Some of my interests
include but are not limited to spending time with family and friends. I do enjoy both, spending time 'one on one'
with most of my friends, I also enjoy getting together for the larger social gatherings either at someone else's house
or mine. I enjoy being outside around a campfire, camping is something I enjoy very much. I would love to have
horses again, riding and just being around them has always been very good personal therapy for me.
I'm bit all over the
board on this one. I mostly listen to both "70's on 7" and "80's on 8" via Direct TV connection right now. I'm mostly into
country but also like Journey, Air Supply, Whitesnake, Cher, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, to name a few.
As far as movies go,
I am mostly into dramas and a lot of the action flicks. I love watching Vin Diesel. I also enjoy a lot of science fiction/fantasy,
stuff like Lord of the Rings and movies dealing with King Arthur’s Court style England.
However, I must add that some of my all time favorite films are "Dances With Wolves", "Steel Magnolias", "Lonesome
Dove", "Ghost" and "Dirty Dancing". When it comes to Television, I like pretty
much all the CSI shows, but prefer CSI New York; I get mostly into the real time detective shows like Forensic Files, Cold
Case Files and stuff like that. I am also a huge fan of the History Channel(s), Animal
Planet, Discovery(s) and the Military Channel. I have never cared much for sitcoms, soap operas and I absolutely
hate game shows.
Mostly Science Fiction,
primarily Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series right now. Although I am curious as to how it will all end since he passed
away before completing the series. I also like the Herald Mage series by Mercedes Lackey. I do read some romance, I
like early American Western settings. I am particularly fond of Rosemary Rogers "Sweet Savage Love" series, and
Kathleen Woodiwiss novels "The Flame and the Flower", "The Wolf and the Dove" and "Black Heart". I have a large collection of romance novels by Karen Kay; whose writings place American Indians as main
characters. She has done extensive research into their culture and it is reflected in her work. Maybe in time I'll get
interested in the "Twilight" series, but I just don't have a lot of time for sitting down and reading right now.
When not spending time
with family and friends, I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes. I remember
my Mother telling me once that her kitchen was not a laboratory because I sometimes like to create my own dishes, which are
not always edible creations. Collecting recipes and cookbooks is something that my Mother and I shared. Right
now I almost need a whole room devoted to storing those that I have already collected over the years.
While I haven't been
able to do it in years, I have always enjoyed oil painting on canvas and have often thought about how nice it would be to
have a house large enough to have a studio. I have also enjoyed working with ceramics but have unfortunately given
the greater majority of it away as gifts.
I absolutely love
shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales and garage sales. I love doing this alone or with a friend and having
I love photography and hope to one day be able to create
a pictorial history of my hometown and the surrounding areas.