- Genuine: I see no need to pretend.
- Non-judgmental: To each his own, and nobody's perfect.
- Honest: Anything else makes me want to vomit.
- Polite: Bad manners disgust me.
- Cultured: I'm fairly well-read, well-travelled, and well-educated.
- Somewhat aggressive: I love to chill, but I tend to be more agressive when I want to accomplish something.
- Occassionally tempermental: I'm half Itallian. But, I know not to get too upset.
- 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 deal.
I practice law, but I don't get consumed by it. There are things to do in life other than accumulate money. However, I recently rededicated myself to my practice, and while it is a lot of work, it is paying off. I don't live to make money, but my house and car are paid for, and I have no credit card debt because I don't like debt.
I do love horses. So, in addition to practicing law, I train thoroughbred horses 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 some the most thrilling of my life. As a trainer, I ride horses for exercise purposes as a job. So, I'm pretty damn lucky.
I stay decent shape by riding horses as well as running and working out. I think sports are a great educator for anyone. I played lots of sports as a kid and played Division 1 lacrosse in college.
I like playing with my dog (Moxey - a beagle) and cat (Mrs. Kitty - a calico cat that was born at the racetrack). I like to antagonize my animals a little bit as a form of love. People think that's strange, and it probably is.
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.