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Posted: Jul. 12, 2020 12:01 am

With ERIC FOSTER

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player. I love baseball, and it has always been a huge part of my life.

What would you rather be doing right now? Tinkering with something in my garage or basement.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I am the "seamstress" in my family. I sew things for my mom, dad and wife.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Learning that I got the coordinator of student life job at JWCC. It is my dream job, and I love seeing students grow into fantastic young adults and great leaders.

It really stinks when ... I get behind a slow driver!

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Entertaining.

I always laugh when ... I laugh at everything.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Chris Farley, because I think he is the funniest person in the history of comedians. Stan Musial, because he is the greatest Cardinal to every play the game and I would have loved to talk to him. My Grandpa Darryl. He died when I was very young, and I don't remember him.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... settle down with my family, enjoy a meal and play with my son.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... very funny.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... I've had the great privilege to meet Albert Pujols twice.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go to a Philadelphia Eagles game in Philly! (Bucket list)

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... eat an onion ... or ranch dressing. Both are awful.

America should be more concerned about ... growing young adults into great leaders.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... bobbleheads. I have all the bobbleheads.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... Facebook to see what's going on with my friends and family and check out marketplace for a great deal.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Not a direct quote, but I've learned from my Grandpa Tom and my dad that you can never have enough firewood.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... classic rock, AC/DC.

I always get sentimental when ... Anything with my son. I love him so much. I'm a very sentimental and emotional person. I wear my heart on my sleeve in all situations.

The older I get, the more I realize ... naps are a must.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... I don't know that I would do anything over. I plan everything I do carefully, and any mistakes I've made along the way I've learned from and they have made me a better man.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my navy blue Under Armour hat. I wear it almost every day, and it just fits better than any hat I've ever owned.

If I've learned anything at all ... I've learned that I can't get through anything without the support and help from my family and friends.

 

Eric Foster, 30, is the coordinator of student life at John Wood Community College. He was born and raised in Quincy and still lives here with his wife, Kristen, and 5-month-old son, Colby. His hobbies includes collecting Cardinals memorabilia and spending time with family.