The one thing I am passionate about...
Movies, kindness, common decency, respect for elders. I love being creative... and celebrating the work of other creative people, mainly filmmakers. But I also really get passionate when I see people being unkind or discourteous to others. It shakes me to my core. Common decency and respect for elders falls into that category -- I just want people to treat each other as they should.
I typically spend my leisure time
I haven't had true leisure time in years... but I make time for going to Disneyland. I love traveling and feeling like I am stepping outside of my every day life. On a more regular basis, I spend my leisure time going to movies... writing cards to friends. I like old-fashioned correspondence more than e-mail.
The most influential person in my life has been
Empathy/ keen sense of observation. When I have drama in my own life, I want someone who knows how to keep me calm... who understands that my intensity is easy to diffuse with the right words/ actions.
The first thing people notice about me
How friendly I am. Being a Southerner, I tend to feel close to people very quickly. I am very tactile - I like hugging and touching people... when it's appropriate, of course. I like making people feel loved, accepted, or cared for.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read screenplays for a living so I never, ever get to read books unless they've been adapted into screenplays. The last book I started was the 9/11 commission report. Politics and fact-based books are more interesting to me than fiction, in general. It all comes down to my desire to further my knowledge in the limited free time I have.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My longtime friends - they are the best you could ask for.
- Having a passion/ creativity - it keeps me feeling alive.
- Having people who believe in me.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I am talented and educated beyond my current position in life. I may not have a job that represents my skill level but I want people to see me as intelligent, as someone who has something to contribute to a conversation.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Funny, Passionate, Perceptive
A little more about me
I am socially liberal/ progressive but have some conservative views - not militantly so - but I am a huge supporter of our men and women in uniform. I think they're the ones who make the sacrifices so that the rest of us don't have to... and that deserves our respect and admiration.