Hello. Dr. Odd here. I met Buck when he started at the company I work at. Soon thereafter he started playing softball with us and he is the best player on our team. Beyond that he is fun to be around and a real positive spirit. I am glad we have remained coworkers and remained teammates and remained friends. He is nice and friendly . You can drop him a line here. Mark Buckentin

When were you born? Where?

February 15, 1964, Glencoe, MN

What is the 1st thing you want to do when you get home from work or when you wake up on the weekends?

Home from work - Lay on the couch, Weekends - Grab a Starbucks and watch ESPN

Who would you like to pattern yourself after?

Donald Trump (without the bad hair)

What is your favorite vacation spot?


If you could get paid the same amount of $ at your current job and do anything, what would it be?

World traveler (nomadic beach bum)

If you found $200 in the trash and you had to spend it that day, what would you do with it?

Buy my wife a nice present... she told me to say that.

What kind of music you like the most and why?

I mostly like all kinds of music... but, I can't stand acid rock or hard core rap.

Who have you been most influenced by and why?

My grandfather. I lost my father at a young age and my grandfather is a great role model.

What makes you cry?

Not getting my way.

What is your favorite town or state in the United States?

Chicago, IL

What do you usually eat for dinner?

Pasta with garlic and tomato sauce (or anything else from Scoozi)

What is your favorite website?

Drodd.com, of course... followed closely by cnn.com

If you had to hear 1 album for the rest of your life what would it be?

Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic

What do you do for $?

Telecom Sales for Focal Communications

What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

Beautiful eyes, sense of humor and, of course, big boobs! (Not necessarily in that order)

Dogs or cats?


What is your favorite sports team?

Baseball-Chicago Cubs, Football-Green Bay Packers

You got any Tattoos?


Do you use styling products in your hair?

A small amount of hair spray keeps the "doo" in check

What is your favorite cartoon character?


Got any nick-names? What do they mean or how did you get them?

"Buck" Origin is obvious.

What is your salad dressing of choice?

Creamy Italian

What is your favorite fast food place? What do you order there?

Burger King. Whopper with no onions, extra value meal, please.

What is your favorite booze beverage?

Grey Goose Martini, up and dirty

What is the one thing people say about you the most?

Man, I can't believe that you're that old!

What do you think people say are some of your most virtuous qualities?

Honest and loyal

What do you think people say are some of your vices?

1) Taking the traditional "glass" of red wine with dinner to the extreme!
2) Reality TV

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