Brent Husher, librarian and branch manager, holds out for a hero in The Pitch‘s Questionnaire
Hometown: Farmington, Missouri
Current neighborhood: Westport/Valentine
What I do (in 140 characters or less): I walk. I explore. I observe. I laugh. I make others laugh. I live.
What’s your addiction? Streaming television, whiteboards, extra-fine pens and coffee
What’s your game? Spades, Trivial Pursuit
What’s your drink? Horsefeather or Manhattan
What’s on your KC postcard? Tuesday, November 3, 2015: Kansas City celebrating the Royals’ World Series win.
Finish these sentences: “Kansas City got it right when …” It opened the new streetcar.
“As a kid, I wanted to be …” A flower in a flowerpot. Seriously, this was an answer I gave at age 5. I still hear about it.
“In five years, I’ll be …” Mostly content and pleased with a new president.
“I always laugh at …” Bodily functions and dry wit.
“I’ve been known to binge watch …” Game of Thrones, The Golden Girls, King of the Hill, The Office and Frasier.
“I can’t stop listening to …” Podcasts and audiobooks on Overdrive from my local public libraries
What’s your hidden talent? I’m able to read others’ emotions, even on those well-versed at concealing them.
What are your guiltiest pleasures? Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked, the drive-thru, bad movies
The best advice I ever got: Ask for help when you need it. Give help when you can.
Worst advice? Buying a house is an investment.
My sidekick? It depends on the activity. I’ve got a lot of great people in my life.
Who is your hero? I don’t know. But … S/he’s got to be strong, s/he’s gotta be fast, s/he’s gotta be sure, s/he’s gotta be larger than life. I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero till the morning light.
Who (or what) is your nemesis? Ignorance, systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, dysfunction, lack of civility
What’s your greatest struggle right now? The amount of daylight.
My brush with fame: I met Ozzie Smith outside of a wedding reception in St. Louis. I walked by Alan Rickman while he was protesting in advance of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 — a friend had to point out Professor Snape to me.
My soapbox: Supporting the public good through public taxes is important.