I do improv mostly at ImprovBoston. We call ourselves Manprov, because we're men, and we do improv. We took the two words and pushed them together to make one. It's an old concept, really. Think "manscaping" or "Popemobile". Email me, and I can give you more examples. Lewis Carroll called this mashing of words a "portmanteau", which itself is made up of "port" (like the wine) and "manteau" (which is french for 'nude sailor') (update:ManProv has broken up, but I secretly hope we'll get back together in 20 years and perform on cruises.)
I'm a big fan of spurious etymology.
I do stand-up comedy, which is something I've wanted to do since I was a kid, but I never knew how to do it (It turns out that to do stand up you just have to decide to do it. To be good is a different story.) I've been going to comedy open mics and have had mixed results. Whether I kill (that's good) or bomb (that's bad) I still have a blast. I get a high from being on stage.
I'm exploring other creative outlets like acting, singing and writing. Some day I hope to be a lounge singer.
My favorite thing about performing is the amazing, talented people I've met. I think as soon as you step on stage, you become 69% sexier.
I like to travel. I hope to go to Japan soon. I like origami, japanese logic puzzles, crossword puzzles.I like britcoms, limes, and freshly sharpened pencils
I taught myself to read at age 4. I took classes at Brown University at 15. I discovered alcohol and anonymous sex at 18. I entered an LTR at age 22. I started my own business at age 30. I ended that LTR at age 39. I sold the business at age 40. I'm almost 41, working on my next chapter.
I like using the words "frickin'" and "freakin'" but not "fuckin'"
I own too many gaudy shirts, not enough gaudy pants. I want more striped pants. (update: I've recently bought two pairs of striped pants)(another update: The word "gaudy" looks funny to me now)
I love balding. I wouldn't refuse having a thick head of hair, however. I like the sound of the word "balding". Should I have said a "head of thick hair"?
I need to experience more Shakespeare.
I can turn my feet backward. (update: I tore my ACL and had surgery to repair it. I won't be turning my feet backward for a long time, if ever. I'll have to learn to live life with unidirectional feet from now on. But I'm a fighter. I'll make it through this.)
When I'm tired, I'm really good at making meandering self-summaries. (update: I just woke up after having fallen asleep on the couch watching 30 Rock on Hulu with my laptop on my belly. I'm too tired to judge if adding updates to my profile is a good idea. I'm lucky I didn't drop my laptop on the floor.)
Today, I discovered that "diphthong" has two h's and that "monophthongs" is a thing. A seal hunter from New Haven was the first to set foot on Antarctica, though several had seen it before him without landing. That's like driving from Chicago to Wally World in California and finding it's closed for renovation. Pee-Wee Herman is 55. He plans on making "Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Movie". If Paul Reuben's doesn't play Pee-Wee, he wants Johnny Depp to do it. New England started as a coalition of colonies in Massachusetts and Connecticut joined to fight native Americans. Nike made a series of shoes called "Fallen Heroes". Honorees include Milli Vanilli, MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice.
I am impatient, not patient, and repetitive