I’m a huge fan of Esquire‘s What I’ve Learned. But nobody from the magazine is knocking down my door to feature my thoughts and so I’ll do it right here using its format.
→ It always surprises people who know me that I make my bed every day.
→ When I first started in the hospitality industry, my friends made bets on how long I would last. It’s been almost 20 years now. So no one collected on that one.
→ Hipsters don’t think I’m hip enough. Everyone else thinks I’m a hipster. That’s one of my favorite things about me.
→ I’m one of six. Growing up in a large family taught me to have a strong voice but also open ears.
→ Often times I feel like everyone I introduce to my parents would rather hang out with them than me. For some reason, that flatters me.
→ I’ve watched every episode of How I Met Your Mother and I don’t care what you have to say about it.
→ I don’t subscribe to religions but I do appreciate the entertaining stories they provide.
→ There’s no bad time in my life that music hasn’t made a little easier.
→ Ever since my best friend Harvey died, it doesn’t matter how many people I surround myself with. I always feel lonesome.
→ No matter what time of year, I drive with the windows down and the music up loud. Unless passengers start complaining.
→ I’ve seen exactly one horror movie in the past 20 years. I simply can’t watch them.
→ I’m part owner of a golf club but I’ve never played even nine holes of golf. My buddies find this endlessly amusing.
→ In terms of sports, I concentrate on hockey first, baseball second, and football only because I’m in a fantasy league with college buddies.
→ There was once a time when I had no interest in starting a family of my own. Nowadays I think about it a lot.
(to be continued)