The one thing I am passionate about...
most everything in life (i am a creature of passion). specifically, how screwed up this planet is, how lucky we are in the developed world, how bummin people are in the developing world, how much people in this country don't understand either of those things and thus keep saying things like "let them eat cake" which is how revolutions get started,...how easy it would be if only everyone would just "open their eyes" and stop "thinking only of themselves" and start "doing the right thing". but i'm also passionate about that killer band i saw play last month, last night... i'll have plenty of time
I typically spend my leisure time
depends. sometimes i play music, watch tv, go hike a mountain, hang out w/ friends (some of whom also happen to be relatives)... sometimes i study or write code if i'm taking classes or have a job. sometimes i do silly stuff like looking for true love on-line (actually, i rarely do that, but, well... clocks tickin' and i'm still single so...) i'm diverse. sort of reigned by chaos. find the "middle way" by average-value-ing an oscillation between the each extreme. mainly i think up overly complicated word stuff like this, and wonder why i'm not writing a book instead. ;o)
The most influential person in my life has been
i'm not sure exactly what the word for it is, but its somewhere between: "honest", "assertive", "independant", "non-traditional", "real", "has their eyes open", "awake", "hard-core", "doesn't settle or sell-themselves-short or waste time bs-ing", "on a mission", and "can't be stopped". i suppose "could use some special-someone company along the way" wouldn't hurt either, right?the pessimistic side of me jokes that the term for such is "lesbian", but i pray that ain't so... ;o)
The first thing people notice about me
i'm a freak. different. not your average bear. i tend to generate a "does not compute" re-action in most people, initially, upon meeting them. a lot of people can't handle that, but i'm usually pretty good at de-fusing the tension, usually w/ some sort of self-deprecating witicism, or "senseless act of beauty". eg. "well, i'm certain i've never seen anything like him before, and i think i like him, no, wait, i really like him, but, well, there's something oddly unnerving about him..."
The last book I read and enjoyed
Snow Crash by Neal Stevenson. don't read much, or much sci-fi, in general. buddy of mine who's a sci-fi freak has been buggin' me to read this book for years. i had been re-reading a stephen king short story which is one of my fave's (TheLongWalk), sort of got back into reading. been thinking of writing a book for years. like SnowCrash cuz its a great pretty-good-book (sort of like orwells 1984 meets BladeRunner meets a comic book w/out the pictures), and it made me think that maybe i could write my book someday afterall.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- my awareness of what the world is actually like outside the US, how lucky we are, how bummin' most people are, how simple (not easy) it is to positively effect that balance
- my connection to music, both listening to it, dancing to it, and playing it
- my sense of responsibility to take the gifts i was given and use them to help make the world a better place
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
how much i tend to "do the right thing anyway", regardless of how it might adversely effect me personally or professionally as a result. i have had many experiences of "going the extra mile" for people/orgs/ideas, sometimes at quite the cost, only to have no-one notice, and never get any credit for it. whatever. i try to do the right thing simply because it's the right thing, and if someday the good karma will "catch me on the flip side", great, if not, no worries...
Friends Describe me as
Genuine, Intelligent, Kind, Passionate
A little more about me
uh... haven't i written too much already???