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Age: 49, and I really like being here. I'm happy to flip the bit past 50. 

What was your first concert?

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Ray Charles. My brother is a professional musician, and he put me on a  chair inside the kitchen where Ray was playing. I was probably 10 at the time. I got to see a lot of great jazz and blues as a kid.

Who was your biggest childhood crush? 

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David Lee Roth. I had a picture of him in my room. He was chained to a fence, and I was really too young to get all the sexual symbolism in the picture, but my mother sure did. I had to take the poster down. 

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What's your best childhood toy-related scar?

I nearly cut my finger off playing with a knife. I learned that day that knives are not toys. 

What's the best part of getting older?

Having someone I deeply love to get older with. John, my husband, and I are the best of friends, and it's just such an incredible gift to go through life with someone you're always happy to see.


Brenda Romero is equal parts game designer, comedian, and espresso. She lives in Galway, Ireland and co-owns Romero Games. She is Course Director of the Masters of Science in Game Design & Development at the University of Limerick. She has her own d10s and plays well with others.