I will try a great experiment...being as honest as I can. They say that honesty is the best policy, but insanity is the best defense. Anyway, here goes....
I am a calm and gentle spirit, and a seeker.
What am I looking for? Myself, I suppose. Have I been successful? Yeah, I think I've found what I'm looking for. I feel that I have a very full life and that I'm comfortable in my own skin without being full of myself.
I like reading. You'll rarely see me without a book.
I like people. I'm a pretty good listener, most of the time anyway. However, the flip side of that is that I don't have a lot of patience for people who only talk about themselves and fail to listen back. There are plenty of people like that, but I don't seem to attract them that frequently anymore.
I like to think of myself as a good and loyal friend. Many of my friends are overseas, and I'm not always the best person to write, but experience has thaught me that the best friends are the one's that I don't hear from for a long time, but when we meet again it's like we never were seperated.
I like animals, especially dogs. Would like to get a dog, but I realize that my life style is so busy that it wouldn't be fair to the dog. I tolerate cats, but can't say I like them alot. I suspect the feeling is mutual. I adopted an amazon parrot a few years back. He's amazing and more intelligent than your average nightclub bouncer.
I like writing. I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to write. (Update: Not currently the case as I'm currently working for myself doing something else, but I still get to write!)
I collect quotes. One of my favorite quotes is one by Henry Miller:
“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”
If that quote doesn't embody me as a person, it certainly describes the way I try to live my life. I don't think he means that you should forget yourself in a negative way...just not be to self absorbed. Experience has tought me that when I temporarily lose myself in something, it is when I really find myself.
I’ve always been fascinated by different countries, people and cultures. I love to travel. I am comfortable travelling by myself, but find that having someone to share the travel experience with really enhances the pleasure. Like my 88 year old dad says, life's about sharing.
I am easy going, adventerous, and kind.
In my spare time I have many interests, and as you might expect, they change all the time. Currently, I am applying my love of writing to developing a couple of web sites.
Like I said before, I love to travel, and travel whenever I get the chance. That's when I feel most alive.
Movies – Two fav movies that come to mind are the Shawshank Redemption and Papillon. Both prison movies…go figure. I’m also a sucker for good TV dramas such as Rome, Deadwood, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and (you guessed it!), Prison Break.
Music – Anything from Beethoven to rock, Johnny Cash, and almost everything in between. Right now I’m listening to Enigma.
Food – I eat almost anything and have eaten some pretty strange stuff on my travels. Like balut, which is a partially developed duck embryo (No, I didn’t finish it!). I think my three favorites are Thai Food, Pizza, and Spanish Tapas.
Yes, I know that's more than six...don't tell the OKCupid staff, OK?
I also spend a lot of time thinking about how to improve my life and how to be useful to others. As much as I love and respect the American Way, I feel that we sometimes in the pursuit of happiness we're missing something really important - the facts that as human beings we're all on a journey, nobody gets to take anything with them when they leave, it's not a race, and we need each other!