Back in the Dallas, TX area! I will update this soon.
I relocated to the Birmingham area from Dallas, Tx about two years ago. Since then, I have at least temporarily set aside some old hobbies and acquired some new ones. My middle eastern dance and pottery are on the shelf until I can find an outlet for them in this area (which I am beginning to think is not possible). In the last few months, I have discovered and fallen in love with competitive pistol shooting. I'm also spending time at the gym with a trainer; trying to get the "a few extra pounds" off my profile. LOL
Btw, my hair is short now. I really need to get someone to take a newer pic so I can post it here. This one is from '08.
Things that have not changed: I am an avid reader, mostly fantasy, sci-fi and historical fiction. I also play online RPGs, mainly SWTOR/WoW. I own a PS3, but rarely find time to play it. I have in the past played pen-and-paper RPGs. I enjoy watching anime and many different genres of movies. During the spring and fall, you will often find me attending renaissance festivals, in full garb (I need to start a search for ones in this neck of the woods).
I am the type of person who is fairly quiet is larger groups. I listen and observe. I am much more interactive one-on-one or in small groups. Although I have never had a problem with public speaking.
I like to think of myself as a responsible, stable individual with a quirky, slightly off-beat streak. I know when it's time to be serious and when it's time to relax and have fun.
My Match Description:
I am looking for someone with similar interests. However, I am not looking for someone with completely identical interests, that would prove to be rather dull over the long haul. I am always open to new experiences. Whether that means trying something that is a friend's favorite pastime but that is new to me or trying something that is new to both of us.
A couple months ago I joined a gym and have been working regularly with a personal trainer. I am seeing great progress towards my fitness goals. This being said, I would prefer someone who is at least moderately active and who enjoys fitness oriented activities and practices healthy eating habits.