SideBar -- It's Gettin' Personal with Patrick Natola


Chapter: Chicago

Years in the Industry: 12


What is your current state of mind?

Happy & excited!


What is your favorite word?



What is your least favorite word?

"Bae," because it's not a f*&#in' word!


What turns you on?

My fiancé.


What turns you off?

Rude people.


What sound or noise do you love?

Rock, blues, heavy metal and the ring of the cash register


What sound or noise do you loathe?

Justin Bieber.


Which profession (other than your own) would you like to try?

Blues guitarist.


Which profession would you *not* like to do?



If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say to you at the pearly gates?

"Well done!"


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Nothing is perfect, but striving to always be better tomorrow than I was yesterday makes me happy.


What is your greatest fear?

Being unemployed.


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I can sometimes be a know-it-all.


Which trait in yourself do you most admire?

Even though I am a know-it-all, I always keep an open mind and welcome new ideas that improve the way I see the world.


How might your nearst & dearest describe you?

He is a good guy who just wants to be a good person and do what he loves.


Which living person do you most admire?

My parents.


What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I don't look like Brad Pitt.


What do you love most about your appearance?

I feel like I look like Brad Pitt.


Which living person do you most despise?



Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

"This one time I..."


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My fiancé.


When and where were you happiest?

At home, behind my bar, or sharing a drink with friends.


What is your most treasured possession?

My intellect. It's the only thing I truly own and can have control over.


What do you most value in your friends?

They are honest, sincere, and unapologetic, and always got my back no matter what.


Who is your favorite writer?

Warren Ellis.


Who is your hero of fiction?



What is your greatest regret?

I have no regrets.


How would you like to die?

In a ball of flames jumping from a plane while on a Harley, into the mouth of a great white shark, while Mötley Crüe plays in the background.


What is your motto?

A toast: "To good friends and bad habits, because my good friends are my bad habits."




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