Hey! I'm Jon. You can stop looking now.
Seriously, close those other tabs on firefox. This is the one you want to read.
*Clears throat* So let the story begin. Im from the New York area, and I think growing up here has made me into what I am today. I think fast, live fast, work hard and play harder. I drive 85 on the NJ Turnpike and if youre going slower than that in the left lane, you suck. I actually like museums. Thats a New York thing to say, even if you dont realize it. Because, lets be honest, New York has the best museums in the world. Shut up, Paris. I can't even pronounce Louvre. (Love? Loooove? Lou-Vra?) Although having been on the east coast my whole life, I decided it was time for a change. So I accepted a job working at a hospital in San Diego which starts in June. Moving 3,000 miles and knowing nobody, I figure this is a good opportunity to meet some new people.
I love food. I grew up in a house where food is not thrown out. It means I will finish whats on your plate if you wont. I can say things like cholent and schlep and oy gevolt!. Like all good Bridge and Tunnelers, I not only am proficient with the Hudson and East River crossings, but I know where to find street parking at any time of day too.
I love music. I play guitar (my amp goes to 11). My first concert was Ozzy Osbourne - which is better than your first concert.
One time I was visiting South Africa for an international Astronomy conference. I got there early and explored Cape Town on my own for a few days. I woke up in my hotel, looked out of my window, and saw beautiful Table Mountain! I said to myself, "thats what I'm going to do today." So I put on my Rutgers sweatshirt and called a cab to take me to the base of the mountain. I made the hike up to the summit. I get to the top and some guy comes over to me and says, "Hey, do you go to Rutgers?" To which I responded the affirmative. He then added, "Thats amazing! I'm up here with a group of 60 Rutgers students!"
6,000 miles away, on the top of a mountain, I still cant escape being from Jersey.
As for me now, I just started Residency in Internal Medicine. Its quite the adventure - if you dont know about it, ask me.