This is my website: www.thisisnickswebsite.com. That, too, may have been guessable from the name.
I'm an actor person. And a writer one. The second season of a show I'm on just came out. Thanks largely to the efforts of other, very funny, people it turned out pretty well. It's here, if you're curious: www.hulu.com/Quick-Draw
My staff robot profile informs me that I am apparently impossibly arrogant. In my defense a) the robot obviously has no idea what he is talking about... possibly he is a peasant. B) Did I mention that I have a website named for myself?
Touche, staff robot, touche.
I dropped out of the fiction program at Columbia in order to shoot a TV show out in LA. Then I went back to Columbia for another semester. Then I dropped out again to shoot the second season. The point though is that I am a two-time school dropout at this point. Someone give me a motorcycle.
Also: just finished a novel. But not really. Since there's redrafting involved and I don't have a publisher or anything. So instead I just finished a bunch of words that may someday be a novel.
Aleksander Hemon, Amy Hempel, Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Franzen, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Rush, Hemmingway, Nabokov, Faulkner, Tolstoy. I also really love Ian Frazier and David McCullough on the non-fiction front.
'Gilead,' by Marilynne Robinson. Read Jonathan Haidt's 'The Righteous Mind' and adored it. Also enjoying snippets of the 'The Onion Book of Known Knowledge.' And The Far Side Galleries.
On the non-fiction front: I'm reading the Wordy Shipmates right now and enjoying it and I've recently been on an evolutionary psychology kick, which has included Jonathan Haidt's 'The Righteous Mind,' Paul Bloom's 'Just Babies,' and – more controversially – 'Sex at Dawn' by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá.
Other recent stuff I really liked: Middlesex, Kavalier and Clay, Devil in the White City, Nowhere Man, The Brooklyn Bridge, and Netherland.
Also, there's no space for magazines in this prompt, but let's be honest: the New Yorker is pretty much the cat's pajamas, reading wise.
Tom Waits, Frank Turner, Counting Crows, Big Smith, Kacey Musgraves, Elvis, Beatles, Phillip Glass, Daftpunk, karaoke, anything live. Also: really liking various folk singers right now.
Top 3: Shakespeare in Love, In Bruges, That Thing You Do
shows, music, and food are also cool.
A healthy sense of technological moderation
But now I'm older. So it's probably somewhat different.
Actually: the books. If we have the same books and we're mutually attracted, then I'm in for a beer at the least.