StickMonkey
31 North Hollywood, United States
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My self-summary
EDIT: I recently was Married to a Wonderful young lady I met right here on OKCupid! The dream is Real! As such, I am no longer single. This profile is being kept purely for historical reasons. Thank you!

I'm a Circus Artist.

Let's get The Questions out of the way:

1)"So like Cirque du Soleil?" Yes, I even had the honor/curse of working for them. It was my dream, and then I moved to bigger dreams.

2) "How did you get into that?" I saw a Cirque du Soleil show, went to clown school, went to China, found a Real circus school, graduated, and was/am lucky enough to find people who want to hire me.

3) "But how do you make a living at that?" Sometimes it's harder than others, but networking and professionalism are most of it.

4) "So do you do kids birthday parties?" Sure, for the right price. Probably more than you want to pay for Junior, though.

5) "So are you from a circus family?" Nope. My mom worked in data entry and later quality assurance, my dad in computer repair. I am a first gen circus monkey.

6) (After someone has seen my act) "Wow, you're good with that broom! Can you come clean my house?" ...Standing prize of 5 dollars for broom jokes I haven't heard. That attempt was unsuccessful. Also I hate you.

OK! Now we can have a real conversation! I have had the above talk a hundred times. Who are You? What do You do? What do you Love? Hate? What can you talk about in the face of all reasonable social awareness simply because you care about it, you get excited and you want to share your enthusiasm? I want to learn these things :)
What I’m doing with my life
I am on a year-long Traincation between contracts, building a new act which has influences of, of all things, pole dance in it. So. Ask me about that.
I’m really good at
Twiddling a stick. Soon, Monkeying on a pole. Not yet. But soon.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh. I have a loud belly laugh. I am the best audience member, very easy to read. People also notice my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and anything else Edgar Wright has breathed on. The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Especially the Avengers and the Captain Americas.

Books: 1984, Brave New World, Ender's Game, Game of Thrones, Anything written by Neal Stephenson, Bill Bryson, World War Z, Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace, The KingKiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss, The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
The six things I could never do without
My Family
My job. I love it too much :)
The next Goal
Sleep
The open minded, caring people I call my friends
The internet, sadly.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
This damn pole act. Much more physically demanding than dance or juggling. Choreography becomes much more difficult when you can only physically run something a handful of times before your arms fall off.

Also trying to figure out a more settled endgame for my career. For the most part in this industry you go where the work is, someone offers you a contract and poof, you are off to Germany or Dubai or Macau. I'd like to have more control over where and when I work, and to stay closer to my family here in California.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday has become the day before my rest day, so hopefully kicking up my heels somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am immensely afraid of spiders. Like can't touch pictures of spiders.
You should message me if
You are empathic, socially intelligent and understand introversion.
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