United States


Bob Pavlica
Tsar of Anti-Social Media, catalog fixer-upper, and Harley riding deer destroyer

Where did you grow up?
I’ll let you know if that ever happens.
I was born in Toledo, Ohio and, as timing had it, kept my dad from going to Woodstock-He’s never forgiven me for that. Moved to New Hampshire when I was 13 and learned how much I enjoyed chopping firewood and riding my BMX bike down deer trails. At 17 years old my family decided to move to Chicago because New Hampshire was getting too “Shining” like. Somewhere around 19 years old I thought it would be a good idea to move to Detroit. That turned out to be a not such a good idea that lasted for 13 years. I still have no idea how I ended up in Minnesota; I woke up from a 5 year bender and I thought I was in hell, only it turned out to be Saint Paul.

Interests? Hobbies? Do you even have any?
I enjoy loud things like motorcycles and firearms. In the fall I’m nowhere to be found because I’m gone deer hunting and in the spring it’s turkey hunting. I like to keep my freezers full of wild game. Sometimes I stay up all night and just sharpen knives.
You could say I’m in the running for biggest nerd in Surly. Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer 40K, Magic the Gathering, and not too long ago a fully costumed and heavily armed Renaissance Fair character. Nerd in every way imaginable.

Who do you think you are, anyway?
A very lucky son-of-a-bitch.

Top ten factoids about you that even your co-workers may not know. Go.

  1. I’ve had two teeth knocked out in bar fights on two separate occasions.
  2. I was known for spray painting “Metallica” and “Bong Hits” on cows in New Hampshire.
  3. I was kicked out of 5 high schools in 4 years.
  4. I’ve drank beer out of the Stanley Cup.
  5. I was arrested by a SWAT team once for a zip-lock freezer bag full of bubble bath.
  6. I was an altar boy.
  7. I can salsa dance.
  8. I smoked a joint with one of my high school principles.
  9. A friend and I started a barn fire with a flaming arrow.
  10. I’ve been shot with rock salt 3 times.

Who or what influences your behavior and why?
My medicine cabinet. Because I said so.

What would you say your job is around here?
Catalog sender & Interwebs manipulator.

One sentence to say what you want to. Go.
I don’t get paid enough for this shit, but I wouldn’t be worth it if I did.