Sunday, November 29, 2009


David Thompson has been called a man of few words. This couldn't be further from the truth. He's a man of many words. Most of them, actually. It's just that he reserves the majority of his syllables for inner dialogue or telepathic communication with his similarly spooky-bright and tight-lipped bride Hannah Sullivan. How many couples do you know who can non-verbally finish each other's unspoken sentences?

We were somewhat shocked, and very pleasantly surprised, when the introspective Mr. Thompson, our state's premier multisportsman since 2002, responded, non-verbally, of course, to our questionnaire. As you'll learn, he's a a very cool and interesting fellow; a guy who loves to eat and do home improvement stuff. Here are his written responses:

Occupation: Professional triathlete

College? BS and MS
Where? Not to be named undergrad institution, MIT for grad school
Degrees? BS Marine Systems Engineering, MS Nuclear Engineering
Favorite food: cereal, trail mix, McChicken, Spicy McChicken, Boston Creme, Craisins, Deluxe Breakfast, Local Deluxe Breakfast (Hawaii only)
Favorite books: Coal, Lance to Landis, Breaking the Chain
Favorite Movies: Blue Harvest, Top Gun, With out Limits
Favorite actors & actresses: Brad Pitt
Favorite TV shows: Family Guy
Favorite Singers or Bands? Andrew Bird
Favorite Songs? whatever's on the Current
Favorite Junk Food: peppermint patty
Your Perfect Meal: Cereal, Thanksgiving dinner
Favorite Restaurant: McDonalds
Favorite Alcoholic Beverage: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Non-Tri Hobbies: dry wall, finish work, framing, concrete staining, power tools, excel vba programming
Favorite Pro Teams: European cycling teams, Vikings, Premier League Football
Favorite College Teams: MIT cycling team
Heroes? Spiderman, Hannah Sullivan, Henry Thompson aka Big Dawg
Dream Vacation Destination? anywhere in Hawaii
Winter Training? Yes, plus swim meet and indoor track
How do you train in the off-season? Swim inside, run outside, ride my Tacx fortius inside