Baristanet Profile: Armando Diaz

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Armando Diaz

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Armando “OUTthere” Diaz

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? In 1978

Where did you grow up? Montclair

How do you make a living? Graphic Design/Photography and I work on the occasional PC when someone asks.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, for sure.

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Anything that includes eating out.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Roberto’s Pizza across from Pathmark in Lackawanna Plaza.

What’s on your nightstand? Stephen Pinker – The Better Angels of Our Nature

What are you listening to? Old debates and appearances by James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, and a little Kendrick Lamar.

What are your current addictions? Oreo cookies and Spicy Chili Doritos

Talent you would most like to have. Rhetorical.

What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? I don’t really know any.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? Best case: Here lies Armando… Loving father, world renown photographer/music producer and philanthropist. He was a helluva guy! Worst case: Here lies Armando, ehh, not such a bad guy. RIP

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