I may very well be a slow responder - just switched hospices in December. Seems to be going fairly well, though.
I'm a big fan of talking and socializing. I'm teaching myself how to kayak, and am a new but enthusiastic skier. I've got long-term love for hiking, biking, and canoeing, though life tends to keep me from spending anywhere near as much time outdoors as would be good and fun for me.
My most interesting camping trip ever involved going into the woods for three days by myself with no tent and no food as part of a vision quest.
I've not had much time for choral music lately, but when I'm in practice, I'm a pretty good contralto. I own a piano and a hammered dulcimer, both of which I'm hoping to learn to play someday.
I am warm, smart, and dynamic
Before you ask, no, I don't find this job depressing. Heartwrenching, occasionally. Heartbreaking? Not ever, at least not so far.
Hospice nursing is a fabulous job for me. I can talk about why for hours on end, but I'll save that for actual conversations.
As for the rest, my housemates are fun and mellow, and help me live on the cheap. We're living in the middle of farmland three miles from, well, close to everything. One housemate is building a progressive rock band out in the barn (and they're good). One is my primary RPG GM. And the third is a fellow board gaming geek.
At work, I help people die with comfort and dignity. I come home and grow kitchen herbs, watch birds at the feeder, and play games like Pandemic, Dominion, and Settlers of Catan.
Top visual media list, free associated; Say Anything, Much Ado About Nothing (the Branagh version), Firefly, Torchwood, Stargate (Atlantis and SG1 both), Princess Bride, House, Boston Legal, The Guild. Almost never watch media alone.
Music? Again, a free associated list would include Sophie B. Hawkins, Jane Siberry, Loreena McKennitt, Peter Gabriel, Incubus, Train, Enigma, Steve MacDonald, They Might Be Giants, Bare Naked Ladies, Nik Kershaw, Wolfstone, Captain Tractor, Great Big Sea, Libana, Indigo Girls, Tori Amos and the fabulous S.J. Tucker.. I don't think there's a single genre out there that doesn't have at least one song, or at least one artist, who can reach out and move me, either through the music, or the lyrics.
Favorite food? American, Middle Eastern, Thai, bad Mexican, some good Mexican, doubtless others.
1. My friends, particularly my chosen kin - people who really care, and about whom I can return the favor. (:
2. My cell phone.
6. A reliable car.
Secure but sincerely nice people are the only ones who finish first with me; bad girls and boys need not apply.