I grew up in Florida, but not the face-eating part.
Before I purchase anything, I ask myself if it will come in handy during the impending Zombie Apocalypse.
My favorite Anthony Bourdain quote that I apply to all facets of life is, "Show up on time. It is the basis of everything. Give the people you work with or deal with or have relationships with the respect to show up at the time you said you were going to. And by that I mean, every day, always and forever.”
If I weren’t art directing, I would invent completely unnecessary products and film satiric infomercials to promote them. To name-drop a few: Phone Hammock, Spaghetti Gloves, Alarm Parrot.