Hello. Dr. Odd here. This is the the next interview or Q&As that I did with people that are in my life. I met my mom when I was born. She is a really nice lady. People say I look like her. She looks like a girl to me. People also say that is where I must get my outgoingness from cause my mom is really friendly. You can drop her a line here. Merilou Ziola

Born: 10/19/1944

What do you do for $?

Unfortunately, I do not have one of those money trees in the back yard where I can go out and pick $, so I have to work.

If I received the same amount of money as my current job, I would still do secretarial/administrative work. I like it and I am good at it. However, I would like a job with less stress and intensity but I don't think those jobs exist.

If I found $200 and had to spend it that day, I would:

a) Go out to lunch b) Get a massage c) Go shopping, ie, shoes or clothes

What is your favorite kind of music and why?

Soft rock (no Jazz or Country and Western)

Person you are most influenced by:

This is tough- maybe if I spent more time thinking about this one I could come up with a better answer, but I am most influenced by people who are honest and work hard, and don't put on any airs.

Thing that would make you cry:

a) seeing my son make wrong decisions in his life, b) seeing people in pain, c) seeing an animal in pain or being mistreated.

Favorite town or state

That is easy, #1 - Chicago, #2--eastern US, ie, Boston, etc.

What do you usually eat for dinner?

I try to make it healthy. Little protein, not too much red meat, lots of vegetables. Pasta OK if made with an olive oil/garlic/basil sauce. Of course, must save room for a big dessert (but not every day on the dessert).

Your favorite vacation spot:

Depends, but I do like going to a big city and taking lots of tours--this is not a restful vacation, but I'm not one to lay around on a beach for a week. Of course, a cruise is delightful--you can work out in their fitness room, power walk around their deck and still eat lots of yummy food. You can be as active or as lazy as you want.

First thing I want to do when you get home for work:

Pet and talk to my cat Snickers.

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

A Billy Joel album.

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