Cynical, sarcastic and often too opinionated, I'm also a very good friend who somehow gets away with making the occasional obnoxious statement. I love a great conversation, preferably over a coffee, beer or glass of wine. I try not to take life too seriously and can usually see the funny side of anything. I'm ambitious (although for some reason I don't like admitting it) but I also know that life is for living.
What else? I play a lot of tennis, and also like to play soccer and golf (when I'm back in Ireland). I also play bridge occasionally, but it's really just an excuse to have a few beers and let my married friends have some cave-time with the guys. And after tumbling down many mountains, I'm now a semi-competent snowboarder. I love opera, jazz and most music although the club scene has never been my thing. That's probably because I dance like a white guy.
As to work, I'm mainly an academic. I say "mainly" because I have also worked in industry and am now working in the extremely early stages of a start-up.
Movies: Anything by Scorcese and anything with music by Ennio Morricone. But I'll also admit that Casablanca is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Shows: I'll admit to being a fan of Mamma Mia.
HBO. (Boardwalk Empire is my current favorite.)
Talking complete BS