I love to laugh, and to make others laugh - because without humor, what's the point?
When the weather is crappy, I love to curl up with a good book, watch a movie or play a game of Qwirkle or Scrabble. There's also a good chance I'm doing three things while "watching" TV.
When the weather is good, just try and catch me inside; I'd much rather be out riding my bike, going for a hike, hanging out on the beach or just lounging in a nearby park.
I never try to mask who I am, or judge others for being themselves.
I love my friends and family, and I would do anything to help them in a time of need.
I'm a good listener and a great problem solver, though I'm not good at talking about myself, which is why the last few sentences have taken WAY too long to write. I'm going to end with my favorite quote, but before I do that, let me just say that if you're looking for the kind of guy around whom you can just let loose, hang out and be yourself, then I'm your man. I'd love to get to know you, share some laughs, and see what happens.
Here goes the quote I promised:
"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intellingent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded." --Emerson
Confession: The 'retired' status is a little misleading. No, I didn't strike it rich in politics, and I'm not spending my 30s lounging on the french riviera. I'm currently a first year law student in the city. Once that's done, I'll be back in the game, working even harder to make things better for as many people as I can.
What I'm really doing is settling down in NYC so I can be close to my family and friends, and building from there.
Update: School is done, and I've passed the bar. I'm working as an attorney for the state doing affordable housing work. The hours are good and the work is rewarding, so I'm a pretty happy camper.
My smartphone - I hate it sometimes, but there's no doubt I'm dependent.
My friends - do they count as 'things?'
Laughter - this is a ridiculous world we live in, and you can either laugh or cry about it. I choose the former.
I think that's it, but if I come up with something else, I'll be sure to let y'all know.