I'm often independent but enjoy the company of others and good conversation. I'm an eternal optimist, especially when it comes to baseball... and especially when it comes to the Cincinnati Reds (next year's our year!). I don't sugarcoat, but I'm also not blunt or rude - I just appreciate honesty and authenticity. Maybe this characteristic is at odds with my optimism... hmm, maybe... I don't know... Oh, also I'm contemplative.
I can get equally excited about sitting in a bar, attending a baseball game, live theater, a street festival, a concert or relaxing at home - as long as it's with the right person.
Also within the last year or so I've started to do some running and have hobbled to the finish line in a couple of road races. I don't claim to be an expert runner - or even very good at all - but it's something that's become important to me and a pretty significant part of my life. To me, running is about a lot more than just running. Questions? Inquire within.
All the while, I'm keeping my eyes open to new creative opportunities and thinking about some grad school in the not-so-distant future.
MOVIES: Back to the Future, The Exorcist, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Gladiator, The King's Speech, The Lion King, Little Miss Sunshine, Oceans 11, Office Space, School of Rock, The Social Network, Stranger than Fiction, I also watch a lot of documentaries and anything Hitchcock... including but not limited to: Psycho, Rear Window and North by Northwest
TV: 30 Rock, CBS Sunday Morning, Colbert, Daily Show, Family Guy, Fringe, Mad Men, Man v. Food, MythBusters, The Office, Orange is the New Black, Parks & Rec, Portlandia, Psych and Seinfeld
MUSIC: The Beatles, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds, Billy Joel, The Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Cake, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, The Eagles, Ella Fitzgerald, Fun, Guster, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Joshua Radin, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Neil Diamond, The New Pornographers, OK Go, Philip Glass, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Regina Spektor, REM, Sinatra, Sublime, Tenacious D, Tom Petty, U2 and Weezer
FOOD: I don't eat meat, but otherwise I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food. And because I'm a Jewish boy with a Jewish mother, I just have to say, I like everything my mother makes. Yes, her kugel is better than your mom's kugel. Believe me, I just know.