The one thing I am passionate about...
Sunrise over the Himalayas, cooking school in Bangkok, belly dancing lessons in Istanbul. My passport is running out of pages and there is so much more of the world to discover! Travel is my passion, as evidenced by my frequent flier miles, scuffed up luggage and ability to order beer and find bathrooms in multiple languages. Travel teaches us about other cultures, but it also teaches us about ourselves. The more I have traveled, the more comfortable I have become with myself.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to travel and am always in the middle of planning my next trip. Farmers' market, cooking dinner with friends, live music, or maybe just a glass of wine, a good book and a tub full of bubbles are some of the ways I spend my free time. I am a very social person, and am generally in the middle of a crowd, but I need a fair amount of down time too. Ideally, the person I am with can switch gears from entertaining 30 people at a cocktail party, to lounging on the couch reading and not saying a word for hours.
The most influential person in my life has been
I have a distinct memory of being 18 and standing outside on a snowy night with a boy, waiting for him to kiss me for the first time. And as I looked up at him the world just sort of disappeared; the traffic hushed, my knees got weak, and I felt like I was going to explode. I'd like to meet someone who made me feel like that again.
The first thing people notice about me
I have a really distinctive "radio" voice which people have commented on since I was a child.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read at least a book a week, so anything I write will be instantly out of date. I read just about anything, fiction, memoirs, natural history. I love talking about books and discovering great new authors. An afternoon spent shopping for books and then at a quiet coffee shop reading is my idea of a perfect date.
The three things which I am most thankful for
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Just because I am capable of being in control all of the time doesn't mean I wouldn't like to let somebody else take the reins once in a while.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Generous, Genuine, Intelligent
A little more about me
When people fill these things out and want to show how spontaneous they are, they always talk about how they like everything from a quiet walk on the beach to a black tie affair, how they are comfortable in both jeans and an evening gown. In my case, a better description would be that I am equally comfortable slamming PBRs at Riot Fest in my Naked Raygun tee shirt as I am in my pearls and cashmere at the opera.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction
Books I've read
too many to list, too many to list, i love travel memoirs, pop culture stuff, cookbooks
Sports I enjoy watching