The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm a passionate sports fan, I love spending time with my friends (including my dog!), I'm really into music (particularly rock and blues) and I like movies and games of all types. I love reading, cooking, soccer and tennis. I also enjoy spirited (but friendly) conversation / debate with people who push me to constantly refine how I think about the world. I devote time, thought and energy to my work and enjoy it most when I can create real value for my customers. But when I'm away from work, I'm away from work. :)
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to attend sporting events, concerts and grabbing a beer at a pub while discussing anything and everything. I like to read, cook, play tennis, soccer, snow-shoeing and sometimes hiking. I love spending time with my dog but I can also enjoy a quiet day or evening of downtime watching tv or playing games. As an additional weird side note, I find people-watching amusing and am often passively scanning for little bits of humor to share (bluetooth headsets worn as an accessory while eating is my current favorite). ;)
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who has fun and enjoys life. [This answer kept short and direct due to wordiness exposed in all other questions. ;)]
The first thing people notice about me
I think people first react to how laid back I am and how reserved or shy I can sometimes be when I first meet them [I'm working on this :)]. Once I get to know people I become more comfortable and engaging with them. But even after I'm comfortable, I'm always very laid-back, low key and calm. That's just me. :)
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books. What I enjoy about a well done example of one is the creativity that goes into dreaming up a new world with its own rules, history and people while still bringing enough realism to the characters and story where you feel like you know them and there's an element of believability to this wholly made up environment. George RR Martin's Song of Ice & Fire series are great examples of books I enjoy.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Friends and family who enjoy and celebrate good times and support each other through hard times.
- I'm thankful that I found a job that is challenging, rewarding and provides ways to use my skills and talents.
- I'm thankful for the variety of interests and activities available close to home that I can pursue.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Humor can't always come through or may not be appropriate when you first meet someone, but I'd want people to notice that I'm someone who enjoys humor a great deal and that I use that as a way to engage and entertain. I like to find humor in what I see and do and generally feel that life would not be worth living if you couldn't laugh about it as you go along.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Funny, Intelligent, Sweet
A little more about me
I've reached a point in my life where I know who I am and I'm comfortable with that. I don't think I've completely figured out who I'm looking for yet but I know that my life is fuller and more enjoyable when I'm sharing it with someone.