- Hometown: Fresno, California
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5' 7"
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Undecided
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Occupation: Video maker, Photoshopper, cashier
Clovis West High
2001 to 2005
- Graduated: 2005
- Student status: Alumni
- Clubs: Marching Band! French Horn/Mellophone.
(I have no idea what that means, but it rhymed so I thought it sounded cool.)
Who I'd like to meet:Unfortunately, most of the guys I’d like to meet are all long gone. :( But if point in time were no object, I wouldn’t mind an intimate heart-to-heart with Cagney on a small couch... Or a brisk frolic in the park with Chaplin... Or having some song sung to me by Anthony Newley whilst I sat on his lap... But no fear. I have PhotoShop... What?
GeneralI don’t do much, as there is not much that I am good at. My tastes and interests differ greatly from others my age and I am perfectly fine with that. I don’t like to “party”, and most time spent “out” is with my family. I basically live on the computer. My biggest general hobby is working with different mediums to express my interests, whether it be through video making/editing, working with audio, PhotoShopping, or drawing. I love it all, no matter how frustrating it can be at times.
Apart from that, I enjoy taking pictures, buying select celebrity memorabilia off EBay (usually old pictures), occasional innocent gambling (*cough*), obsessing over dead guys, watching GOOD movies, (and bad ones!), seeing live theatre, YouTubing, daydreaming and fantasizing about the bygone eras and the days to come. My goal is to one day own a nice vintage car. Not spectacular, just nice. SumThIn ReEl GaNgSTa LyKe. Pfff.
MusicBobby Rydell, Billy Joel, Anthony Newley, Journey, Styx, David Lee Roth, Van Halen, John Cougar Mellencamp, Elton John, Meatloaf, the 80s and prior, Broadway, The Producers, oldies and standards, swing, big band, classic rock, the occasional opera, classical, movie soundtracks, John Williams, Disney movie music, Disneyland themepark music(!), Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Johnnie Ray, Frankie Laine, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Harry Connick Jr., Barry Manilow, Spike Jones, Stan Freberg, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Johnny Mathis, Don McLean, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, The Beatles, and Weird Al!
-NEIN: Pop, rap, hip hop, hard rock, metal, thrash, techno, smooth jazz, whiney voice, screamo, punk, mainstream contemporary rubbish, repetitive trash, annoying musicals and showtunes, lame-ass unoriginal teeny-boppin barf racket.
My two favorite actors are Roddy McDowall and James Cagney. Anything with them in it, I will watch.
And, of course, I feel I must include The Producers (2005) movie musical here as well due of the impact it’s had on my life. True it was no master achievement as far as interpreting Broadway on the big screen goes, but I hold it dear for reasons which are my own, and I would advise any disagreement to be kept away from my ears and eyes. And mouth. What?
Anything involving these people is usually okay: CHARLIE CHAPLIN, JERRY LEWIS, Frank McHugh, Pat O’Brien, Edward G. Robinson, Gene Wilder, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Joan Blondell! Because she’s one of the few actresses I don’t find annoying.
Anything directed by Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, or Billy Wilder, BACK TO THE FUTURE, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Some Like It Hot, gangster movies from the 30s, The Odd Couple, Little Shop of Horrors (musical version), 1776, The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, the old Warner Bros cartoons, The Brave Little Toaster, all classic animated Disney masterpieces (Pre-Tarzan), Pixar (Toy Story is my #1), Star Wars (The ORIGINALS), The Godfather 1 & 2, Jaws, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ed Wood, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Plan 9 From Outer Space!
special effect filled junk, crude humored comedies, cliché romantic comedies, movies with kids in them, too-dark-and-close shaky-camera dramas, talking real animals with mouth movements, gorror/slash/whatever, groin injuries, fat suits, annoying "I can take care of myself" leading chick heroin, so-lame-it's-embarrassing dialog, wannabe hip animated flix with too much celebrity voice work, or transvestite vampires.
..A SELECTION of my favorite Musicals/Plays:..1776
Arsenic and Old Lace
Beauty and the Beast
Funny Thing Happened...Forum
Good Old Bad Old Days
Guys and Dolls
How to Succeed in Business...
Little Shop of Horrors
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Phantom of the Opera
Prisoners of Love
Roar of the Greasepaint...
Singin’ in the Rain
Springtime For Hitler
Stop the World!...Get Off
West Side Story
The Wizard of Oz
TelevisionMy two all-time favorite shows are Whose Line Is It Anyway and I Love Lucy. These days, television is just a big spiraling black hole of crap, so I don't watch much. But I am a bit of a Jeopardy whore. I WILL catch it daily. I also enjoy watching Batman (the original series), Dragnet, Adam 12, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Twilight Zone, SNL (the OLDER episodes before all the good people left..), Mad TV (older episodes), The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, select stand up comedy, The Office, Antiques Roadshow, America’s Got Talent, What Not to Wear, and Mystery Science Theater 3000! Oh, and the old Martin & Lewis Colgate Comedy Hours from the early 50s. Great, great stuff.
HeroesPeople who can make me laugh, people who are not afraid to get out there and perform, people who write the beautiful songs, people who help others without being asked, people who carve their own niche in life, people with great ambitions, the people who succeed in those great ambitions, and the people whose successes bring inspiration to others to have great ambitions. All that and more, but most importantly:
I would not be the person I am, if not for him. He is the one who introduced me to the greats that I love today and I only wish I could have had more of an appreciation of it all when he was still around to share it with. It is that understanding of good quality that has kept me away from the trash that I could have gotten into had I not been brought up right, and for that I am extremely grateful.
I am truly proud to have inherited my dad’s knack of video editing, and I just know he would have, in turn, been so proud of ME for what I have accomplished thus far in my life, however silly or inane some of those vids may be. I miss his funny jokes and impressions, and wish more than anything that I could have known him better than I did.