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My self-summary
As a kid, I always loved activities that involved making predictions. That left me with the perfect dream job—weatherman. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t pursue that career, though. I don't think I would have liked having everyone hate me.

What do you get when you combine a type-A personality with a love of travel, learning, and baseball? Answer: Someone who's been to a game at 39 Major League ballparks. Over the course of those trips, I was able to visit some really cool cities—Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco—and some not-so-cool cities—Atlanta, Cincinnati, Tampa. (No offense if you're from one of those places. Well, sorta...)

I'm pretty sure I have an unhealthy obsession with the show House Hunters. Seriously, there's no better way to end the day than hearing newlyweds wonder whether their L-shaped couch will fit in their potential new home. #firstworldproblems

So why am I on here? Because my hometown in North Jersey is a dry town—it has no bars—so there was nowhere to meet people. While having nowhere to meet people may have been a bad thing, at least it kept out those tacky chain restaurants and grew my appreciation of BYOBs.

In all seriousness, I'm on here because of the inspiration of my friends who told me that I need to put myself out there. After college in DC (go Hoyas!), law school in Boston (go Eagles!), and a year clerking back home in Jersey, I'm starting the next phase of my life in NYC. I've got a great job, great friends, and a great family. I'm just looking for that special person with whom to share all of life's joys...and dinner.
What I’m doing with my life
Pretending to be (a friendlier version of) Harvey Specter at a Midtown law firm.

Serving as a reader at my friends' weddings. I'm flattered that they'd ask me to play a part in their weddings, but isn't it ironic that a person who is on okcupid is the person they'd ask to speak about love? "Love is kind, love is gentle..."
I’m really good at
Umpiring. I've been umpiring Little League games since high school. Calling balls and strikes is the easy part. Standing up to angry parents is the fun part.

I'd like to think I have a really good sense of direction, but my parents never let me live down the time I got us lost in Chicago...or…Kentucky…or…New Hampshire…or...when I got lost taking the subway to Brooklyn. That was the worst one.
The first things people usually notice about me
My positive outlook. You'll never hear me complain...except at my annual Festivus party. During the airing of grievances, I let people know what's bothered me over the past year.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Social Animal, Baseball as a Road to God
David Brooks is my hero.

Shows: Jeopardy, Seinfeld, West Wing, House Hunters, Sopranos
I just finished watching Sopranos. I'm pretty sure my NJ citizenship would be revoked if I never got around to watching it.

Music: Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen
Only the good die young.

Sports teams: Mets, Jets, Georgetown basketball. None of those teams has won a championship in my lifetime. Clearly I'm good at making life choices.
Six things I could never do without
-Long, scenic runs while listening to a good podcast (RIP-The Right Reasons). I got spoiled running along the National Mall in DC and up Heartbreak Hill in Boston (well, technically Newton). I think a half-marathon is in my future.

-Reading (and laughing at) the NY Times wedding announcements. Who knew there are so many Mayflower descendants getting married (sometimes to each other) in New York?

-Screaming out answers during Jeopardy! It's vindication for being a nerd.

-Following politics. I can't be the only one who's excited for the 2016 primaries, right?

-Good grammar/style guides. After doing way too much editing the past two years for law review and work, my goal is to master the CMS hyphen rules.

-A blog I regularly read on the aesthetics of sports. Jerry Seinfeld says sports are all about rooting for laundry. Shouldn't we just admit that?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-How I can do my part to make our world a more just and gentle place.

-Why people put so much faith in hourly weather forecasts (Maybe I should have become a meteorologist!).
On a typical Friday night I am
Heading down to my parents' beach house in Point Pleasant (they bought it last year). Weekends down the shore are the best.
You should message me if
-As a kid, you wanted to be a contestant on Legends of the Hidden Temple.

-You can match wits with Lorelai Gilmore.
The two of us