A Bio, of sorts
Number of empty soda cans on desk at work (the Desk Pop Can count!): 234
Place of residence - Albany, New York, USA
Hair - Red/brown, curly, mid-back length
Eyes - Blue/Grey, wears glasses or contacts, possess two
Height - 6'1"
Weight - 185 lbs
Hip bone: Connected to the thigh bone
Aliases: BuckStar, Wonderboy, Mr. Fixit
College: 4 years, double major, Business & ISM
High school: Small school in upstate NY, regents diploma in Science
Favorite food: Pasta with meat sauce
Can make favorite food: Yes
Digs: South Park, Monty Python, not so nuts about Three Stooges, love to laugh
TV Menu: NYPD Blue, Just Shoot Me, Fraiser, Jay Leno's Headlines segment, Jeopardy, M*A*S*H Reruns, any Stand Up comedy
Thinks Saturday Night Live: Still Sucks out loud
All time favorite band - Rush
Other favorites - Everything else
Instruments played: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, some Keyboard
Job: Networking and Telephony
Highlighted job talent: Adept at pretending to look busy
Playing Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Tennis
Watching Sports: Football, Hockey
Siblings: 1 Brother
Hula Hoop: Not very well at all
Favorite number: 248
Favorite Christmas Special: Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer
Best local band: Arc
Favorite color: Blue
Candy Bar: Snickers (when I was younger it was Three Musketeers)
On French Fries: Mayonaisse
In the Summer: I prefer bare feet
Favorite Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Favorite book: Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
On Pizza: Ham and Pineapple (but pepperoni is fine)
At a bar: Dance, play air hockey, pool, or sex trivia
In high school: Ran track, yearbook committee, drama club, key club, honor society
Hobbies: Sailing, reading, making web pages
First guitar: Fender F-35 6 string acoustic
First computer: Apple II (4K RAM, and a tape drive!)
Pet peeve: Not pressing the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube up
I filled out one of those survey things that was going around in email. I thought that I would post it here, as well. Hey, if you want, fill it out and email it to me!
NAME: Don Howe
BIRTH DATE: July 1, 1965
JOB (IF ANY): What is it exactly that I do? I fix stuff that breaks.
FAVORITE SPORT(s) TO PLAY: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball
FAVORITE SPORT(S) TO WATCH: Football, Basketball, Hockey
AVORITE GAME(s): Card games like Canasta or Cribbage.
IF YOU COULD MARRY A SUPERSTAR WHO WOULD IT BE: Katarina Witt
DO YOU SPEAK SPANISH: No
DO YOU SPEAK GERMAN: Nein
DO YOU SPEAK FRENCH: Mais non
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH: Sort of an americanish dialect, certainly not the King's good English
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON: Anything with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny both in it. Oh, and Roadrunner... those are great.
IF YOU HAD YOUR ARM CUT OFF HOW WOULD YOU FEEL: Like 3/4's of a man.
WOULD YOU SHAVE YOUR HEAD FOR $1,000 DOLLARS: Sure
IF YOU COULD BE A STAR IN A TV SHOW FOR A DAY WHICH ONE: I'd like to do some bits on "Whose line is it anyway?"
FAVORITE TV SHOW: NYPD Blue
FAVORITE ACTOR: I doubt I can pick a favorite, but I like Nick Cage, and Robin Williams cracks me up.
FAVORITE ACTRESS: Same deal here, but Elizabeth Shue is sexy, and Carol Kane is a riot.
FAVORITE VIDEO: Princess Bride
FAVORITE COLOGNE/PERFUME: English Leather
BOXERS OR BRIEFS: Boxers
PIERCINGS OR TATTOOS?: None... always thought about a tattoo of a chinese character, though.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM: Chocolate (if it has marshmellows and nuts, and fudgey goop in it, cool!)
FAVORITE DRINK: Coke
WOULD YOU GO UP AND RANDOMLY KISS SOME ONE FOR 50 BUCKS: No
WOULD YOU EVER KILL SOMEONE: No
HOW MANY FINGERS DO YOU HAVE: I have all my factory installed parts, though the warranty is out.
DO YOU WEAR SOCKS TO YOUR KNEES: No
DO YOU PREFER CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA CAKE: Chocolate
DO YOU LIKE SCHOOL: Yes
A FREE VACATION WHERE WOULD YOU GO: Rome
DO YOU LIKE TO FLY: Yes
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue
DO YOU LIKE ROLLERCOASTERS: Oh yes. I love Cedar Point in Ohio - they have the best!
DO YOU LIKE TO PAINT: Yes
HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT: How many did I have again?
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL: None
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN WATER-SKIING?: Yes. Even did barefoot once.
WOULD YOU GET IN A SHARK TANK?: Yes
DO YOU WEAR A WATCH?: Yes
WHICH HAND DO/WOULD YOU WEAR IT ON?: Left
DO YOU HAVE A CAR: It's more like a "Land Yacht"
DO YOU LIKE APPLE SAUCE: Yes
DO YOU LIKE CATS: Yes
HAVE YOU EVER CAUGHT A FISH: Yes
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: Yes
IF YOU COULD WIN A CAR WHAT WOULD IT BE: A BMW Z-3 Roadster would be nice. You can even pick the color.
DO YOU SHOWER OR TAKE BATHS: Showers
HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU WASH YOUR HAIR A DAY?: Condition it every day, Shampoo when it needs it.
DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK: Through Glasses or Contacts?
DO YOU PREFER PEPSI OR COKE: Coke (See: Favorite Drink)
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS: Yes
ARE YOU A WITCH?: No
RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED: Left
DO YOU HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR?: I tink toe.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF DYING: No
DO YOU LIKE WHERE YOU LIVE: It'll do. For now.
DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE EMAIL: Yes
DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?: Guitar, bass guitar, drums, a little keyboard
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?: Albany
ARMCHAIR OR SOFA?: Sofa
FAVE FILM EVER?: I can't possibly pick a favorite here. I like movies too much.
FAVE SONG EVER?: La Villa Strangiato - Rush
FAVE DISNEY MOVIE: Lady and the Tramp
FAVE ANIMAL: Monkeys
PERSON YOU ADMIRE THE MOST: My grandmother, 'M'
WHAT YOU HATE: Mean sprited people who take advantage of others
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE: "It's not for you to worry about."
FAVORITE ALL-THROUGH ALBUM: Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon"
DREAM CONCERT: Pete Townshend on Rhythm Guitar, Geddy Lee on Bass, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour swapping Lead Guitar duties, David Byrne singing, and me on drums. I suppose Phil Collins or Mitch Mitchell can join in on percussion.
FAVE FOOD: Spaghetti
NAME A SONG THAT IS YOU: "You may be Right," by Billy Joel.
GOOD MEMORY: Genesis/Asis concert, 1980 at SPAC. It rained. The marshmellow fight was to die for. It was awesome.
FAVORITE PLACE TO BE: On a beach with a book and a cooler.