Five Minutes With…a waiter
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Name: John Sedlmayer
Place of birth: Palatine, Ill.
Occupation: Server in town
What is it like being a waiter? I have had interesting cultural experiences. People from all around the world have come through here.
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How long have you lived in Garfield County and why did you move here? I have lived here for two years. I moved here because I had some friends in town. I gave away all my stuff and came here with blankets and clothes.
First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? Untouched wilderness to keep it that way.
What do you do in your spare time? I have more hobbies than trees have leaves, and I am an avid lover of life.
Greatest accomplishment: Being alive now.
Ever had a book, movie or news event change your life? All the great the writings of the great thinkers and philosophers of our time.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Advance with one step than retreat a mile.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer because my grandpa was a lawyer. I have a lot respect for my grandpa.
If you had only three TV channels, what would you watch? History channel, HBO on account of Bill Maher, and Comedy Central.
Any tattoos? No
If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? I would invite Cicero, President Bush and Thomas Jefferson. Hopefully between Cicero and Jefferson, they would explain to Bush what the purpose of our government is and what the ideals of our country are. I would serve a bottle of bourbon and some skewered meat. I would want Bush to think of one reason why he shouldn’t be impeached and explain it to Thomas Jefferson.
Greatest invention of all time: The written word.
Movies: “Dr. Strangelove” and “Big Fish”
Breakfast: Southern style biscuits and gravy
Musician: Sage Francis
Athlete: Anna Kournikova
Web site: I haven’t had a computer in two years
Place in Garfield County: Anywhere where the Colorado skies are above me is a good place.
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