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My self-summary
I guess I'll start with "I was born in Iowa, where I got my little degree in Marketing at Iowa State. After graduation, I headed to Atlanta, and five years and a major world catastrophe (9/11) later, i packed up and came to Chicago.

I recently had to close down two small "quick-serve restaurants" that I owned on the north side, after spending virtually every waking moment over the course of eight years hyper-focused on them. Fortunately for me, I loved the discipline of developing a business. I'm now in a slightly dazed state of bewilderment, trying to figure out what to do next. Do I get an old fashioned job? Do I start up something new? Aack! The pressure!

I'm also a former house music DJ and enjoy the underground house scene in Chicago and NYC. Maybe I'll get back into that....

If you're into astrology and this means anything to you, I'm told I'm "an evolved Cancer, but Libra rising and a Saggy moon." So I'm all kinds of everything, I guess. I'm not really a huge astrological fanatic, I only include that for your reference, really.

I am Witty, Resourceful, Awkward and Driven, even when medicated. I am NOT psychic.
What I’m doing with my life
Figuring out the next stage of my life. Do I start up another business, despite all the odds against me in today‘s economy? I'm not sure I know how to go back to a regular 9-5! I'm an entrepreneur at heart and truly enjoy the challenges of developing, building and growing a business concept... As long as one day soon I'll get to sell it off for lots of money. So, we'll see.

If you have ANY interest in the same challenges, please step to the front of the line. I would LOVE to spend my life with someone cool who would be interested in the same thing.
I’m really good at
Hands-on things. I love taking things apart and putting them back together. Who needs manuals? I'm a Jack-of-all-trades, incredibly resourceful, and not afraid to try anything new.

I truly learned throughout my experience owning the pizza joints that I can really do ANYTHING. I had to learn how to do everything on my own because I never had money to pay others to do it! Accounting? I can do that. Install lighting electrical? I can do that. Basic Plumbing? No problem. Design a website? Install a sound system? Lay tile? Build a wall? Sure.

It was like the frigging Matrix; I needed to do something, so I read up on it quick and boom, there it is.

HOWEVER... All that said, I learned something more important: I can do anything, but I can't do EVERYTHING. Not on my own. I need to practice delegating more. I need to let others in on the project, and depending on the nature of the relationship (assuming boss vs employee here), then I have to set standards and hold people accountable.

In a relationship though, whole different ballgame. It's still all about communication, but there's a lot more compromise. I'm up for the challenge.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes? And how animated I am. Everyone thinks I'm on something; I'm not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I hate superlatives, so the "best" or my "favorite" of anything doesn't exist for me. I like something if I like it. Except that my favorite music is House. Gotta have my deep, soulful House.

Even so....

MOVIES = The Ritz, The Hangover, Elf, All About Eve, Bridesmaids, Anchorman, The Invention of Lying, Shortbus, Fame (the original), almost any superhero flick, Spanish film in general (from Spain)

TV = New Girl, Community, Parks and Rec, Modern Family, Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, Kitchen Nightmares, Family Guy, So You Think You Can Dance, Jimmy Fallon, Revenge...
Six things I could never do without
God, my family, my music, great food, my appreciation for different cultures, and a nice scotch.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where the hell am I going in life? For right years, all I thought about was the business and how to make it better. That's all I thought about. (Sigh.) Well, that and societal inequalities. So now I gotta take the good and learn from the bad. Onward and upward.
On a typical Friday night I am
At work, or relaxing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty much an open book.
You should message me if
You are quirky, bohemian, underground and dig some good neo-soul. And if you like coffee and Puma shoes and urban living. And cool, vintage stuff and retro things.
The two of us