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Jarod Kintz

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in Salt Lake City, The United States
March 05, 1982



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About this author

This is it, this is my biography. The story of Jarod Kintz begins now.

Let’s knock out the trivial first. I was born in Salt Lake City on March 5th. Now that you know my birthday, please feel free to get me birthday presents. Notice how I used the plural, presents? More than one gift would be greatly appreciated. Appropriate gifts include gold coins, bars of silver, and large tracts of land (preferably beachfront property). Or you could just buy me a drink—soda, natural, because I don’t drink either alcohol or high fructose corn syrup.

Skipping ahead a few years, and a few hundred miles, we come to Denver, Colorado. For a few years I attended Mackintosh Academy. In the second grade, along with English, I studied French, Spanish, and Japanese

If it’s the last kiss, we’d better make it last. I hope you don’t have anywhere to be, because I have the rest of my life free.

— Jarod Kintz (@JarodKintz1) May 4, 2015
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message 1: by P.J.

P.J. Thanks for the friendship!

Patricia Puddle Thanks for the friendship request, Jarod. I like funny people. LOL.

message 3: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Patricia wrote: "Thanks for the friendship request, Jarod. I like funny people. LOL."

You're welcome Patricia :) How are you doing today?

message 4: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz P. J. wrote: "Thanks for the friendship!"

You're welcome, P.J. How are you?

Veronica Thanks for the friendship.

Tiffany Capozzi Thank you for the friendship!! Tiffany

message 7: by M.

M. Leighton Thanks for friending me, Jarod:) Sounds like we've got a lot in common. Well the important things anyway, things like Jack Handey and Monty Python:D If you feel the need to share your Deep Thoughts or "bring out your dead," drop me an e-mail. I'm always up for a laugh;)

Jillian Peery Thanks for the add! Have a great day my friend!

Shanna Hey! Thanks for the friendship. I liked the picture quotes by the way, I giggled out loud at a few, earning me some funny looks. Just one question, are those tiger slippers? Lol

message 10: by Susie

Susie Thanks for the friendship! :-)

message 11: by Lenore

Lenore Thanks for the request. Your bio cracked me up!

message 12: by April

April Thanks for the add. My Birthday is March 4th :oP

message 13: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz April wrote: "Thanks for the add. My Birthday is March 4th :oP"

yes! beautiful time of year, yes?

message 14: by Becca

Becca Thx for your friendship request...you had it with the Colbert quote!!!

message 15: by Nely

Nely Cab Jared,

Thanks for the add, and thanks for the humor to go with my lunch. Loved that interview!

-Nely Cab

message 16: by S.J.

S.J. Davis Jared! You are hilarious! I look forward to getting to know you much better. Cheers!

message 17: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Hi Jared! I'm a fan just from your profile info. I put your book on my shelf to-read...
Have a great day!

Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

FabulousRaye That's fabulous! I think I'm turning into my late, German next door neighbor. Her name was Edith and she was a crazy cat lady.

message 20: by Amy

Amy Hey, Jarod. How's it going? I just thought I'd drop by and say hello and I hope you're having a great weekend. :)

message 21: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Amy wrote: "Hey, Jarod. How's it going? I just thought I'd drop by and say hello and I hope you're having a great weekend. :)"

Life is great! How are you?

message 22: by Graham

Graham Parke Hi, good to have you aboard ;)

Michelle Hey Jarod, thanks for the add :)

Savannah Thank you for the friendship.

message 25: by Amy

Amy Hi, Jarod. Hope all is well! :)

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

Christine Hatfield your welcome

do you write books?

Amanda Joy Farnsworth Thanks for sharing that quote. I take all humor very seriously. And thanks for the listening...

(“The only gift I have to give, is the ability to receive. If giving is a gift, and it surely is, then my gift to you is to allow you to give to me. 

message 29: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Amanda Joy wrote: "Thanks for sharing that quote. I take all humor very seriously. And thanks for the listening...

(“The only gift I have to give, is the ability to receive. If giving is a gift, and it surely is, th..."

haha yes! how've you been?

Christine Hatfield Do you have skype?

message 31: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Christine wrote: "Do you have skype?"

Yes indeed. jarod.kintz

Libertarian Ann ditto, didn't know I had a "style" thanks!

message 33: by Grace

Grace No problem! Thanks for the request ^-^

Lótë (Iris) Thanks for the add!
Your quotes never fail to ammuse me.
I share them with my sister all the time :)
Your humour is amazing.

message 35: by Emily

Emily Thanks for the add!!

Asma Fedosia Hi, Jarod, Thks for the friend invitation.

message 37: by Irin

Irin thank you for your you quote..you absolutely have a funny bone in your body for sure...keep making everyone smile with your writing..

message 38: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Irin wrote: "thank you for your you quote..you absolutely have a funny bone in your body for sure...keep making everyone smile with your writing.."

Thank you so much, Irin :)

message 39: by Mylene

Mylene Orbase :DDDD

Abhishek Tewari Thank you so much Mr Kintz for accepting my request, I have been hiding from my boss and reading you at my office when I am pretending to work.

message 41: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Abhishek wrote: "Thank you so much Mr Kintz for accepting my request, I have been hiding from my boss and reading you at my office when I am pretending to work."

haha I love that!

message 42: by Sasha (last edited Oct 27, 2013 02:30PM)

Sasha Thank you Jarod.You are a star!:)

message 43: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Sasha wrote: "Thank you Jarod.You are a star!:)"

haha thanks Sasha! GLad we are now friends :)

Green Elephant Girl ™ Thanks for accepting my friend request :D

message 45: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Green Elephant Girl ™ wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request :D"

You're very welcome :)

message 46: by Jillian

Jillian How did you know I adore being called a maven? Of any kind, really ;-) Thanks for the add into that group :-)


message 47: by Jarod

Jarod Kintz Jayne Louise wrote: "Thanks Jarod. Blondie has told me a lot about you, so you know you come highly recommended. X"


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