To me, Life is about balance - it is about finding harmony.
I am supportive/nuturing by nature. Helping others allows me to reflect and grow for myself. I listen and genuinely want to understand my partner; their passions broaden my imagination and fuel dreams. Don't get me wrong, I have lots of opinions and plenty to share too.
Sharing experiences is important to me. I am a social creature and have a wonderful set of friends. However, I want to have moments that selfishly belong to only you and I. I want to listen to a speech and then discuss how it affected you verse me. Yes, I need my alone time too. I'll be sure to get it as needed and happy to let you know when it is needed.
Touch is also vital to me. I move slowly in this aspect. That is one barrier I am working on which can be frustrating on both sides. Trust me though, I'm well worth it in the end and you might as well enjoy a good laugh as I struggle to figure out the when of it all. I'm perfectly fine with public displays of affection, I just get a bit paranoid at taking the first steps and worry about making someone feel uncomfortable before they are ready.
I am quite mutable. I am just as comfortable taking the reigns or sitting in a passanger seat. It's second nature for me to fill the roll that's needed. My motto has become "it is what it is" by which I mean accepting the truth and being flexible. From there, you can channel passion to make a difference or needed change.
I am still learning to accept gifts.
I tend toward sarcasm and use hyperbole EVERWHERE simply because some things are so absurd that just saying them out loud is fun.
I tend to stay up late to unwind while my body keeps gets up early for work (even on the weekends - ugh, not cool at all).
I'm happiest in jeans and a T-shirt but can look stylish all dressed up - that's important and fun from time to time (I can enjoy strolling through ties and dress shirts for interesting patterns). I love grocery shopping but almost need to be dragged into a department store (no, this isn't contrary to what I said moments ago, I just take advantage when I'm already in a clothing store).
I have a hard time falling asleep in silence. I fix that with old time radio shows or music from the computer or a TV on. If this bothers you, I've got an easy fix - an mp3 player and earbuds.
Did I mention movie quotes are like water and air to me?
I don't like "pasta" but there are plenty of dishes that taste wonderful - like fettucini alfredo or beef stroganoff on fresh egg noodles. Basically, my father used to make "spis-getti" by frying up some hamburger and dumping a can of sauce in the pot - bleck!
I don't mind someone who enjoys a few drinks but no thank you to smoking or drugs.
I'm settling into my "new, new job" and learning new mechanisms to cope with a different management style than I've worked with before. No longer am I coordinating tech projects, designing policies, establish best practices, but I've got a team once again that I'm able to support and help grow professionally.
I'm also good at learning a little about everything.
... and wanting to know how/why things work.
... caring about others.
... wearing my heart on my sleeve.
... my job. I want more than just getting by, I want to be making things better for the long run.
... being pig-headed or a wee bit stubborn.
They may also note that I don't shut up once I've started talking.
Movies: thrillers, comedies, action sci-fi, rom-com, - Amistad, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Dodgeball, Van Wilder, Young Frakenstein, Spaceballs, Undercover Brother, Clue, You've Got Mail, 50 First Dates, Blazing Saddles, Shaun of the Dead, The Court Jester, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog, Batman Begins, Dr. Stragelove
TV: police dramas, comedies, sci-fi - Leverage, Psych, Stargate Universe, Castle, Eureka, Terra Nova, White Collar, NCIS, Dr. Who, The Closer, The Daily Show, Boston Legal, Farscape, Sports Night, Firefly
Music: OTR, oldies, easy, rock, folk - Billy Joel, Bad Company, CCR, Danny Kaye, Eric Clapton, Frank Turner, Four Tops, Gordon Lightfoot, Greenday, Huey Lewis & the News, Irish Rovers, Ice-T, Jerry Reed, Jim Croce, Joshua Raidin, Pink, Public Enemy, Spoon, Susan Tedeschi, They Might Be Giants, Wolfe Tones, Nero Wolfe, Fat Man, Philip Marlowe, Richard Diamond, Sam Spade
Food: Thai, Mexican, Chinese, sushi, teriyaki, German
laughing - jokes & movies & and a good story or three
Magic the Gather cards - time around friends and creativity!
Baxter the cat - he's got to be one part dog, not only is he self sufficient but he's 100% loving (currently finding some way to make due without him after 16 years)
a kitchen - to cook Bald Bill's tacos or any other tasty creation
my computer / phone - some way to research and stay connected
I'm close to my family and thanks to my siblings, there are 3 newborns to occupy thoughts and wonder and amazement.
I spend a bit of time lately wondering if I'm going to get a chance to decompress and just "veg" for a while - got to recharge those batteries 'ya know.