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Member Spotlight - Thomas Spaeth

By Shayleigh Ward posted 10-09-2018 09:39

USBG New York - 8 Years in the industry 
Nicknames: Laser

How many years have you been in the industry: 8

What is your current state of mind: Organizational

What is your favorite word: Couth

What is your least-favorite word: Hate

Guiltiest pleasure drink: White Russian

What turns you on: Quality, extreme nature, and always, always, speed

What turns you off: Stupid/careless/inconsiderate behavior

What sound or noise do you love: Hard-bottomed shoes on stone or tile

What sound or noise do you loathe: Glasses breaking. 

Drinks: FMK (F*$&, Marry, Kill) Jet pilot, Negroni, anything involving vodka and a muddler

What other profession would you like to attempt: Skydiving instructor

What profession would you never attempt? DMV office worker

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? So you’re the guy everyone’s been asking for!

What are you most afraid of? Being unable to improve

Which trait in yourself do you most appreciate? My excitement and energy when I’m present

Which trait in yourself is sometimes a struggle? My excessive thirst that prevents me from remaining present

Which living person do you most admire? My sister

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Relinquishing all attachment and accepting that the universe is one

What is your most luxurious extravagance? My dinners with loved ones

On what occasion do you lie? When pleading not guilty to traffic violations

What do you love most about your appearance? I’ve been told I have a great jawline

What do you consider to be the most over-rated virtue? Nationality

What (or who) is the greatest love of your life? The opportunity to share experiences with people who have places in my heart

Which words or phrases do you most over-use? “Word” “f*ck”

When and where are you/were you the happiest? That’s a private memory I keep to myself.

Where would you most like to live? Rotating between about 6-8 places across the globe. But I’ll settle for NYC for now. 

Who are your favorite writers? Zadie Smith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, David Foster Wallace (i don’t care if that’s cliche, his essays move me), Herman Hesse, J Cole

Who is your hero of fiction? Batman

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Enjoying hurting others

How would you like to die? Any way that would bring still-living people together and didn’t hurt too much

What is your most treasured possession? A guitar I bought for my father

What is your greatest regret? Ask me in person and bring a tissue, it’s too painful to share on a questionnaire.

Do you use your intuition? Often, but still not often enough

Anything else you'd like us to know? These were some tough questions. But they helped me get a better sense of where I’m at, so thank you.