I will leave the rest of my summary here although the relationship bits are obviously moot...
As far as a relationship goes, I generally know what I want and I try to be good about communicating that. I think life should be enjoyed, but part of my enjoyment is working hard to give back to others. I feel very fortunate to have what I have, and try to bring a sense of gratitude to each day. I like to be very active and typically have a very busy life, but I love downtime so I work to keep those in balance. (Guess I'm a true libra!)
Some people are artsy, some are bookish, some are athletic. And some, like me, love it all! One of my favorite cliches is that 'variety is the spice of life'... A few more interests I should add, as I would love to share them with my partner: outdoor activities, travel (local and int'l) ; cooking/dining out.... that is, any opportunity to eat good things!! Reading... live music.... coffeehouses.
Some adjectives others have used to describe me are:
smart, tasteful, articulate, professional, loyal, thoughtful, good listener, hard worker, funny. (That last one is interesting, since other people find me too serious... oh well.) Others I would add: creative, open, accepting, very liberal, informed.
And let's be honest, I can't be ALL wonderful right... so here are some things I consider weaknesses: somewhat competitive, don't always keep my apartment as tidy as I would like it to be; a bit gullible. I can be pretty spacey and do some pretty stupid stuff, like locking my keys in my car. I can be stubborn, too.
On the side, I do grants consulting and am experimenting with some creative writing.
Movies- American Beauty; Life is Beautiful; A Single Man; Dead Man Walking, The Kids are Alright, Juno
Shows- I try to limit my TV. The only thing I watch regularly is the evening news, sometimes 60 Mins or CBS' Sunday Morning broadcast.
Music- runs the gamut, but especially folk, folk rock and jazz. Florence and the Machine, Joshua Redman, Gillian Welch, Mumford and Sons, Townes van Zandt, The Civil Wars, David Berkeley, Anna and Elizabeth.
Food- all over the place here too. Im Italian so I love that food, but there is very little I wont eat so long as its quality stuff. I try to keep it fairly healthy most of the time, too. Love my fruits and veggies!
Good books... preferably with hot tea and maybe chocolate!
My family: mom, dad, sister, two brothers, and 5 nieces/nephews
Opportunities to learn new things- I have a very inquisitive mind.
Good food, preferably in good company.
My kitty cat!