John David

John David - HeadshotHello. I’m John David and at 25, I’m the senior citizen of this group. Having already graduated from The University of Virginia following a brief stint at Rollins College, I now live, work and tolerate the congressional interns who think they’re doing God’s work in Washington, DC. Now if you’re asking yourself how I ended up on here, you aren’t alone. So I have actually followed @ProperKidProbs on Twitter since June 1st, 2012 when I emailed my best friend a tweet of Dean’s with the a note that said I could see myself being friends with him. And then by utter chance, Dean reached out to me earlier this year to see if he could profile me. Out of that has grown this really cool friendship. Now why do I think Dean asked me to be a contributor? Honestly, I think it’s because we bonded over our mutual eccentricities and a shared disdain toward our generation.


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Virginia Beach, VA



Dessert (#SeparateStomachForDessert), Palm Beach, Stubbs, & Hermès ties.



Summer Heat, Sperry’s, & Plebeians.


Cocktail Choice

Dark & Stomy


My Awkward Period

1989-Present Day



Russian & Ukrainian, so basically just Russian


Fun Facts

70% of my clothes are some version of blue.

I petitioned my headmaster for my school to have uniforms because the dress code wasn’t strict enough.

I took up baking because I really wanted Barefoot Contessa Chocolate Chunk Cookies one night and my mom said she didn’t bake.


Internet Crush



Worst College Experience

Having to say “You kids keep me young” to the couple hooking up in the shower next to mine first semester at Rollins.


Best Blog Post




Lacking any semblance of a filter, easting entire cartons of ice cream in one sitting, & sometimes paying retail.


Favorite Books

The Imperfectionists: A Novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Hotel Pastis, & Party of the Century



English, French, Enough Italian to order dinner, & a little Yiddish because someone has to keep the #Tradition alive.


Binge Worthy TV Shows

House of Cards, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, The Goldbergs, Entourage



Travel, Baking, Writing, Throwing Shade


Currently In Love With…

Graeter’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


Places I Hope to Instagram

The Great Wall of China, Cuba, Santorini