The one thing I am passionate about...
Having a positive impact on the world. Creating a fulfilling, enjoyable life. Having engaging work with good people. Finding joy and love through my relationships with family and friends. Learning new things, having adventures and maintaining my health. Travel, spirituality, good food and wine, chocolate :-)
I typically spend my leisure time
Lately I've been traveling a bit for work, so I've been able to work in some fun vacations: Spain, Dublin, London, Singapore, Thailand, Paris. I also enjoy dinners with friends/ family, hiking and being outdoors, biking around and long weekends exploring new places (or old favorites). I enjoy reading, movies, travel, art, listening to music, cooking and BBQ, working on my house, yoga, working out, self-development, writing, playing with my dogs.
The most influential person in my life has been
Integrity and honesty are probably the most important qualities. Also important are an ability to communicate, a desire for learning and new experiences, a healthy sense of humor, enjoys being outdoors and a relaxed and positive outlook on life.
The first thing people notice about me
I have a happy, open and often funny disposition toward myself and life, so people might notice my easy smile and frequent laugh.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy. Currently reading At Home by Bill Bryson, an interesting history of our homes.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Wonderful family, friends and colleagues
- All the wonderful experiences in my life - travel, fun, happiness, health, education, relationships, love
- My work that I truly enjoy, challenges me and "feeds me" in many ways
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I have a playful, mischievous, sensual side that I can keep hidden. One friend called me "impish" - I'm still trying to determine if that's a compliment or not :-)
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Funny, Happy, Intelligent
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Books I've read
jr tolkien, jk rowling, david eddings, barbara kingsolver, nora ephron, jane austen, bill bryson, stieg larsson, sue grafton
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Hockey
Music I like to listen to
coldplay, sheryl crow, dire straits, mozart, mark knopfler / dire straits, u2, beatles, springsteen, steely dan, sheryl crowe
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
midnight in paris, away we go, seabiscuit, milk, john adams, wit, amelie, king's speech, harry potter, lotr
TV I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Drama, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
mi-5, v, many bbc shows, a good wife, most pbs shows