I'm a native Midwesterner that has moved around a lot, having lived in Missouri (toddler), Ohio (elementary/middle), Minnesota (middle/high school), Iowa (college) and now Illinois (real adult). I double majored in economics and English in college, with a minor in German studies. I love sports (which is convenient, because they're my job) and played four years of Division III football, finishing pain and injury free. In my spare time, I like working out, reading and learning what I can about interesting topics. Fairly new to Lakeview and excited to explore! Since I was a kid, I've wanted to try living here.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the golf coordinator for a sports information provider. Let's just say it's a very laid-back workplace. Except when free food is introduced to the break room. Then we lose our minds apparently.
Writing is my passion and my dream is to become a recognized novelist. I view it as a second job and I've already proven that I'll be the toughest boss I ever have. My first book is finished, now I'm trying to attract an agent. Currently shooting for the stars with work on my second novel - planning a trilogy. And, mainly in the spring, I volunteer at FIRST Robotics competitions as a play-by-play announcer.
I’m really good at
I have a crazy-good memory that's kind of a blessing and a curse.
Partly because of that, I'm really good at standardized tests and
I can also fall asleep absolutely anywhere in any situation, if
that's something to be proud of. For example, I've slept during
airplane landings, while at the orthodontist's having braces put on
and while stuffed inside a wardrobe waiting to spring a prank.
The first things people usually notice about me
You'd probably have to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I'll read just about anything, but my favorite author is Robert Ludlum, who wrote the "Bourne" books. His best is "The Matarese Circle". Also a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens.
Movies - I love clever writing and movies where the actors are clearly having fun. My favorite, bar none, is "Hot Fuzz".
Shows - Really don't watch much TV. My favorites are "Seinfeld" and a show called "Father Ted". I've got quotes galore. For current shows, I'm a big fan of "Extant" and "The Strain".
Music- Almost anything. I gravitate more toward singers than bands, and some of my favorites are Sting, Robbie Williams, John Legend and Anthony Hamilton. If I had to pick two favorite genres, they'd be swing/standards and old-school R&B. Warning: I don't like country.
Food - Italian, nothing better!
The six things I could never do without
Other than the obvious food, shelter and sleep, I'd have to say: a
car, a good pair of sneakers, music, a shower, the ability to go
outside and one person I can call and tell anything.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm always thinking about the big picture, where I'm headed work-wise, what truly makes me happy, etc. Also, what I can do to leave the best impact on the world that I possibly can. Basically, what am I doing here?
Less seriously - When exactly did people start hearing "should of" instead of "should have"? And why couldn't there have been more James Bond movies starring Timothy Dalton?
On a typical Friday night I am
It can really vary. The most likely scenarios are out at a movie or
a bar, exploring in the city, doing some self-guided research or
just chilling out and reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well, more like "formerly private" now. I was a dating game contestant on The Steve Harvey Show. Ever seen the "Seinfeld" where Jerry has to wear the puffy shirt? It was a little like that.
You should message me if
I pique your interest and you'd like to know me better. I guarantee
the worst that'll happen is I'll choose not to message back. And,
if I do message back, then I am most definitely interested and
would like to meet you. Your time's every bit as valuable as mine
and I don't want to waste it.