The one thing I am passionate about...
I am very passionate about my job. It is a very serious profession and I take it very seriously. It is an ever changing field and requires dedication just to keep pace as it evolves. People depend on me and I feel I owe it to them to be the best that I can possibly be. That being said, when it is time to relax I also take that very seriously.
I typically spend my leisure time
My job does allow for a bit more leisure time than most would assume. I love to travel and there are a lot of places I need to see before I die, but on a typical weekend you will find me playing tennis or running along the lake by day and hanging out with friends, having a few drinks and some good food by night. What I love about Chicago is that you discover new places just about everyday.
The most influential person in my life has been
I know that everyone says this, but for me it is definitely a good sense of humor. We have to be able to see the humor in life and in ourselves and be able to laugh with each other. There is nothing more attractive to me (or contagious) than a good laugh.
The first thing people notice about me
I had to ask other people the answer to this question and they all agreed it was my voice. They describe it as calm and soothing (and they also say kind of deep). When I hear my voice on a recording it sounds pretty funny to me, but I guess everyone thinks that.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read was "The Wild Trees" by Richard Preston. It is a nonfiction book about the giant redwood trees in the western United States. I saw an interview with the author on "The Daily Show" and bought the book the next day. The redwoods always interested me just because they are so huge, but the book obviously went into more than just their size. The people who study them are a little weird and do some strange things way up yonder (sex, drugs, rock'n'roll, etc.) and while the forest floor may be pretty desolate, the canopy holds so much life and energy. Great book. Hope I don't sound too nerdy.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family
- My friends
- My independence
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I asked others their opinion on this question as well. A couple of things came up. From a non-physical perspective they agreed that it took a while to see the depth of my sense of humor. It is a bit dry, but it was not so obvious how pervasive it is. My opinion is that even the most serious situations require a little levity. Physically speaking, I was told that it took some time to notice my eyes. Maybe it's the glasses. I just thought they were green but I guess some people find them interesting.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Good listener, Intelligent, Sweet
A little more about me
I am a pretty active guy. I do love to run (and I would love to run the marathon some day) and since moving to Chicago I was turned onto tennis. The courts are always busy and I think the sport has lost a lot of its pretentious reputation. It is a great workout.I have also come to really appreciate wine (before I ever saw "Sideways"). During a trip to Northern California we checked out some wineries in Napa and I became an addict. I don't have to go to meetings or anything but I really enjoy collecting and drinking wine. A great bottle is a unique experience that you'll never be able to duplicate but you never forget.