Hello. Dr. Odd here. I met Dan a few years ago when he joined my softball team. I honestly don't know or remember who knew him or how I met him but he has been playing ball with us ever since. He is a real nice guy and funny and a great ballplayer. You can drop him a line here. Dan Shane

When were you born? Where?

Jan 28th 1975 in Peoria, IL

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

Grab the paper, a beverage of choice, and comfortable clothes.

Who would you like to pattern yourself after?

my brother, he's got a great outlook on everything

What is your favorite vacation spot?

not the beach

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

grounds crew for the Chicago Cubs

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

music, books, and booze (not necessarily in that order)

What kind of music you like the most and why?

rock, rap..whatever if it's quality stuff.

Who have you been most influenced by and why?

family and friends (proximity is everything)

What makes you cry?

signs up for lost pets make me want to cry

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


What do you usually eat for dinner?

some variation of pizza (on bagels, croissants, really anything works)

What is your favorite website?

pitchforkmedia.com (music), talkingpointsmemo.com (politics)

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

pearl jam - vs.

What is your favorite movie?

currently Lost in Translation

What do you do for $?

corporate nonsense involving numbers

What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

anything involving pairs

Dogs or cats?


What is your favorite sports team?


You got any Tattoos?


Do you use styling products in your hair?

only shampoo unless i'm already late

What is your favorite cartoon character?

He-Man, I too have the power.

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

nothing cool or amusing

What is your salad dressing of choice?


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

wendy's, spicy chicken baby!

What is your favorite booze beverage?

I lead the spicy life here too, Captain Morgan

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

people who don't know me always claim I remind them of someone else.

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

diplomatic, intelligent

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

critical, sarcastic

What is your biggest pet peeve?


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