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My self-summary
UPDATE: I want to encourage everyone who's been searching for their perfect match not to give up hope. As after dating many other wonderful girls here over the years I at last found that person (littlezephyr33) on this very site last year and we were recently married. I wish all of you happiness and success on your quest for love!

Hey there, thank you for your time. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Just celebrated my third anniversary of NYC living. Moved here after receiving my MFA in classical acting from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

I'm always up for a great conversation but since this was originally designed as a dating site (rather than just a test-taking one) if you're local and still interested after we've done some of that then what's to stop us meeting? Never understood the stigma against online dating: how well did you really know that last guy to whom you gave your number?

I'm basically The Anti-"Situation" ("The Please Disperse!" perhaps?): no abs, pale, no one night stands, don't drink, have a real job, don't fight, rarely use a comb, unshaven, no cologne, knowledgeable, charming, witty, sweet, intentionally funny and I try to find some depth and meaning with any woman I might connect with.

Essentially, I'm as interested in touching the parts of you which are human as those which make you female.

I think beauty comes in innumerable forms and shades although I admit a personal weakness for "Sexeh librarian" style (i.e. you rock glasses- but not those humongous ironic ones. Really, girls of Brooklyn, those weren't sexy in the 80's either, please just stop that fad). So self-described nerd-ette, apply here.

All about the arts especially film, literature and music of all genres (currently still obsessed with Irish singer-songwriting genius Damien Rice (see my pics), Okkervil River alt popsters Rilo Kiley) and I'd love to see you name a more poetic lyricist than John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats but,sadly, he's appears largely unknown. In addition to acting and directing, I write and sing songs and play guitar and just got a good mic so I'll put some of 'em up on MySpace soon.

I'm several years past 30 but A) No one ever believes me. B) Way too many on this site seem to search by a very limited age range so I hope to at least get a proper chance first and perhaps even cause them to allow for the possibility of an exception (stop and really think about it girls: aren't most all of those movie/rock stars you love older than their 20's?).

I am chock-full, buttery, and goodness
What I’m doing with my life
Erm...growing slowly deader by the hour?

I decided to make this a less torturously long read, to move the funky rhymes I wrote about my teaching years to the journal section. So to sate your curiosity, click on "posts" at the top of the profile page below my pic. I'm also going to put links there soon for you to check out a handful of my onscreen performances.
The first things people usually notice about me
A) I'm not Amish.

B) My honesty, kindness and sincerity (Confusing to many in NYC).

C) My milkshake (infamous for its all-encompassing power to bring all the boys to the yard).

D) My profound lack of talent.

E) My manly uvula.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
*Psst* just skip this whole section it really goes on for waaaaay too long.

You were warned...

Some of my favorite life enriching artistical type things at the moment:

