Routt County Spotlight: Keith Zimmer |

Routt County Spotlight: Keith Zimmer

Keith Zimmer

Age: 56

Occupation: Owner, Cartridge World of Steamboat Springs

Place of birth: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?

A. In 1999, so my kids could attend Lowell Whiteman and ski race with the Winter Sports Club.

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Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?

A. Opening Cartridge World last November and wearing a striped tie with a plaid shirt.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Coffee, cereal, make a sandwich for lunch and dash off to work.

Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?

A. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” It made me realize that electro-shock therapy would be a good thing to avoid.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A. Don’t fry bacon in the nude.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. I bake my own bread, I have a fake knee, and I’m married to the famous actress, Patty Zimmer.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. Short and bald.

Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. Alexander the Great, Pythagoras, Voltaire and Thomas Aquinas. Not much, none of those guys speak English.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. IRS late payment notices.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Busboy.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. Busboy. (No one can clear off a table like Busboy.)

Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you choose it?

A. No, but I have a really nice 14-inch scar on my knee.


Book: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

Song: “Burning Down the House” by David Byrne

Color: Blue

Food: Thai

Sport to watch: Football