I was emailing a new friend I made at goodreads.com today and she asked me what I liked to do outside of reading. I quickly threw together this description of me and decided that it's pretty good and sums me up quite nicely so I decided to share with you all too.
So, here we go ....
I love painting and singing and writing. I'm currently working on a novel with the great aspiration to be published some day. I have given myself 10 years to get this accomplished. We'll see how that turns out. I used to think of myself as a great writer, but the older I have gotten the novelty of it all has worn off. It's all in my head, but I just don't have the "umph" to get it onto paper anymore.
I have 2 cats and a husband. I work for an insurance company. I drive a blue car. I like puppies, but not dogs, and birds are nice, but I'll never own one as a pet because birds are meant to be free. I have 25 (+ 3 on the way!) nieces and nephews that I love to spend time with and spoil rotten before sending them home to their parents.
My hot-babe-trifecta includes Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp and Gerard Butler. I also have a huge girl crush on Eliza Dushku. I think she is totally cute. She was Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I love old TV shows like the Farscape, X-Files and Buffy. We have an extensive DVD collection of Cartoons from the 80's and 90's.
I'm love going to the movies, watching movies, buying movies. I have seen a lot of movies. I'm one of those people who go for opening night and I used to stand in line for hours for big movies to open, but with the invention of reserved seating in the theaters I don't do that anymore.
I love Anime and Manga art and cartoons (but you have to be careful in your choices you might find some stuff you do not want to see) :)
Most recently I have had a fascination with Zombies (i.e. board games, card games, movies.) I don't know what the deal is with that, but they keep me entertained.
My favorite stores are Barnes and Noble and Kay Jewelers ;) I own too many books and not enough jewelry.
I love music of all kinds. Right now I'm into bad 90's crap, but it's what I grew up with so it's nostalgia. Grunge rock, a little rap, mostly alternative music. For my general favorites I love the New Kids on the Block, Ludo, U2 and anything classical.
I love cooking! I am up for trying just about anything. I'll try most types of food once, unless it looks really gross. I own a huge collection of cookbooks, but only use one of them. I'm working on expanding that.
In the last few years I have started decorating cakes for fun. Usually the only person to appreciate my skills as a decorator is my husband before he eats whatever I just worked so hard on. :)
I love the out doors, hiking, boating, camping! I live in the mountains so I have to use them, right? I need to do that more often. My In-Laws like to go fishing, but I hate fish so I use my outdoor time at the lake to tan my legs and read a book. That's always fun for me.
That's all I can think of for now, I'm avoiding working but I still have 2 hours until I can go home for the night. Ugh! I'd rather not ever have to work, but it's one of those evil necessities of life.