So you want to know who I am in as few words as possible. Difficult but I'll attempt the task. I most recently was a zookeeper at the Houston Zoo. But, I suck at the political game and offended a higher up. Mistakes were made and now I'm looking for my next path. I'm a dog owner and snake owner. I'm a reluctant graduate student. I'm an only child, who is not spoiled. I am a non-athletic tom boy who never wears makeup and likes camping more than dramatic movies. I'm an adventurer who hasn't had the opportunity to try everything I want to try. I'm a cautious risk taker who once sold all my belongings to move to Alaska to work on crab boats. And never regretted a moment of it.
I want to visit every continent (4 left), skydive, SCUBA dive, hanglide, rock climb, back pack across the Outback...basically experience all this world has to offer...and more. I can think of few challenges in this world that I wouldn't undertake. And many that I would pay to do. I'm working on getting more physically capable of doing some of the more active dreams I have. To that end, I'm working out and losing weight.
I'm pretty low maintenance. I've never asked if an outfit made my butt look too big and I don't care if you glance at a hot chick. As long as you're not a pig about it that is. :) I don't play games...in fact I've been accused of being too blunt.
Things I like to do: read, watch TV and movies, go to festivals and ride roller coasters, travel, train animals, ride motorcycles and pretty much anything you can imagine that gets me out of the house.
Things I'd like to do: learn a foreign language, visit all 7 continents, travel the world, skydive, swim with the manatees, fly in a jet, move to Scotland (or Anchorage).
I am full of integrity, reserved (not shy), and trying new things
I'm also a reluctant graduate student. After nearly dying in Alaska, I was shipped home to my father's in Houston where I was laid up for a while. So, I thought I might as well get that Masters degree. And now I'm too far to quit, so I'm kinda stuck. It WILL help me in the long run, so not a BAD decision, but one that means I will be in debt for the rest of my life.
I'd like to try all sorts of new things, like skydiving, rock climbing and spelunking. Any other ideas?
I've been told I have a standoffish vibe...and I'm trying to fix that. I have no idea why people see me as standoffish. I am outgoing and enjoy meeting people. I'm making more of an effort to put forth an open demeanor and welcome people.
B. Again, 10 of my top faves: True Lies, Con Air, Harry Potter (I know there's more than one, but they only count as one for my list), Constantine, Emperor's New Groove, Lethal Weapon, The Mummy, 10 Things I Hate About You, Avatar (visually just stunning), and What Dreams May Come.
C. I listen to a wide variety (like everyone else). One of my mix CDs has Three Days Grace, Puddle of Mud, Josh Groban, Green Day, Anna Nalick and Godsmack, if that gives you a clue. The last CD I bought was Muse, and I love it.
D. Italian, Chinese, Thai, Greek...Mexican...anything really. Although, due to my recent bout of seasickness (which was incredibly severe) I have to be very careful with what I eat.
The truth is...there't not a lot I can never do without (beyond the trite obvious food and air and water crap). I've gone without most of the above before and survived. I'm very social and affectionate though...so friends and family are a definite must for my well-being.
Also been thinking more about what I'm looking for in a relationship. I've discovered that affection (hand holding and cuddling at least some of the time) is a big must. I like to hug and sit close and all that sort of thing. That's not to say that I want to be attached at the hip to any man I'm dating...not in the least. I find that as obnoxious as anyone! Even if we're not exclusive, and just dating, you know? It's just so much a part of who I am.