Hello. Dr. Odd here.I met Michele when she started working with me at Focal but she doesnt work here anymore and that stinks because she is awesome. She was fun to work with and is very talented at making webpages and Flash movies and amazing graphics and art. I am glad she worked at Focal and I am glad we keep in touch. You can drop her a line here. Michele Kruegel
When were you born? Where?
What is the 1st thing
you want to do when you get home from work or when you wake up on the
Who would you like to
pattern yourself after?
What is your favorite
If you could get paid
the same amount of $ at your current job and do anything, what would it
If you found $200 in
the trash and you had to spend it that day, what would you do with it?
What kind of music you like the most and why?
My favorite band is Luna. In terms of genre as long as its got a good beat, or quirky lyrics Im sold. Tend to dislike heavy metal and at one point I would have said country, but thats been growing on me maybe it was my trip to Texas last fall.
Who have you been most influenced by and why?
Mr. Doherty one armed 7th grade english teacher who always shared his Velemints. Mr. Turbiville - 12th grade english teacher who encouraged me watch the movie Deer Hunter. AND my G-ma, whos the best grandmother around!!!
What makes you cry?
Hate to say this, but pretty much anything.
What is your favorite town or state in the United States?
Marfa, Texas. Lincoln and I eloped there last October and were married by Justice of the Peace Cinderella Guevera. Its surprisingly fun and party for such a small town in the middle of nowhere!
What do you usually eat for dinner?
I can eat salad all day long, so salads usually part of dinner. Other than that, we mix it up.
What is your favorite website?
If you had to hear 1 album for the rest of your life what would it be?
Luna Live its got a nice mix of songs from most of their albums. That way I wouldnt have to pick just one.
What do you do for $?
Web design. Occasionally illustration, but not often enough.
What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?
Funny, smart, strong hands, strong legs, and dark hair or Lincoln!!
Dogs or cats?
Always thought I was a dog person. Certainly wasnt big on cats till Pele was a stray at the Seattle Zoo and Pobo followed us home. Theyre more like dogs than most cats Ive known.
What is your favorite sports team?
Mets, Jets and Nets!! Since moving to Chicago Ive added the Bears, Cubs and Soxs (although they dont sound as good together as those Jersey/NY teams).
You got any Tattoos?
One at the base of my neck/top of my back. I designed it in college and people always ask me what it is before you ask its a woman standing on an earth looking towards the sky. I still LOVE it!
Do you use styling products in your hair?
Too much work dont use anything, rarely even a comb.
What is your favorite cartoon character?
Hobbs, of Calvin and Hobbs and I cant leave out Bloom Countys Opus
Got any nick-names? What do they mean or how did you get them?
As a kid, I always wanted a cool nickname. Not many good ones for Michele (people have tried Mich-Mich or Cheley UGHHHH). My family calls me Chele. My old boss in Seattle started calling me just M (I think it was initiated as a time saving tactic instead of spelling out Michele in every email, shed just write M). Kind of caught on, and even though its just the letter M, I like it!
What is your salad dressing of choice?
Annies Shiitake and Sesame dressing. Any homemade vinaigrettes. And Blue cheese!!
What is your favorite fast food place? What do you order there?
Burger King. Junior Whopper with Cheese.
What is your favorite booze beverage?
Thats easy a Gin and Tonic with extra lime!!
What is the one thing people say about you the most?
That Ive got a big smile.
What do you think people say are some of your most virtuous qualities?
Warm, outgoing, kind of goofy, can read people really well, and get along with almost everyone.
What do you think people say are some of your vices?
I talk too much, my stories are WAY tooo long (I get that from my Moms side of the family).
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When my freshly washed hair smells like smoke.
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