a few amusing facts about me

  • In 1996 I won a pie eating competition … I have the engraved trophy still!
  • Bink/Binker has been my nickname for as long as I can remember
  • On my first day of kindergarten I broke my middle finger in the car door
  • I had nodules on my vocal cords when I was little
  • My first concert was New Kids on the Block
  • I saw Nine Inch Nails at the Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg in 2009.  Best concert to date.
  • My favorite people on the planet (real and fiction) are Pippi Longstocking, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Fievel Mousekewitz
  • I once tried Pippi’s ‘scrubbing day’ (see video) it did not go well
  • I once flew sitting next to Robert Redford for 8 hours and I did not say a word,  he did help me with my bag, seemed like a nice man.
  • I have been lucky enough to do a lot of traveling in my life (International: Finland, Iceland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Ireland, England, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman Island),  and pretty much every BIG city in the states.  I still have a very long list of places to visit
  • My favorite movie of all time is “An American Tail”  I saw it in the theatre when it came out (1986) and would not leave because I didn’t want to leave fievel mouskewitz
  • I have had surgery on my aorta, two bypasses, with two stents in the bypass now, back surgery, and most recently a dissected vertebral artery.  Life is interesting to say the least!