The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about learning and maintaining a sense of balance in my life. I do dedicate a lot of myself to my job, but I always make time for the people in my life who are important to me. I just want to be happy and make the people I care about happy as well.
I typically spend my leisure time
In my free time I really enjoy good conversation with good people. In more solitary moments I enjoy reading and drawing. Although I live in the city, I love to get out into nature and go for walks. I just took up tennis, I'm awful but I think it's fun. I also enjoy playing other sports that I'm equally bad at, but I'm not so good at watching them on TV. I also enjoy cooking and baking--I bake a mean cookie and my chocolate cake will melt your brain.
The most influential person in my life has been
Will I sound demanding if I pick more than one? So be it! I am looking for someone who is well-balanced, honest, and willing and able to communicate. I'm a fairly positive person and tend not to do well with whiners or the overly negative (or even worse....the annoyingly positive.) Extra points if you can make me laugh....3 points if you can make me snicker, 4 for a snort...5 points if you can make me spit out some sort of beverage. Well, obviously I'm still fine-tuning the point system on which I'll evaluate all humanity so for now let's just say that I'm looking for a kind person who can make me smile and whom I can make smile.
The first thing people notice about me
Hrm...probably my occasionally evil sense of humor. Everyone thinks "school teacher, she must be sweet" ....SUCKERS!
The last book I read and enjoyed
Most of the reading I have been doing lately relates to grad courses I have been taking....I'm not particularly enjoying any of those books. My favorite book is Martin Gaite's El cuarto de atras. I enjoyed how the form mirrored the content. I'm also a fan of Jane Austen and Benito Galdos and I tend to get sucked into 19th c. Russian Lit.
The three things which I am most thankful for
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Wow...this one is even tougher than the previous one. I don't think there is anything that I WISH people would notice about me in an accelerated fashion. I am probably more sensitive or sentimental than people notice right away....but...I can't say that I wish people would notice this any quicker than they normally do.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Funny, Good listener, Intelligent
A little more about me
Other favorites: Music: Lately I've been listening to Ryan Adams a lot, I also adore Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen, the Pixies and I have a soft spot for Prince. Radio: XRT or NPR. TV: I try to catch the Daily Show and Project Runway is my guilty pleasure. Movies: Harold and Maude, Cria Cuervos, Volver. Food: Thai, Mexican and Indian. Art: Goya, Sorolla, Post-Impressionists, Van Gogh, Matisse