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18 July 1979
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Hey there! My life is too boring and depressing, at this point, for me to want to tell you very much about it.

Suffice it to say, I am an aspiring writer (I've mostly been working on a series of children's stories with my dad, as well as my own short stories) currently residing in Pender, NE (nearly 100 miles north of Omaha, somewhere in middle America).

My favorite pastimes:
1) Listening to music and collecting records (They Might Be Giants, the Beatles, Jonathan Richman, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush and the late, great Kirsty MacColl are among my favorite bands and artists, and The Clash's London Calling is my favorite album)
2) Reading -- I dig a lot of classic literature, but my favorite contemporary authors include Maeve Binchy (Circle Of Friends), Tracy Chevalier (Girl With A Pearl Earring), Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), and Cormac McCarthy (Blood Meridian)
3) Movies -- among my favorite filmmakers are Woody Allen, whose Annie Hall is my all-time favorite film; Mike Leigh, the British writer-director of Secrets & Lies; and Alexander Payne, the Omaha-born director-cowriter of About Schmidt and Sideways; Johnny Depp is probably my favorite actor.
(Oh, and I don't care for most TV shows, but I watch The Simpsons religiously. XD )