Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So, where to begin? How about right at the start...
A brief chronological overview of my life up to this point:
1978 - Born in Los Angeles, CA
1979 - Presumably spent most of my time staring at ceiling fans,
1980 - Moved to Denver, CO
1983 - First watched "The Price Is Right;" realized the dire need
to spay and/or neuter anything that moves
1984 - Declared intentions to be either a fireman or fire
1986 - Watched "Top Gun" eleventy-thousand times; wondered why that
whole shirtless volleyball scene went on for so long
1987 - Moved to San Francisco. Made it through no less than four
1989 - Moved back to Denver; wondered why Vanilli couldn't be more
1991 - First experienced the emotional damage inflicted by
"Hypercolor" t-shirts and their exaggerated pit stain
1993 - Realized that my earlier intentions of becoming a fire truck
were more difficult to realize than first thought
1995 - Feared Suge Knight
1996 - Graduated high school. Also ran a 4-minute mile in just over
1997 - Celebrated the triumphant return of the "McRib"
2000 - Struggled mightily to spell the word "millennium"
2001 - Graduated from college (CU Boulder - Go Buffs!). Immediately
realized the gravity of my mistake
2004 - Delivered the worst Tony Danza impression the world has ever
2005 - Once again confused the meanings of immigrant, emigrant and
2008 - Wished that chicken tenders wouldn't take things so
2009 - Once again confused the meanings of imitate, intimidate and
intimate with HILARIOUS results
2010 - Served as a groomsman for no less than 7 weddings in a
single summer. Sweet Mother of God.
2011 - Mistakenly ended a work voicemail with "I love you."
2013 - Attempted to find the hidden underground bunker at DIA.
Concerned that I now know too much.
2014 - Sat transfixed watching Bob Costas' heroic battle with pink
eye unfold during the Winter Olympics
2015 - Wrote fan mail to Ruth Bader Ginsburg - heretofore known as
the "Notorious RBG"
If I could describe my perfect date, she'd be quick to laugh and
able to laugh at herself. She'd enjoy watching "The Big Lebowski,"
wouldn't mind tailgating with me and my group of friends before a
game up in Boulder on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon in autumn,
and would be happy to listen to NPR's "This American Life" on a
road trip to God-knows-where. She'd be kind and friendly. And
maybe, just maybe, she'd be able to teach me the "Thriller" dance
from start to finish.
So, how does that catch you? If it sounds good, I hope that you'd
drop me a line. If not, then go back and read it again!
Here's looking forward to talking with you soon.
What I’m doing with my life
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Happily, I'm a copywriter. That means I get to write and dream up
ads, not questioning the legality of the fine print. While the
hours can be very long and the work itself quite stressful, it
still feels like I'm working in the toy department. Beyond that,
I've written three screenplays, and am hoping to someday produce my
Away from work, I'm busy restoring my 1908 bungalow; saving up for
my next big trip overseas; keeping my bulldog out of trouble; and
finding added reason each day to not take myself so seriously.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being modest and humble. Oh...wait. Crap.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My remarkable ability to stand squarely on my two hind legs. That,
and my ever-changing facial hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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"Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Salinger; "Guns, Germs & Steel" by
Jared Diamond; "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell; and "To Kill A
Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
I suppose it all comes down to John Hughes and the Coen Brothers,
really. If "Ferris Bueller's Day Off;" "O, Brother Where Art
Thou?;" "Raising Arizona;" or my all-time favorite, "The Big
Lebowski," is on TV, it doesn't take much for me to sit down and
re-watch the film all the way through.
Music (in no particular order):
The Drive-By Truckers. AC/DC. Explosions In The Sky. Miles Davis.
Bloc Party. Rilo Kiley. Blur. Bon Iver. Broken Social Scene. Zero
7. Whiskeytown. The Weakerthans. Glossary. Calexico. Chris Thile
and Nickel Creek. D'Angelo. Black Keys. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Stevie
Wonder. Hum. James Brown. Al Green. Tool. Sufjan Stevens. Soulive.
The National. Nada Surf. Mofro. Matt Pond PA. Massive Attack.
Udon noodles from Bones (7th and Grant), pho from Parallel 17 (17th
and Franklin), Z9 rolls at Sushi Zanmai (Spruce and 13th St. in
Boulder) Porterhouse steak from the Chop House (Wynkoop and 19th),
cheeseburger from the Cherry Cricket (2nd and Clayton), and deep
dish pizza from Geno's East (N. Wells in Chicago).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My family
2. My friends
3. My bulldog
4. "Kind Of Blue" by Miles Davis
5. My outdoor grill
6. The memories of long, warm summer nights on my back porch
talking with - or about - any of the above.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
whether or not God has feet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
walking my bulldog around Wash Park, trying out a new restaurant
and then going out for a night cap with some good friends. Not a
bad way to kick off a weekend, if you ask me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The Microsoft Zune, the global economic collapse of 2008 and the
last ring from the Sochi Winter Olympics that failed to open? All
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