Face Time with Dan Pennington

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Aurora resident Dan Pennington, 42, was at his store, Me and Dad’s Toys in Geneva, when he answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Aurora

Pets? A bare-eyed cockatoo named Arnie

Who would play you in the movie of your life? John Goodman

First job? Mowed lawns

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to own a sports memorabilia store, and that’s what I did.

A book you’d recommend? I love the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, and I’d recommend everybody read them.

Favorite charity? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Hobbies? I collect all kinds of sports memorabilia. I’m on the verge of being considered a hoarder.

Favorite local restaurant? Riganato Old World Grille in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I am an absolute aficionado on vintage baseball cards. Show me a card, and I can almost guarantee you I know exactly what it is.