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My self-summary
Quintessential Californian – born, bred and brainwashed. Bring it, NYC.

The year Apple sold its first Macintosh, a Californian was living in the White House, the Raiders (then, LA) won Super Bowl XVIII, and the San Diego Padres made it to the World Series. This also happened to be the year Los Angeles hosted two major events: 1) XXIII Summer Olympics and 2) my birth. A big year for California.

If one was to watch a video (time reference) of my childhood on fast-forward it would be a montage of school uniforms, sports, instruments, summer camps and vacations…over and over and over again. All the typical stuff yuppie parents subject their kids to, and the type of predictability that might just get Elizabeth Gilbert to write a follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love. Watching the same video montage, only -this time- of my teenage years would be just as boring with minor updates in height, aesthetic (lots of Abercrombie & Fitch and tragic hairstyles) and social circle. The material (over privileged private school kids, overuse of the word “like” as a preposition, and sports like crew) from that portion of my life would undoubtedly inspire the ex-producers of MTV’s Laguna Beach series to start filming, yet again. The overarching message of their series – something about looks being more important than intellect. My college video montage would be a shame for any Catholic schoolboy and has therefore been stricken from the record and is not permissible as evidence. Case closed.

The Bay Area phase of my life started 3 yrs ago, disguised as a “mature move” to pursue b-school. Thoroughly convinced I’d hate it, I’m rather surprised at how naturally I don outdoor performance apparel, lounge in parks and support local coffee houses. I often find myself missing only the best parts of Southern California: the warm sun, Disneyland and good Mexican food. Interestingly enough, I consider the loss of the aforementioned a small price to pay for living in such an amazing city.
What I’m doing with my life
In spite of my qualifications to make a full-time job out of eating, sleeping and having fun, I’m afraid that would be doing my parents, educators, and years of schooling a disservice. Recent investment banking professional turned website worker. Yes, total shocker, I'm sure - someone jumping on the tech bandwagon? Turns out it doesn't matter how many Foosball tables and happy hours you institute - work still feels like work; and as it turns out I'm still a corporate slave.
I’m really good at
Definitely not cooking – I know, #shame. I have my strong points...making a list of them didn't make the cut.
The first things people usually notice about me
Apparently my hair is blacker (?) than typical black hair. Ridiculous, I know, but nothing surprises me anymore. Reference is often made to me laughing throughout conversation. I do this on purpose – not only because I love laughing/making others laugh, but not much can stand against the assault of laughter (Kudos, Mark Twain).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a big fan of them [books] and go through unpredictable phases with my reading.
Movies: I like 'em, and don't spend as much time watching as I'd like to. Perhaps I can do more movie watching when I adopt my 8th cat.
Music: Its all about spotify now. Pandora and those Shane Co commercials are a thing of the past.
Six things I could never do without
Family, friends, coffee, a breathtaking view, something to read, something to write in.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
getting older and having a plan.
On a typical Friday night I am
Stay in, go out – that part is becoming less relevant than the obvious reality that the workweek is over.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I may/may not have a slight office supply addiction.
You should message me if
You're happy and you know it - feel free to clap your hands.
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