The one thing I am passionate about...
My top three passions in life would be art, beauty, and the ability to have fun. I like simplicity in the form of a perfect lilac bud, as well as the complications of a fine Swiss watch. I have a dry wit, I am ironic and occasionally sardonic, but also have a huge heart and compassion for people. I am passionate about good books, great steaks, French Bulldogs, Classic Coca Cola, autumn leaves, and the ocean in a storm. I am very much an individualist, not much of a follower, and enjoy the things in my life even if they are not trendy or in fashion.
I typically spend my leisure time
I like talking with people, eating a great steak or lobster, and reading good books. I also enjoy taking a drive in the car, watching the tides come in and out, and going to the dog park. I am not really a sports minded person, although at the firehouse I volunteer at I occasionally get corralled into watching NASCAR or the Super Bowl. It is an interesting experience because I have absolutely no idea what is going on.
The most influential person in my life has been
I am looking for someone who is fun to be with, emotionally generous, and not critical. I am truly drawn to those who have a sense of wonder about them, but are not callow, and I am always touched by those who help others. I do not like cold or mean people, and am looking to be in a relationship where feelings and emotions are openly expressed. It is also imperative that this man likes animals and is gentle with them.
The first thing people notice about me
Many people notice my wit and way with words, along with the blue police light on the top of my Subaru as I am a volunteer EMT at the local fire department. I happen to have a Masters Degree from Yale, but I am not at all snobby because of that fact. I can throw in references from Ovid as easily as I can mention Fred Flintstone. I was killer at Trivial Pursuit in my day!
The last book I read and enjoyed
I have published over forty books and am a contributing editor to many magazines. Over the years I have written for Gourmet, The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker. I run a popular website about where to find and eat great regional "road food". I love to read; most fun for me are memoirs (my own memoir Ambulance Girl was made into a movie a few years ago. Kathy Bates played me). I love nonfiction in general. Some of my favorite books are Black Star Safari, anything by Betty MacDonald - especially The Plague and I, Cecil Beaton's Diaries, DV by Diana Vreeland, and Pimp by Iceberg Slim.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful to have overcome the difficult things that life has thrown at me.
- I am thankful for immensely wonderful and caring friends.
- I am also thankful to those who've read my books and tell me the ways that I have impacted their life for the better.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I wish people would notice that beneath my wit and comfort in speaking, even speaking before large audiences, I can be very shy. I was raised an only child and got rather used to having myself as my only company. Now again, post divorce as I live alone and along with a solitary profession such as writing, I can easily find myself having to fight an all too familiar level of comfort where I happily isolate myself. I would love to find someone who, after a long day, can share in the company and conversation of each other.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Creative, Funny, Good listener
A little more about me
I loathe liars, cheaters, and political rants. If you hate dogs go away, if you live in a Yurt you're not for me, if you are a modelizer please stop reading now.
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Nonfiction
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
gran torino, seabiscuit, grizzly man
TV I like to Watch
Educational, Reality Show
My Favorite TV Shows
gordon ramseys hells kitchen, hoarders, locked up abroad