I'm a free thinker, and because I listen and analyze, I'm willing to hear the other person's argument, but know that I'm an insightful thinker. Meaning that once there's an idea, I've already worked out the possibilities, positive & negative, in my head and am already on to the solution as if I'm 3-7 steps ahead. Sometimes others find that statement as conceited and I completely understand. I don't claim to know more about anything other than myself, on that I'm an expert.
Other notes: I love to travel and wish I could do more of it, I'm the only girl/middle child in my family, and I'm extremely close to my family-parents, grandmother, siblings, and my niece & nephew. When I'm home, the two little ones are my best friends and essentially my shadows which means I always choose them over a crazy night out, and I prefer it that way. I'm not a smoker (never have tried anything) and I hate smoking; I try not to gossip although my co-workers make it hard for me at times ;) with all the crazy we see daily; I have a potty mouth from many years of being around athletes, but it has gotten much better as profanities only come out when I'm extremely frustrated now.
I'm honest and open and will answer most questions, but I think trust must be earned for the real personal stuff. And, the phrase I'm sure I've coined, but debatable, "I'm an equal opportunity dater" so race, religion, ethnic group, socio-economic (within reason), etc. are not deterrents for me. It usually makes getting to know someone much more interesting this way.
Most important fact: I'm a Tar Heel born, I'm a Tar Heel bred, and when I die I'm a Tar Heel dead! Born, raised in NC, and a UNC-Chapel Hill grad. I'm always ready to defend my Tar Heels, so think twice about smart ass comments. Oh, and my family (also UNC alums) really dislike the Dookies!!!
Activity wise, I'm playing volleyball for fun, walking the beltline, or taking tennis lessons. I have had bad back issues for the last few years due to a minor accident, so all of these activities both help and hurt on the bad days, but I'm always active for my health.
"I love beach music, I always have and I always will." I'm originally from NC and I grew up listening to beach music and obsessing over the film "Shag." Every time I hear "Sixty minute man" I lose it completely. It's probably why I love to dance so much, my college coach was my favorite shag partner. These days, I'm learning to salsa although I if they play bachata music I abandon those lessons; which is why I've been learning to salsa for years. I danced bhangra style in college with a dance company and pull that out as a party trick. I've had clients teach me classical dances from Afghanistan and India, and still learning country line dances now. You could take me anywhere and I'll be ready to dance or learn the local dance.
My car radio stations are set in order to: NPR, gospel, country, R&B and soul, and top 40's. On road trips we can't listen to my mixes because they include everything and folks don't get it. I also like classical and jazz music. Essentially everything but rap.
I love to read also--just rarely have the time. I used to be able to read a different book daily/weekly but I'm lucky now to get one in Evey few months. Like my ecclectic tastes in food, I love many different genres of literature. Favs include middle eastern non-fiction and poetry, sci-fi, and any author who can reach into the soul (many Latin authors do that easily).
My all time favorite tv show is Jeopardy. Whenever my family is together, we'll make sure that we watch and keep score. It's a battle in my household and I'm almost always the victor. I'm pretty much a walking Jeopardy game--I know a little about a lot of different things--probably because I read so much.
Other Favorite tv shows: House Hunters International, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Grey's Anatomy, Sports Center, NCIS, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Community, & Modern Family.