Meet Your Neighbor: Carl Payne, 18, Grass Valley |

Meet Your Neighbor: Carl Payne, 18, Grass Valley

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: Twelve years.

Why I like living here: Peaceful atmosphere, good schools.

What I do in my spare time: What spare time?

My family: Father, John Payne; mother, Alison Payne; brother, David Payne.

Favorite food: Shrimp and steak.

Pets: Two cats, Merlyn and Maverick.

Job: Lifeguard.

What I like about my job: The fact that I save lives.

What I would change about my job: More cute girls.

The best job I ever had: Lifeguarding – one of the only jobs I ever had.

If I won a million: I’d buy my dad a new sailboat – a Corsair – and send my mom on a vacation.

My favorite vacation: Australia.

My dream vacation: Skiing in the Alps or sitting on the beaches of Tahiti.

My greatest accomplishment: Teaching more than 40 kids how to sail a boat.

If I could relive my life, I would: Manage my time better.

What I’d change about the world: Create a fair and balanced political system.

The most important lessons I’ve learned: Be nice to girls.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My parents and ski coaches.

My hero: Enrique Iglesias.

The best book I’ve read recently: “War and Peace.”

My personal theme song: “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett.

Favorite TV show: “Scrubs.”

A movie I’d recommend: “Requiem for a Dream.”

What you should know about me: I like to swim at night.

A secret I’ve never told anyone before now: I’m not quite 6 feet 1.

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