It's been a solid year since I've been able to have "interests" outside of law school, but I do seem to remember enjoying things before I had to get all monomaniacal about the bar. My favorite thing was traveling. Most recently, I spent about ten weeks in Europe in 2012, primarily in Spain but also significantly in Denmark, and then in 2013 I spent a couple of weeks in Costa Rica and played translator for my gringo friends who joined me for the trip. I also enjoyed learning new languages and cultures. I studied Latin and Italian in college and picked up some Portuguese from my Brazilian roommate while I was in law school. Discovering new authentic ethnic food is good too. Yes. I remember three things I really liked before this whole busy, hazy, stressful last year of my life.
What else about me? I love to argue. I am also a person who knows the difference between an argument and a fight. A fight isn't fun, or challenging, or constructive. An argument is all of these things. I'm perfectly capable of taking up the argument of an opposing viewpoint just for the sake of argument. I'm aware that this is exhausting for some people, but I'm never bored or boring, and I find boredom the most exhausting thing I could be subjected to.
I tend to be a facetious person. I once made a comment in a con law class to which the professor laughed and responded "the problem with David's commentary is that I never know when to take him seriously." FYI, even if what I just said made you laugh, if I'm not laughing it's pretty likely I'm making an actual point; I just happened to've delivered it in a funny way. I laugh a lot. I've been known to make other people laugh a lot. If I can't be internationally traveling, I enjoy exploring new places close to home. I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting flavors, landscapes, views, and people. I'm told my company is excellent.