In the Easy Chair with ... Andy Meek

In the Easy Chair with ... Andy Meek

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AGE: 30.

OCCUPATION: Farmer.

RESIDENCE: Pawcatuck.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Canterbury, Conn.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Bringing farming to Stone Acres Farm in a whole new way.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Being outdoors.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My baby girl, Iris.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being pretty even-keeled.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Learn Spanish.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Other than a phone and a wallet? The remnants of whatever project I was doing last.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: I had no idea!

PERSON WHO OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Hurricane Charlie changed the entire course of my life, eventually leading me to cross paths with my wife, Mel, who has been the most influential person.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: John Steinbeck

I AM READING: “IQ84,” by Haruki Murakami.

I AM LISTENING TO: Kweku Collins.

FAVORITE MOVIE: “Attack The Block.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Bob’s Burgers.”

FAVORITE PET: My dog Ami.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Bruschetta.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: I take a photo for Instagram every other week or so.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty.

PET PEEVE: Tiny buttons on baby clothes.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” — Sir Arthur Eddington

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: There are plenty of places to find great food. Also, of course, the ocean.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Routine.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m pretty well colorblind but went to school for fine arts and did a lot of painting.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’t flake on commitments.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Do what you need to do.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Conduct a sweeping empirical study to determine the most effective strategies to optimize quality of life for the world as a whole, and then execute the plan.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Give most of it away.

I DRIVE A: Green ’96 Toyota pickup.

I WISH I DROVE A: Restored 1980s Toyota pickup.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk, beer, mustard (also fresh veggies).

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My grandma.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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