CDBales
35 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
"I'm just, you know... I'm just the guy who does the thing." If you know who said that, that's big points in my book!

I used to write romantic comedy films but now I write edgy television. No big deal, but I'm pretty sure they call that "range." :)
What I’m doing with my life
I would describe this part of my life as my LA adventure!

I went to NYU film school and made New York my home for 14 years. Let's put that into perspective: when I moved to NY Bill Clinton was president and The Real Slim Shady hadn't come out yet. We still used land lines and were on AOL Instant Messenger telling our friends about the music we downloaded from this awesome new site called Napster. It was a long time ago.

But I am embracing the LA thing. I'm not the New York guy who complains about the pizza. I just don't eat it.*

*Update: disregard the above. Sometimes you just crave pizza.
I’m really good at
Internet dating profiles! Okay, not really...

I am good at making people laugh, but I've also added "good listener" and "emotionally available" to my repertoire.

I'm pretty, pretty good at bar trivia. I haven't found a night out here yet but I'd like to. One of my specialties is Who Framed Roger Rabbit? You'd be surprised how often it comes up!
The first things people usually notice about me
Upon meeting me people always tell me I look like Paul Rudd. He's cute, right? Remember Clueless? You loved him in that!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Now we're talking! My Top 5 favorite films are:

1) Annie Hall
2) The Godfather
3) Duck Soup
4) Dr. Strangelove
5) Ferris Bueller's Day Off

I tell people my favorite book is Catch-22, but really it's still my favorite book from childhood, which is Maniac Magee.

My favorite television program of all time is The West Wing. I desperately wanted Bartlet4America to be my username, but it was taken! I was devastated...

I enjoy a lot of different types of music, but my favorite band is hands down The Magnetic Fields.

I also enjoy many different types of food, but I particularly like French cuisine. Also, for me, a burrito is just a hot sauce and sour cream delivery system.
The six things I could never do without
Movies. The once (and future?) king.

Writing. I write seven days a week. When I finish a script I usually take a couple days off, but any more than that and I get antsy.

I really enjoy French food, but I would be chagrined if I learned I could never have BBQ ribs again.

Rogaine. "It's preventative!"

This used to say The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. *bows head sadly* Trevor Noah is all right, but I don't watch him religiously. I guess loss is a part of life..:

Bourbon and beer are a tie. Not cigarettes, because I quit smoking. WHAT? I know! Thank you, thank you!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why is Norm Macdonald playing Colonel Sanders in those KFC adds? No. Seriously. Why is that happening?
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying whatever IPA the bar has.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My friends make fun of me for being very '90s. I wear a watch, I have an AOL account, and I go to Blockbuster.*

*Update: I no longer wear a watch and the last Blockbuster that I know of closed. So it seems I am slowly being dragged, kicking and screaming, toward this century.
You should message me if
You find me as amusing as I find myself.
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