It can be challenging to throw random information into the void, without knowing what random information you are interested in. If there’s something you want to know about me that isn’t here, let me know. Send an email to jule (at) julekucera (dot) com. Or use the contact form linked above. Here goes….
Three words to describe me: Pioneer. Freckled. Adaptable–which can be a weakness but our weaknesses are our strengths taken to extreme or used inappropriately.
Pizza: thin or thick? Thin! With mushrooms. My new favorite is Zoni’s coal-fired in Red Bank, New Jersey. Best. Pizza. Ever. Best pizza closer to home is Blaze Pizza. Theirs is the only gluten-free pizza where I don’t wish that the crust weren’t gluten-free with every bite. It is delicious.
Chocolate: milk or dark? The easy answer is dark. But the new answer is that I can’t eat this anymore. I have decided that I don’t have a rational relationship with chocolate. As much as I love it, I don’t like who I become when chocolate is within arm’s length. I become greedy, selfish, and my serving size becomes the package size. This needs to stop and I am stopping it now. Wish me luck. (Update: This has been so hard….)
Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt. Abraham Lincoln. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yoda. My grandma. I’m not listing any living heroes (although there are many) because I’ll list some friends and mentors and then offend a friend or mentor whom I have inadvertently omitted. One more dead hero: Trent.
What’s on your iPod? Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. Christina Aguilera. Loreena McKennitt. Pink. Etta James. Florence and the Machine. Lyle Lovett. Louise Hay. And from my hometown, Quincy Mumford, whom I first heard at his dad’s most awesome restauant, Mumford’s.
Favorite color? Crayon: midnight blue. Acrylics: a nice mix of napthol crimson and cadmium yellow medium. Wall: Depends on where I’m living, since light changes color. My favorite most dependable white is Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, OC-17.
Favorite outdoor activity: kayaking the Muskegon River, from Croton to Newaygo. Next favorite: hiking Queenstown Hill. Closer to home: taking Leda to the 6 acre dog park. Most esoteric: carp shooting.
Charitable donations: It was The Newaygo Area District Library. Then it shifted to Greyhounds Only and ArtsWave. It’s currently United Way. And as for income from the book links on this site, I haven’t been able to figure out how to do that and it hasn’t mattered because my site traffic is almost nothing. (My FeedBlitz monthly bill is $1.49, so that’s a big clue.)
Last words: Thanks for reading this far, I appreciate it. I am impressed with your fortitude. Now our relationship feels lopsided—you know a lot about me but I know nothing about you. I’d like to change that. What’s your favorite color? Who are your heroes? If you’re so inclined, write them in the comments below or send me an email about what makes you tick, what makes you smile on a Saturday morning, and do you prefer plain or banana pancakes?