I moved to Chicago in 2000 because it seemed like a good idea at the time. I love Whose Line is it Anyway? and watch ABC’s World News every night. In my wallet I carry an e-mail my mom wrote while I was exploring Egypt with a friend. I make a mean risotto and the best mojitos. Ever. I like my job. No; I love my job. I love my family, friends and sleeping in late. I have met with leaders of foreign countries, but I’m most comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt sharing a bucket of beer with friends. I have no idea what a pumpkin spice latte is. Travel and photography are my two most passionate hobbies, but I could probably put “spoiling my dog” on that list as well. Only after I’ve consumed enough alcohol can I shake it like a Polaroid picture. Autumn is my favorite season. The internet is my vice and selfish people annoy me. I don’t read many books, although I wish I did. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy silence but music is a key part of my life. I wish I still played the drums although my hearing is shot. I feel our time is short on earth. I like being there for my friends and sometimes I just like being. I enjoy stuffing the juke box with money and putting the bar in a better mood. I don’t care for the Beatles, but I appreciate their contribution to music; and the world. I like learning new things. I really like experiencing new things.