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My self-summary
I'm an inclusive, kind, bright, outgoing, and funny guy and appreciate others who have strong opinions and speak their minds. I pride myself on my ability to meaningfully connect with others. I'm a news junkie and I think taboo topics (sex, politics, religion, etc.) are the most interesting to discuss. I'm a huge sports fan - both playing and watching - and will never stop cheering for my Wisconsin teams (yes, this includes the Packers). I moved here to practice law and be near my family in Wisconsin.

*I cannot see if you "like" me. So, feel free to say hi.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be a good human being. Telling stories. Improving peoples' moods. Being witty (with some (or a good deal of) snark). Saying I'm going to make a salad and then meeting friends out for something delicious.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, feel included ... and occasionally cringe.

Also, I give a solid hug (I have no time for limp weak hugs; show some warmth).

Oh, and sharing food at restaurants, because that's clearly the best way to do it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile (I floss like it's my job).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Carver, Kundera, Roth, and Sedaris.
Music: The War on Drugs, Leon Bridges, Hayes Carll, and The Weeknd.
The six things I could never do without
(1) This American Life
(2) Fantasy Football
(3) Really soft t-shirts
(4) Woody Allen Films
(5) Books (those things made of paper that you hold in your hands)
(6) Diners, not the fancy kind, the greasy spoon kind (with hash browns, none of these fancy "breakfast potatoes")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Which article of clothing the random button on my kitchen counter came from. This is an ongoing and most frustrating mystery.

Also, why so many people on this site refuse to smile in photos.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting friends out for dinner and drinks. Possibly going to a comedy show or concert. I generally prefer spending time with a smaller group of good friends and really talking and listening to them than going to clubs or packed bars.

Sometimes flying around the world on a redeye (I have a companion pass … be jealous).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I use proper grammar in text messages (we're talking semicolons).

Also, every time I go to Trader Joe's I buy four bags of frozen organic mangos. The cashier always says something like, "so, you like mangos, dude?" Yeah, I like mangos dude.
You should message me if
You're bright, warm, lighthearted, and enjoy some good banter. You're the kind of person who sees someone alone at an event and thinks, "I should really talk to him or her and make him or her feel included."

You understand this city has so much to offer beyond just the bars in River North. You look people in the eye when speaking with them.

Please live in the city.