Meet Eric

| November 9, 2011

Eric has been working at the Gottesman Libraries since January! Eric is our library tech support worker. You can see him fixing the computers and setting up the laptops and projectors in the library classrooms. His sense of humor keeps all of us workers laughing.

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
I am not a TC student but I am studying you right now. Be afraid. Be very afraid. I recently acquired my MLIS degree from Drexel University and am thrilled to be paying back the tuition loan as we speak.

Where’s your hometown?
Livingston, New Jersey. My faith in Bon Jovi has wavered a little bit over the last few years. If you hear me make fun of the south, it’s because I served 24 years there.

Your favorite meal?
I favor dinner the most, but I do have a special place in my heart for brunches that involve endless sangria.

Song you love no matter how many times you hear it:
“Draw The Line” by Aerosmith. I love the first line the most: “Checkmate honey / Beat you at your own damn game” Runner up to this song is “Scarborough Fair” performed by Simon & Garfunkel. I’ve heard other  (and sometimes amusing) versions of this song.

A country you’d like to visit?
India. I know a few that have went and I kicked myself for not taking the module in college.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer, a director, weatherman, or a comedian.

What was your first job?
The library at a tiny synagogue in Louisiana.

What has been your worst job?
Online blogging which turned out to be an unpaid job and it was more editing than writing my own blogs.  Found out that the parent company Huffington Post was just a copy-and-paste site. Still is. Sloppily in many cases, I might add.

What has been your best job?
The best is yet to come.

What do you remember about your first day of school?
I hated my teacher and eventually switched schools after chucking the school-issued chocolate milk carton at her head.

A book you strongly recommend?
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)?
I played tennis and a little basketball before I moved to NYC, but now my sport is Olympic remote control lifting. I do not watch any sports on TV. That cuts into valuable movie-watching time.

TOP THREE….

…Best places to read?

1. Home
2. Airplane
3. Holodeck

… Favorite authors or books?

1. Kurt Vonnegut
2. Christopher Moore
3. The Harry Potter series (not sure if Rowling writes anything good outside of Hogwarts)

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