Photo courtesy of David Russell
March 3, 2014
David J. Russell, 61, of Peoria, bought two bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches at Hardee's ("sinful, but it's all about the value"), went to brunch with a handful of friends, hit the sauna with his girlfriend, then settled in to watch the Oscars, which did not award "American Hustle" director David O. Russell with a single Academy Award.
"My girlfriend's 22," he offered. To which I asked: "Really?" To which David J. Russell, who once acted in a high-school production of "Our Town" but now works in home remodeling and has seven salesman-of-the-year awards that he keeps on top of a file cabinet in his office, replied: "No."