The one thing I am passionate about...
Pursuing productive (in my view) activities. My biggest problem is determining what "productive" really is. Now having the time and means (which took several years to accomplish), I want to travel as much as I possibly can. Annual trips include north/central Saskatchewan (camping/fishing), south Florida and Vegas. Took my first trip abroad in January and visited Britain. I plan on traveling around the world much more.
I typically spend my leisure time
Golf, tennis, playing cards, traveling, movies, dining out. Don't play in tournaments anymore but my peak chess rating was one level below master.
The most influential person in my life has been
An intelligent, independent spirit. What I'm looking for is a complementary, synergistic relationship. I'm not sure what my ideal would be and for whom I would be ideal but I think personalities and intellect would be similar, while our interests could be quite diverse.
The first thing people notice about me
First thing people notice is that I tend to be initially reserved (which will often be mistakenly taken as disinterest). I'm also probably somewhat of an enigma.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I don't read very much but I like "Seabiscuit" because of the underdog quality. Personifying, that one should never give up on oneself and always keep trying.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Growing up in a caring environment
- Having the patience and perseverance to change careers and overcome numerous obstacles
- Having a very flexible schedule
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I can hold an intelligent conversation.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Good listener, Intelligent, Quiet
A little more about me
I had a recent match describe me as a 'brainy ectomorph', which gave me a good laugh. Since it is an accurate description, if that's not your type, you've got a quick close and if it is, well... Also, as such, while I certainly put a premium on personality and intelligence (and can't emphasize enough), I prefer meeting women with slender to average builds (tall's a plus but not a necessity).