Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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 demonstrated by podcasts
like "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" and Adult Swim (although I'm not crazy
about the "Hieronymous Bosch fever dream" direction in which
What I’m doing with my life
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I quit my corporate job in the financial sector last March. 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.
Last summer I volunteered at an organic garden that grew food for
local food shelves. That was great, and I worked with some cool
folks. I'd like to get into organic farming, but those jobs tend to
be in the country, and I've always preferred city living.
Now, when it snows, I work as a "snow removal contractor" for a few
seniors in Nordeast. My first paycheck was the smallest I've ever
received, but it made me feel the best. I'm also volunteering with
the Land Stewardship Project. The rest of my time is spent
wandering the streets of Uptown, working out at LA Fitness and
blogging at Bob's Java Hut or Caffetto.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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
The first things people usually notice about me
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is my Quietude, although I quickly come out of my shell for the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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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
Music: Flaming Lips, Sly & the Family Stone, Bob Dylan, Wu-Tang
TV: Mad Men, Seth MacFarlane's oeuvre, Downton Abbey
Food: Thai, American, organic
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
6. Puppy-kitten hybrids
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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 been told I have a lovely singing voice ;^)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've lived with my parents since '09. It was supposed to be
short-term, as these things usually are, but that scenario vanished
long ago. After a rough patch, I feel like I've finally grown up,
no longer blaming my parents for my struggles and developing
gratitude for them.
You should message me if
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you are smart, funny, sweet, genuine and kind.
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