A. carpet store janitor, airplane washer, winery gardener, truck brake assembler, Tony Roma's waiter, Madison Avenue ad agency peon, freelance fact-checker, LIFE magazine writer, EA SPORTS videogame marketer, dot.goner, GOLF magazine travel editor
A. youth sports coach
A. Santa Rosa High School (Go Panthers!) and University of Oregon (Go Ducks!)
A. Johnny Hartman
A. tie: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and the first half of "Stripes"
A. Saved by the Bell (no, really)
A. Parent, work, sleep, bathe, parent, work, sleep, repeat.
A. "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." —Francis Bacon
A. One full day when work never creeps into my mind
A. dental work
A. Incline Village, NV
A. Average Joe
A. Muhammad Ali
A. "There is a school of thought..."
A. not sticking with the ukulele
A. the ability to stop time
A. first place in wild cow milking at an amateur rodeo
A. my habit of not finishing sentences, which my children think
A. willingness to help friends move
A. a puppy in a loving home
A. the tendencay to slip into a thick Scottish accent
A. Lord Whatshisname
A. Amelia Earhart: "Take my cell phone, just in case."
A. small wave surfer
A. Ambassador to Sweden
A. hygiene, optimism, and blind allegiance to at least one sports team
A. Lucky Charms
A. Dedicated to You by Johnny Hartman, Ja, må han leva; Maggie May; Baba O'Riley; anything from Outlandos d'Amour
A. Then: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., J.D. Salinger, John Irving Now: J.K. Rowling, Tom Perrotta, Nick Hornby
A. The Catcher in the Rye, The World According to Garp, Little Children, How to Be Good, King Ottokar's Sceptre from The Adventures of Tintin.
A. Worth the Wait: The San Francisco Giants official 2010 World Series championship commemorative
A. Study nursing.
A. You write like you talk. (Is that a compliment?)