30 Days, 30 Rock, AC/DC,Adult Swim, Albee, Alice In Chains, Always Sunny, Tori Amos,...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Ani Di Franco, Fiona Apple, Arcade Fire, India Arie, Louis Armstrong, Astaire, Erykah Badu, The Band, BDP, Beastie Boys, Beatles, Beck, Beckett, Beethoven, Belle and Sebastian, Belly, Ingmar Bergman, Irving Berlin, Bernini, Beyonce and co, Bjork, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Cate Blanchett, Mary J. Blige, Blondie, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bouguereau, Bowie, The Brady Bunch, Bon Iver, Brand New, Brando, Breaking Bad. Bresson, Bright Eyes, Brothers and Sisters, Bunuel, Byron, Jimmy Cagney, Cake, Brandi Carlile,George Carlin, Vanessa Carlton, Niko Case, Johnny Cash, Cat Power, Cat Stevens, Celebreality, Chaplin, Tracey Chapman, Dave Chappelle, Ray Charles, Chekhov, Margaret Cho, Chopin, The Clash, Cobra Verde, Leonard Cohen, Toni Collette, Harry Connick Jr., Counting Crows, Jim Croce, Sheryl Crow, Billy Crudup, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cure, Danzig, The Dark Side of Gary Oldman, Dash Board, Dating shows, Jaques Louis David, Miles Davis, The Dead Boys, The Dead Milkmen, Death Cab, De Sica, Decemberists, Deep Purple, Degeneres, Johnny Depp, Devo, Dexter, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dinosaur Jr., DJ Shadow, Donatello, Donne, The Doors, Carl Dreyer, Duffy, Duran Duran, Dylan, eels, Egoyan, Eisenstein, Duke Ellington, Missy Elliot, Eminem, Eric B. and Rakim, Eve, Fall Out Boy, Fellini, Roberta Flack, Flaming Lips, Bela Fleck, Flight of the Conchords, Fleet Foxes, Ben Folds, Foo Fighters, John Ford, Friday Night Lights, Fuel, Peter Gabriel, Garbage, Marvin Gaye, Geilgud, The Gershwins, Brendan Gleeson, Gorillaz, Green Day, Thomas Gray, Guided by Voices, Alec Guinness, Guns n' Roses, Merle Haggard, Half-Life, Jean Harlow, Julianna Hatfield, almost every HBO original series, Mitch Hedberg, Katherine Hepburn, Mindy Higgins, Dustin Hoffman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Hold Steady,Billie Holiday,, Hot Hot Heat, Iggy and the Stooges, Improvising, Incubus, Ingres, INXS, Iron Maiden, Chris Isaak, Jacinda Barrett,The Jackson 5, Jay-Z, Jewel, Jimi, Joan Baez, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Joss Stone, Journey, Kanye West, Kate Winslet, k.d. lang, Buster Keaton, Gene Kelly, Alicia Keys, Kids in the Hall, The Killers, B.B. King, The King's Quest series, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, Kozintsev, Alison Kraus, Kurosawa, Talib Kweli, Lambchop, Latifah, Laurel and Hardy, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Live, Lost, Ludacris, Mad Men, Madonna, Magnetic Fields, Bob Marley, Mars Volta, Marx Brothers, Sarah McLaughlan, Men at Work, Metallica, Michelangelo, Middleton, Dennis Miller, Joni Mitchell, Modest Mouse, Alfred Molina, Mondrian, Monty Python, Mozart, Mr. Show, MSNBC, Muse, The Mutilators, My Chemical Romance, Anna Nalick, Nas, The National, Mike Nichols, Niko Case, NIN, Nip/Tuck, Nirvana, No Doubt and Gwen, No One Lives Forever, Nurse Jackie, NWA, Oasis, Sinead O'Connor, O'Neill, The Office, The Offspring, Okkervil River, Beth Orton, Outkast, Over the Rhine,Ozu, Mary Loise Parker, Pearl Jam, The Onion, Sean Penn, Pere Ubu, P-Funk, Liz Phair, Pink!, Pixies, PJ Harvey, poetry, Amy Pohler, The Police, Pontiac Firebirds, Portishead, Natalie Portman, Postal Service, The Pretenders, Primus, Prince, Richard Pryor, Public Enemy, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Ramones, The Rape of the Sabine Women, The Rappin' Granny, REM, RHCP, Rocket from the Tombs, Raphael, Real World/Road Rules/Challenge, Vanessa Redgrave, Renoir, The Replacements, Rescue Me, Rilo Kiley, Chris Rock, Sam Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, The Roots, Rothko, The Royal Art Lodge, Rufus, Rush, Ryan Adams, Screaming Trees, Second City, Seinfeld, Shakespeare, The Sheild, The Shins, Paul Simon, Nina Simone, The Simpsons, Francis Albert Sinatra, Sinead O'Connor, Six Degrees, Six Feet Under, Sleeper Cell,Smashing Pumpkins, Smash Mouth, Elliot Smith, G.E. Smith, The Smiths, Solondz, Songs: Ohia, Sonic Youth, The Sopranos, Soul Asylum, Soundgarden, South Park, Spice Girls, Springsteen, The State/Stella, Joss Stone, The Stones, Tom Stoppard, The Streets, The Strokes, Meryl Streep, Preston Sturges, Sublime, Sum 41, The Supremes, Matthew Sweet, Taking Back Sunday, Talking Heads, The Thief series, They Might Be Giants, Billy Bob Thornton, Three's Company, Tool, Emeliana Torrini T-Rex, Tribe Called Quest, U2, Ugly Betty, Tracey Ullman, Upright Citizen's Brigade, Usher, Vanity Crash, Suzanne Vega, Velvet Underground, VH-1, Tom Waites, Weebl and Bob, Weeds, ween, Weezer, Rachel Weisz, Orson Welles, The White Stripes, The Who, Wilco, Oscar Wilde, Wilder, Hank Williams, Saul Williams, Tennessee Williams, Willie Nelson, The Wire, Wire, Woody Allen, Wolf Parade, The Wrens, Wyler, Frank Zappa, Zeppelin, Zhang Yimou, Neil Young, Frank Zappa

