So, I was perusing the Robb Report and saw some interesting questions in their interview section and I thought it might be fun to answer these questions myself. While I typically don't write a lot about myself, this gives a peak into a little bit of my personality and interests.
What apps do you use most?
Outside of obvious apps like mail, I would say Flickr…. I still haven’t really jumped on board with instagram and prefer the iPad app from Flickr anyway. Also, with the Apple Pencil on the iPad, Pixelmator has shot up to be one of my favorite photo editors.
What do you do that’s still analog?
I play vinyl records when I am feeling nostalgic or just have more time for the process. Something about pulling out an album my mom or dad listened to when they were young is just too cool. I also have some of the albums I had as a child, so picking up that same record decades later really brings me back to a time and place.
Do you have a uniform for certain occasions?
I thought this question was a little strange, but they were interviewing someone in the fashion industry, so I guess it makes more sense. Anyway, the answer is still yes. For work, Bills Khakis and Long Sleeve button-up Polos have been a typical staple for years. Lately, I wear shorts and a t-shirt since I am working from home. Unfortunately, I need to lose a little weight before I go back to the office or those Khakis are gonna be tight!
Is there anything you regret not buying?
I thought about moving to a larger house several years back. We saw one we liked, but started thinking about the trouble of moving and about the hassle and backed out. I still wish I had that extra room for a home theater, but we have managed to build our living room around the idea since then. There are definitely more compromises with this approach, but the upside is that we probably watch more movies when we don’t have to leave our main living space.
What is the most recent thing you added to your collection?
iPad Pro 12.9 M1 - I love editing photos with this thing and the Logitech Case and third party pencil make it my go-to computer when I am off from work. It is also my main music source during the day because it can play anything that Apple Music can throw at it.
What do you crave at the end of the day?
To be with my sweetheart and relax with my pets.
Where do you find calm?
The Ocean, though I am far enough away that I don’t get the opportunity to enjoy it as much as I like. As a result, I find music to be a great substitute and I can take it with me anywhere.
What song is currently in your head?
Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit since it was the last album I listened to and my favorite track on that album.
What do you collect?
The only thing I can think of is my own photography. I have an always growing collection. I have never really been someone that collected things to just have a collection. I did collect CDs for a while, but streaming has killed that pursuit.
Do you wear a watch and how many do you own?
Yes, I have a few watches..Seiko and Omega, but I mainly wear an Apple Watch. My favorite app is Clockology and it will probably be enough to get me to upgrade to the next Apple Watch because of its always on face…assuming it works as planned with the new WatchOS.
What is you most prized possession?
Probably my Jeep JK..assuming my pets aren’t my possessions (at least I don’t think of them that way). It is just so much fun and I plan to keep it long after it’s paid off. The thrill of having something that can take you anywhere, and the fun of switching from hard top to soft top to no top and no doors is something one should experience. No it isn’t the most practical thing, especially for gas milage, but I love it. Also, there is so much personality you can add to a Jeep. When I got it, I added bigger tires, new gearing, new shocks, a new front bumper, etc. I never did anything like that with the cars I had before it.
What is worth paying for?
Great food. We have Butcher Box delivered to get meat that has been humanely treated and Misfits for organic veggies they can’t sell in the store for one reason or another. I would recommend both.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
Aruba. We have talked about going there since before the pandemic. Once we are comfortable to leave the country, it will be the first designation. Well, unless my gal wants to visit her homeland in Poland first.
What is your favorite cocktail?
Nothing too fancy…Knob Creek with a little coke. I also like Buffalo Trace, Makers Mark, etc.
What is the most impressive dish you cook?
This is a tough one, but if I had to go with one easy to prepare, it would be ribs. I sous vide them for hours then finish them off on the Big Green Egg. Fall off the bone delicious. For something I don’t cook all that often, it would be brisket slow cooked for 20 hours or more.
Last Box Set or Netflix binge?
Just watched all six seasons of the Sopranos. James Gandolfini was a genius.
Bowie or Dylan?
Dylan and its not close.
Dog loving, Big Green Egg worshiping, Tech enthusiast, residing in Memphis, TN. Home of the Tigers, Grizzlies, Elvis, Al Green, Stax, Hi Records, Ardent Studios, Beale Street, Peabody Ducks, etc.. I have also added the Jeep Wrangler to the list of things I am enthusiastic about.
Flickr pics below