I hail from Chester, NJ a far reaching suburb of New York City, am half Korean, and am an alum of Delbarton School (my high school) in Morristown, NJ. Actually if you think about it New Jersey is just two suburbs put together. Northern Jersey is a suburb of New York City and Southern Jersey is a suburb of Philadelphia. Anyways, sports is my passion. The Giants in football, Yankees in baseball, Nets in basketball, and Rangers in Hockey. Politics, movies, and television come second. Going along with my interests, I would like to go into politics, which is why I am majoring in Policy Analysis and Management (PAM). Anchoring SPORTSCENTER on ESPN would be my childhood fantasy. But back to reality, the PAM major is in the College of Human Ecology and if you want any more information on this school I am your go-to guy.
After a very exciting first semester of freshman year, I decided to become more involved and expand my horizons beyond my friends in my residence hall. I promptly applied to be a tour guide and was graciously accepted into their very friendly community (I think only because my last name was Payne and it was a hit with the hiring committee). I play intramural football, soccer, and softball at Cornell and am part of the speech team. All of these extracurriculars just add to this awesome experience of being a Cornellian far above Cayuga’s waters.
As for my blog, it is a “no spin zone” similar to Bill O’Reilly’s O’Reilly Factor, however, don’t worry if you disagree with my facts/opinions, you won’t have to drink Cool Aid. In fact O’ Reilly should go take a swim in some ice cold Tropical Breeze Cool Aid. I’m sure Keith Olbermann would love that. Maybe he’ll read this and it’ll make a cameo on his show, Countdown. Preferably, I’d like to think of myself and my beginner’s level blog as a model after Anderson Cooper and his show 360. Sorry, I’m rambling (told you tv was my second favorite interest). You are more than welcome to write your thoughts and opinions on my blog and I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion.