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20 Q&A Featuring My Boyfriend, Marcus!

Happy April everyone!

On my last blog post I answered 20 questions about myself and really enjoyed contemplating my thoughts. I was working on these next to my boyfriend, Marcus, and thought it might be fun to have him answer the same 20 questions and feature him in a post. It’s interesting to see how our answers compare. Here are his unedited answers…

1. What are your top 3 favorite movies?

I’m sitting here watching Mr. Deeds, a long time favorite. I typically don’t like to watch a movie more than once, but when some of my most quoted movie lines from when I was a kid are playing, it’s a wicked good watch. Other true favorites include Inception and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

2. How do you relax after a hard day of work?

I like to throw on the previous nights Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert or boy Philip Defranco from YouTube.

3. How did you meet Brittany?

This is what we tell people…I was hiking the bluffs in our college town of La Crosse when I ran into another bold hiker at the top of the point. She seemed to be staring reflectively across the landscape, with her bright pink Nike shoes and tight leggings. She had headphones in, and as I approached, I must have startled her. She lost her balance and nearly tipped over the edge. I grabbed her and pulled her back safely into my arms. Whether that is true or not, it’s a great story.

Our first Fourth of July together; back in 2015.

4. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I absolutely love sleep (shoutout to Kenzie)

5. What is your favorite date day idea?

Anything involving food because when Brittany’s hungry, Brittany’s not happy. I enjoy outdoor activities, such as our paddle board yoga experience on Lake Mendota last summer.

6. What are you absolutely determined to do?

Take an extended sabbatical every 7-10 years throughout my life. The first will involve traveling around the country to National Parks for about 6 months to a year, depending on how long I can handle life on the road. It’s easy to get wrapped up in daily life (even if sleep wasn’t necessary), which makes this idea so appealing to me as it’s a means to press the metaphorical reset button. The Ted Talk Power of Time Off goes more into detail on this.

7. As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?

I would search for the cure, testing on the nocturnal living dead. Hopefully, I wouldn’t ever allow them to track me back to my residence, at which I’d have to detonate the surrounding defense dynamite and turn on the untrustworthy lighting system. Hopefully then someone would be able to spread the cure as I meet my demise.

8. What is your guilty pleasure?

Ice cream, and not the automatic frozen yogurt machine in New Vision’s theater in Fitchburg. That’s some overpriced garbage. I’m talking about 110% whole fat fudge brownie Zanzibar chocolate at the Chocolate Shoppe.

9. If you could convince everyone in the world to do one thing at one point in time, what would that thing be?

Stop burning fossil fuels for energy and don’t talk on your phone while waiting in line.

10. Who do you spend the most time with?

My iMac.

11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I would have taken my extended sabbatical then and most likely would have needed to go back to work. I’d like to start up my own marketing and video services company – STP.

12. What are three interesting facts about you?

  • I bungee jumped and skydived in New Zealand
  • I’m 6’ 4”, but was only able to achieve the ability to dunk a men’s basketball for a mere one month in my life, after weeks of rigorous training. I am no longer able to do this.
  • I just bought a van

13. What do people think is weird about you?

What I eat. I didn’t follow the typical college diet (and have never touched ramen noodles). So when I’d turn away sugar and white refined carbs, in favor of a healthy protein option, like a can of sardines, I would look a little funny. Also, since my dad worked for a natural and organic food marketing company, I had a lot of ethnic meals to try out. Cooking a pot of curry would stink up the apartment. I say this all in the past tense thinking back when I had roommates, but I still do this today, just without the judgments.

14. If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?

Charcoal grill. My dad, a seasoned griller, was always grilling up something tasty.

15. What keeps you up at night?

Blue light.

16. What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

“How’s lyfe these days?”

17. What question would you most like to know the answer to?

Is there lyfe beyond earth?

18. How do you get in the way of your own success?

I’ll procrastinate, or downplay the significance of what I’m going after and then use the excuse that I wasn’t prepared or the thing wasn’t important when I fail.

19. What does your morning routine look like?

I never snooze my alarm (which is a simple digital watch that has stuck with me for years since I never keep my phone by my bed) and I always eat breakfast. I get changed in my kitchen, which is also my bedroom, and my living room, because I live in a studio, which makes the multitasking of getting ready a cinch.

20. What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

Writing blogs 🙂

And that’s a wrap! Thank you for reading this post. We may be hardly unique, but we’re having a great time! 😉

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