Favorite places in the area: ‘The Sutter Buttes and Beale Falls’
Brandon Osby. 28.
Mother, Becky; father, Hilton; sisters, Jazmine and Erica, brother Adrian; daughter, Janiah; sons, Darren and Jaylin; and niece, Kaliah. Plumas Lake. Fuel systems service
What’s your walk-up intro music? It would have to be “Too Short – Life of the Party.” When I enter a room or party, I feel like the life of the party. I’m very social and get along with everyone. I can make a conversation with a room full of strangers.
Hobbies, interests: I love staying active. I enjoy riding my street bike with friends, going fishing (a lot), going out to the lake on my jet skis, and most of all seeing new places.
What brought you to the Yuba-sutter area? My family moved here years ago from Puerto Rico. My grandfather was in the military and was stationed in Puerto Rico, where he met my grandmother. They got married, and soon he was stationed here at Beale (Air Force Base), and we have been here ever since. I recently bought a home in the community, so I’m here to stay.
What do you like about the area? We are a little big community. We have a very diverse community of all races in our small town. I also like that we are close to everything. We’re just a couple hours from the beach, snow and big cities.
Where would you like to retire to/live for a year? I would have to say Miami. I went on vacation there in 2016, and it was one of the best trips of my life. The diverse cultures, food, beaches, social and nightlife scene is definitely worth returning.
Belize. That place is so beautiful. I’ve always said that would be my honeymoon destination if and when I get married. The see-through oceans and peaceful relaxing beaches and all of the food. I love all different kinds of foods.
What is the closest you’ve been to a famous person? In 2016, I was on vacation in Miami Beach, Florida, and I was staying at the same resort as Christina Millan. I ended up swimming in the same pool as her. I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. I ended up saying hi after hours of liquid courage.
What would you do with a million dollars? I would pay off all debts like my house, car and other bills. Then I would make sure my parents and siblings are all good. I would make sure all of my family is good as well and help with what I can. I would also help my friends in need, and give some people that extra help you wish you had sometimes.
Favorite memory to share: Aug. 7, 2014, the day I became a father to my twins, Jaylin and Janiah Osby. This is a memory I can always look back on and smile. It makes my heart warm and happy thinking about my kids. Whenever I’m having a bad day, my kids can always turn it around. You would never think you could love two little people so much. It’s the greatest feeling in the world being a dad. Especially when your kids tell you how much they love you. It makes your heart melt and makes it all worth while.
Dream job when you were a kid: When I was a kid, I was determined to be a lawyer. I knew I was going to major in criminal justice. Now that I’m older, criminal justice is nothing that I want to do. This is one of those things that change with age.
Current dream job: A car designer, I love cars. I would love to be able to design and build cars for a company.
Favorite places in the area: The Sutter Buttes and Beale Falls. Sometimes when I’m having a bad day or am stressed I’ll take a drive up through the Sutter Buttes, or take a hike up to Beale Falls. The peaceful drive or hike, and scenery puts me a relaxing, calming state. Especially when it’s raining. Driving through the Sutter Buttes or hearing the waterfall at Beale Falls makes me just forget about everything for a split second. It’s an escape away from reality sometimes. It’s nice.
Memberships in local organizations/ groups: I’m a part of a local street bike club. We meet up and go on group bike rides every so often.
People making a mess. I really believe I have OCD issues. I can’t even let my kids be kids and get dirty because it drives me nuts. Messes bother me and I can’t ignore them. If I cook, I have to clean up right after and I always catch myself picking up after people as a habit.
What do you like about yourself? I’m always a happy person. It could be the worst day of my life and I’ll find reasons to smile. I like that I’m very social and can hold a conversation with anyone.
What/where is your heaven on earth? Food. I love, love, love eating. I love trying new foods and when the food is good, I’m on cloud nine in heaven.
My favorite book is “The child called ‘It.’” I read this book as a school assignment in middle school and was hooked ever since. It still makes me sad every time I read that book.
What movie stops you while flipping through the TV channels? “Mrs. Doubtfire.” It was one of my favorite movies as a kid.
Favorite musical group/sports team: My favorite musical group is The 2 Live Crew. I loved hearing my mom and dad jamming to their songs. Now that I’m older, the songs grew on me as well. My favorite sports team is the Oakland Raiders. I’ve been a fan since before I could remember. I’m sad to see them leave to Las Vegas.
Who should play you in a movie? I always get people coming up to me saying I look just like Jamal Lyon off of the show “Empire,” so I would have to say it would be him. Accounts Receivable ........ Classified Fax ................... ad[email protected] ado[email protected] adle[email protected]
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Brandon Osby, 28, of Plumas Lake works as a fuel systems service technician.