Friends would describe me as loyal and caring, intellectually curious, and wanting to do right by people. I try to keep up with and enjoy discussing current events and politics.
I'm a single digit handicap golfer, but I've been playing since high school. Sadly, I'm not as good at giving lessons, my friends are proof of that, but if they want a tip, I try to help them out.
I love a crisp IPA on a hot summer evening/day, and I won't resist being offered a gin and tonic with a lime or an old fashioned. I enjoy drinking wine, and managed the beer and wine department at Berkeley Bowl for a few months; I never really tasted all the flavors that the vendors would describe. I can only really tell you what I enjoy and what I don't care for. I don't get the Asian blush when drinking.
Currently reading Saving Capitalism and Pay Any Price, but recently read Flash Boys, Family of Secrets, and Imperial Life in The Emerald City. I'm catching up, but I'm a little behind in my subscriptions to the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, and there are a few estate planning articles that I need to read for work. I enjoy articles by Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone, Robert Reich, Michael Lewis, and a few blogs on new gadgets or gear. Most recently my reads have been keeping up on technology, legal blogs and politics. The current election is ridiculous!
Somewhat recent movies that I've enjoyed have been Furious 7, Selma, Ex Machina, and Deadpool. But my favorites cover the spectrum from dramas to comedies to action films, including A River Runs Through It, American President, My Cousin Vinny, Back to the Future, Fifth Element, Snatch, the Bourne series, the Hangover, to things like Iron Man, the Matrix, and 300. I have to admit I dislike horror movies. I catch the occasional sporting event, Suits, Mr. Robot, or Blacklist on television, but I miss MSNBC. *update, since it's election season, I'm following MSNBC, sometimes. Starting to get into House of Cards.
As far as taste in music, it is an eclectic mix of hip hop, R&B, 80's, classic rock, house, pop, rap, and island 98.5 with iokopo, common kings, fiji and j boog thrown in to mellow things out. I also enjoy catching a musical here and there.
coffee, preferably good coffee, but in a pinch any will do