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My self-summary
I'm Dan. I am originally from New England, but just moved to the Charlotte area where I am working as a motorsports PR rep. However, for the past six years I worked in marketing at an automotive aftermarket performance company in Memphis. Before coming to the South I lived in Boston for about seven years and attended Emerson College. I graduated in 2007 with a degree in marketing communication and a minor in journalism. I love the city, but I appreciate rural and country life as well having grown up in Vermont.

I am very much into motorsports and cars (muscle cars, street rods) in general. I grew up around racing, and have been involved quite a bit on the media side. I would consider it my dream job to make a living in the sport, and feel like I'm just about there. I spend lots of days and nights at local short tracks. I follow NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar and so on very closely, too.

I love sports in general and of course root for the Boston teams (Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins). My favorite to play and watch, however, is basketball. I'm a fan of the Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers too, and loved being in SEC country the past few years. I'm looking forward to adding the ACC, Hornets and Panthers to that list. I also like to play tennis and golf (although I'm terrible at it).

I'm very passionate about both music and film, and these are two things that drew me to Emerson in the first place. My musical tastes run from rockabilly to country, hip-hop to blues, jazz to rock. My taste in movies is much the same. I also like writing and like to think that I have an artistic side; some of the people that I met through school and have been able to collaborate with changed my life.

I try to keep up on current events (listen to NPR every morning), and I enjoy traveling (ideally by driving with the open road in front of me), live comedy shows, and being on or near the water.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a marketing coordinator in the automotive industry, and do some freelance journalism work on the side. I also try to write and be creative when the mood strikes me.
I’m really good at
Memorizing dates and facts, which makes me good at trivia, and someday I'm going to find a real use for all the random stuff I know...
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe that I comb my hair back because it's supposed to have a slight rockabilly look?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm not a big fiction reader, I am currently reading The Last Best League. My fiction sensibilities come mostly from the classics in high school, and I would say my favorites are The Grapes of Wrath and Stranger in a Strange Land.

Movies: A sampling-- Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, American Graffiti, Almost Famous, The Sandlot, Blue Velvet. The Simpsons is also my all-time favorite TV show

Music: In heavy rotation on my iTunes-- The Stray Cats/Brian Setzer, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Kid Rock, Hank III, Eminem, Kenny Chesney, Everclear, The Black Keys, Drive-By Truckers, Galactic, North Mississippi All-Stars, the Sun Records catalog, and a whole lot of other stuff.

I'm not much of a cook, but I definitely enjoy eating. I'm particularly fond of Italian food, as well as turkey club sandwiches, apple pie and cheese (see my private info I'm willing to admit)
Six things I could never do without
1. Family and friends (of course)
2. Race cars
3. The Boston Celtics
4. Music
5. Pens and notebooks
6. My car
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future. What to do with my writing. The next race.
On a typical Friday night I am
either out with friends at dinner or a bar, at home watching a movie or sporting event. This is about 50/50
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of my absolute favorite foods is apple pie with cheddar cheese on the side. Vermonters seem to understand this right away, but I often have a hard time explaining it to other people.
You should message me if
you are genuinely a nice, sweet person, have a good sense of humor and like to have fun. If you are passionate about one or more of the things I mentioned above that's a huge plus. I totally understand that no one is going to be into everything, but having at least one or two common interests is very important. At the same time, I hope that you are passionate about something too, and I'm always willing to learn and try new things!
The two of us