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 perspective.
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, Faith, 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 return.
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 possibilities
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.
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."
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 and random shows on Hulu. 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 Hoovers, East Side Cafe, 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 women's basketball season tickets but, alas & alack, gave them up due to time commitments. My favorite sport is probably basketball though football is kinda king in Texas. :-)
(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 keystrokes.
(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) in need.
(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 prefer.
(6) A good sense of humor. It just seems to make life a lot easier.
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.