When I am not working I look forward to my workouts. Getting older doesn't mean I have to be out of shape.
There is something about working out with weights that relaxes me. I confess a little pre- workout caffeine is also helpful.
I am also a movie buff, not that I am always going to movies , but I enjoy a good movie with a good story, great actin. No so much for action or scary, and although I enjoy comedies a great drama is my favorite. Probably not PC to say this as a guy but if a movie makes me cry, that's a great evening. This week I saw a movie called Gravity in 3D. Fabulous! But has to be seen on a big screen in 3D to get the full effect.
I also love Broadway musical theater. Les MIserables, Cats, Miss Saigon, The Lion King are some of my favorites.
I enjoy reading, having a beautiful home , and nice clothes. I am fortunate to live on the water so I get to watch the seagulls and pelicans put on their show every morning while I am getting ready for work.
If you ask me what I am most passionate about it would be this : I do not feel the schools prepare young people for life.
While it is good to be exposed to the various academic subjects we all learn , most of that material is quickly forgotten after the final exam. In my view there are three areas that people in our culture need to have a good grasp on and the earlier the better. These are 1) dating mating and relationships 2) career choice 3) personal finance. I authored a book about this.
My father was a major influence in my life. He taught me integrity and how to work hard. He also taught me the consequences of not taking care of oneself and being happy. He died way too early.
Other influences have been Dr. David Viscott who taught me about communicating honestly to oneself and others, Dennis Prager who exemplifies clarity and goodness, and I think Bill O'Reilly makes a lot of sense so I guess I'm a conservative.
I love quotes. Here are some quotes that I like and that help me get through this thing we call life:
"There is no such thing as shoulda coulda woulda ... If you shoulda and you coulda, you woulda."
- Pat Riley , former Lakers coach
"Life is lived forward and understood backward."
- Soren Kierkegaard
" Failure is the best teacher"
(I just wish it didn't hurt quite so much)
Drinks or coffee is probably best for an online first meeting.
Then if we hit it off ... then , of course, we fly to Paris.