I'm laid-back and low maintenance. I love to make others laugh even
more than I laugh myself. I absolutely adore Golden Retrievers even
though I currently am without any, but I intend to have them again
in the future. I haven't traveled nearly as much as I would like,
and envision that changing. I'd love to have a partner-in-crime for
that. I greatly enjoy baseball and football, but the only team I'm
passionate about is the Mets, and I have little interest in any
other sports, so you don't have to fear that I'd be glued to a TV
all weekend. I am nuts about movies (see below). I enjoy exploring
new places, activities that are educational, fun, or both, and just
spending quality time with someone special.
My summary is a work-in-progress, just like we all are as people!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently in the process of figuring it out. I used to be a
retail manager, but it wasn't fulfilling for me. I don't want to
slave away without getting any joy from my job. So, I've been
considering returning to school and going a different way,
potentially in the field of sports broadcasting/journalism. I have
a strong desire to do something that I'm passionate about. I have a
good head on my shoulders, I've just had difficulty finding my way.
I’m really good at
not knowing what to write about myself!
spelling and grammar. I can sometimes be a stickler for it,
driving in congested cities, especially NYC
recognizing a celebrity doing a voice-over commercial! I have
pinpoint accuracy. :) This will come in handy when they award tons
of cash on a celebrity voice-over commercial game show in the
geeky stuff, like managing a fantasy baseball team (and football to
a lesser extent)
In all seriousness, I'm really good at being a friend. That
includes being a best friend to the girl I'm with. I am always
there to listen, to the good and bad, whether it's just for letting
off some steam or something important that calls for advice. I
don't have very many close relationships, so I like to put
everything I've got into the ones I do have.
The first things people usually notice about me
is my modesty? That's what makes this difficult to answer!
Physically, you tell me. I have nice blue eyes. I wear glasses. I'm
always wearing a baseball cap, so maybe that's it. Outside of that,
I think it's my sense of humor, quick wit, and eagerness to make
those around me laugh, even at my own expense.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- I haven't read for pleasure in quite a while. Fiction-wise,
I enjoy books by Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis. Is that
cliche? I also have a nice collection of books about film theory,
technique, and analysis.
Movies- I honestly don't know how to select my favorites. Movies
have long been my #1 hobby/passion, and I studied them in school. I
have a quite large personal collection and abuse Netflix. I will
admit to being a bit of a film snob, as I prefer films that
stimulate me intellectually instead of typical Hollywood
blockbusters. I love mysteries/thrillers, independent/art films,
and I more often choose my films based on who directed them instead
of who stars in them. I love to discuss/debate them too, so if you
are into that, I bet we could at least be good friends.
Shows- I'm not much of a television watcher. I prefer to use that
time watching a movie instead! But besides watching sports
(baseball and pro football only), I do have a few shows I enjoy: 24
(when it aired), Dexter, True Blood, Shameless, Californication,
Homeland, Ray Donovan, and Masters of Sex.
Music- This may be hard to believe, but I really don't listen to
any music. Weird, huh? It's sorta like a take it or leave it thing
with me. There is definitely stuff I like, and if I hear it
somewhere, that's great. But I don't go out of my way to find it. I
don't own an iPod. That being said, there was a time when I would
occasionally buy a CD... I mostly listened to some select
rap/hip-hop, hard rock, etc. I can look back fondly on that, but at
the same time, I really don't feel like I'm missing anything. So
you can always choose the music in the car, I don't mind! :)
Food- I'm actually kind of selective even if I don't appear to be.
I enjoy all the American basics, as well as Italian, Mexican, and
Chinese. There's lots that I've never tried before... some I'd be
willing, some probably not. I love a good home-made meal just as
much as going out. It's hard for me to be adventurous with
cuisine... can you convert me?
The six things I could never do without
Are we talking literally or figuratively? I'm not counting air and
water and other givens!
in no particular order:
an intriguing film to watch/discuss
a great friend or two
a microwave (I'm lazy sometimes, I admit it)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
everything. I tend to over-think... I think. :) But seriously, I
think about life, career options, love, what I'm going to have for
dinner, my friends, etc. You name it, I think about it.
Lately, I've been thinking about how so many people made it to
adulthood without knowing that the sun is larger than the earth.
On a typical Friday night I am
probably at home watching a movie. I'm not much of a drinker so the
bar scene isn't really my thing, although I do on occasion and have
no problem if you drink more often than me. I went out much more
when I was younger, and I'm certainly not opposed. In fact, I'm
looking to broaden my horizons, activity-wise. I just need to find
the right girl to go out with. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I have an ongoing battle (both physically and emotionally)
with severe psoriasis. No, it's not communicable so you can't get
it. In the past I've done my best to hide it, but I'm learning that
if someone can't accept me for all that I am, they don't deserve my
love/friendship/concern anyway. I have made tremendous strides in
this area. I wanted to be open and am willing to discuss, but I
won't allow it to define me.
You should message me if
you find me interesting or want to know more, and can hold an
intelligent conversation. :)
you are interested in spending time with an honest, caring guy and
seeing where it goes
you like your guy a bit geeky, and accept quirks or
I'm up for making some friends as well as looking for love. In
fact, becoming friends first probably isn't so bad anyway. I'm
online often, so hit me up!