Hello. Dr. Odd here. I met Hoover a few years ago through a guy on my softball team and he has been playing softball with us since. He is a funny dude and an interesting guy. You can drop him a line here. Jason Hoover

When were you born? Where?

October 6, 1975 in St. Charles, IL

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: play with dog

Weekends: read newspaper, drink large amounts of coffee.

Who would you like to pattern yourself after?

Peter from the movie Office Space comes to mind. Maybe Ernesto Guevara, but I’m not too confident in my jungle survival skills.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

I don’t take a lot of vacations, but probably somewhere where I’m not forced to do battle with my arch nemesis, Mr. Sun. My pasty epidermis is no match for his indefatigable brilliance.

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

I’d work in a bookstore.

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

I doubt that I’d touch it if it was in the trash. If I had a glove or a long-sleeve shirt to lift it out of the trash, I’d probably take some friends out to dinner, and then let the dirty waitress worry about where it’s been.

What kind of music you like the most and why?

I don’t know what to call genres anymore. Often times Tool or Rage Against the Machine or Trail of Dead. Other times Grandaddy or Elliot Smith. Other times Public Enemy or Wu-Tang. As with anyone, it just depends on my mood.

Who have you been most influenced by and why?

My grandfather. He was the measure of compassion, quiet dignity and humor. He understood his responsibility to his family and his community.

What makes you cry?

Dick Cheney’s smile.

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

Chicago or Madison, WI.

What is your favorite sports team?

I guess I’ll default to the Cubs. Maybe the Illinois basketball team.

What do you usually eat for dinner?

Take-out items. Or leftovers.

What is your favorite website?

Talkingpointsmemo.com or snopes.com

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

Tough maybe Sugar’s Copper Blue

What do you do for $?

Structural engineer

What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

Sense of humor, intelligence, gets along with my friends, curly dark hair, named Amy

Dogs or cats?


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

Probably that I’m odd. Not Dr. Odd, just odd.

What do you watch on TV?

Simpsons, Cops, Sopranos, documentaries

You got any Tattoos?


Do you use styling products in your hair?


What is your salad dressing of choice?

The light stuff Italian, balsamic.

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

El Burrito Mexicano. Nachos, no sour cream.

What is your favorite booze beverage?

Guinness, High Life. Gin tastes good.

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

Good listener, supportive.

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

Lazy, nachos.

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