Reworking my profile today, I'll fill it out (24Oct2015)
I'm an ambitious, energetic, introverted, optimistic, artistic, health-conscious, passion-filled individual. I think outside of the box whilst coloring just inside the edges ;-) I don't deliberately go against the grain for its own sake, life just seems more rational that way.
Not only do I have an active mind, I find it troubling to see so many go for so long through life with no real aim or goal. Get a job, keep a job, advance in your job - that's what one has to do. If one's lucky, they get a job they have a passion for. Most don't have that luck. But to not have some passion - at least one - that drives you, that fuels you, that revs you up, that I just can't understand.
There are a few ways I'm trying to improve myself, as well as broaden my activities & interests. First off, I am finally exercising regularly. I use weights 3-4 times a week, and I'll work cycling in as well, once I get my weekly life schedule more worked out. I enjoy playing tennis & racquetball, but unfortunately those are not sports one can play alone.
I discovered an interest in photography this year and I have been working on that skill. Aperture choice still eludes me somewhat - that would have to be the trickiest aspect of the art for me, at least at the moment. Update: I FINALLY got my first photo gig too, on 30 Oct 2015!!! Yay for me!!! Talk about a big shot of confidence!
Entertainment & Arts: I focus mostly on non-fiction books, but I enjoy some fiction: Tolkien, Suzanne Collins, Michael Ende (I have a German copy of The Neverending Story too!). Films: I like all genres (save maybe horror), but I have a soft spot for dystopian films (The Hunger Games, The Happening, Star Wars, The Matrix), certain documentaries, and Russian & German films. TV: I love The Newsroom (Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer), The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple (Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon), and Supergirl with Melissa Benoist looks promising. The Food Network is also a fav: Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Cupcake Wars. I honestly try to watch as little TV as I can - I have a lot of passions I partake in. Music I lean towards rock & metal, as well as German & Russian rock/pop, but I am pretty eclectic. My only hesitations are rap, r&b, & country. A few fav artists: Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Silbermond, Rammstein. I try to focus more on vegetarian food, and after an article in Mother Jones about dairy and the WHO releasing a report on 26 Oct 2015 about cancer & processed meats, I need to refocus my approach a little. My two favorite chefs are Alton Brown (Good Eats, Cutthroat Kitchen) and Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible)