I hate trying to describe myself in a few short-winded paragraphs. It's not easy but I'm going to do my best.
I love life and my biggest passion is travel but at the same time I'm very work oriented and enjoy my job and the place I've gotten to in my career. I'd describe my life as a constant contraction between those two things...between being a little bit of a workaholic and wanting to just run away and see the world. One of my biggest goals is to always balance those two passions. I believe very strong that life is nothing without adventure and getting out and seeing the world as others see it.
I love sports. My dad told me when I was young that the secret to happiness is to find something you love and then to find a way to get paid for it. I've been blessed with that opportunity and have been in the sports media world for going on 7 years. I'm not sure I see myself doing what I do forever...my ultimate goal is to work for myself in some way. But I can honestly say that if I have to work for someone else, then there's nothing else I'd rather be doing. I'm a die hard, true blue, no apologies Jets, Lakers and Yankees fan. So if you’re freaked out by a girl who yells at the TV during games (especially football) I might not be your cup of tea.
More than anything though, I love to laugh – whether at myself or others. I live by the philosophy that, if you can laugh at yourself then you have the right to laugh at others...as long as they don't hurt themselves...too badly. Don't get me wrong, I can be serious when needed. But life is way too short to take yourself too seriously all the time. I'm looking for someone whose not afraid to be a little goofy, laugh at himself (or at me) and just enjoy life.
I've been accused at times of being a little quirky. I'm not exaggerating when I say I have an unnatural fear of lint, the Grinch, the circus and anything with 8 legs. My biggest pet peeves are people who double park, celebrities who go by just their first names and purple lettuce. I'm also easily amused and more than a little sarcastic.
I guess my biggest desire in a partner is balance. A balance of laughter and seriousness when needed, a balance of friendship and passion. A balance of someone who can push me when I need to be pushed or pull me back when they realize that I don't need to push myself anymore. Someone who can call me on my crap and can handle it when I do the same for him. Most of all, I want the person I'm with to be my best friend, partner in crime and someone who truly wants to explore life, in every way possible.