Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The first thing you may notice about me (or at least my profile) is
I'm verbose. In that process, I hope you'll discover I'm also
smart, funny, and a dabbler, of sorts. Once you get to know me, I'm
hoping you will also find that I'm both goofy and intense as well
as exceedingly kind. So, welcome to the journey.
I was born at a very young age *rim shot* and grew up in a very
small town. I was raised to respect honesty, treasure fairness, and
cherish those I love. I brought those small town values with me
when I moved to the big city and am grateful to have built on those
adding an excellent education and thirst for knowledge in a greater
I've been told I have a "wicked quick wit." Initially I am often
the quiet one in the room - I like to take everything in -- then
the flood gates typically open. You have been warned!
I also have a very serious side that balances out the goofy.
Usually. I can talk about the weather when I have to, but prefer to
talk about things of true substance - values, philosophy, passions,
etc. I love to learn people: who they are, how they became that
way, and where they want to go. And, I'm quite willing to share in
At this point in my life, I'm very comfortable in my own skin. A
romantic partner in life is not something I feel I need as much as
simply want. I'm usually pretty happy in a single state but often
feel a yearning for something more. I see my life as a beautiful
piece of music -- a partner would put that music into stereo.
I am a dichotomy of sorts, both witty & intense, and open 2
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm breathing in and out. I like looking at the big picture but
taking things one step at a time. I love the word savor.
I don't feel defined by my job or career. It is such a small part
of who I am. But if you must know: I'm a CPA (yes, I'm certifiable)
with my own practice. For the most part, I set my own hours so may
find myself working at 2 in the morning or napping at 2 in the
afternoon. I'm very grateful for the flexibility as it enables me
to live life on my own schedule.
I am active in the community and find that I often spend as much
time volunteering as working. Giving back to the community and the
world, in general, is very important to me. I feel a calling to
make a difference and share the gifts I've been given.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Tap. No, I can't back that up. I can move and even play "Taps" (for
Longhorn band alums, THAT taps), but dancing is definitely not a
strong part of my repertoire.
What AM I good at? I'm definitely not good "at" ending sentences in
prepositions. It actually annoys me a lot. So, perhaps I'm fairly
good at using the English language. I do like to write and can be
overly verbose on occasion.
I'm musically inclined (or declined as the case may be). I'm a
classically trained pianist and even majored in music, initially,
in college and was a dual principal on sax & piano. I still
play fairly often and am learning a series of Debussy pieces called
"Children's Corner." I also sing in the car and in the shower
though I'm not sure I can ethically use the word "good" to describe
me but definitely can use "enthusiastic."
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have no idea what people usually notice about me. Depending on
the situation, there are probably different things. I do have a
great handshake or maybe it's that I look people in the eye when I
meet them. In a more casual situation, I suppose it might be my
sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love to read so there are several favorites, but I'll only share
near and dear. My all-time favorite book is "The Once & Future
King" by T. H. White. I began reading it in high school and pick it
up every few years. The storyline itself is wonderful but it's the
greater themes that I adore - codes of chivalry and fairness and
simply how people should be treated. Other books are "Forgiveness
& Other Acts of Love" by Stephanie Dowrich, Le Petit Prince
(The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Oh, the Places
You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss and, of course, the Harry Potter series.
Yes, I like children's books because I'm still a children.
TV - Not much of a standard TV watcher as I've thrown away my
cable, but I do like to catch the Rachel Maddow show, Big Bang,
Psych & Glee online. If you're a big Maddow fan, we'll get
along just fine. I'm also a fan of all things Joss Whedon
(Buffy/Angel/Firefly) and all things geek.
So, I like movies, too. The range is pretty broad from stupid
comedies like The Waterboy or The Replacements to dramas like The
Unbearable Lightness of Being or Henry & June. I also like
SciFi like the Star Wars & Matrix series as well as, of course,
the Harry Potter series.
Music. Varied tastes from 80s new wave, to new age, to whatever is
on the radio at the moment. My favorite artists are Sarah
McLachlan, George Winston, and Ottmar Liebert. I also love, of
course, John Williams. You see a theme here?
Food. I'm not a very picky eater and am up for trying just about
anything once. I like anything from high-brow sushi places to down
home cooking out of converted gas stations. My favorite Austin
restaurants are Gumbo's, Sushi Sake, and Amaya's taco village. I am
addicted to Sonic sodas. I could quit anytime but why would I? Oh,
and I like butterbeer, too. :-)
Sports. I'm not particularly athletically inclined as I have a
tendency to trip over stripes in carpet, but I'm an avid fan of all
things Longhorn! When I was in school at UT@Austin, I missed only
one home basketball game in 4.5 years though I tried my best to not
miss that one - stupid accounting tests! I've been in the Longhorn
foundation and held bball season tickets but, alas & alack,
gave them up last year due to time commitments. My favorite sport
is probably basketball though football is kinda king in Texas. :-)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
NEVER do without? Being a literal person, I'm going to change the
question to "Six things that I would prefer not to live
(1) People who love me (and vice versa).
(2) The internet. No, not for porn! I'm somewhat of an information
junkie and love that I can answer almost any question with a few
(3) My iPad/Phone. Wow, it feels pretty good to admit that.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?
(4) Fuzzy friends. Ergo, since about 5 I've been training to be an
old lady with cats. I have 2 of my own but have been known to do
rescue as it's difficult for me to see an animal (quad or bi-ped)
(5) Pajamas, fuzzy socks & house shoes. I work from home and
probably have as many pajama sets as I do suits. Guess which one I
(6) A good sense of humor. It just seems to make life a lot easier.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
If the plural of mail is mail then shouldn't the plural of email be
email? How did "boot" come to mean puking? Origins of words/phrases
in general. Usually my head is filled with whatever is going on at
the moment. I do daydream about meeting the right person, various
home improvement projects, and how many licks it takes to get to
the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about how precious life is and
how I don't want to waste any of it. That said, I also spend a lot
of time thinking about just what I want out of this precious gift.
Who do I want to be when no one is looking, and how brave do I need
to be in order to show her to the world? I also think about the
qualities that I want in a mate. Not so ironically, they are a lot
of the same qualities I see, or strive to see, in myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Catching up on the week, working around the house, or spending time
with friends (dining out, movies, video games, etc).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have worked in a private school, own shares in a private company,
aspire to be a private dancer, a dancer for money, and any old
music will do.
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