Reader of the week

David Spadaro, Scientist, Seven Hills

READER OF THE WEEKDavid Spadaro, Scientist, Seven Hills. Pic: Natalie Roberts

READER OF THE WEEKDavid Spadaro, Scientist, Seven Hills. Pic: Natalie Roberts

David Spadaro, Scientist, Seven Hills

Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Johnathon Thurston, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, and the guys from the podcast ‘good job brain’. The dinner conversation would be fascinating but the game of backyard footy I talk them into would be even more so.

The best advice I ever received was: ‘Persistence and determination is a great substitute for talent’. That advice has served me well over the years

If I was down to my last $10 I would  spent it on: Buy some veggie seeds and try to grow some food

My greatest fear is: Picking up a sporting injury.

If I could have a super power it would be: Flying must be pretty cool.

If I could travel back in time, I would love to see: Salem Massachusetts in the year 1692 as a fly on the wall. Surely they can’t accuse a fly of being a witch? Some very unique and regrettable human behaviour on display.

The one thing I will never throw out: Food, I would either eat it or compost it, but mostly eat it.

True love is… My wife, my kids, my mountain bike and coriander, all are very important.

My last meal would be: Wow where do I start; a supreme pizza entrée, a Rogan Josh main with extra coriander served with a cheese naan, chocolate ice cream with m&m and cherry ripe chucks in it, and wash it down with a glass of white wine to help me sleep off the stomach ache.

My first car was:   A VL commodore.

I’m always being asked:‘Why do I have to go to bed dad’.

Weirdest thing in my glove box: A cassette on how speak French. Note: I cannot speak French

My biggest fashion faux pas was: Socks and sandals or my night time onesy, my wife limits the use of these and keeps my attire respectable.

My earliest memory  is: Of the eerie sounds of ‘Days of our lives’ playing in the background while I was put down for an unwanted afternoon nap.

On my bedside table is: My clock radio (digicube) I received for Christmas in 1990. It’s almost obsolete as I can’t dock my iPhone on it but I can’t throw it out because it has woke me up for primary school, high school, university, my first day of my full time job, my wedding day etc.

\People say I look like:A nerdy Ian Thorpe or Luke Ricketson. Nerdy is always mentioned.

A movie I think everyone should see: Austin Powers Gold member, great for a laugh which people need to do more.