The one thing I am passionate about...
I have some amount of passion for all that I do, or else it wouldn't be worth doing! Being able to laugh at myself & human nature in general - we take ourselves way too seriously! Leading an unpretentious life. Being myself. I'd rather be disliked for who I am than liked for someone I am not.
I typically spend my leisure time
Listening to music, reading, walking my dogs, hanging out with family, playing games (board games, cards), discovering new places or going to old favorites, volunteering...
The most influential person in my life has been
Low-maintenance. Real, not trying to create an "image" & impress. Not self-absorbed. Can laugh at themselves. Someone that will not base their happiness on me & that has independent thoughts & hobbies. We are all looking for the same basic qualities, so to list them would be tiresome... I am just looking for compatibility, someone to share adventures and the mundane with, someone to grow old with. The details can be negotiated."The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson
The first thing people notice about me
I am a down-to-earth, jeans and T-shirt, low-maintenance girl. I have a wide variety of interests from watching NFL football to checking out the art museum.I am simple yet complex, the result of being born/raised on a farm and taking the opportunity to have lived/worked in another country & having done a fair amount of foreign travel.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Too many... I am always reading something... INFIDEL by Ayan Aly Kirsi. Little Princes. The HELP. Three Cups of Tea. THE GLASS CASTLE. Top 20 Fiction (The Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey), The LONELY PLANET book to where ever I am traveling next!
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Opposable Thumbs
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am an old soul. Very diverse from very analytical to very childish - life is too short to take yourself too seriously. I am a bit of a pyro & klepto :) When I travel, I AM NOT a 5-Star/resort traveler. I prefer the unknown villages and dirt roads to the capital cities. I eat the street food, search for bargains & haggle down alleyways & the best memories are those parts of the trip that are 'unplanned'. A cold, brown-water shower never felt so good after trekking 8 days in Nepal. Lost & don't speak the language? The fun is just starting! breaking from eH, reach me at: the letter dee the letter jay the number thirty three at juno com
Friends Describe me as
Good listener, Intelligent, Loyal, Modest
A little more about me
I am a "small-town" girl, having grown up on a farm the principles & ethics that come with that sort of up-bringing are a part of me. Most of my closest & best relationships are/have been with people with similar "smaller community" up-bringing. Just because I don't spend 4 hours a day in the gym, have pictures of myself in bicycle races, wearing sponsored ski-gear skiing/boarding down a Black, or crossing the finish line of my first marathon doesn't mean I am not active & mindful of my health. But, I like to smoke Shisha on the weekends, a dirty little habit I picked up living in Egypt!
What I like to read
Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to listen to
u2, rusted root, lumineers,, johnny cash, louis armstrong, aretha franklin, adele, mumford & sons, brandi carlisle, janis joplin, cat stevens
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
any movie with tom hanks, julia roberts & matt damon, the shawshank redemption, the shawshank redemption, good will hunting, castaway, mona lisa smiles, the power of one
TV I like to Watch
News/Journalism, Other, Reality Show