Whilst I was raised in Los Angeles, I do not have blond hair, I'm quite awful at surfing (though I love the ocean), and I'm reasonably well-informed on international affairs, so I've been told that I do not fit the "LA bro" stereotype.
Although career-driven, I'm also very laid back and easy-going. I love to laugh, and I don't take myself too seriously. I also love to travel, and I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore quite a bit internationally (Turkey is hopefully next on the list!).
Although a bit of a political/current events junkie, I suppose that most of my friends would describe me as the coolest guy in the room (yes, it still counts if said room is in a library ;).
I also really enjoy watching sports and being "active" (apparent code for exercising regularly), which keeps the inner-nerd in check.
Movies: Blow, Shawshank Redemption, The Royal Tenenbaums, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, & Superbad. I'm not a big moviegoer, but I am usually open to anything other than crummy horror or action movies lacking a coherent plot.
TV: Modern Family, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Big Bang Theory; Girls; Mad Men; and of course the occasional trash reality tv show (not proud of the last mention)
Music: Honestly, I listen to pretty much anything other than country music. Hip Hop (Tupac/Snoop/Dre/Lil Wayne); Alternative/Indie (Phoenix, The Killers, Weezer, The Strokes, Death Cab, Postal Service); and Top 40 (*cough* Rihanna/Adele/Lana Del Rey *cough*).
Food: I'll eat most anything, though my favorite cuisines are Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Seafood, & Italian.