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In our September issue is Preston Hollow neighbor Allen Dickey, 45, who’s an attorney along with his wife, Jennifer. They have two children, ages 6 and 2.
What’s a little known fact about you?
I was on WFAA Channel 8’s “Whiz Quiz” for several episodes from 1982-83.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Dying my hair orange with Sun-In spray in 1990, then having to get my hair dyed black in a women’s hair salon to cover it up.
What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
A history professor.
What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
Manage a sportsbook at a Las Vegas casino.
What makes you laugh out loud?
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
What’s your most treasured possession?
My Volkswagen Phaeton.
What’s your strangest or most random Facebook friend connection?
My high school biology teacher.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What’s one question you think other Facebook fans could help you answer?
What is Mafia Wars and why do I get so many posts about it?
If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Mi Cocina on Preston and Forest.
How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland?
Very family-oriented and lots of mosquitoes.
Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
Tom Thumb for the basics and Whole Foods for specialty items.
What brings a smile to your face every time?
The scene in “Hot Tub Time Machine” where John Cusack and his friends go back to the ‘80s and see people talking on gigantic cell phones and listening to cassette tapes.
What item in your closet is most humiliating?
All of the slacks I can’t wear any longer because of my increased waist size.
What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago?
Smoking cigarettes — I like nicotine.
What do you love about the age you’re at now?
I’m comfortable with who I am.
What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
Domino’s Pizza deliveryman, Lehman Brothers trading desk assistant, commercial real estate broker.
What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why?
Larry David, hands down.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.” —Hunter Thompson
If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be?
Who is your hero and why?
Margaret Thatcher — her policies saved the United Kingdom from socialism and despair.
Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not?
I would definitely do it, provided I knew I was terminally ill.
Do you have any benign confessions to make?
I enjoy playing World of Warcraft.
When did you realize you were no longer a child?
At the age of 30, when I moved back in with my parents for a few months before going to law school.