Hello. Dr. Odd here. I met Jason when he started dating a coworker. He joined our softball because he was a good player. He has a crazy sense of humor and is exciting to be around. He's fun and interesting. You can drop him a line here. Jason Mysliwiec

When were you born? Where?

Sept. 5, 1973 in South Bend, Indiana

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

Work: Crack beer, surf net, walk around in black socks and undies before
Wifey gets home.

Weekend: Crack beer, surf net, walk around in black socks and undies before Wifey wakes up.

Who would you like to pattern yourself after?

Toss-up between Tiger Woods and John Schalk. Probably John, because he's better at more sports, and because I know his tell at the poker table!

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Either Magen's Bay Beach or the Greenhouse in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

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

Professional mattress/video game/digital cable quality tester.

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

Call in sick, tell Wife I'm at an emergency client meeting, golf in morning, bowl in afternoon, drink at night.

What kind of music you like the most and why?

Hate to admit it, but probably country...like the way most songs tell a story, albeit about the woman that left, the dog that's missing, and the keg that's empty. It's also easiest to sing at Karaoke.

Like punk a bunch too, especially when snowboarding.

Who have you been most influenced by and why?

By far my parents, I blame them entirely for all of my vices!

What makes you cry?

My wife hates it, but dramatic sporting events and movies..."Bull Durham", "For Love of the Game", "One Shining Moment" at the end of the NCAA tourney, etc.

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

Denver, Colorado.

What do you usually eat for dinner?

Whatever my Baby makes me (with a smile).

What is your favorite website?

At work: Drodd and Drudge Report. At home: It's a secret, but Roman probably has a pretty good guess.

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

The Digger Soundtrack, Volume 1, courtesy of Kazaa Records

What do you do for $?

Professionally, sell bonds to banks and insurance companies at Lehman Brothers. When Momma needs a new pair of shoes--bowling, poker, and sports bets.

What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

When they're not around.

If I can't control that, then confidence, a sense of humor, a caring heart, spontaneity, a generous wallet, the ability to separate the colors from the whites.

Dogs or cats?

Sorry Z, but definitely dogs.

What is your favorite sports team?

Football: The Ponies of Mile High
Hockey: Colorado Avalanche
Baseball: Cubs
College: Fighting Irish
Basketball: Would rather watch Queer Eye

You got any Tattoos?

Yes, a shark with a baseball in its mouth, which most people embarrassingly think is a dolphin.

Do you use styling products in your hair?

Yes, I think it's called Material or something like that.

What is your favorite cartoon character?

Eric Cartman

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

Digger, not sure what or if it means anything. Got it freshman year in college when somebody said it "just sounded Midwesterner." It's my experience that most Californian's don't have much grasp on reality east of Nevada.

My wife calls me Shoogs, which also confuses me.

What is your salad dressing of choice?

Don't eat much salad, but love the bleu cheese that comes with my wings.

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

In-N-Out Burger, bar none. I could eat a Double-Double with fries every day for breakfast.

What is your favorite booze beverage?

Before Noon: Bloody Mary
Noon-6ish: Beam and Coke
After 6: Bombay Sapphire Martini (Up and Dirty)

Will throw some Bud Lights into the mix to pace myself...

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

"How'd he ever get that poor girl to marry him?"

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

Intelligence, humor, caring, decent arm strength

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

Arrogance, sarcasm, dirty jokes, umpire disdain

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People that have no idea what's going on three feet from their precious epicenters. You know, the ones that insist on jamming themselves onto an already stuffed train, or drive 30 in both lanes on the highway, or pee all over the seat and floor at the office...

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