People say I'm mellow and outgoing. They also tell me I have an interesting life story with interesting stories to tell. I'm a person with an eclectic set of interests, and I easily get passionate about things to a fault. I am well traveled, well read and generally enlightened. I feel equally comfortable on flats and on heels, and, as Oscar Wilde put it, “if I am occasionally a little overdressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.” (jokingly)
I am pretty easy going about many things, primarily because I think it's silly to waste energy on frustration over minutiae, but there are certain things in life that I will stand for firmly. I approach life with humor because so much of it is out of our control, but I am serious about friendships and relationships - at the very least we don't want to hurt those around us.
I am a SCUBA diver. A couple of recent diving trips to SE Asia blew my mind away... and I also dive in cold water. Music and art play a big role in my life. I play piano (mostly classical, especially from the romantic period), I go to concerts, art galleries and museums. Some styles of architecture intrigue me. Other activities that I enjoy include social dancing (swing, waltz, tango, sometimes blues), hiking, biking, skiing, and ice skating. I still own a pair of climbing shoes, but haven't used them in a while, you can get me back into it if that's what you do. I also like getting together with friends to play strategy board games. I'm interested in international affairs and women's issues. Wikipedia is my good friend.
If you want more specifics you'd have to message me.
Volunteering is another way I try to have an impact on society and further develop as a person. Although in the last year I haven't had any time for volunteering.
making creme brulee and belgian waffles, and spinach quiche for that matter; cooking in general, I suppose
I tend to be well coordinated and fit, which makes it easy for me to pick up new physical activities.
Movies: I watch dramas, melodramas, action movies, thrillers, comedies, foreign movies (although what's foreign anyways in today's world?). Ones that have a special place in my heart are Amadeus, Match-point, Before Sunset, Children of Paradise, and Impromptu. Lisztomania is the spiciest movie in my book. I also like the old Star Wars and older James Bond movies. Classics are great, especially some of the Fellini films! Pedro Almodovar, Lars von Trier, Peter Greenaway, Werner Herzog, Woody Allen are some of the directors that I follow.
Shows: A good show, to me, is a witty expression of its time, so - The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Sex and the City, Californication, Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, I Love Lucy.
Music: I will admit that I don't know the pop culture well, but I sometimes listen to what's on the radio. Musicians that do come to mind are - Celine Dion, Jack Johnson, Elton John, Beatles, Pavarotti, Domingo, Caruso, Liszt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Ravel, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Horowitz, Piazzolla, and lots more... I am also an opera buff.
4) Water, as in bodies of water, such as an ocean; mountains are awesome too! But it's hard to have both in one place... though there is one such place that I know about :-)
6) Tea, I love tea!