My name is Josh Wimmer, I am thirty-seven, and I have lived in Madison, Wisconsin, since spring 2009.
I have a son, Griffin, age two; and a cat/personal assistant (above), Priscilla Pufferson, who has not yet chosen to share her age with me. I grew up in Fargo, and have lived in Lincoln, Nebraska (I got a degree there, although it was pretty close); Northern California; and New York City.
Once (or several times, actually), I was a waiter. Famous people I served include national championship–winning college football coach Tom Osborne (average tipper), onetime Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns (testy), playwright Neil Simon (grouchy), Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith (timid), Warren Beatty and Annette Bening (he SNUCK IN and no one saw him, and you could tell he was pretty pleased with himself), and Raven-Symoné (very Raven). I also played with the Harlem Globetrotters when I was about six. (We won!)
I mostly write about the jewelry business for a couple magazines called Instore and Indesign. You can occasionally find me in Madison’s Isthmus alt weekly. I write about Hugo Award–winning novels for science-fiction site io9 (it’s been awhile, but I have not quit; I am just on hiatus). And I used to be the copy editor at the sadly no-longer-being-printed-on-paper Spin magazine.
I’m a member of First Congregational Church here in Madison, but I don’t go that often, so usually when I do attend, someone asks me if I’m new.
I’m a U2 fan, and I feel, I think, the appropriate amount of shame over it.
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