Hello. Dr. Odd here. I met Brian through a guy on my softball team and he has played softball with us on and off for a few years. He is a real nice and kind guy. You can drop him a line here. Brian Mehta

When were you born? Where?

October 26, 1971 in Oak Park, Illinois

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

Kiss my wife, Kristin

Who would you like to pattern yourself after?

Wow – loaded questions. I’d have to say a combination of people including my dad (for his wisdom, compassion and selflessness), Theodore Roosevelt (for his ambition and self reliance), and...how about Bobby Dernier ( fast CF, goal was to get on, good glove... - oh in my day – skills are dropping off now...)

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Rome and Positano, Italy. Only been there once, but hope to go again soon.

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

Owner of a minor league baseball team.

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

Donate it.

What kind of music you like the most and why?

I like a wide range of music (Rock, Jazz, Classical, Hiip Hop, etc...) - love having my iPod on shuffle. Been on a huge Foo Fighters and Weezer kick lately...I have a fun version of Jay-Zeezer combining “Threat” and the “Sweater Song”.

Who have you been most influence by and why?

My parents. Pretty much most of my values, work ethic and make up come from them. Hope to “get it right”, like they did.

What makes you cry?

I’m really not someone who cries. But I do get a bit nostalgic.

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

My kind of town – Chicago. If I had to live somewhere else...probably North Carolina.

What do you usually eat for dinner?

Whatever is on the menu. Actually we love a variety of things at home but some dining-out favorites include sushi at Rise, Italian at Rose Angelis, samosas at Viceroy of India (on Devon) and Middle Eastern food at Pita Inn (in Skokie).

What is your favorite website?

Chicagotribune.com – first thing in the morning.

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

Probably “Duke” (1980) or “Abacab” (1981) by Genesis

What is your favorite movie?

The Natural

What do you do for $?

Director of Marketing for U.S. Cellular

What do you find attractive in the opposite sex?

Pretty much everything.

Dogs or cats?


What is your favorite sports team?

The Cubs...err the first place White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field!

You got any tattoos?


Do you use styling products in your hair?

No hair to style – no need for product.

What is your favorite cartoon character?

Classic cartoons – Charlie Brown and Babar

Modern day cartoons – Little Bill, PB&J Otter

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

Beamer...from roommate in college.

What is your salad dressing of choice?


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

In my bachelor days – McDonald’s double quarter pounder with cheese for lunch at least 3 days a week. Don’t do McDonald’s much any more – and ok with it.

What is your favorite booze beverage?

Belvedere vodka

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

People who really know me say – he’s just a kid.

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

Dedicated, hard working, caring and loyal.

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

Work too hard, too much and impatient.

What is your biggest pet peeve?