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My self-summary
I'm hardworking, smart, and always active. I'm looking to get to know someone who also has a good sense of humor, likes trying new, challenging things, and will help push me.

I have always appreciated music. I am a classically trained tenor, and enjoy everything from classical to rock and roll. I founded and ran an a cappella group in college, and still sometimes work as a voice coach for some of my friends who are actors and singers.

I enjoy reading, and will go through anything I can get my hands on. I particularly like philosophy and literature, but a good mystery novel is always fun.

I'm a foodie. I love cooking, trying new food, finding great little hidden places to eat. Looking forward to finding some great new places in Charlottesville

I'm a huge college sports fan. During football and hockey season, you can be sure I'll be cheering on my beloved Boston College Eagles! However, I'm a good sport about it. Losses don't get me down, and I don't hate other teams the way some sports fans do. Case in point: I'm a Green Bay Packers fan, and my last roommate was a Chicago Bears fan - we got along great!

I've got a great sense of humor. I used to do stand-up comedy for fun. As long as you don't mind that sometimes I swing at the punch line and miss, we'll get along great.

My friends describe me as loyal, patient, and understanding. I view myself as a problem-solver, and I am great at looking at things from a long-term perspective.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished my MBA at Darden (UVA), and now I work at Microsoft. On the weekends I love going out to brunch, getting coffee, or trying something new.
I’m really good at
Singing, solving problems, and having good clean fun. I'm always learning new things and reading something interesting.
The first things people usually notice about me
My cheerful demeanor. I like to brighten people's moods.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
How to Be a Gentleman, by John Bridges - one that every man should have on his bookshelf
The Imagineering Way, by the Disney Imagineers - a book about how the creators of Walt Disney World go about making things. How they brainstorm, plan, and build new and exciting things.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - A classic.
Arrested Development, Community, 30 Rock
I'll try anything once. I really like Sushi, Italian, and Coffee.
I like a wide range of styles. I enjoy everything from classical to classic rock. I really appreciate excellence. I can enjoy any style if the performer and composer have made something really fantastic.
Six things I could never do without
1) Great music
2) The Muppets
3) Coffee
4) My family
5) Something good to read
6) My Boston College Eagles!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make things work - I'm a "make it happen" kind of guy. If I hear a cool idea I like to plan out how to execute.
Business - I have developed a passion for long-term value investing, and I love analyzing companies and trying to understand what is a good bargain. Two of my heroes are Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett - men who were excellent investors, but did not just use their talent to swindle their partners. They worked hard to help make other people successful, and now both have decided to use their talent and resources to do incredible charitable work. I have a lot of respect for that, and I'd like to follow their example. My goal is to help manage money to help people save for college and retirement comfortably.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm always doing something - but rarely the same thing twice. I love karaoke!
You should message me if
You're a smart, driven woman who is looking for someone a little more old-fashioned and traditional.
The two of us