Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A life without passion
is a life wasted.
Pure joy for me is sitting at the piano
, surrounded by friends, just playing
and singing anything. If I know it, I'll play it. If I've heard it,
I'll do my best to fake my way through it so that the person who
requested it gets their moment. Extra points if someone names a 90s
cartoon theme song; I'll get even happier. (Duck Tales,
My conversations with friends regularly wander. It's not uncommon
for me to have a couple of "how did we get here?" moments. My train
of thought may change course occasionally, but it never derails.
Besides, who doesn't love a good Seinfeld or Simpsons quote
sprinkled into one's otherwise intelligent conversation?
I'm extremely loyal
to my friends.
Exercising one's brain is just as important as exercising one's
body. I do both often.
Kermit the Frog finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
and it's about time! As a piano player, I'm waiting for Rowlf to
get the honor.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
When I was in college, my parents and I both thought I was destined
to be a math teacher. Then, right before I graduated, life threw me
an insane curveball, and landed me squarely in the arts.
I spent 10 years as a professional writer and musician: I wrote
songs and shows, worked with children and adults, and put up
countless shows. As a late-blooming lyricist, I discovered a love
of words and wordplay that still burns brightly. I had many friends
who said I should move to NY to pursue writing for theater, but a
couple years ago, I realized that, as much as I loved writing, I
loved educating more.
So, this past August, I started a new life chapter: a new job as a
performing arts teacher at a private school for dyslexic kids. It's
a big transition, and, like Stella, I'm still trying to get my
groove back. Nonetheless, I count my blessings that I still get to
make my living spreading the love of, and educating through, the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm great to
have around when you want to calculate tips, and don't feel like
digging out your cell phone for a calculator
- Gift-giving. I'm a *really* good gift giver
- Working/being with kids.
- Puns. Groans are just as good as laughs.
- Making people smile
- Making up little songs for life's random moments
The first things people usually notice about me
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Deep brown eyes, and how spirited I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Food: I was a very picky eater as a kid, but thanks to good friends
and some healthy pushing, I can eat anywhere now. Spicy food is not
my friend -- I tried it twice with past roommates, and my mouth
hated me for a week afterwards both times.
I tend towards non-fiction, but I'm trying to match every
non-fiction book I read with a fiction. Books I've read lately:
Creativity, Inc., Wicked, The Mind's Eye (loves me some Oliver
Sacks), Street Bang: A History of Sesame Street, Thinking, Fast and
Music: The last eight artists to play on my iTunes: Paris Combo,
the Muppets, Great Big Sea, They Might Be Giants, Sergio Mendes,
Three Dog Night, Dave Brubeck, Moxy Fruvous.
Every time I go to the library, I pick two random CDs from the
music section, bring them home and rip them to my computer, so I
always have something new to listen to.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1.) A piano
- not a
keyboard, but a real, wood and steel piano.
2.) A game - the kind where a bunch of people can sit in a circle
on the floor, and have ridiculous fun.
3.) Believing in magic - not Harry Potter magic, but "holy crap the
world is amazing and I can't entirely explain why, but still WOW!"
4.) Peanut butter.
5.) The ability to laugh at the world when it deserves to be
6.) The ability to question the world when it deserves to be
7.) Breaking the rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why the word "abbreviation" so long? Why isn't the word "phonetic"
spelled the way it sounds? Man, I love how many idiosyncrasies our
language has. I need some new music to listen to... wow, none of
these kids have any idea what a modem is. Eventually, they'll
probably be saying the same thing about tablets and
(More recently) Uy, how do people do this 9-5 thing?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Improvising with world-class performers at Boston's premiere comedy
theater! I make up all my own music, and every show is different.
Now that I'm a 9-5'er, it keeps the creative side of me fed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My nose is such that I cannot balance a spoon on it. This is one of
my life's great frustrations.
Update! August 2014: I finally did it! Now I need a new
You should message me if
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You love, live, and laugh loud and proud.
You know how to lead *and* follow.
You've ever started up a conversation with a total stranger, and
afterwards, walked away a little happier.
You think this.
is effin' amazing.
makes you laugh. FYI, everything is better with
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