Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Here it is.  The last question.

30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

1 - A positive attitude
2 - Sense of humor
3 - Commitment to my beliefs
4 - Good work ethic
5 - Memorable performances
6 - Love of dessert
7 - A quirky, yet tasteful style
8 - Making people laugh
9 - My ability to stay young at heart
10 - Handing out candy on the back row of the church once I hit the age of 50

The one thing I don't want to be remembered for:

"[My] ability to light up a room..." I think I have heard that phrase - or something very close to it - literally every time someone is asked to describe a deceased loved one.  Every.  Single.  Time.  I don't mean to be insensitive, but not everyone has the ability to light up a room...unless we're not speaking figuratively, because I suppose anyone can flip a light switch...

So friends, whaddya think?  How'ma doin' so far?  Aside from my apparent rampant disregard for elocution...

Saturday, August 25, 2012


29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?

Let me lay it out for you.  I think the answer to this question would be that people think I have a one-dimensional personality.  And I don't mean that people see me as bland or flat, but that I am one certain way...ya know what, let me just clarify:

There are people in my life who see me as a gregarious, outgoing, fun-loving, person.  The guy you want to sit next to at the restaurant.  The guy who embraces each day with an impish grin and spreads mirth at joy in his wake.

There are other people in my life who see me as a reserved, quiet, shy fellow.  The guy who blends into the background.  That one guy who they vaguely remember, but can't quite place.  A wallflower.

The truth is, I am both of those people, it just depends on the situation I'm in and the people I'm with.

And I think maybe I shoot myself in the foot a little bit there.

People who see my outgoing side miss that a lot of the time it takes a lot of effort for me to take initiative in terms of my friendships.

People who see me as shy don't realize that I'm kind of a wild and crazy - albeit somewhat awkwardly so - guy.

So if I just met you - and this is crazy - but here's my #*, so call me maybe?

*Ok, so that's not actually my phone number - I mean, there are creepers out there.  It just links you to my "contact me" page.  But for rills, hit me up on the FB or something.  Let's do lunch.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


28. What is your love language?

This is one I've been trying to figure out since reading that book - which actually made a lot of sense to me (the book, not me trying to figure out what my love language is) 

According to what I could gather from the book, my primary love language is probably Quality Time - followed closely by words of affirmation.

As I've thought about it from time to time over the last few years I think my love language is kind of a combination of those two.  I call it "Pay attention to me."

Basically the name says it all.  Communicate with me.  Answer my texts.  Make an effort to include me in your life.  Tell me that you care, and then show me that you care.

And now you know.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?


But seriously, I may be losing my hair and have disastrously un-toned abs and occasionally the complexion of a rather unfortunate 16-yr-old, but I am not without my physical merits.

Namely my one dimple and my small patch of white hair.  Money makers folks.  Money makers.

(I also had a friend tell me I have "lovely" hands.)

Saturday, August 4, 2012


26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?

Right now? That Chick-fil-a is worth fighting over.  I mean, their food isn't even that good.  Except maybe the waffle fries.  No one else has those...

But seriously there is one misconstrued notion that I've encountered in my short time as an actor that I find rather interesting, and it is this:  That "you can't make a living as an (insert artistic career title here - because I'm an actor, that's what I'll use from here on out.)".

When you talk to sensible, worldly-wise, intelligent people, they all say you can't make a living as an actor.  When you talk to anyone of consequence who is actually in industry they are nothing but encouragement and positivity.  

I think maybe those naysayers are just trying to compensate for a disappointment that they never had the guts to try it for themselves.