Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A couple years ago, someone who has never seen or spoken to me
summarized me. My mom had taken my dog to the groomer. (I don't do
that - I stick him in the shower.) The groomer who had never met me
said: This dog is nice because he has a nice owner. I don't think
it needs stating that I have my faults, but I am thoughtful and
actually work to and do gradually improve upon those.
Further: Emulating Frank Gore. Doing what I think is right, not
what I can get away with. Though if you tell me I'm wrong, I'll
listen and get it sorted out. Genuine. Honest. Humorous. Polite.
Cultured. Ambitious. Hard working. Slightly impatient, things such
as overly extended red-lights and people walking slowly across
crosswalks irritate me. But I do realize this stuff isn't a big
I work as an attorney in my own small firm. But love horses. So, in
addition to practicing law, I train thoroughbreds for racing. Prior
to training, I competed as an amatuer jockey and was selected to
represent the United States in World Cup races. That was an
invaluable experience because not only did I work very hard to
reach the pinnacle of a sport, but I was also able to see and meet
people in many different countries. The experiences I had being a
jockey, especially overseas, were invaluable. I also worked in
England riding horses and rode in some races there. I hope everyone
has similar opportunities as I think hard work, sports, and travel
are great educators.
Unfortunately amateur jockeys don't get paid. Hence, the law thing.
Fortunately law is an incredible education: I'm good at getting out
of traffic citations and other similar prickly situations, and I
get to tell people "This is what I would do if it were me." See?
Fortunately, as a trainer, I ride horses for exercise purposes. It
is really nice riding in the mornings before or during sunrise. I
tried to make training my sole career, but, while paying somewhat
more than the nill paid to amateur jockeys, training doesn't pay
enough. So, I recently rededicated myself to my law practice. With
a lot of exhausting work, that has gone fairly well. But I am
essentially coming to realizing that it's best for me to relax a
bit, and experience new things. I think constant learning is
important, and making changes is critical. Perhaps one could call
it self evolution. I'm certain someone has already coined that
phrase, but if not, do I get credit? To that end I recently
purchased an old cottage in a wonderful community on the Severn
River near Annapolis. It's so nice and friendly there and it's
quite the nature conservatory. Think: stable area at Saratoga Race
Course meets Dirty Dancing. I also am trying to avoid office and
equine work one day each week as the seven day thing is overdoing
it a bit.
I like playing with my dog (Moxey - a beagle). I recently got him a
compression blanket because he gets separation anxiety when I leave
him home...because he loves me. Previously I had tried a cat as a
remedy. That didn't work so well, but now I have Mrs. Kitty - a
calico that was born at the racetrack. She purrs a lot...because
she loves me too. I'll do anything for the most part; except I'm
definitely not jumping out of an airplane, or at least a plane that
is airborne. Lately my favorite thing is sitting on the porch at my
cottage and reading the NYTimes Sunday edition...actual papyrus
print version, of course.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
"Learning about Cuba, and having some food." Just like Jeff
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm just really good, in the general sense of the word.
- Conveying facts as opposed to unsubstantiated claims. Lawyer
- Quickly concluding whether the way people eat is gross or
- Figuring stuff out. I read the directions. Or, for life issues or
other things I don't understand, I ask people questions.
- Reading maps and/or giving driving directions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like the classics, not the whole Shakespeare/Plato thing...more
like the Fitzgerald/Dostoyevsky's deal. Crime and Punishment and
Forsythe's The Day of the Jackyl are two of my favorites.
I like healthy foods, and I like to cook (everything in olive oil)
- it's relaxing to me. I stopped drinking recently...self evolution
thing. I recommend it. I feel great, and drinking seems largely a
waste of time.
I don't watch too many shows, but recently I binge watched several
entire seasons of Girls and Boardwalk Empire in like 2 days on HBO.
I enjoy documentaries and crime stories on Bio or A&E. I watch
college hoops (go Friars!) and, of course, I watch NFL Red Zone as
a means of monitoring my fantasy team. Very recently I have been
thoroughly enjoying the soccer World Cup. What a great
international event. Music-wise, I like classic rock, rhythm and
blues, motown, and jazz. I think disco is awesome because it's so
upbeat. I recently bought a Fifty year old juke box that plays
vinyl Forty Fives. ITunes, whatever. I also listen to NPR for news,
it's probably the best of a bad lot.
I like older movies - not the real old ones without color...or
sound...but rather those made from the late 60's through the early
80s - ones that starred DeNiro, Nicholson, Steve McQueen, and guys
like that in the earlier parts of their careers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can "do without" just about anything. But, I would definitely
miss my family and my dog if they weren't around. And, I would miss
being around horses and the racetrack if I weren't able to. Olive
oil and balsamic vinegar. Coffee, definitely coffee...maybe I
should move that one to the top of the list. I think I almost OD'ed
on the stuff a couple times. And, you know, I just discovered that
the upholstery cleaning attachment on my carpet shampooer works
great. How suhhhhhweeet is that? See - self evolution - that's what
it's all about.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I left my keys.
Where I left my cell phone.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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cannot be answered. Isn't there a word for when a question is
You should message me if
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you write grammatically correctly, are cool, and have class. Funny
would be nice too - not funny like a clown - more like humorous.
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