I'm a poor man's version of Larry David, Chuck Klosterman, Bill Simmons mashed together into a 25 year old severely underachieving midwesterner.
I think all people are good. Bad actions exist but bad people do not. Having said that, people are the worst sometimes.
It would be neat to have a one-on-one conversation with each of the world’s 7 billion people.
I always use my turn signal and put the cap back on the toothpaste. I like to think of myself as forgiving and open-minded and tolerant, but if you haven't established these habits, I'm afraid we can't be friends.
I feel embarrassed for people with vanity license plates.
I like the dentist, traffic, picking up dog poop, bad luck and anything that helps me to realize how irrational my frustrations are. I like reminders that the world is bigger than me and doesn't care what I want.
99% of people I know think I’m “laid-back.” This is true to a point but I also get back spasms that are so bad I can’t move and I have to take muscle relaxants that make me a lifeless zombie. I'm actually a super tense person.
I love sports. I don’t like sports like most people in that I don’t watch games in bars or wear jerseys and scream. I enjoy this sometimes but I prefer to be a much bigger dork about it. I read stat heavy sites like FootballOutsiders and BasketballProspectus. John Hollinger on ESPN.com is a hero. I have been to a conference hosted by MIT called the Sports Analytics Conference to meet GMs and analysts who are real-life versions of Jonah Hill’s character in Moneyball. If within the next 10-15 years, there hasn't been a well-researched book written about Kobe Bryant, I'm going to quit my job and write it myself. I'm pretty sure I'm a Kobe-hater but I'm reserving judgement until I read a great book about him.