That said, I don't think we'll have the problem of you hating me immediately -- I'm a confident, friendly guy who knows that I am lucky as hell to be happy and have a good job and good friends.
I'm the Executive Director of the Mercer County Democratic Committee, as well as the Confidential Aide to the Mercer County Executive.
You can probably tell these jobs are in politics and government. If you don't care about politics AT ALL that is totally fine with me, we never have to discuss it, a lot of my close friends don't care about that stuff. If you love politics that's great too -- except if you're like a hard-core conservative, then we probably just won't get along.
I think I am talented; I'm very good at my job, and I usually achieve the goals I set for myself.
So I guess besides that, it's that I'm pretty gregarious and have a loud voice. I promise that this not all a code for "obnoxious." My voice is deep and carries far, it's a blessing and a curse.
Movies: Quiz Show, The Godfather, Gone Baby Gone, Pan's Labyrinth, Back to the Future, Drive, American Movie, Man on Wire, Boogie Nights ... I'll have to keep thinking about this one.
TV Shows: Arrested Development, The Office [UK -- but we don't have to argue, I think it's usually just decided by which you saw first and got attached to], Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Luther, Futurama, Darkplace, The Americans, Breaking Bad.
The UNC Tar Heels (college basketball)
Feeling like I have a goal to work towards.
Planning and executing pranks (beautifully well-done pranks are like, my favorite freaking thing in life.)
I can be very serious when it comes to my job but I need time to have fun and get in adventures while I'm still at this age where I have freedom and choices but not too much overwhelming responsibility.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about my future goals. A pet peeve of mine is pretentiousness (also passive-aggressiveness) so I'm trying to avoid sounding like that, but I really enjoy envisioning myself achieving a goal and then trying to force that vision into reality. I don't say stuff like this in real life by the way, I guess unless you asked me this exact question.