing gap between rich & poor in America, and what might be done about it. The book�s a lot more optimistic than it sounds, because Krugman argues that the political stars are aligned for real progress. I reckon he might be right, hope so.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Loving, supportive parents
- Good times with friends
- That I can live in a place I love, doing a job I love
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I respect & get along with just about everyone, but I think that, at first, people sometimes mistake my initial quietness as a lack of interest/friendliness. So I'd like people I meet day-to-day to see that I wish them well, and that we'll probably get along well.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Genuine, Intelligent, Respectful