1. I'm adopted. I was raised in an Italian Catholic house, but learned only a couple of years ago that my birth parents were Jewish.
2. I was convicted of Grand Theft after I was caught stealing from my job at Universal Studios Florida. The punishment (2 days in jail and 3 months on house arrest) actually was light considering the thousands I stole. But I did learn my lesson and I've walked an honest path ever since.
3. My wife is Autistic, which required a major lifestyle change from me if we're to work as a couple. (Like, no alcohol and attending very few social events). But she's Lovely and Amazing and well worth the changes.
4. People find it weird that I made the choice to not lose my virginity until I wanted to. I could've lost it at 15, but seriously... how bad would that have been. (This decision definitely cost me some girlfriends in high school). My first encounter was at 18, and my 2nd time was not until I was 22. I didn't find a partner who I enjoyed being with multiple times until I was 28. (She was 36.) Like I said, it reads as strange but I can think of a few women I'm really glad I didn't sleep with.
5. In high school I would print a weekly 2-page movie review column, with a fresh review, a list of the Top 5 films now playing and a list of films to avoid. It would be available in the School library. When I moved to L.A. I got a side job as a film critic. Subscribers included Development Executives and studio personal. (And a famous Oscar-winning director. I'm not going to say who... but Basil and Adam definitely know his work.) I also co-hosted a local television show entitled "Films in Focus". When I heard about podcasting, I saw it as an opportunity to continue working as a film analyst. Then I discovered a little show called "Filmspotting", and that dream came to an abrupt end.