You say I have it but I say it's disappeared.
You say you love me - that's what I need to hear.
The rest is garbled 'cause now I'm not thinking clear.
You call me closer, and I oblige.
You say it's okay - I know it's lies.
But I ignore that look there in your eyes.
Today I let go - tomorrow I ask why."
~ Any Love That Comes Along
Semi-recently moved to Redlands from Northern California, and while I do like the location, I have been surprised at the differences between the two regions. It's odd to think it's the same state at times, but exploring something new always opens up the opportunity for something exciting!
Certain passions of mine include music, reading, my kids (of course, right!), exploring new places (with a little nudging or insanity) and appreciating life and what is in it (I swear, I am not being corny with that ;).
With the music I am mostly just an avid collector, but I've played around with writing reviews on my own website and DJ'ing online. Nothing major, but I like to think I can make a good playlist for various occasions. Music makes everything more enjoyable, and sharing that joy with others is my drug of choice. Pretty much any outdoor activity or exercise I enjoy, with hiking and running being at the top of the list. Admittedly I don't get outdoors as much as I enjoy it, but that does make each trip a little more meaningful and appreciated!
I am good friend's with my computer. Like everyone else of course I use my computer for simple information searching, but I am also into gaming, outside of using it for my work. For those who dislike guys who game, that's a real shame; cause you could join in the fun too! Believe it or not, there is a social aspect to gaming beyond mindless zombie-like playing, and I can't count the times I've had everything from deep philosophical conversations to simply laughing myself to tears with people. I do those same things in person, especially once I get to know someone; so be warned I can come across as quiet but there is a very active mind behind the scenes!
I am currently just trying to enjoy my life, while becoming accustomed to my new home. Sure, I wish for every moment to be filled with rainbows, unicorns (for my daughter), dragons (for my son) and happiness; but life doesn't come in just one flavor. It comes at us from every angle, with endless surprises; which I just try to take it all in stride. It is my goal to try and find the ray of light, in every experience brought my way. The saying "Don't be sad because it's over, be happy because it happened" is a good example of what I strive for.
A little bit of randomness also: I find the German language to be absolutely amazing. Not that others aren't also impressive, or as interesting; but something about German just works for me. It may not be universally known as a 'sexy' language, but it has that effect for me. Pull whatever you want out of that admission :)
I am exuberant, abstract, and benevolent (badly sarcastic at times too, I must admit).