Central Carolina People@Work — David Caplan
NAME: David Caplan
FAMILY: Wife Kasey, dog Sadie
POSITION: Agency manager, Lee County Farm Bureau
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.