Central Carolina People@Work — David Caplan

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

NAME: David Caplan

FAMILY: Wife Kasey, dog Sadie

POSITION: Agency manager, Lee County Farm Bureau

HOMETOWN: Sanford
    

What are five most frequently played songs on your iPod playlist? "Speak Life," Toby Mac; "Happy," Pharrell Williams; "Colder Weather," Zac Brown Band; "Like Jesus Does," Eric Church; "Oh My Sweet Carolina," Zac Brown Band

What is your favorite movie? "Tombstone"

What is your favorite book? The Bible    

Is there a hobby you can't live without? Golf

Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? No

Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? During warmer weather, the beach

What was your dream job when you were a child? PGA golfer or athletic director at UNC

What are some of your favorite things? Sunday afternoon naps with Kasey and puppy Sadie, solidly struck golf shot, meal at a great restaurant with great friends, a really good beer, time with my family

What would be your last meal? Chicken Parmesan with cheesecake for dessert

Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead) Jesus, my two grandfathers (I did not get a chance to really know either before they died) and my wife, Kasey

What is something interesting most people don't know about you? I enjoy cooking, and I think I’m decent at it.

Ideal vacation spot: Italy or the beach, better yet, an Italian beach.

Favorite professional sports team: Cubs and Orioles

If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? Kiwanis of Lee County — there is no better civic club in our area, period. I know the money would be used well and help a lot of children.

What's the worst injury you've ever had? Either a broken toe or sprained ankle playing soccer. Actually, probably my pride at various times, neither of those injuries were really that bad.

Ever had a brush with celebrity? Dane Northcutt worked with us at Farm Bureau. Google him. Also, one of my good friends is Jones Angell.  

What would you like to know about the future? When will Jesus come again? Will Kasey and I ever have children? And when/if our great country will go bankrupt.

What's your favorite website? Google and GoHeels.com

Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Probably

Do you have a tattoo? No

Any fears or phobias? Fear of snakes, fear of failure

Ever been outside the United States? Yes

Did you have a childhood nickname? No 

Favorite kind of cookie? Any kind

Favorite season? Late summer/early fall

What's the hardest thing you've ever had to tell someone? That they need to find a different career

Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? No

What's the most embarrassing experience you've ever had at work? Probably my fly (zipper) down for about half the day and no one telling me.

Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Josh Duhamel — Kasey thinks he's handsome.

Biggest pet peeve? It frustrates me when people do not try nor give it their all and simply rely on others.

What's your usual wakeup time in the morning? 6:30 a.m.

What talent do you wish you had? Play guitar

Ever seen a ghost? Probably?

What superhero power would you most like to have? I'd love to be able to fly.

What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? Cheers

Favorite band or musical artist? Zack Brown Band and Steve Miller Band

To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? Just make Puerto Rico part of Florida, then another star would not be needed.

What's your cell phone ringtone? Not sure, sounds like a piano

Favorite dessert? Cheesecake or grandma's chocolate cupcakes

Who's your best friend and why? My wife and John Hatch — because they both know more about me than anyone else

You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog.

If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? During my lifetime, Sept. 11

Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? Farm Bureau – Helping you is what we do best.

If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? OK, stumped on this one, not sure.

If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Already been created, The Golden Rule.

How do you define success? Happiness

Ever wondered why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? No, but it's a good question.

Hamburger or pizza? Hamburger

Describe your life philosophy in six words or fewer: Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.