Hmmmmm . . . who am I? I am a Jew (100%) named Nick, which right off the bat makes me weird. Thanks Mom and Dad!!! :P Let's see -- I grew up in Northeast Philly, which sometimes can rear its ugly head in my mannerisms and style of speech. But don't worry, I like laughing, enjoy hanging with friends and family and love both getting dressed up to hit the town or staying in and cuddling up!!! (That was me poking fun at the generic profile essay -- I apologize in advance, I don't think I'm better than anyone, just making an observation). On a serious note, my background and career focus on national security issues, foreign policy as it applies to the Muslim world, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Basically, lighthearted and fun stuff... :P I am a big fan of emoticons, be warned! I have two cats, so I am bordering on being that strange old cat lady but with the twist that I look somewhat like a bouncer :) I wasn't kidding about the emoticons, they really end a sentence with feeling, don't you think? Not to end on a negative note, but Jdate is the bane of my existence, please help me get off of here. Thanks.