The Latin term "carpe diem" sums up my approach to life. I strive to get the most out of each day. I'm a dedicated executive at a leading consumer software company, but once I leave the office I look forward to enjoying the ocean view sunsets from my beachfront patio. I have a political science degree from Stanford and also studied business at Harvard. I'm very close with my younger brother and sister as well as my parents, who've been happily married for more than 40 years. I strive to balance my work and leisure pursuits. I'm a news junkie who loves reading the NY Times and watching the Newshour on PBS. Living overseas for three years has intensified my desire to travel the globe and explore foreign cultures. I have eclectic musical and cultural tastes. I'm equally comfortable listening to Yo-Yo Ma peform a cello concerto at the Hollywood Bowl as I am cranking up classic rock (Beatles, Elvis, Led Zeppelin) or mellowing out to Sinatra. I love to laugh. Some of my favorite comedians include Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, Will Farrell, Richard Pryor and Sacha Baron Cohen. I also make fitness a priority, especially swimming and biking. I would like to meet someone who is sweet, happy, vivacious, eye-catching, family-oriented, physically active, passionate, and adventurous, with a great sense of humor. She should be somone who enjoys traveling to exotic beaches, Europe, and Australia.