This is such an honor! I would like to thank my mother for all of her love and support. My brothers and sisters- for giving me something to write about, I am exceedingly grateful. To all of my friends, fans, and people whose lives I have touched with my unfaltering talents, charm, and wit- thank you for your constant requests for autographs, picture requests, gestures (both touching and obscene), and warm thoughts. Without all of you I would be nothing but an undoubtedly handsome, obscenely talented, and all-around great guy. Thank you, and God bless!
Ok, so it's a rough draft of my first acceptance speech, but I'm working on it.
The truth is my name is Joe; I'm a 22-year-old actor, singer, and all around crazy person just trying to do something with himself other than pumping gas like my father said I would (Bitter? Not at all...)
Oh! And that's one more thing you can expect: a little sarcasm. Please know that any and all comments made on my blog are not meant to offend, and in fact should not even be taken too heavily. They are actually probably intended to make you laugh... or giggle... maybe even chuckle, if you're inclined. Go crazy, it's your life. I'll wait.
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Done? Good, I'm glad you got it out.
It's always so terrible to try and describe yourself like this, but it comes down to a few simple facts- I was born in Northern NJ, and have lived there all of my life... even through college... despite my desperate attempts to escape. I have been acting and singing since I was about 10 years old, and actually started studying it by my senior year of high school. I've since gone on to study Musical Theater at Montclair State University, earning my BFA, and I hope to put it to good use in the near future.
Some other random things about me- I LOVE Meryl Streep movies, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, brassy divas, movies that make me cry, movies that make me laugh, and Disney Pixar. My favorite food is probably my mother's Shepherd's Pie, I eat Oreos with Peanut Butter to an extent that makes it almost pointless for me to exercise, and I have a sad and unwavering addiction to McDonald's vanilla cones. Really, it's sick...
I might bitch and complain sometimes (ok, a lot), but I'm really a happy person who is always looking for ways to improve my life and the lives of those around me. I've got a little "flower child" in me, a little spontaneity, a determined and passionate attitude, and I think a lot of understanding. I hate arguing and fighting, and I try to inspire good in my own ways. I like to think that I am supportive of my friends and loved ones, I am a compassionate human being, and I hope to grow and change every day.
I end each post with "<3 Peace" in hopes that if I've written something vulgar, bitter, or disparaging that I will be able to see beyond it and find the good, and if I've written something hopeful, optimistic, or good-natured that I will continue to look for the many blessings in my life.
With all that in mind, if you are still at all interested, please feel free to read, comment, and enjoy my blog =)