I like stuff.
I like to write when inspired.
I like to discover new things.
I like to share my discoveries with others.
I like the joy I see in someone’s face when they have experienced the delight I have come to know.
I like wine, beer, food and the challenge of pairing them.
I like travel and variety, exploring. Napa, Tahiti, Vegas, Portland, Spain, (insert new destination here).
I like spending time with Nina, she is the best.
I like collecting and organizing (that’s the geek in me).
I like the media, radio, TV, film (that’s what my Dad left me).
I like the Opie & Anthony Radio program
I like to talk, I like to listen, but I prefer the talking part.
I like to counsel, I like to advise, I like to share my experiences, my mistakes in hopes that others will not repeat them.
I like to take care of people (This is from Mom)
I like to play a part. I like to play a role. I like to take the lead at times.
I like comedy when it’s funny and I fancy myself a funny person.
I like my personality, my sense of humor, my charm and I hope others are not just playing along when they seem to like it too.
I like games but I don’t like the time they take away from me; does this mean I don’t like games?
I like the people around me and I like the fact that there are times that when I am in a group of people that may not be good for me that I have the wisdom to recognize it and change course.
I like the idea of living in a small town but need a big city from time to time.
I like to matter. I like to make a difference. I like to get credit for my successes.
I like to brew beer. I like when someone likes what I have brewed.
I like to review. I like to share my opinion and I believe my opinion is valuable and others consider it.
I like to demystify things. I like to make plain those topics that due to their complexity scare people.
I like it when I provide a wine recommendation and it results in someone reaching beyond their comfort zone and opens their eyes to possibilities.
I like the day I discovered Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich DIPA.
I like the day I introduced my brother to Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich DIPA.
I like the three months I spent in Napa studying wine at the CIA, dreaming about the future making good friends, living what became WINE LIFE.
I like Oregon. I like my family in Oregon. I like spending time in Oregon, but I like California too.
I like Oregon beer. I like the idea of distributing Oregon beer down to Southern California and I hope one day to know the steps to take to make this happen.
I like money, not in terms of hoarding but in terms of what it can get me.
I like gambling but not to the point it gets boring, and it does.
I like road trips (like Huell Howser did) but I don’t like commuting.
I like the idea of reading this list of likes in an Andy Rooney voice.
I like the NFL and the Raiders and even though I may complain about those who judge me for being a member of the RaiderNation I love the controversy.
I like staying up late when I am busy doing things but I like getting enough sleep.
I like the fact that this list is only a partial list of my likes and I could go on forever...