Word writer by day, actor by night
How about we… meet at Headquarters and see who's best at the old Simpsons arcade game.
How about we… brave the wilds of Pilsen and trek down to Simone's.
How about we… enjoy some great beer and an intense game of Boggle at Guthrie's.
harrison dot gibbons at gmail
An awesome place I've visited:
Edinburgh, Scotland. One of the oldest, coolest cities in the world, especially during festival time. I also know a deep, dark secret about the Princes Street Gardens there.
My perfect Sunday:
Enjoy a great breakfast, listen to the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me podcast, stock up at Trader Joe's, an afternoon beer, enjoy one last hurrah before Monday, watch The Newsroom before bed.
The movie I've watched the most times:
Hard to pick one, but Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, The Shawshank Redemption, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and The Social Network are up there.
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
I was born in New York, but have bounced back and forth across the country. I'm an aspiring actor, working a day job at one of the coolest internet companies ever in the meantime. I enjoy good food, good beer, and good conversation. My shelf of books and my beat-up vintage acoustic guitar are some of my favorite possessions. I want to make you laugh.
My first concert / My dream concert:
My actual first concert was the Moody Blues. The first concert I felt cool going to was Blink 182. (Say what you will, they were a blast.) As for dream concert...would a Sleigh Bells/Girl Talk/Avett Brothers ticket be too farfetched?
Obscure knowledge I possess:
I really love little nuggets of weird information. I've even read Ken Jennings's book about trivia, which is admittedly one of the nerdiest things a person can do. Also, it's more of a skill than knowledge, but I can decode a city's public transit system real fast.
I have a weakness for guys/girls who:
Are in touch with their dorky side and aren't afraid of looking goofy or not being entirely put together all the time. "People call these things imperfections, but they're not. That's the good stuff."
A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date:
My childhood encounter with Mr. Rogers.
I secretly want to be:
Aaron Sorkin. Minus the cocaine habit.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would:
Pay my parents back for my college tuition, support nonprofit arts organizations, and buy a house on the North Sea in Scotland.