Personality-wise I'm a laid back and easygoing guy - I hear time
and time again how "normal" I seem. Guess that's a good thing? I'm
able to enjoy simple things in life - walking my dogs through
Central Park, conversation and laughter with friends, great art
(music, visual, dance, theatre, and literature).
What I’m doing with my life
I've noticed with converstions in New York, that within 5
interactions people ask "What do you do for a living?" Not that our
work should define us, but it can reflect some of what we are
passionate about. I guess I'm more interested to know if someone is
excited about what they do. If so, tell me about it - you have my
I do work a lot and wear a couple of different hats. Originally
trained/schooled and worked as a classical French Horn player. Did
that for several years before I put it on a back burner and built a
retail business selling luxury housewares, accessories, bath and
body, etc (things people want but don't necessarily need). Now, I'm
doing both. I have my retail biz online and am a freelance musician
- it works for me. I feel very fortunate to be able to pursue the
things I love.
I’m really good at
Finding the silver lining in almost any situation. Sometimes
mistakes and bad life experiences help form us into better/stronger
people. Not that I don't complain or whine about them like everyone
else - I just try not to let negativity bog down my life or spirit.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically it's probably my eyes and smile that get the most
comments. After that, I'm usually told how calm I seem and how at
ease people feel being around me. Maybe I'm just a natural
sedative? Who knows?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Biographies tend to get my attention, but enjoy a fun read
that makes me laugh every now and then as well.
Movies: I enjoy a good film. Everything from classics and old
movies to an action pack new release (with a plot other than how
many cars can we blow up). Some of my all-time favorites are Paper
Moon, Death Becomes Her, Citizen Kane, Mildred Pierce, The Sphere,
Aliens, the list goes on.
Television: I don't watch a lot of TV
Music: please don't make me choose. I have WAY too many to list and
they vary depending on my mood, what I'm doing, the weather
outside, you name it. I usually live life with a melody of some
sort going on in the background.
Food: anything with lots of flavor. i love spicy but that doesnt
always mean just heat. Italian, Mexican, and Thai I can always find
an appetite for. Lazy Sunday brunch with friends is always good as
The six things I could never do without
Other than the basics for human survival: friends and human
interaction, music, my dogs/family, peace of mind, coffee, and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My work, and the people in my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably doing the same thing I do on any other given evening, but
hoping for something more exciting nonetheless.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ask me! We'll take this on a case by case basis.