If you couldn't tell by my creative username, I am not Joe Pesci. Despite my tireless efforts over the years everyone ends up using that nickname, and you probably will too... I am not originally from the area, but I have called Rochester home for about 8 years now. Before settling down here I grew up in a (somewhat) small town in Connecticut. Part of me still misses the New England atmosphere, but I have come to love this little city over the years. Besides, I always have Stephen King to bring me back when I feel homesick.
I moved to the area to go to school and graduated from RIT with a degree in Applied Networking and Systems Administration. (A fancy label for Information Technology, for the non-geeks among us) After school I landed an awesome job for the University of Rochester Medical Center, which is great because I don't have to use my talents to further the evil corporate agenda.
Physically speaking I am chubby, overweight, fat, whatever you want to call it... that does not mean I am not healthy or active. Last year I started dieting and cycling, and have managed to lose 50 lbs already. I am well on my way to getting in shape, but due to a pretty shitty winter my efforts were put on hold temporarily. Now that the weather is finally getting better, thank you Rochester, I hope to start biking on the Canal trails or other good biking spots. If you know any good places, or are interested in biking hit me up!
I am pretty socially liberal, so fair warning, if you're not we might not get along. I emphasize might because I am very open to friendly discussion on the subject, but I have no patience for arguing with the closed-minded.
As far as hobbies go I am all over the place. When the weather is nice I tend to get out a lot more. Spontaneous adventures are always fun and the plethora of events and festivals around Rochester in the summer make for some fun times. I like to watch hockey, football, and baseball. For the most part I root for the NYC sports teams. (Rangers, Giants, and Yankees) I don't care who your teams are, but dont get upset when I tease you for losing, I am especially looking at you Boston!