Scare me: yellowjackets, Alzheimer’s, loved ones in danger
People who make me laugh: David Sedaris, Richard Pryor, Short and Rex and Fat and Camino (I think they’re two halves of the same coin).
I love: RUABelle, our pets, the snooze button
I hate: I try really hard not to hate anything or anybody. UC Berkeley, USC and UT Vol football fans are as close as I’ll allow myself.
I don’t understand: Organic Chemistry (it made a History major out of me), what makes women cry, why I like to do Sudoku puzzles.
Things on my desk: Purell hand sanitizer, an empty coffee travel mug, a red Swingline stapler
I’m doing right now: trying to catch up from missing a day of work last week, wishing the office cleaning fairies would visit while I’m at home tonight, anticipating a really good dinner with RUABelle and a vendor tonight at Nick and Rudy’s.
I want to do before I die: spend another month in Brazil, hang-glide, make a difference in a child’s life.
I can do: juggle, make a joke about almost anything, comfort.
I can’t do: make myself care about my job anymore, walk across a narrow path in a high place, fight this feeling anymore (sorry, REO Speedwagon occasionally lives in my medulla).
I think you should listen to: Los Lobos, Prince, Mozart.
You should NEVER listen to: Any band where the haircut is more important than the music, Dick Vitale, any member of The Staggering Prophets when making a wager.
I’d like to learn: to play the piano, how to ride a bike without getting exhausted, how to pick locks.
Favorite foods: my smoked pork tenderloin, ice cream, bacon.
Beverages I drink regularly: water, Miller Lite, wine
Shows I watched as a kid: whatever the cursive handwriting show was on Channel 8 with the really hot young brunette teacher with the utterly calming sonorific voice, Three Stooges with my dad, James at 15.