Routt County Spotlight: Tim McCarthy
April 22, 2006
Occupation: Staying occupied.
Place of birth: Chicago
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. I moved here six years ago for mountains and friends.
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Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Going into Sunpie’s with Warpig.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Get up about 6 a.m., listen to Democracy Now, drink coffee and drop off the kids.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl. When I think that I have problems, I reflect on his life as a Holocaust survivor, and I am inspired by his strength.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. You can’t take it with you.
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and doggone it, people like me.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A child.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. The Dalai Lama, Adolph Hitler, Einstein and Thomas Keating. We would talk about the meaning of life, what else do you talk to these guys about?
Q. Do you collect anything?
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for love.
Q. What was your first job?
A. I was a caddy.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. The Invisible Man because the government can’t watch him.
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. I have nothing to fear but beer itself.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. The writing of the Declaration of Independence.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
Book: “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcolm Gladwell
Song: “Louisiana” by Randy Newman
Sport to watch: Chess
Vacation spot: South Routt
Recreational activity: Lawn Darts
Movie: Anything before 1980
Magazine: Does Sierra Trading Post count?