Hi. My name is Tony. I am a single man from the Western burbs of
Chicago, IL. I am laidback, down-to-earth yet very focused
regarding the pursuit of my professional ambitions. At the end of
the day, I just try to exhale, decompress, and laugh whenever I
can. After all, Life is to be enjoyed and lived passionately to the
I like and admire sincere, funny, intelligent, ambitious, creative,
adventurous, honest, independent and confident women of all
ethnicities. Please feel free to send me a message!
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Far too
often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the
motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one
before it. -- Jack London
What I’m doing with my life
I am just trying to do the very best that I can while taking as
many risks as possible without hurting my fellow human beings. Life
is not meant to always do the "safe" or pragmatic thing or take
conventional paths already well trodden by everyone else. It's time
to unleash and realize the reservoir of talent at my disposal.
Strive to be Great and do significant things; when it is
attainable. Do not fear or shy away from it. Grasp the opportunity
with both hands and wield it. You only get 1 time around on this
Earth therefore, I say this stage of my life shall be dedicated to
living fearlessly and enjoying the adventure. Besides, I like the
clear, panoramic view leading from the vanguard affords the true
I’m really good at
Anticipating problems and events before they happen.
Making people laugh and feeling good about themselves.
Trying to see the other person's point of view.
Being a good friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I smile a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hmm, I try to read everything that I can get my hands on from
history, biography, politics, finance, classic literature, sci-fi,
or even a good crime/legal thriller. That being said, I am
currently reading: "Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success" by
Penelope Trunk; "The Nature of Leadership" by B. Joseph White; "I
Remember Nothing and Other Reflections" by Nora Ephron; "Darkwater:
Voices from within the Veil" by W.E.B Du Bois; anything written by
Now Movies tend to be an eclectic mix - Big Trouble in Little
China, 1st half of Blazing Saddles, Shawshenk Redemption, Raiders
of the Lost Ark, Anchorman, The Amazing Spiderman, The Dark Knight
Rises, Godfather 1 & 2, Office Space, Swingers, Casablanca,
Philadelphia Story, and Gone with the Wind.
Tv Shows: The Good Wife, Mad Men, Spartacus War of the Damned, The
Following, Game of Thrones, 60 Minutes, Nova, Boardwalk Empire,
Band of Brothers, Sons of Anarchy, Magic City, Homeland, Damages,
True Blood, Big Bang Theory, Archer, South Park, Futurama, American
Dad, Family Guy, The Boondocks, MSNBC Lockup, Iron Chef America,
Frontline, POV, Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Theatre, and Hardball
with Chris Matthews.
Music: NPR, Chicago Progressive Talk Radio, Classic Rock, hip-hop,
R&B, 50's, Motown, pop, some classical and country,
swing-big-band and salsa-merengue.
Food: Italian, Greek, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, French, American
The six things I could never do without
Water & Oxygen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My Parents as they get older.
What really gives me a sense of self-fulfillment.
How I may better serve to help/aid others.
Sports (Y chromosome)
The brilliance of science, engineering, and technology.
Ways in which I can truly make my mark in this world and perhaps
leave behind a constructive legacy that is respected & admired.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully if everything falls cosmically into place WE will be
hanging out! Until then, you can usually find me kicking back at
home, venturing out socially, or hanging out with my friends and
their kids engaged in several of the following hobbies and
Cooking, landscaping, movies, music concerts, nightclubs, dancing,
playing cards, performing arts, board games, conversation, travel,
shopping, wine tasting, museums, sightseeing, or attending sporting
Active Physical Pursuits include: Weightlifting, aerobics,
beginning yoga (namaste), basketball, flag football, volleyball,
swimming, shooting pool, bowling, cycling, running, golf, paint
ball, martial arts, walking, and hiking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Umm, the statute of limitations has not expired on that yet...
You should message me if
You are the open-minded, bold, and adventurous type who likes to
meet new, funny and interesting people from all walks of life and
believes Life is to be truly lived and experienced. Nothing
ventured, nothing gained. Tis the journey and not the destination.
Aww c'mon, worse comes to worst - you wind up with several
scintillating chapters for your future-to-be New York Times
Bestselling memoirs! (wink)