Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm the busiest lay-about I know. I try pretty hard to stay busy
but I work in a very odd industry and have sporadic hobbies. In a
typical month I might work two 90 hours weeks and have two weeks
where I don't have any work at all so planning is one of those
tricky elements in my life, hence why I have rather sporadic and
ever changing hobbies, they have to be worked in around my job.
Hey, that's show business.
I grew up over in the U.K and have lived in a few different places.
This has had a pretty big impact on how I look at things. A
co-worker described me as convoluted but with firm conviction, I
pointed out that those are two mutually exclusive concepts but he
remonstrated and I saw his point. I hold firm convictions but
usually have a varied enough way of explaining said convictions
from multiple angles so as to obviate many potential arguments that
might arise. Not that I'm adverse to partaking in a good political
or philosophical debate.
I try to be out of the house most of the time. Granted, I might
just be having a few beers at the bar down the street or I might be
exploring a forgotten site of urban decay, either way, it's not
going to be dull.
I do my very best to play soccer at least once a week and usually
try and get a pickup game going whenever I can. I'm regularly
disillusioned seeing as when I was a youngster I was a decent
player, now I sort of meander around hoping the ball might
magically find it's way to me. This strategy isn't always a great
I live right down the street from Forest Park so I spend a lot of
time there, more often than not I'll just chill out by the
fountains and read a book or take a stroll. I've been around some
of the supposed 'best parks' in the world, but I really think that
we're extremely lucky to have such a great network of parks here.
Forest Park is hands down one of the best designed and
aesthetically pleasing parks I've ever wandered through.
I'm big on traveling. I just got back from wandering around Italy
and the Balkans. The way I see things, I may not have the nicest
things in the world, but I'd much rather have the best experiences
I can possibly have. I'd rather be an interesting fellow with
plenty of good stories that may have to plead poverty occasionally
than a well off sort that bores everybody half to death describing
the fancy features on whatever new gadget he's showing off.
I go to a lot of live shows, I tend to not go to big shows simply
because I'm usually working on them in one capacity or another so
it's more fun to be paid to watch the show from backstage, I will
however go to a lot of smaller shows in local venues. For my money
that's the best show you're going to see anyway, a bunch of folks
who really want to be there and really want to play instead of some
washed old has-been touring because they can charge $200 a ticket.
What I’m doing with my life
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I do concert lighting and video. Yeah, I'm in show
Where am I going from here? I'd like to continue down the path I'm
on right now career wise. It might not have the prestige value of
being a lawyer or a doctor or something along those lines, but how
many people can honestly say they enjoy going to work every day?
Not many accountants bump in to rock stars at work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Having Fun. But besides that, I've been trying to improve my
cooking, I'm not so great at following a recipe, not necessarily
because it's difficult, but because I like to improvise and I'm not
always the best at planning on my culinary efforts. This has led to
a couple of disasters that required an enormous amount of ketchup
to become edible, but it has also led to some fantastic
I want to try and put one of my ridiculous ideas down as a movie
idea or something along those lines. I don't think my prose leap
off the page and I'm certainly not the most grammatically capable
person I've ever met but sometimes I have amusing observations and
people seem to get a kick out of what I have to say. For quite a
while I wrote for a baseball publication, unfortunately it no
longer exists but my ever continuing efforts to write the mediocre
American novel are bearing fruit.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not particularly quiet. I don't mean to say that I stand around
shooting my mouth off, just that I'm quite opinionated and am more
than happy to have a vociferous exchange of ideas with anybody
willing to stand still for more than two minutes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This is one of those questions that's almost impossible to answer
without falling in to the trap of writing a long list detailing
what you do and don't like. The fact is there are so many literary,
artistic (be it in the form of cinema, music, performance etc) and
culinary creations that I've never been exposed to it's not easy to
just make a blanket statement saying what you do and do not like. I
shall however make an effort.
I'm not really one for 'classic literature'. That being said I am
perfectly capable of sitting down with a real book (by which I mean
something that probably isn't sold at a highway rest stop). I enjoy
Stephen Clarke, Philip Roth, Bill Bryson, Tim Moore and Nick
Hornby. I believe I own almost everything PJ O'Rourke and John
O'Farrrell have ever written.
Rocky has to be my favorite movie of all time but I can watch most
anything and find something to like, obviously any John Carpenter
film. If you're not down to watch Escape From New York or Big
Trouble In Little China it's probably time to move on.
I watch TV sporadically. There are plenty of shows I enjoy but I
tend to DVR them over the course of a season and then spend an
entire day watching from the first episode to the last. I own every
episode of Red Dwarf and Arrested Development.
My musical tastes are somewhat varied. I'm afraid I don't really
dig the whole mellow, laid back indie kick that a lot of people
seem to enjoy. That's fine for them but I like something more
up-tempo. I think it's easier for me to say what I dislike. Really
if it's made on a computer with lots of thuds and 'beats' as it
were, I'm probably not going to be interested. Also if your main
lyrical themes deal with tractors or your devotion to your truck
I'm probably going to change the dial.
I am a sandwich connoisseur. It has actually been suggested to me
that I write the definitive guide to St. Louis deli sandwiches.
When I'm not feasting on one of the fantastic deli creations we're
so lucky to have here in town I love to try out a new pizza place,
I also have an enormous affinity for curry, growing up in the U.K
you're pretty much force fed curry and room temperature beer.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Baseball, Ice Cold Beers, Soccer, V8's, Google and good work boots.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where to go from here, if I'm doing things I ought to be doing, why
I do certain things and don't do other things. Nothing particularly
earth shattering or life affirming.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either working on a show or out with my pals.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was supposed to go to a four year college out of state. At the
last minute I decided that it really wasn't something I wanted to
do at that point in time so I got off the plane at my connecting
airport, walked out, got in a cab, found an apartment and lived
there for a while.
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should by all means message me. Either to chat or to tell me to
keep my ridiculous thoughts to myself.
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