Hello. Dr. Odd here. I met Joe in high school. Now he lives in Arizona but I see him 1-2 times a year. He is a fun social guy. I like him. I call him friend. You can drop him a line here. Joe Denicholas

Born: July 17, 1975

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

Friday is date night with my wife, we usually go out to eat. Saturday morning I go mountain biking then work on my car.

Who would you like to pattern yourself after?

The Bodhisattva, it's Buddhist, and I don't have enough space to explain, basically they are people who have no dis-illusions about the world.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Alaska, it is clean, quiet, and there are almost no pain in the ass people.

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

Formula One Driver, without a doubt. I would do it for minimum wage.

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

Throw a party and buy some cd's.

What kind of music you like the most and why?

I like Tool the best but it's hard to say why without sounding like a psycho. I guess it's because if you really pay attention to the music you will think about some things you have never thought of before, and since I am constantly thinking, some new thoughts are always welcome.

Who have you been most influenced by and why?

Probably my dad because I am becoming him, our lives are following very similar paths with the exception of military service and Catholocism. I guess it's because the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. When you are young, you usually accept everything your parents model for you, but then as you grow up you replace those ideas with your own. Our ideas (with the exception of religion) are still very close and seem to be converging.

What makes you cry?

When I see other people cry, I can't handle it. I am so tired of the pain I see everywhere, this place generally sucks, it is unfortunate that I think that but that's where I'm at right now.

What is your favorite town or state in the united states?

Chicago is my favorite city, there is no question on that. My favorite state is definitely Alaska again, or Hawaii, because everyone there is really laid back and actually makes an effort to get along with each other rather than competing like rats in a cage.

What do you usually eat for dinner?

A salad and some fruit, and a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

What is your favorite website?

The Onion, you can always find a laugh there.

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

Tool, Aenima, it just never gets old, every song is better than every other song out there today.

What do you do for $?

I design integrated circuit chips, kinda like computer chips but not really, and they go in cars to do stuff like blow the air bags or control the engine or fuel injection, stuff like that. I used to design full time but I got promoted 2 months ago to manager, but I still get to do some design.

What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

Nothing in particular, I think everyone has something attractive about them. I guess I'm big on correct proportions, if you're a little big in the pants, that's ok as long as you bring it up top too, I also like skinny girls too, they're built for speed. My grandpa says I'm like Jesus, I love 'em all!

What do you like better? Dogs or cats?

DOGS, all day long. I have my first cat now, and after careful experimentation in accordance with generally accepted scientific methods, I have determined that cats are not independent, they are more stupid than concrete.

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

I'm not sure, cuz most assholes talk about other people behind their back to boost up their own fragile egos, but if I had to guess I would say most people would say I am "determined".

What do you watch on TV?

Sports, hockey in the winter, baseball in the summer. Right now is the best time of the year, hocky playoffs and baseball almost every night.

You got any Tattoos?

Yeah, I have a cancer symbol on my right arm, it looks like a 69 on its side, so morons are always like "dude, you got 69 are your arm", but basically it looks like someone ran into me with a pen.

Do you use styling products in your hair?

Gel sometimes, when it gets longer (>1 inch) and out of control.

What is your salad dressing of choice?

Oil and balsamic vinegar.

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

In and Out Burger, I treat myself once every three months to 2 Double Doubles (double cheese, double meat), French Fries, and a Chocolate Shake. If sex is a 10, In and Out is about a strong 6.5.

What is your favorite booze beverage?

Depends on what time it is...
Morning: Bloody Mary, SPICY AS HELL, Wakeup!!!!
Afternoon: Beer
Evening: Tangueray and Tonic with a lot of lime.

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

I am very caring, usually fun to be around, always helpful, and I love kids and animals.

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

This one is easy, I am typically a hermit, I don't like to do much and I don't like to talk too much to people, people say I am hard to contact, as I generally don't answer the phone. I have about 10 people I really like, and the rest I don't trust. I also think 95%+ of the people in the world are dumber than my sock, and if you haven't figured that out by the time you are 20 years old, you're one of the 95%ers.

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