I have aspirations of opening my own poker room in Madison and have been working towards that goal for a number of years. I am the assistant State Director for the Poker Players Alliance and the founder of the Madison Poker Community which is made up of over 750 members in the area.
I love all games. The more strategic, the better. I'm involved in oldest Rotisserie Baseball League in Madison. (The guys in this league are a Who's Who of Madison and then me, I'm lucky to be a part of it). I still am involved in a Fantasy Football League that we started 20 years ago in college. I also enjoy playing board games and card games with friends.
For the last few years I've been playing my trumpet again and I'm so glad that I picked it up again after 15 years away from it. At one point I was a classical trumpet performance major at the UW. I currently play with the Madison Municipal Band, the Madison Community Orchestra, the Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, the Edgewood Concert Band, the Madison Wind Ensemble, the Lake Country Orchestra, and Lake Country Swing. My mind is always running and nothing calms my mind like rehearsal.
I hate exercise, but I want to be healthy. I'm eating better, but I could still improve. I'm still trying to find that thing that I enjoy doing that will help me to reach my health goals. I love to golf and get out whenever I can. If I could find a pool that I felt comfortable with I'd start swimming again. Swimming laps clears my head and would probably go a long way to help me lose that 30lbs. I'm still trying to quit smoking, but I have confidence that I'll be able to do so.
I am a Badger Football, Basketball, and Hockey season ticket holder. I'm also a fan of the Packers and the Brewers. I love March Madness, the Majors in golf, the World Cup and the Little League Baseball World Series.
4th level thinking and when it doesn't apply
It could be that I'm still in denial about how old I am. I keep thinking everyone is 15, 25, 50 or 75. Although I'm closer to the middle, I still think I'm closer to 25 and my body reminds me every chance it gets that I'm not.
Movies: In the theater I like to see movies that need to be seen on a gigantic screen: Marvel Movies, DC Movies, Star Wars, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Die Hard and Indiana Jones.
However, I love a ton of other movies... The Quiet Man (John Wayne), It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Glory, Shawshank Redemption, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Supertroopers, Bull Durham, Blues Brothers, Syriana, Ides of March, Primary Colors.
Shows: Wicked, 1776, Camelot, Les Miserables, Book of Mormon, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Into the Woods, City of Angels, Man of La Mancha, and Guys and Dolls. I'm sure this was meant to be something else, but I have a strong background in Musical Theater (my mother was a director and producer and I've worked the stage, lights, played in the orchestra and acted in a number of shows)
I enjoy attending live theatre at the Milwaukee Rep, the Skylight, or in town at the Overture. Some of my recent favorites include: Assassins, Avenue Q, Clybourne Park, How the World Began, Raisin in the Sun, and Pump Boys & Dinettes. I'm really hoping to get to New York soon Hamilton, Bright Star, Waitress, and my all-time favorite Christmas movie, Holiday Inn, is opening on September 1st, 2016!
Nerd Shows: Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Star Wars Rebels
Sitcoms: Big Bang, Modern Family, Goldbergs, Mom, Blackish, Brooklyn 99,
Guilty Pleasures: Grey's Anatomy, Master Chef Junior, Drunk History
News: Morning Joe, MTP Daily, With All Due Respect
Other: Last Week Tonight, Daily Show, Colbert, Fallon, Corden
My two favorite shows of all time: West Wing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I own the complete series of both on DVD.
Music: My Pandora Stations
Classical - Symphonies, Ballets, Operas, Concert Bands, Trumpet Music of all kinds. Composers: Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Grainger
80s Rock - AC/DC, Van Halen, Motley Crue
Crooners - Harry Connick, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Nina Simone
My Poker Playlist - Justin Timberlake, Brittney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj
Food: Veranyky (Ukrainian Perogis), Pizza, Steak, Italian (LOVE GARLIC), greasy spoon breakfasts, a good bar burger and fries, sushi, tex-mex and greek food.
Comfort Foods: Hot Dogs, Mac n Cheese
I really love all types of food and I'm pretty much up for trying anything!
-My wonderful dog
I have a vivid imagination and a paralyzing fear of showing it.
-have the gift of gab
-are extremely intelligent
-enjoy a good drink
-like to buy low and sell high