I grew up in New Jersey... I don't have an accent but I can bust
one out when appropriate (e.g., for a Jersey Shore party)
My laugh can be contagious...
I have a silly side that people close to me get to see. Others may
catch glimpses of it, but probably only in moments when I think I'm
I definitely have a driven, ambitious, and even competitive side...
but there's a time and place for all of that, so I don't let it
spoil my fun.
What I’m doing with my life
If we're talking broad strokes, I am: living, learning, thinking,
exploring, feeling, laughing, questioning, trying not to settle,
and hoping to do some good along the way.
If we're talking more specifically, I'm feeling like a lawyer more
and more every day.
The first things people usually notice about me
It's usually a toss-up between my smile and my disposition... I'm a
genuine person who connects well with most people. In other words,
I'm much more likely to be asked "who's your asshole friend?" than
"why are you such an asshole?" when I meet a new group of people...
hopefully this says more about my personality than it does my
choice in friends.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
As far as books go... I don't read much fiction anymore, but I'm a
big fan of the Lost Generation; particularly F. Scott Fitzgerald
and Ernest Hemingway. I also love Steinbeck and J.D. Salinger, as
well as some more current (i.e., living) authors... David Sedaris,
Chuck Klosterman, and Malcolm Gladwell (I prefer his New Yorker
articles over his books) are the first that come to mind. Law
school may have ruined pleasure reading for me... now I ask myself,
"what did I learn?" after every book I finish.
Movies... I like the typical funny movies you'll find in most guys'
profiles... Wedding Crashers, Big Lebowski, etc. I also like Wes
Anderson movies (especially the Royal Tennanbaums) and the typical
cult classics... no, not the Rocky Horror Picture show. I was
thinking Pulp Fiction, the previously mentioned Lebowski, and
although I'm loathe to admit it... Top Gun.
I normally find myself skimming this question when I read people's
profiles... so I refuse to make my answer any longer. If you want
to know my thoughts on the other areas... ask me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On the serious side of things... I think about how I can continue
to improve myself, and why things and people are the way they are.
I make new discoveries about each of those almost daily, but I
haven't gotten to the bottom of either just yet. You'll be the
first to know if I do...
On the less serious side... I think about becoming more of a bad
ass like Jason Bourne, where I should get my Passport stamped next,
if it's inappropriate to share the line/joke/thought that just
popped into my head, and whether life in Zihuatenejo is as
wonderful as Andy and Red dreamed.
On a typical Friday night I am
My Friday nights depend on how things went during the week...
Generally, I like to go out with friends, have a few drinks, and
see what's going on out and about. I also might spend a night in
watching a movie, reading a good book, or catching up on my rest...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I debated writing about not knowing the difference between "fit"
and "athletic" in this space... but I decided that would be way too
I like Windows Media Player MUCH more than iTunes. There, I said