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My self-summary
I asked a friend of mine from law school what she'd write if I let her edit my dating profile. Her take on me: Intelligent, thoughtful, sincere gentleman with midwestern sensibilities looking for a kind soul with an ambitious spirit.

Generally true, but I'm not sure that that gives you enough to go on, so let's fill in some gaps:

The good: I'm a wise-cracking attorney with no student loan debt who's working and saving hard so I can chart my own path in my 30s.

The bad: I work at a large law firm downtown and bill more hours than I care to.

The ugly: Full disclosure, I'm a Republican and a capitalist. No, no, not a mustache-twirling robber baron (a term I don't care for, by the way). More like a... a captain of industry!
What I’m doing with my life
I live in Lincoln Park and practice private equity law at a firm downtown. I also run a (very) small website on the side. It's a work in progress, but my dream is to turn it into something big.

When I'm not working, I like to run outside whenever it's nice out (i.e., not now). I read a fair amount, and I almost never set foot on a bus or a train without a book in hand. And sometimes I play a little piano and guitar (poorly) and harmonica (not so poorly).

Every so often, I'll pick up a short-term hobby or interest just for a few weeks to see how I like it. Once, it was French. Another time, it was bowling. Right now, it's barbecue. Don't ask why. I don't know. But it was a good life decision.
I’m really good at
seeing what you did there. (And making asides in parentheticals.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Atlas Shrugged, the Catcher in the Rye, the Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law, Never Eat Alone, Steve Jobs, Three Felonies a Day (scared the heck out of me). Just finished Willpower and the Power of Habit.

Movies: American Beauty, the Big Lebowski, the Big Short, Casablanca, Casino Royale, the Departed, the Empire Strikes Back, the Godfather, Hook, the Hunger Games (yes, I know they're for teenage girls, shut up), It's a Wonderful Life, Lonesome Dove (except for the water moccasin scene where a fellow Irishman gets it), the Rock, Se7en, V for Vendetta.

Shows: The Americans, the Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Friday Night Lights (Tim Riggins is the Dillon, Texas-equivalent of Christ, discuss), House of Cards, How I Met Your Mother, the League, the Man in the High Castle, Peaky Blinders, Scrubs. I'm currently in that awful Amazon/Netflix Hell in which I can't find a show that I want to watch and get into. Suggestions welcome. (No, seriously, help!)

Music: Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Ben Folds, the Black Keys, the Bravery, Death Cab for Cutie, Eric Clapton, Franz Ferdinand, the Fratellis, Good Charlotte, the Killers, the Kooks, Jimmie Eat World, Modest Mouse, the New Rivals, the Offspring, Pink Floyd, the Postal Service, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, the Shins, the Strokes.

Food: Barbecue, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, pizza, sushi, Thai.
Six things I could never do without
(1) My iPhone. (His name is Spock.)

(2) My computer(s). (Personal laptop's name is Hal. Work laptop's name is Tron. iPad's name is Deep Thought.)

(3) My car. (Her name is Abigail.)

(4) My library card. (Shut up. Not one. Word.)

(5) Dogs.

(6) Weekends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whether I should name my next dog (who will also be golden retriever because they're the best) Aslan or Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
On a typical Friday night I am
cutting out of work a little early. But Fridays aren't really my going-out nights because I get up really early on Saturdays to run by the lake (or the gym when it looks like this outside). On Saturday nights, I typically like to try new restaurants.
You should message me if
you don't want to die alone!
The two of us