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In The Hot Seat: Jim Campbell

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

You can't always be: Perfect. I used to be a perfectionist (i.e hang shirts in ascending order of color). Then I got married and had 3 kids. Now, I can barely find my closet. I guess I’ll be in rehab for a while.

My first car was: a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that I purchased from my Uncle Len for 1000 bucks without telling my parents. It was rust colored and had a white top that boasted 317 Horse Power. Not a great choice for a 16 year old…. My best friend, David and I road tested the beast one evening at 110 mph... Not smart, my friends….. Please don’t tell my mom.

The craziest thing I’ve ever done was: at the age of 40; chase down a home intruder was walking through my front door at 4:15 am. I chased him through the woods in the back of my house until the police arrived 30 minutes later.  Crazier yet with the aid of my new best friend, Mr. State Trooper, we caught him about a half away mile away after the perpetrator was tazed in the back… Ouch.  Once again, not smart.

My greatest disappointments in life were: I live with no regrets. Plus, the last time I checked I’m not dead so I still have time to fix my misgivings.

If I won the lottery: This will be very tough to do because I don’t play... But if I did, you would still see me but in a much more limited role…. My remaining time would be spent on a trout stream and helping people who cannot help themselves.

If I could have any superhero power: I would choose  READING MINDS  because this would significantly reduce the amount of time for me to figure out what you’re thinking.

Every morning I  do the same thing: wake up early- feed my dog, drink a copy of coffee and plan my day.

I can’t go without: being organized. I think I may have OCD :-) 

My favorite movie: is JAWS-“I think he’s gone under the boat”. What’s not to love people?

In high school I was: lucky to be one of the survivors. Exhibit A above.