The one thing I am passionate about...
I don't think I'll ever grow tired of learning. My work exposes me to a wide variety of businesses, technologies and industries, and I'm still surprised (and fascinated) by how much I don't know. I love having the opportunity to explore things I'm unfamiliar with, and to ask people questions about things I've never seen before. As I've grown older, I've tried to broaden my interests, and have discovered that I'm reading books I never would have considered pulling off the shelf twenty years ago. I also love having the opportunity to share some of what I've learned with my kids (who tend to be experts in asking questions about everything).
I typically spend my leisure time
I really enjoy reading, working out and cooking. I also enjoy museums and the theater, but haven't really had a chance this year to catch anything of interest. I usually have two books that I'm in the middle of, and I try (not always successfully) to work out 5-6 days per week (either running or weights). I also love to cook and try new recipes. Since I have a big sweet tooth, the work out time is probably a good thing. All that said, when I have my kids with me, time centers around them.
The most influential person in my life has been
Actually, there are two at the top of the list: honesty, and a sense of humor. The ability to be open and honest with one another is critical in a relationship. And while this trait by itself won't guarantee that a relationship will succeed, failure is certain if it's lacking. I also really enjoy being with someone who can laugh not only at things they've done, but also at all the absurd stuff you encounter everyday by just living your life.
The first thing people notice about me
I like to joke with people, and also like to kid them once I get to know them. I've also been told that I'm a good conversationalist and am easy to talk to. I like to think that's the case, but sometimes conversations with someone you've just met are very easy, and sometimes...not so much.
The last book I read and enjoyed
"Blink" by Malcom Gladwell. It's a fascinating look at how humans size up situations in a matter of seconds, and it explores how that process works at the subconscious level before we even realize it. Yeah - "The Tipping Point" is probably next on the list.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My three children
- A rewarding career
- Great parents
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Sometimes I hope that people don't mistake my shyness for being stuck-up or aloof.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Easy-Going, Funny, Intelligent
A little more about me
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