* great listener
* intellectually curious
* passionate / enthusiastic
* bi-coastal (CA for decades, MA grew up in)
* grateful / appreciative
* Matisse fan
* movie lover
* global and independent traveler
* sports fan
* young-at-heart, but an old soul
* animal lover
* hopeless romantic
* crimson and cardinal
* long-winded... ;) i'll shut up now
Actually, if you care to read beyond "the list" (feel free to scroll past), I can offer a paragraph or two of prose. Smiling and laughter is a big hunk of what you get with me; if I’m not keeping you amused, I’m not doing my job. Those close to me always tell me I have a gift for it. I’ll also add that I’m a “people person,” although the mere words make me wince a bit because that is one of the most over-used terms in the history of humankind. ;-) Let’s just say the times I tend to treasure the most include some number of my friends, family, etc…. I can also say that I’m a pretty clear ENFP, for those of you who follow the Myers-Briggs world out there. While I certainly survive just fine on my own, I thrive among others, particularly in small (intimate) groups.
At the risk of sounding painfully generic one more time, I’ll also tell you that I like to live my life PASSIONATELY. What are my passions? Great food and wine – I’ve explored my interests here all over this country, and taken it to distant lands to boot. Amazing international wanders that crossed through multiple countries—Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Guatemala and Borneo were fun, but Italy and France remain long-time favorites; Spain isn’t chopped liver either. ;-) In parallel, I like to be able to speak in [some of] those nation’s languages—thus my pursuit of French, Italian, and Spanish. I’ve also studied a few other languages at times, like Russian, Hebrew, and Greek—but that’s more in my past now.