If you take a random sample of Woody Allen quotes, you'll have a rough idea of who I am. The following one is a prime candidate for summarizing it all: " I have no idea what I am doing. But that never stopped me from plunging in with enthusiasm".
Which means I have awesome talents of course. Unfortunately though, I am not even close to being a rock-star. The closest I ever got was when I ventured onto the treacherous waters of Karaoke in Ljubljana and caused lasting wounds in the hearts and minds. I think I am still a wanted man over there.
On to more serious matters, I tend to think of myself as a person of thought, a true Libra I suppose. I often find myself playing devil's advocate for the least likely causes as I find instances of broad agreement inherently suspicious. On the other hand, I am not a huge fan of routinized order in my everyday life, I like to bow to the power of pure randomness every now and then. Que sera, sera.
I often oscillate between details and the big picture. I can get lost in long processes of thought by musing about people reading the news on the crowded tube with such a twisted body posture that I struggle to see how any of that information ever makes it to the brain. I like to discern the absurdities of human interaction, the “nice to meet you”s, the “let’s catch up sometime”s and the “can I buy you a drink”s. I am a keen observer of social formulae. At the same time, I equally enjoy those occasional epiphanies when you come up with the Grand Theory of Humanity, only to be proven wrong by those annoying little details on the ground. Details can hurt as much as satisfy.
I never quite grew out of games. You show me a chessboard and put a monkey on the other side, you just made my day and made me a new friend (the monkey, not you). If we are on opposing teams in Diplomacy or Risk, do not trust any alliance you have agreed upon with me. You give me a deck of cards and I either show you a lame trick or play the game you name. Bridge is my passion. You take me to a bar with full of dartboards or pool tables, you have just trapped yourself in the land of no return. You tell me a logical puzzle, you have just caused me a sleepless night. You challenge me for a tennis/squash game, well that would be great!
I highly value originality, repulsed by mindless conformism, skeptical of conventions and dress codes, have a deep compassion for underdogs, I have a solid moral framework where certain individuals just don't fit in, I like single-malt, I despise bigotry of any sort, I don’t mind ignorance as long as it is supported by healthy self-awareness and a good heart.
At the end of the day, however, what really matters is whether we can have a laugh and strike a chord. If you are still reading, we probably can.