I started out a s a child.
After high school I attended Alfred University where I graduated with degrees in Theater and Communications. While there I helped found a student run theatrical company and directed the play The Comedy of Errors. I also traveled abroad to London for a few months where I got my nose pierced and hitchhiked to Dublin, Ireland (the homeland) for St. Patrick's Day. In London I joined the cast of the local Rocky Horror Picture Show troupe known as Charming Underclothes.
After college I went "on the road" with the Renaissance Festival that lead me to travel the US. I occasionally stayed put for a few months but would eventually uproot. With the Faire I have lived in or near such places as Baltimore, Dallas, Annapolis, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Charlotte, Phoenix, Atlanta, Cincinatti. On my own I have travelled to Austin (where my brother now lives), Toronto, Las Vegas and Litchfield, Illinois! For two years I dated a beautiful young lady, Jessica, and eventually took her and her son on the road with me. Though it didn't work out we are still good friends. I also met my soul-mate with much the same results. C'est la amour.
On the upside, living on the road made me a fairly accomplished mechanic.
My travels lead me to the city of New Orleans. My high school buddies might remember the Pat O'Brian's t-shirt I used to wear. Dad had many stories about the place. So when my brother and I came down to work an abortive little ren-fest I instantly fell in love and knew this would become my home.
I originally lived Uptown at St.Charles and first. Then I moved and for many years lived in the Marigny Triangle on Burgundy St. and then the French Quarter (Dad would have been proud). Now back in the Marigny. It's cool...I like it here but do occasionally miss the Quarter
I created a Mardi Gras Krewe known as Krewe of Pirates (see us www.kreweofpirates.com) which has run for the last 15 years. We are a walking parade that marches on Mardi Gras day and are responsible for the invention of the Bead Cannon!
I am a tour guide extraordinaire! Tours I perform: Ghost, Cemetery (St.Louis#1),Garden District, Vampire and Vodou. I also worked with friends to establish a new company and created The Celtic Heritage Tour which received sponsorship from Guinness and became known as The Guinness Celtic Heritage Tour. (for those unaware, New Orleans is the second largest point of irish immigration in the US)
For one semester I was a public school teacher. I taught 7th, 11th and 12th grade English. And I looked good doing it!
During the storm I was stuck in Syracuse. I stayed until about October. My apartment was unharmed. My refrigerator was greatly harmed.
After the storm I ran for City Council District C which encompasses the French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater and a huge chunk of the West Bank. I ran as a Green and spent $3000 on my campaign. I lost but got my ideas out there and didn't come in last. I garnered 2% of the vote.
Some time ago I moved to Illinois and stayed with my great buddy, Fish. There I worked the line in an historic restaurant called 'The Ariston' on Old Route 66.
In 2000 they started a small Renaissance Festival in Hammond LA. The next year I took over the concessions for pretzels, pickles and cookies. It's been an real experience being "the boss." Even if it is only seasonal (Four weekends of November, Two weekends in December).
I have a few book ideas in mind. I wrote for a local satirical magazine, The Quarter Rat, and have been published in a travel guide called Hungry?Thirsty? I had a small role in an independent film. See most of my part in the preview: www.cajunfriedrice.com.
I guess that pretty much covers it. So now you know where I'm at.
I am adventurous, concupiscent, and recondite
I currently give walking tours and bus tours so I am stably and well employed.
I am saving $$ for a trip to Paris and Pere Lachaise
I practiced Vodou for some years but now find myself leaning towards Confucianism or Secular Humanism.
I'd like to get back into teaching.
I am putting off writing books and screnplays. Inspiration could be used here too.
Also planning for the 15th annual Krewe of Pirates, the Krewe I own/direct, getting ready to roll for Mardis Gras Day!!!
Looking deep into the garden of my soul and pulling out the weeds.
2.) Actually, I am the old Jack-of-all-trades. I'm too curious to pursue just one activity. Figuratively and literally a Renaissance Man. ("Me and DaVinci, we're like that.") But here's a brief list:
Throwing parties! Friends call me the cruise "director." I set the date, time, theme, send the invites, rally the troops and make sure everyone has an amazing time, hence the success of my Krewe!
Writing, Cooking, Fixing cars. Anything to do with breasts. Telling jokes and stories, the longer and more in depth the better. Citing random facts. Debating/arguing
(C)if the radio is on it's usually on NPR but here's a smattering:Danny O'Flaherty, Beth Patterson, Jello Biafra, Sisters of Mercy, Frank Sinatra, B-52's, REM, Diamanda Galas, Maria Callas, Cecilia Bartoli, Elvis, Barry White, John Denver, Boo LaCrosse any Brass Band
(D) Spaghettio-O's, Catfish Po-boy, BACON!!! anything rich and creamy, Thai food, my own cooking. "Damn I'm a good cook!"
The great stories that I will write and that will someday become movies.
What I would do if I won the lottery after I shouted at the top of my lungs, "Freedom at last!!"
How I am going to get my new businesses started.The trip I want to take to photograph I-10 (secret project for a book).
Why things are the way they are and is there any way to transcend this reality?
If you could be my muse, a source of inspiration, someone who will help me reach those lofty goals for which I have set myself and then be there to share in the fame.
If you're different in ANY way: genius, sexy-nerdy, tall, short, buxom, amazonian, petit, voluptuous, dark, zany, nymphomaniacal, redheaded, etc.
You have curves where other women don't even have places want someone to worship you like the über feminine goddess you are.
Also if you just want to have a general fun, smart, witty good time with a guy who sits up straight, is NOT a mouth-breather, will make you laugh and hold open doors for you and who is tragically romantic at heart.
You want to fly with someone through a life of experience, travel, creativity and adventure.