I guess this is where I say I enjoy long walks on the beach,
getting dressed up for a night on the town and curling up on the
couch to watch a movie -- usually all on the same night. My job as
a whaling ship captain keeps me hopping, mostly because I have a
peg leg, although that may change when I go into the federal
witness protection program next month.
Sorry. Let's start again. I'm not very good at talking about
myself. I'd much rather talk about something important, like why
Chinese take-out in New York is so much better than in LA. Or why
the drive up to Big Sur never stops being amazing. Or what Paul
Krugman said in the NY Times this morning. Or why Preston Sturges's
"Sullivan's Travels" is more wonderful every time I watch it. Or
how I'd love it if you taught me how to rock climb. Or how you
definitely should come up with me for my next flying lesson. Or why
dogs are the most perfect creatures on Earth.
I believe all the best stuff in life is the stuff we build
ourselves, especially when you build it with the help of wonderful
people. Life's way too short for too much seriousness.
I'm at the gym pretty much every day, so I guess I'd hope fitness
is something you'd take seriously too.
By the way, the pup in the photos is Madeline, although she prefers
to be called Maddie.
What I’m doing with my life
I started out doing comedy in NYC and then wrote/produced TV comedy
here in LA and even wrote/directed some indie film. Along the way,
I became kind of an artist working in furniture and furnishing
installations. (This is why on our second date, I'll probably bring
you a dining room table instead of flowers.)
I’m really good at
I'm real good at making you laugh and fixing your toilet. (In past
relationships, I've been called "superhero" on a regular basis.)
Also, I'm famously kid friendly and family pleasing, although I'll
admit I'm not so good with new dramas or old baggage.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Preston Sturges, Woody Allen, sushi, Bruce Springsteen, JS Bach,
Texas BBQ, The Daily Show, Empire Szechaun in the West Village,
Keith Jarret and Curb Your Enthusiasm. (In that exact order.)
The six things I could never do without
My good friends and my good family.
The NY Times in the morning.
My wood shop.
My car. (I'm sorry, but I really love my car.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The meaning of life. (Seriously, I do.) I have unending affection
for the beautiful achievements of human beings and unending
grumpiness about how we go about screwing them all up. Also, if you
don't think the Tea Party is a gang of morons, we probably
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