Half_Windsor
38 Saint Paul, MN
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My self-summary
In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I don't live in St. Paul. I live in New Brighton (a suburb). OkCupid's zipcode interpreter spits out St. Paul, and I can't change it. I'd much rather be back in Mpls. (I lived in Uptown for 6 years.)

I'm a comedy nerd and nerd-in-general (though I prefer the term "intellectual") who's also a sports fan. AND I love theater, esp. MUSICAL theater. Politically, I'm far to the Left. I watch "Democracy Now!" daily. So deal with THAT, Society!

I dig stand-up (esp. Patton Oswalt, Mike Birbiglia, Eugene Mirman and the like) and alternative comedy, as exemplified by podcasts like "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" and Adult Swim (although I'm not crazy about the "Hieronymous Bosch fever dream" direction in which they're going).
What I’m doing with my life
I quit my corporate job in the financial sector in March of 2014. It was getting quite stressful and my contempt for capitalism (esp. finance) finally wore down what little motivation I had left. I was also unable to find a non-profit gig. Luckily, I've saved up a tidy sum, so I have a couple years to chart a new course.

I was shoveling snow and mowing the lawns of seniors, but back pain forced me to stop. I had to lift the mower in and out of my trunk.

Now I'm volunteering with some non-profits and still looking for a job in that sector.
I’m really good at
Comedy, in my humble opinion. I think writing is my calling, but writing jobs are hard to come by. I wrote and performed a (hopefully) humorous, autobiographical one-man show in the 2013 MN Fringe Festival. It's my 4th Fringe as a writer, director and/or performer. My first was in '04 as a member of the sketch comedy troupe "The Half Windsors" (hence the handle). None of the shows made a big splash, but it was a ton o' fun collaborating with really cool, talented actors and comedians. I've also dabbled in stand-up.
The first things people usually notice about me
are a mystery to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: almost any history book, Fever Pitch, Wicked

Movies: Trainspotting, Rushmore, Oklahoma!

(Hint: You can tell how secure I am in my masculinity by my cultural tastes!)

Music: Flaming Lips, Sly & the Family Stone, Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang Clan

TV: Mad Men, Seth MacFarlane's oeuvre, Downton Abbey

Food: Thai, American, organic
The six things I could never do without
1. Love
2. Happiness
3. Joy
4. Puppies
5. Kittens
6. Puppy-kitten hybrids
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future. Like, will apes be our masters? (Extra points if you know the show. If you know the episode, I'm all yours!)
On a typical Friday night I am
generally, at the movies or a play. I usually reserve more active activities for Saturday night, such as patronizing a bar or even singing karaoke. (I've gotten some compliments on my voice :^)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think I've said enough for now. Why spoil the mystery?
You should message me if
you are smart, funny, sweet, genuine and kind.
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