Free plug time for undeservedly unknown starving artist pals-yeah, I know none of you are going to actually click on any of these but I'd love to be proven wrong.

Do not miss hearing my preternaturally gifted singer/songwriter pal from Texas: Summer Russell-guaranteed to completely blow you away

The soon to be a household name Bowie/T-Rex hard rock glam of Vanity Crash:

The complex power pop-core of this is exploding:

Black Night Red- Amazing young band led by a former student of mine, the ridiculously talented Chelsea Davison, who is now studying acting at NYU/Tisch:

The TMBG folk fun duo The Stage Door Johnnies

My good pal,Matthew Murphy who's an acoustic based solo artist (he was in "Rent" in NYC for years)

Two Brooklyn guys I know who are finally starting to get known (via MTV, Apple store tours etc.) :

Jerry Fuentes:

and Ian Axel:

I was also in a video by rising stars Project Jenny, Project Jan:

Oh yes, they asked about food too. My favorite thing to eat so far in the whole city is the chicken roll at Maffi (22nd and 6th). You'll thank me (or they have a spinich roll too if you're a vegetarian).
The six things I could never do without
6) Top Six Lists

5) Electricity

4)Sexy Time!


2) The Arts

1) Oxygen
I spend a lot of time thinking about

Why Steelheart aren't still continuously reigning atop the Billboard charts.

On this site lately I'm noticing that more than half of you NYC ladies have pics of all these exotic trips to far off lands (me on a mountaintop in Nepal!) so I wonder A) how the hell you find time to take off work for such crazy adventures. B) If you don't have a steady day job to take time from where the hell do you get enough money to take such jaunts? Clearly, I'm doing something wrong.
On a typical Friday night I am
Rehearsing and/or performing in a play. Not always, though, my Friday nights have sometimes been free enough to actually go and see some of them in this quaint, retiring hamlet. I also enjoy going to all manner of other cultural places and events happening throughout the city (which are surprisingly often free or nearly) so you should generally prefer artistic and intellectual activities over barhopping and clubbing etc. and also love staying in to watch movies, make dinner together, play scrabble/trivial pursuit/cranium, cuddle etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Meh. I'll answer anything you want to ask! Here's one you wouldn't: I have a definite "lesbian crush" on the luminous Rachel Maddow (yes, I know, as a man I'm using the term incorrectly).
You should message me if
A) You got this far; even if you skimmed. Bonus if I didn't even look/rate/save/message you etc. first. although I do a lot of that here, you can't find everyone who might be a great match on your own. Besides, if a female really wants to stand apart then nothing's more impressive to me than reaching out unexpectedly. I doubt we guys as bombarded by interest as you are.

B) You're a cool and/or hot but non-smoking, non-spambot (sorry, my screen name refers more to a bi-polar Danish dude) single female in the greater NYC area (but not Jersey or Connecticut unless you're in the city itself a whole lot) who's not sure that she should. Yes, you should: I'll make it worth your time.

C) You have some criticisms or suggestions about makin' my lame profile a smidge less lame (besides that it's too long).

D) Ideally, all of the above.