I used to be an Account guy.
But when I wasn't busy writing emails to clients, I was writing emails to my friends. Mostly to explain to them my theories about the movie Interstellar. Sometimes to share poems about pizza chains (All Hail Little Caesar!). But also to invite them to come cheer at my Sunday morning semi-competitive co-ed recreational kickball games. Which despite the attendance record, I can assure you, was some serious business.
Some other writing-adjacent experiences of mine:
- I was called onstage at a Whose Line Is It Anyway? tour show to play a game with the cast. It was improv but I like to think that my brain pre-writes everything my mouth says, so it counts.
- I sang the National Anthem at a Duke-UNC basketball game. It wasn't on TV but I swear it happened. I also didn't write the National Anthem, but only because that one guy beat me to it.
- I wrote a 30-page academic paper on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and later got to discuss it with an executive producer of both shows. He said my thesis was "quite wrong."