My ancestry is Italian/Portuguese: my father is Portuguese from the Boston area; my mother is Italian from Brooklyn. I come from a large, very close-knit immediate family... with a growing extended one of nieces and nephews (there's about 25 of us that vacation together annually now!) I know, it's a madhouse... but a fun time is had by all!
Most would describe me as extremely outgoing, fun-loving, gregarious and extroverted with the ability to put people at ease, make them laugh... and in the process make a friend quickly. (Introverts are welcomed however! LOL!) I know that sounds very self-aggrandizing and even perhaps conceited, nevertheless, it's the truth... what can I say!?
I enjoy staying active and work out regularly. I enjoy life and meeting new and interesting people every where I go. I like to travel and enjoy the NJ shore as well as the mountains. I like wine tasting (I've been to Healdsburg, CA above Napa and Sonoma in '06 and loved it; hit the Northern Shore of Long Island every October Festival, etc.); I love the "Great Outdoors" (camping/hiking/fishing—and all that jazz!) and in August 2012 climbed the JMT Trail (50 mile hike up to 11,000 feet! Whew!) in CA (we also did Zion in UT in 2005 and the Grand Canyon after that while I was living/working out of our Vegas office, etc.) but also enjoy staying at a nice resort or B&B with that "Special Someone." Of course, being from NJ, I love the beach and summer time; but I also enjoy going to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows (and, of course, local theaters), going to concerts (love all types of music), music festivals, playing a little guitar, reading (mostly books on business, politics, history, philosophy, religion, self-help, economics/finance, astronomy, futurists, etc.), as well as participating when I can in all kinds of social events in addition to doing charity work whenever possible (balance in life is the key to happiness!)
Lastly, apparently, the "experts" behind this website rated me "arrogant" and "not too progressive!" LOL! (I presume we're all smart enough not to fall into the trap of exacting our "due diligence" and impression of a person based on silly incomplete, one-dimensional "online personality" tests as obviously, they're not a full representation of any individual because "real people" are not static "things": they're dynamic, evolving, maturing, and hopefully, always moving progressively towards their "Best Selves.") OK there... I'm down from my podium! LOL!