What did you do last night?
Went shopping with my wife...bought a rocking chair for the front porch. Found out about the reunion.
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Fruit or cereal...if I eat Breakfast.
How many hours a night do you sleep?
What is your favorite hour of the day/night and why is it your favorite?
11pm-midnight...or so...I unwind for the evening.
Where do you live now?
In an old assed house in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Why did you move there?
I was in a motorcycle accident about 12 years ago. After about a year, my wife at the time decided to leave me (she didn't like being broke), and I went into a major depression that I cloaked with drugs. I decided I needed a change of scenery, so I moved here where I have family and started over. So, here I am...I do dearly miss Bakersfield though. (some people think I'm crazy for that, but I've found that I just fit in better there. I still have a good life here though, and will probably stay here..even though the winters suck ass!!!!!)
Do you like living there? Explain.
Refer to previous question......oh yeah, I can also afford a hella better home here...hehe
What did you do in the years right after high school?
Worked.......worked...played a little...worked...crashed...started over....
Tell us about your family? Kids? Spouses? Lovers? Partners? Divorces?
Again..divorced a petty woman in Bakersfield, remarried last October to a wonderful woman who is in process of giving me my first child...I can't wait now that it is coming...I didn't really want children once I hit my thirties, but I tink I will be a decent father, and my wife wants children, so I figured what the hell why not? Now I can't wait...oh yeah ...I said that already...;)
Do you have a job outside of your home?
Do you like your job?
Hmmm...yeah...I guess I do. My boss can be a pain, but he is a good employer, and I do enjoy working with my hands.
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?
World traveller...is that a job?
What was your happiest day last year?
I got married!!!
What is your biggest regret from the last 20 years?
That I haven't continued my education...My mind is a sponge, but I'm torn between learning from an institution, and learning from life...I've chosen life's lessons so far...I guess that I really have no regret...umm...oh yeah...I do regret my first marraige.
Do you miss high school?
What things do you miss about it?
I really didn't make much of a mark there, so what's to miss?
What is one of your favorite memories from high school?
I would have to say, my favorite memory is the friends that I did have...
What is one of your worst memories from high school?
I never really seemed to fit in...
Who were your best friends in high school?
Steve Hunter, Tony Olivieri.
Have you kept in touch with them?
I have with Tony...he was @ my wedding last year in Vegas..I hardly talk to him, but when I do, it is as if we just talked yesterday.
How is your life different than the life you thought you would have after high school?
I live in OHIO!!!!!
Who was your favorite teacher?
Hmmmm...teacher...favorite...wow...If I had to choose...I guess it would be Mr. Frank...he was just a different guy.
What was the biggest life lesson you learned in high school?
Don't try to impress the popular people...they will still just look down at you...
Who was your favorite pop music band in high school?
Not pop...country...I loved Alabama they sang my memories...my being from the South originally.
Why do you want to attend a high school reunion?
I would like to meet everyone on an even level and see how our lives have changed...and to reacquaint myself with people in general...I was really quite shy back then.
Why do you NOT want to attend a high school reunion?
No reason whatsoever!!
Are you nervous about attending your high school reunion?
No, after damn near getting killed a couple of times, I have found a self assurance that makes me have a great desire to do everything. Including getting to know everyone better.
Do you like answering these questions?
Yes...It is nice to let out how I feel and let everyone get to know me a little.
Do you have any tattoos?
What are they?
I have a tribal band on my arm, and a dragon pendant on my lower neck...upper back. The tribal band has oriental writing that is the meaning of my name "Doyle" (the Dark Stranger), and the dragon represents the fantasies of my imagination...and I have a very definite imagination..maybe a little warped.
What is your favorite food?
Are your parents still alive?
My mother is alive. She recently left Bakersfield and moved to Montana where we used to live. She is a firecracker of a woman...may I have her enthusiasm for life for all my days. My father died when I was 16.
Are you happy with the way you look these days?
You bet!! I'm not dirt!!!!! (aka dead)
If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
I would spend my days doing everything I could find time to do. I would also take the financial burdens of my family away.
Are you religious? Spiritual? Agnostic? Is there a God?
Hmmm...I believe in God, I don't attend a church however, because I have seen the hypocricy of people far to vividly every time I have. I simply believe that in the end we are rewarded or condemned by the way we live and treat others.
What do you watch on TV?
Sports, and Law and Order/Law and Order SVU, lots of home shows too...I love to make things.
What are your all-time favorite movies?
Apocalypse Now, Top Gun, and Billy Madison...(O Doyle rules!!!!!)
In what ways have you changed the most from high school?
I am not as introverted as I was...I find myself believing I am as deserving as everyone else.
In what ways are you the same from high school?
I am still a kid at heart!
Tell us about three of your happiest experiences since leaving high school.
Hmm...Meeting my current wife and now learning of our first child tops that list evenly for two. Waking up after my motorcycle accident is up there, too.
What do you like most about yourself?
I believe I am a good person.
What would you most like to change?
I would love to be able to do more for those I love.
Do you talk on your cellphone while driving?
OH YEAH!! I drive a lot in my job, and am constantly on the phone with customers.
Tell us something that very few people know about you.
I'm scared to death of failing as a parent.
What would you like to happen at the reunion?
I would like to be remembered...to learn that something I did or said had a lasting affect on people.
What would leave you satisfied?
Just to be there.
What do you NOT want to happen at the reunion?
I would hate to go there and have to deal with big headed braggarts.
Did you enjoy answering these questions?
Tell us something interesting about yourself that wasn't covered in the above questions.
Interesting??? Me???...That's funny!!! Hmmm... since I'm sitting here, let me take a quick picture for you all for posterity.......I'll try anyways....