I was born and raised in Chicago. I've lived in Paris, NYC and LA, but but always come home and outside of some long projects abroad and around the country would love to stay here. I've got a couple of degrees (most from Northwestern and my JD from Loyola). I have two French Bull dogs who act as surrogate kids for me (Yes, they have Xmas stockings). It's very important to me that whoever I'm with likes animals. I think dogs are a constant reminder of what unconditional love is and that it's a magnificent thing to have in our lives.
As for my personality: I like to think I'm witty, smart, logical, creative and an all around "nice guy"(Who doesn't, right?). I'm super competitive and can be stubborn at times. I'm a far better human being after 10AM and a large espresso. I'm sentimental.
I love to shock people and tend not to give a f#ck about being politically correct. I'm a liberal EX-Republican (#NeverTrump) To quote Henry Drummond: " I don't swear just for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. I think we should use all the words we've got. Besides, there are damn few words that anybody understands. " Oh, and I quote a lot. I believe in the power of words and feel if someone has said it perfectly, why mess with it.
I would love to meet that someone special. You know: when it just clicks. A person who makes you smile when you're at your worst and who makes "good times" seem like "great times".
Movie: My Favorite Year, Living in Oblivion, Any of the Lord of the Rings, When Harry Met Sally, Witness For the Prosecution & almost any by Woody Allen (later stuff) or Hitchcock.
Shows: Into The Woods, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Camelot, Any Shakespeare, Beckett, Albee and T. Williams (if I feel like drinking)
Music: Blues, Industrial & "a bit of the old Ludwig Van" (points if you know the movie!). Got to throw Van Morrison, James Taylor and Patricia Barber in here.
Food: Korean BBQ, Steak, Sushi
2. My Dogs (I have 2 Frenchies: Fred & Lizzy)
4. A creative outlet
5 & 6. Maslow's first 2 tiers
I do prefer to actually talk in person or on the phone to see if we get a long - so please no permanent internet pen-pals.