I moved to Ravenswood as of June 28th, and I'm still discovering it. Want to help show me around the neighborhood?
Problem: Too many lawyers in Chicago. Solution: go to South Korea.
Update: Korea was really great, but I've returned to Chicago now (since last October). If you like what you read, send me a message.
So I realize this combo is an epic stretch, but I'm keeping this paragraph on here because you just never know who will see it.) My dream girl: Someone who likes Mystery Science Theater 3000 AND American football (or other sports to a lesser degree). If you think you have that mix, then here's...
SOME THINGS TO PIQUE YOUR INTEREST:
I was personally insulted by Dane Cook (crappy American comedian who I used to think was hilarious) for wearing a hawaiian shirt (he later autographed it).
My eyes have been complimented by heterosexual waiters in Paris (ok, one waiter).
I was hit by a bus, but sustained virtually no injuries.
I once fell off a stage in front of about 7,000 people. You 'd think that'd be embarrassing, but no, it wasn't.
Now, ABOUT MY PERSONALITY:
I try to twist almost everything into a joke. That has about a 48% success rate, but it goes up to 62% once people know what I'm talking about (percentages based on numbers that sounded good at the time of composition).
My sense of humor favors humor that requires some critical thought and discovery on the part of the audience, and stems from critical observation on the part of the comedian. In other words, the things I find funniest are observations and jokes that make me see things from a new perspective or in a new light. However, I'm also partial to puns that straddle the fine line between stupid and clever. Eddie Izzard, Louis C.K., Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt, Lewis Black, John Oliver, Todd Barry and Hannibal Buress are among my favorite comedians. I list them not only to let you know I like them, but to give you actual examples of what my sense of humor is like.
I'm pretty mellow and relaxed, and I don't stay angry or upset for very long when things don't go my way.
I also love The Bugle podcast, satire, Richard Cheese, traveling, going to concerts, live comedy, and the rush you get when you hear a good band hit a good groove and just tear into it, building the energy until it breaks over the room like a wave breaking on the shore, kicking everyone up a notch.
ABOUT MY ACTIVITIES
When I was in Korea, I liked hiking mountains in, and traveling all over the country and around Seoul. I also liked finding examples of oddly used English on t-shirts and signs, and now that I'm back in the U.S.-- and more to the point of this section--I really enjoy watching college football and college basketball.
I'm a big Wisconsin Badgers fan, but will accept fans of other schools, as long as you can take it and dish it back out.
I played tuba in high school and in the UW marching band in college, so if you're a band person too, I think we'd have a common point of understanding (but it's not a big deal if you're not). I also like to do various other physical and cultural activities such as going to concerts, plays, comedy shows (improv and standup) and art museums, but I don't see the point in trying to be specific here. You name it and I'm almost always down for it.
I am enthusiastic, logically funny, and open-minded.