The one thing I am passionate about...
Environmental issues/typical bleeding heart liberal stuff. I don't like these questions, so I'm just going to throw some stuff out there... I'm a secular Jew and very nonreligious bordering on atheistic. If you are very religious (including a very religious Jew) we wouldn't be a good match. If you are a social conservative, pro-life, pro-Bush etc. we'd also have a hard time. Economic conservatives and libertarians are welcome - I love a good debate.
I typically spend my leisure time
My family has a house at the Jersey shore, so I spend a lot of time there on the weekends. Because of my job, I don't have that much leisure time, and what leisure time I do have tends to be at, say, 11:15 at night. So I spend more time watching TV, on the internet, and reading magazines/ fluffy books than I'd like. But I'm working on changing my job, so I guess we'll see.
The most influential person in my life has been
Smart, funny, informed, interesting, interested in things besides making and spending lots of money... I like nice stuff as much as anyone, but I'm not into the whole "Don't you love my Hugo Boss suit/Prada bag/whatever" scene that goes on in NYC. In other words, I'm not the kind of girl who will judge you by your shoes (barring, say, black leather high tops). I won't even know what brand your shoes are.
The first thing people notice about me
Apparently, I come across as kind of snotty when people initially meet me, probably because I tend to be pretty shy around people I don't know, though not shy at all around people I do know - people who don't know me sometimes see that as my being unfriendly, but really it's just me being shy. I've heard "I thought you were such a bitch before I got to know you, and you're so nice!" more than a few times. Unfortunately.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Given how much reading I do for work, I've lost my attention span for long and involved fiction/nonfiction, which is sad because I love to read. I have been reading "Freakonomics" off and on and that's perfect because each chapter stands alone - don't know if I agree with all of the authors' conclusions, but I love how they approach problems from completely bizarre angles and make counter-intuitive, but totally reasonable, arguments that run contrary to the conventional wisdom.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family / Wow, these are generic,..
- My friends / but what are you going to say?
- My dog / ... my iPod???
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Uhhh, see above - I don't have an (intentionally) bitchy bone in my body. That I'm an ex-hippie? Hmm, maybe I don't WISH people WOULD notice that, but no one ever believes me. Or that I was VP of my (very southern) sorority; actually, no one ever believes that I was even *in* a sorority.
Friends Describe me as
Generous, Genuine, Intelligent, Perceptive
A little more about me
I'm fairly tall (5'7") and wear heels a lot ... and I have tried, but I'm just not attracted to guys who are a lot shorter than I am. Ugh. I feel really shallow, but I've tried to overcome this in the past and it hasn't worked, so better to admit it now.