I moved to Chicago in 2000 because it seemed like a good idea at the time. I root for the Chicago Blackhawks but have family who played for the Red Wings. I love How I Met Your Mother 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 lasagna 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 while drinking beer with my friends. I have no idea what a grande mocha frappuccino is. International travel is my favorite hobby, along with photography and lounging on my couch. Only after I’ve consumed enough alcohol, can I shake it like a Polaroid picture. My wife wishes we danced more. I love my wife; she is my best friend and my favorite travel buddy. 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. 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 dollars 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.