I met Rachel about a month ago when my friend LeeAnn and I stopped into Starbucks to chat about Ryan Gosling's acting career. When in line, I told Rachel about the blog and asked for her participation, to which she immediately jumped at the chance--date undetermined at that point. A couple of weeks later, I still had a Sunday to fill and popped over to see if she could provide a gift for the following day.
She wasn't working, but a colleague with blond hair and a nose piercing was. As I found out last evening, my perforated friend immediately texted Rachel, wondering who I was and what this gift exchange was all about. Two weeks and several laughs later, Rachel and I got to sit down last evening for her exchange date.
-Profession: IT Geek
-Favorite keyboard shortcut: Control-Alt-Delete
-Alternate title for what you really do: Someone lists me as "The Amazing John" in their address book.
-People who work on computers often have a wild & crazy side. Do you have one?: Yes, I could tell you many stories. My friend and I once drove from Warren, Ohio to Mexico City in two days.
-You're our seventh bearded gift exchanger. Are you jolly?: Yeah, I'm pretty jolly.