ABOUT RIES

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Zodiac sign:     Aquarius

Spirit Animal:     Ram

Favorite US City:     The Big Apple

Soundtrack of my life:     That depends on the year, but currently it’s probably Yin Yang by USS.

Someplace new I’d like to go:     Australia

Top ten movies:     Casablanca, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Up In The Air, 50/50, The Godfather, Once, Mad Max: Fury Road, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Thin Red Line, and Stranger than Fiction.

Irrational fears:     Bugs. Fire. Dark water. Getting fired.

Top three games:     The Last of Us, The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity

Best corner of the house:     My desk on a Saturday morning.

Top three television shows:     Breaking Bad, True Detective, Stranger Things (The Sopranos, The Newsroom, Band of Brothers, Daredevil, etc…)

Odd and unknown talents:     I used to be able to throw rocks at great distances with alarming accuracy. Once, I threw a stone the size of a golf ball and hit a tree two blocks away down the street. I thought it was luck, so I tried again, aiming at the mailboxes near the tree. Hit them dead center. Shoulda been a quarterback.

Favorite book:     One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Hobbies I might like to pick up:     I’ve considered keeping a wine journal.

Career aspirations:     Publish a book. Have my own office. I’ve already been promoted to a cubicle.

Three greatest accomplishments:     Winning the Grand National Championship with the Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds in 2005. Surviving not only Marine Corps Boot Camp, but a Marine Corps enlistment and an Afghanistan deployment, to boot. Marrying someone who can still surprise me, three years later.

-R