The one thing I am passionate about...
All in no particular order: running in the rain, red sox, cooking, making an idiot of myself to make my friends laugh and strangers as well, my friends and family's happiness, stand up comedy, lacing on my black pumas and moving to the beats (I took ball room dance lessons for 2 years growing up, it sucked than, but it sort of stuck with me....thanks Mom), sweet potato home fries on a Sunday morning while watching sports center, spontaneous adventures, weekends and no fly days, my job.
I typically spend my leisure time
Working out, cooking, laughing with friends. I hate working out but I do it everyday because I love the feeling of accomplishment I have when I finish: I'm somewhat addicted to endorphins. Cooking is a passion of my grandmother and father that I inherited. It's a huge stress relief for me, just like working out. Hanging with friends keeps you grounded and helps remind you of what's really important in life. Besides, a bad story is best told over a cold beer. Ill also go clubbing (love to tear up the dance floor), boating (roommate has an awesome boat), beach, pick up sports, golf, fishing, and of course BJs or Sams Club for free samples.
The most influential person in my life has been
Trust. I have to be able to trust you when I go on deployment for 7 months at a time. Also reminding me that I am a big deal would be cool too, immediately followed by a slap in the back of the head to keep me grounded would be even cooler.
The first thing people notice about me
Most people get stuck on my appearance, but if you make it past that (and my sarcasm) definitely, my sense of humor. If your not laughing within 30 seconds of meeting me, your sense of humor is poopy. (or, I'm having an off day, but most likely your sense of humor is poopy.)
The last book I read and enjoyed
Just finished it; The Gamble by Thomas Ricks. It's about Iraq 2005-2008 and the surge. I'm in the military, what do you want from me. Sorry it wasn't a romance novel with the I can't believe it's not butter guy on the front. I'm currently reading the old testament cover to cover. When I'm done Ill start the new testament. I've never actually read the whole bible before and since a majority of the world bases their decisions on what it says in those books, I figure I should at least understand their point of view.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My friends and family and all their support.
- My lot in life. (pretty much a sumation of everything I have and everything I've been able to accomplish)
- Red sox world series championship in my lifetime. I cried. Real fans can admit it.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My ankles. I think I have pretty ankles to complement my calfs. Who knows? Probably my compassion for others. It's not like I can introduce myself and say "hey by the way I'm compassionate." It would make for an awkward first conversation.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Intelligent, Loyal, Physically Fit
A little more about me
I'm a white Jewish boy from Boston, who joined the military, and moved 6 times in 3 years throughout the bible belt. Wouldn't change any of it. You only learn who you are by moving past your safe zone. I have an older sister who I still punch in the arm every time I see her (makes up for when i was 4 and she threw me down the stairs in a baby stroller). I hate underachievers, wasted talent, and laziness. I dance in front of the mirror after the shower. I have a duck paper holder which makes me laugh every time I look at it. I think country music is lame, and I could listen to the intro of Snow by the RHCP all day, every day.
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
History, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
the places in between, deliverance, 1776
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Track and Field
Movies I like to Watch
Educational, Entertainment News
TV I like to Watch