I have always appreciated music. I am a classically trained tenor, and enjoy everything from classical to rock and roll. I founded and ran an a cappella group in college, and still sometimes work as a voice coach for some of my friends who are actors and singers.
I enjoy reading, and will go through anything I can get my hands on. I particularly like philosophy and literature, but a good mystery novel is always fun.
I'm a foodie. I love cooking, trying new food, finding great little hidden places to eat. Chicago has been great for trying new things.
I'm a huge college sports fan. During football and hockey season, you can be sure I'll be cheering on my beloved Boston College Eagles! However, I'm a good sport about it. Losses don't get me down, and I don't hate other teams the way some sports fans do. Case in point: I'm a Green Bay Packers fan, and my roommate is a Chicago Bears fan - we get along great!
I've got a great sense of humor. I used to do stand-up comedy for fun. As long as you don't mind that sometimes I swing at the punch line and miss, we'll get along great.
My friends describe me as loyal, patient, understanding, and "the complete gentleman." I view myself as a problem-solver, and I am great at looking at things from a long-term perspective. I am very good at keeping things on track despite all of the little unexpected emergencies that pop up from day-to-day. Some people see that as me being willing to take risks, but I view it as keeping an eye on the goal, and not getting distracted by the short-term possible downfalls.