Routt County Spotlight: Chris Dickson
January 31, 2010
Occupation: Computer technician, The Mac Ranch
Place of birth: Minneapolis
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. October 2008 — easy living.
Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A. Sitting through an entire 2.5 hours at the Sundance Film Festival watching "Enter the Void" — terrible.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Wake up with about 10 minutes to get to work, then drink coffee and listen to music until people start walking through the door.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." It helped me appreciate the question as much as the answer.
Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A. He not busy being born is busy dying. (Bob Dylan)
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I've never misplaced a sandwich, I'm not a dragon and I live on a hill.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Tom Waits, David Lynch, Townes Van Zandt and Gandalf — the weather.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Grocery store carryout.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Batman — sweet cape.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. People who dress like animals.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. The late 1960s and '70s, for the music.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
Book: "Thus Spake Zarathustra"
Song: "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed
Vacation spot: Where the people are dancing
Recreational activity: Moving around outside
Movie: "Blue Velvet"
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