Last book you read: "Let Love Find You," a romance novel by Johanna Lindsey
Favorite music to listen in the car: Rathkelter, a Celtic band and Peter Harper's band "Harper and the Midwest Kind"
Famous person who is your hero: Red Skelton. "He was a clean, decent, pure comic."
Quote to live by: "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow, what a ride.' " -- Hunter S. Thompson.
Favorite food: Bacon
Favorite Manatee County hangout: Bradentown Scoop ice cream parlor, 902 Manatee Ave. E.