What did you do last night?
I bowled in a Tuesday Night league.
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
How many hours a night do you sleep?
What is your favorite hour of the day/night and why is it your favorite?
8:30pm - because all the kids have been picked up from whatever practice they’re at and it’s time for dinner.
Where do you live now?
Bakersfield - downtown
Why did you move there?
East Bakersfield started looking like Tijuana.
Do you like living there? Explain.
Yes. I have old retired neighbors, I am the loudest on the block.
What did you do in the years right after high school?
Went to college for a short time, did several different types of jobs.
Tell us about your family? Kids? Spouses? Lovers? Partners? Divorces?
Been married for 16 years to my wife, Dani. I met her 2 years after high school. She is a West High Viking but I don’t hold that against her. We have 3 sons, Kody 15, Dalton 13, and Mitchell 8. Kody is a sophomore at Bakersfield Christian, Dalton is in 8th grade at Edison, and Mitchell is in 3rd grade at Franklin.
Do you have a job outside of your home?
Do you like your job?
Yes, at times.
Is it the job you thought you would have when you were back in High School and you contemplated the future?
If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
What was your happiest day last year?
Waking up and still breathing.
What is your biggest regret from the last 20 years?
Not finishing college.
Do you miss high school?
What things do you miss about it?
Friday nights after the football games, having Mike Wiggs and Cliff Johnson waiting outside the locker room with a bottle of whiskey.
What is one of your favorite memories from high school?
I have several, but one was during double sessions, I placed a lock on Mike Matheny’s face mask. You should have seen Coach Permenter lose it.
What is one of your worst memories from high school?
Seeing Boy George screaming at the powder puff game with a bloody nose.
Who were your best friends in high school?
Mike Wiggs, Cliff Johnson, Aurelio Mendoza, Billy Cotton, Gary Porter.
Have you kept in touch with them?
3 of the 5
How is your life different than the life you thought you would have after high school?
It’s better than I thought it would ever be.
Who was your favorite teacher?
Gary Johnson. We used to go on baseball tournaments out of town and I would crank call his room until he took the receivers out of everyone’s room.
What was the biggest life lesson you learned in high school?
Some friends are forever.
Who was your favorite pop music band in high school?
Billy Idol, Debbie Deb, Tears for Fears
Why do you want to attend a high school reunion?
So I won’t feel so bad about myself when I look in the mirror. LOL. ;) To reminisce with old buddies.
Why do you NOT want to attend a high school reunion?
I’ve probably arrested a few out of our class.
Are you nervous about attending your high school reunion? Explain.
Do you like answering these questions?
They are kind of corny, but what the hell.
Do you have any tattoos?
What are they?
Picture of Ronnie on my left buttock. LOL. I have an American flag on my left arm with an Explosive Ordinance Disposal insignia in the middle of the flag. I have a tribal band on my right arm.
What is your favorite food?
Are your parents still alive?
How are they doing?
Retired about 8 years ago and moved to Oklahoma.
Are you happy with the way you look these days?
I still wear the same pant size as I did in high school but my hair is starting to vanish.
If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
Pay off my house, open up a business.
Are you religious? Spiritual? Agnostic? Is there a God?
Spiritual, yes there is a God.
What do you watch on TV?
What are your all-time favorite movies?
Die Hard, Hard to Kill, Blind Date
In what ways have you changed the most from high school?
My wife says I haven’t changed a bit, is that good or bad?
In what ways are you the same from high school?
Good looking as ever.
Tell us about three of your happiest experiences since leaving high school.
Marrying my wife, birth of my children, graduating from the police academy.
What do you like most about yourself?
I love to kid around.
What would you most like to change?
Be more humble.
Do you talk on your cellphone while driving?
Of course not (cough)
Tell us something that very few people know about you.
I can’t tell you, it’s a secret.
What would you like to happen at the reunion?
Watch people (including myself) make fools of themselves.
What would leave you satisfied?
Several people vomiting in the alley at the same time.
What do you NOT want to happen at the reunion?
Watching Ronnie dance on the table and strip.
Did you enjoy answering these questions?
It will cut down on the questions at the reunion.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that wasn't covered in the above questions.
I’m a certified bomb tech and could blow you up with what’s under your sink. ;)