Alright, here goes:
I've recently returned to Ann Arbor. Grew up in Detroit and moved to Chicago for nine years after law school. A job opportunity took me out to LA but now I've decided to relocate back to Ann Arbor to be closer to family and friends.
I'm a good guy (aspiring to be great) who tries to surround himself with good people. My family and friends are extremely important to me. I definitely try to laugh at pretty much all aspects of life, including myself.
I guess I'm fairly typical guy/man in some of my major interests: sports, movies (by far one of my favorite things to do is to go to the movies, which I try to do at least 3-4 times per month. Also, I'm the kind of person who likes to sit through every preview if at all possible), reading (I wish I read more books although I do read the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Politico, and Grantland on-line almost every day) and music (in my opinion the right music adds to pretty much any activity). What makes me different is the level of passion I try to bring to these interests as well as to everyday life.
My goal for this year is to follow the lead of Jim Carrey's character Carl Allen from the movie "Yes Man" and try more new things (if you haven't seen "Yes Man" then maybe YOU need to try more new things starting with seeing "Yes Man"). A sub-goal I have is to try and grow another inch to get to 6'0 even. I'm doing this by trying to eat more vegetables as well as stretching.
I get along with most people unless they're jerks, mean-spirited, pessimistic, or overly negative (so if you're any of those things we're probably not a good match). Also, I have to warn you that I will most likely make you smile (and probably even laugh) at some point the first time we meet. If you hate laughing, or have some kind of medical condition where smiling and/or laughing isn't a good idea, then we probably aren't a good match either. I'm just saying, I thought I'd be honest.
It's challenging and sometimes fun. But not as much fun as being a pro athlete would be. Or a rock star. Or a movie star. But as far
as "regular" jobs go, it's not too bad!
playing and watching sports
telling and laughing at jokes
listening to music
making fun of my friends (but in a nice way)
trying new things around the city
creating iPod mixes
TV: Parks and Rec, Veep, How To Make It In America, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Parenthood, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Happy Endings, King of Queens, The League
Movies: I need to put some more thought into this one b/c it's a much tougher list to decide on.