Ooh, ooh, pick me!
Well believe it or not, we're not all looking for a supermodel turned homemaker who will pick up our socks and pamper us like good ol' mom. A few of us are actually looking for a bright, well educated woman willing to put up with a reasonably bright easy going guy. If you're the kind of person that likes to share a thought or two in a field that fascinates you [who knows, maybe Physics, Biology, Non-Linear Regression Analysis?], you're probably under-appreciated. If you don't think everything in life is a crisis, are cool with t-shirts and jeans, get a kick out of traveling: Europe, New Zealand, Japan, etc. and speak the languages, ausgezeichnet! If you like PBS (Frontline, Nova), are creative and curious, but can make time for a little Racquetball, Volleyball, Tennis or the occasional ski or bike trip, why on earth aren't we friends yet? If you like the idea of going from some non sequitur behavior to being serious, believe that first impressions are usually off, are easy-going and kind to any animal regardless of whether you think it's cute, frightening, or useful, let me know.
I serve wherever I'm asked basically. My last calling was acting as the EQ Pres. (yes I believe "acting" is the right word there). Now that means teaching in the EQ which I enjoy.
As far as the community goes, I say just try to put your talents to good use. In part this seems to involve baby-sitting the kids of my wily and persuasive brothers (and sister).
I learn. Must be those goofy academics in the gene pool (too much chlorine?). If you have something you want to try, do it, enjoy it, make others happy with it.
[Anyway, just so I don't sound too smarmy or idealistic--I get a kick out of the aforementioned traveling, writing, etc. but especially time with friends discussing ideas. Oh, one final note. There's a trial account of mine kicking around here somewhere. If you find it I'll bake you some Apfelstrudel or something. It's Austrian, it's tasty...unless you've got something against apples. And if you're entrepreneurial or really enjoy learning you get some bonus points.]
By the way, I don't swing by here often. But hey I can always use a few more mad geniuses such as yourself in my life. And although I still prefer a nice deep email or conversation vs. many/day (so I may miss a few. Keep trying.) I'm always consistent once we know each other.
You up for it? Hit me.]