I have a weird sense of humor. It's dry and a little sarcastic, and it takes a while for people to get used to it and for me to get comfortable employing it around new people. I think most new people think I'm weird, and I think most of them are right.
During the day I work at a title insurance company, where we facilitate real estate transactions. It's a job at a place, not much more to it.
Sometimes I like to sit at coffee shops and bars, just to hang out. I'm not real big on TV or internet. I enjoy minding my own business and thinking my own thoughts.
Sometimes I'll get together with friends in South Jersey on the weekends. It's getting tougher though as they move away or enter romantic relationships.
It may be strange to say, but I'm pretty good at my job. I think it's important to do something you can take pride in, even if it's not particularly interesting.
How many things can a person claim to be good at before it warrants an accusation of narcissism? I like to think I can be pretty articulate. I like to make casual observations in clever ways, and they usually can get a laugh.
Movies: I love movies, and I love talking about movies with people who love movies. I especially like the Coen brothers (Millers Crossing, Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou). I like older movies (Casablanca), especially Charlie Chaplin (Modern Times, City Lights), and kids movies (Walle, Hugo, The Lion King). I like Martin Scorcese (esp Gangs of New York and Goodfellas), Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition), and Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Manhattan). I like a lot of movies, and I love to talk about them.
Shows: Seinfeld, Community, 30 Rock, How I Met You Mother, Futurama, Simpsons, Arrested Development...my exposure is pretty limited, but I have a penchant for sitcoms and cartoons.
Music: I mostly listen to early classic rock (1963-1977). I have a pretty solid (if outdated) CD collection, most of which fall in that range. Favorites include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, CCR, and Neil Young, but these days I'm trying to expand my horizons when it comes to music.
Food: I could probably survive on chicken parmesan sandwiches and western omelets for the rest of my life. I'm no foodie, but I can appreciate a good meal.
I think about a lot of different things. I like to estimate the economics of small shops and restaurants. Sometimes I think about recent national and world events, and what consequences they'll have.
I also enjoy thinking about the arts I enjoy: music and movies, mostly. I think it's important to know what you like, and why you like it, even if the answer is "just because."
Sometimes I go to South Jersey to hang out with friends from high school, but one by one, they're all moving away.