Everything you see on this site started in earnest on April 15th, 2011. The day my short-lived career as an online poker pro came to a grinding halt as the entire industry was shut down. Looking at first for jobs, and then for anything that would pay, I launched Odd Jobs, a blog where I would do different things to earn money and then write about them. Over the last four years, I have been a Santa Claus, a nightclub bouncer, a substitute teacher and a puppeteer. I’ve marched in a parade dressed as Mickey Mouse, serenaded a guy with a One Direction song on Valentine's Day and delivered a copy of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue wearing nothing but a bikini (yes, there were pictures). I've won first place at a standup open mic (against only two other competitors, but still), acted in an industrial film for Staples and interviewed the host of one of my favorite NPR programs.
Of course, you could find this information on other parts of my website. Presumably you came to the About Me section of my site because you were looking for something more. Like who I am, not what my blog's about. But the tricky part is, that blog played a huge role in shaping who I am. It's the reason I got jobs as a trivia host and actor, and the reason I was hired to write for an online content provider-- work that I absolutely love getting to do everyday in return for a paycheck. It's also what got me writing again. After spending years being a writer in the way that most people are-- by saying that's what I was passionate about even as I never actually wrote anything-- this site got me to actually sit down to the computer on a regular basis and crank out story. It gave me the kick in the ass I desperately needed.
So who am I? I'm a writer and a trivia host and an actor, and I owe it all to the site you're on right now. Oh and I also like ice cream. A lot.