Name: Courtney McLean
Other: “My poor, neglected blog is mermaidtwang.blogspot.com, but if you want the lowdown on the me from 2003-2009, I am not embarrassed to show you brashlion.blogspot.com. I am currently working on a new courtneymclean.com (right now it leads to the Dirty Curls site), which I will have done for the new year! 2023!”
What’s your job?
“I ‘work’ at the University of Minnesota as a stereotype of the sassy, back-talking secretary.”
Other than your job, what are your claims to fame?
“Most recently, I was the lead singer and co-songwriter of the Dirty Curls. I still play the naughtybilly whenever and wherever I get the chance. I am a founding member of the Rockstar Storytellers. I’ll be playing Dorothy in the upcoming remount of A Christmas Carol: The Golden Girls Remix opening November 29 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. I went to Diablo Cody’s 30th birthday party at the Playboy Mansion and I DJed an afterparty for ‘N Sync. I was in a Fuse TV commercial wherein I drank blue liquid from a diaper. Otherwise, I can cross one eye at a time, belch on cue, and recite the United States in alphabetical order.”
What’s your relationship status?
“Between sugar daddies.”
Where are you most likely to be seen?
“Bryant-Lake Bowl! Also sometimes the Corner Bar, 501 Club, Kieran’s, Eli’s, the American Legion in Robbinsdale, in front of my computer arguing on the Internet, graveyards, at the end of a rainbow guarding a pot of gold.”
Where are you most likely not to be seen?
“Target Field, Calhoun Square, most bars on First Avenue—with the exception of First Avenue itself, at which I like to be seen—outside the metro area, Oklahoma, your mom’s house. SORRY, YOUR MOM.”
With what people are you most likely to be seen?
“I am most likely to be seen with my besties Marne Gerdes, Jen Abbey, or Molly Priesmeyer, or with my open mic buddy John Schreiner, or with any of the Rockstar Storytellers or any of my fellow Fringe-o-philes. I have spent my last three Thanksgivings with Andy Sturdevant at Molly P’s house. I will oftentimes go to events on my own and see a lot of people I am Facebook friends with and then we’ll say, ‘Hey! We’re Facebook friends!’ then awkwardly suck our G&Ts through a straw, avoiding eye contact.”
Where were you born?
“San Mateo, California.”
What neighborhood do you live in?
What’s your ride?
“Public transit! And my friends’ cars. Once I get my back tire on my bike fixed, supposedly I’m going to start riding my bike again for the rest of the winter. HA HA HA. Haaaaa.”
What’s the best way to start a conversation with you?
“Just come on over, make eye contact, ask questions, answer questions, don’t be an idiot. Preferably, with a fancy cocktail for me in your hand.”
Photo courtesy Courtney McLean