I am a pretty laidback gentleman with a positive outlook on life. I
like to do what most people like to do, hangout with friends, get a
drink, catch a movie, and eat. I was born and raised in the
beautiful country of Sweden. Spent the first glorious 23 years of
my life there. Decided America would be fun so I came over to go to
school. Now I can't bring myself to leave this awesome city.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing my absolute best to enjoy it, as should you. I found that to be able to really enjoy it you do need some coin. So part of the whole "enjoying it" equation is working. I do like what I do, I work on an institutional trade desk, but it doesn't define me. Or at least I hope it doesn't since the financial industry is filled with douchebags.
I’m really good at
Reaching things, speaking Swedish, making fish lasagna, checking
ID's, keeping manual score while bowling, and pinball.
The first things people usually notice about me
My unquenchable thirst for life, I wish. It's my height. I am tall.
At least that's what I think, it's what people generally comment on
initially. No need to write me a message to ask me if I'm lying
about my height, I'm not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books, tough one. When I was 9 years old my mom read Ian Fleming's Dr. No to me. It was a big book and I have a feeling she didn't really like it but she did it anyway. I also used to read a lot of Agaton Sax books growing up. He was a crime solving man that worked closely with Inspector Lispington at the Scotland Yard. Of course I have read a lot of good books since I was a kid but the ones I read, or had read to me, as a kid are still my favorites. For laughter I read the pamphlets that the religious nutjobs by the trainstop give me.
To me a good movie is a good movie. I don't necessarily have a favorite genre of movies. The only genre I struggle with is horror, but it does ask for a favorite so I'll say Snatch. I have yet to grow tired of watching it. Streaming Netflix is a great thing, they've got Swedish police dramas. I most recently saw The Walk, on IMAX 3D!!! It was really good.
My favorite show on TV right now is Game of Thrones by a landslide. I also have to mention Friday Night Lights, it is a great show. Even if you don't like football or sports you should watch it.
Favorite music? That's impossible because it constantly changes. Jay-Z has been a long time favorite, not a fan of most of his recent stuff though. My fellow Swede Robyn is awesome. I got suckered into Apple Music and although I do enjoy it I lay awake at night thinking about what I've gotten myself into...
Food, it's so good once it hits your lips. Big favorite is fish in all possible ways, as long as it is not cooked with fruit. Other things in the food world I enjoy are green peas, sprouts, a nice boiled potato, and biscuits & gravy. To mention a few. Another food related tidbit is that I watched a bunch of documentaries on Netflix and they convinced me I had to get a juicer. I don't believe it's the answer to everything the way it's described in the documentaries but it ain't all bad.
The six things I could never do without
My phone, CTA pass, and keys are some things I can't leave my house
without. A warm hat, clean underwear, and my glasses would be right
behind in importance. This is of course under the assumption were
not talking oxygen, food, friends, love etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Should I quit my job? Is smoked meat better than cured meat? Am I gonna miss the bus? Are the Cubs gonna win a World Series? If we make choices based on our beliefs and we're not in direct control of our beliefs do we really have free will? Should I play Andy Dalton or Joe Flacco? Why is Kevin James employed?
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying the fact that I can sleep in and not work the next day.
Out socializing or at home being non-social with the TV, a movie,
or my XBOX.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Access to my hilarious stories is earned, not handed out like
You should message me if
You're a perfect balance between "weird" and "normal".
You feel it would be worth both of our time, or you've always
wanted to go to IKEA and have someone translate the names of
everything for you.
Just one quick note, something to consider. No point in messaging
me if you're looking for a guy that likes to put on jorts, drink
Bud Light Lime and laugh at Kevin James movies, I'm not him.