Hello. Dr. Odd here. I went through a lot of people on my Q and A and I thought it was a good idea to start over with some new questions. You will see all the same people as before, just some fresh questions. Merilou Ziola

We would like to introduce Chris.


How do you plan to spend the next 13 years?

Continuing to program computers.

What is your job title?

Open Source Practice Lead

What do you do exactly in your job?

I manage a small team of developers, and also develop software.

What type of work do you do?


What kind of company do you work for?

A consulting company.


What is your favorite color?

Blue, but lately I'm really into red.

What was your first car?

A 1982 Ford Mustang, in bad shape.

What kind of car do you have?

A 2001 Honda Civic

If I had all the time and money, I would love to ...

Mess around with computers, bake bread, build things.

Ugliness aside, if you could have your bedroom painted - what color would you choose?

We just had our bedroom painted green, it's nice. I wouldn't change it.

What crazy thing would you 1st buy if you got rich?

A really nice stereo, with tubes. Maybe gold fronts for my teeth.


What do you like to do on the weekends or in your spare time?

Cook, mess around with computers, tickle my son.

What is your sleep schedule?

Early to bed, early to rise. Usually around 10pm, 6am.

Which is your favorite season?

Fall, followed closely by Spring, Winter and Summer.

If you could name yourself, what name would you choose?


What is the last movie that you have seen that you enjoyed?

No Country for Old Men

What book are you reading now or have read recently?

Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee, about how freight is moved around the country.

What is your favorite board game or card game?

This changes a fair amount, but lately we really like Settlers of Catan, a nerd game.

What is your favorite magazine?

The only magazine I have a subscription to is Harpers, but I'm not really much of a magazine guy. I like getting my news online mostly.

What is your all time favorite TV show?

Right now, the Wire. Freaks and Geeks is probably the best comedy.

Do you prefer the toilet paper to flow over or under the roll?


What is your favorite sport to watch?

NFL Football.

What is your favorite sport to play or favorite exercise?

I like to jog. I'm not very good at organized sports.

Favorite Teams...

Cubs, by default, I really don't care.

Steelers, followed closely by the Bears.

Who gives a rats ass?

Chicago Sky. Really, I don't like basketball.

College football:
ASU Sun Devils

College Basketball:
The one that that Phil Knight choked.

High School football:
Lane Tech Lancers, or whatever they're called. I made that up. I've never been to a High School football game, they'd probably spit on my Honda Civic. Teenagers are scary.

What is your your favorite outdoor activity?


What is your your favorite indoor activity?

Making out.


What is order at Starbucks?

Large coffee, sometimes an Americano.

What is your favorite food?


What do your order on your pizza?

Pepperoni, but I'm not picky.

What is your favorite flavor ice cream?

Strawberry. Or peach. Or stuff with a bunch of crap in it.

What is your favorite soda pop?

I avoid soda.. I really like those La Croix fancy waters, preferably green-can. I like those fancy Jones or Boylans cane sugar sodas.

What is your favorite sweet treat?

dark chocolate.

What is your favorite snack?

Stuff with peanut butter on or in it. I love peanut butter. Also, apples. I like trying new varieties of apples.


How tall are you?


Are you single?


Are you allergic to anything?

Bee stings, but I'm not sure that's still valid. It might just be a childhood thing. I haven't been stung in a long time.

What is your favorite color?

Blue, sometimes red.

How would you describe your appearance?

Portly, awesome, wry.

What nationality are you?

American, with origins in Ireland, Italy, and Germany.

Where do you live?

In Chicago, the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

In less than five words, describe yourself.

I am awesome.

Where do you live?

In Chicago, the Lincoln Square Neighborhood.

In what type of dwelling do you live?

A condo in a three flat.

What is under your bed?

Blankets, fur, probably a cat.

What is the color of your hair?


What color eyes do you have?


Do you have contacts, glasses, or lasik?


Name all the cities or towns you have lived in

Chicago IL, Tempe AZ, Flemington NJ, Palatine IL, Hudson OH, Pittsburgh PA.

Are you political?

Not annoyingly so, but yes.

Name 3 things you like -

Computers, food, talking.

What is your Zodiac sign?


Do you drink?


Do you smoke?


Is religion a part of your life?

Religion _is_ your life. I don't go to church, but I like defining religion as, "how you relate to everything else."

What is the highest education level you have completed?

Some graduate school.