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