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My self-summary
I'm a native Midwesterner that has moved around a lot, having lived in Missouri (toddler), Ohio (elementary/middle), Minnesota (middle/high school), Iowa (college) and now Illinois ("adult"). I double majored in economics and English in college, with a minor in German studies. I love sports (which is convenient, because they're my job) and played four years of Division III football, finishing pain and injury free. I decided at age 10 I wanted to live in Lakeview, and the dream has come true!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the golf coordinator for a sports information provider. It's a great place for me to work.

Writing is my passion and my dream is to become a recognized novelist. I view it as a second job and I've already proven that I'll be the toughest boss I ever have. My second book is finished; trying to attract an agent. And, mainly in the spring, I volunteer at FIRST Robotics competitions as a play-by-play announcer.
I’m really good at
I have a crazy-good memory that's kind of a blessing and a curse. Partly because of that, I'm really good at standardized tests and interviews (and game shows).

I can also fall asleep absolutely anywhere in any situation, if that's something to be proud of. For example, I've slept during airplane landings, while at the orthodontist's having braces put on and while stuffed inside a wardrobe waiting to spring a prank.
The first things people usually notice about me
Apparently that, wherever I am, I look like I belong there. I've been mistaken for an employee of Sears, Barnes & Noble and Goodwill. And assumed to be a resident of London three times in one day.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I'll read just about anything, but my favorite author is Robert Ludlum, who wrote the "Bourne" books. His best is "The Matarese Circle". Also a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens.

Movies - I love clever writing and movies where the actors are clearly having fun. My favorite, bar none, is "Hot Fuzz". I hold the odd distinction of hating "The Force Awakens" and enjoying "Batman v Superman".

Shows - Really don't watch much TV, but like revisiting favorites like "Seinfeld", "Frasier" and a British show called "Father Ted".

Music- Almost anything. I gravitate more toward singers than bands, and some of my favorites are Sting, Robbie Williams, John Legend and Anthony Hamilton. If I had to pick two favorite genres, they'd be old-school R&B and house. Warning: I don't like country.

Food - Italian, nothing better!
The six things I could never do without
Other than the obvious food, shelter and sleep, I'd have to say: a car, a good pair of sneakers, music, a shower, the ability to go outside and one person I can call and tell anything.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm always thinking about the big picture, where I'm headed work-wise, what truly makes me happy, etc. Also, what I can do to leave the best impact on the world that I possibly can. Basically, what am I doing here?

Less seriously - What's so hard about saying "couldn't care less" properly? And why couldn't there have been more James Bond movies starring Timothy Dalton?
On a typical Friday night I am
It can really vary. The most likely scenarios are out at a movie or a bar, exploring in the city, doing some self-guided research or just chilling out and reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well, more like "formerly private" now. I was (very briefly) a dating game contestant on The Steve Harvey Show. Ever seen the "Seinfeld" where Jerry has to wear the puffy shirt? It was a little like that.
You should message me if
I pique your interest and you'd like to know me better. The worst that can happen is I won't message back. But if you've got a sharp sense of humor, an active sense of adventure, an appreciation for lively conversation and a positive will very much pique my interest.