According to Yonker’s NY, I am an official Yonker’s Legend.
I’ve been a sneakerhead since 1989.
I once presented on stage at The Kennedy Center with acupuncture needles in my head and face...Oddly, my talk was not about acupuncture.
I ride a Vespa to work.
I once managed a horseback riding business in St. Lucia.
I lived in Iran.
I once jumped off the top of a catamaran in Costa Rica....directly onto a coral reef.
I created a small bottle-flip iPhone app with a friend that was somewhat popular.
I once played a couple down the aisle at their wedding on banjo.
I find baking very enjoyable and therapeutic.
I’ve recently traveled to 10 countries in one year (mostly solo)!
Despite never having ridden a mountain bike, I recently did a 4 day mountain bike trip in the Canyonlands.
I built a remote control quadcopter drone capable of reaching speeds of up to 100mph.
I speak three languages.
I am fluent in Farsi.
I’m a health nut and personal trainer!
I enjoy swimming and playing the violin.
My friend is a core member of a legendary rock band (hint: starts with Bruce).
I swam with Great White Sharks in South Africa.
I clerked on the Supreme Court of Argentina.
I performed in a choreographed lip sync battle in front of over 500 people!
I used to sew and sell self-tie bow ties.
I won my wife over on our first date with inappropriate stories and a rousing rendition Vanilla Ice's "Having a Roni".
I lived in Denmark for a year when I was younger.
I participated in a competitive trivia league that included multiple former Jeopardy contestants.
I participated in a competitive karaoke league for several seasons.
I made my own smoker while living in Texas and love to smoke meat.
I have managed to convince the Netflix algorithm that 'Gritty British TV cop procedurals' is a section that should exist.
I rode the Hogwarts Express.
I have been to 11 countries and counting. I love to travel.
I published a book about the changes needed in the rent-seeking music industry.
I rode an air-cooled, kickstart-only motorcycle across the country.
My wife and I sold everything we had and moved to Denmark with 4 suitcases and two cats.
I traveled to over 30 countries before I was 30
I have received a voicemail from Kanye West.
I never had Mexican food before I came to the US. My first experience was a “mission burrito” in San Francisco. It blew my mind.
I participated in a flashmob in Vegas.
"For about 8 months I played Pokémon Go full-time, went to grad school part-time, did zero work and still got paid. Ask me about it."
I love musicals, there are only two musicals that I can actually sit and sing from start to finish and those are
I drove a car in Saudi Arabia before it was legal.
I am an avid music lover and for years I worked as an audio recording engineer.
I was planning on going to art school at VCU before I decided to become a software engineer.
I am an amateur boxing champion!
I want to raise turkeys.
I was mistaken for Monica Lewinski on a college trip to Israel. My trip leader was offered 200 camels and 2 Mercedes to leave me.
I think A.I. will take over the world...please shut off your Alexa's and save us all.
I’m an esports nerd. I watch competitive Overwatch like other people watch football. Go Philly Fusion!!
My buddies and I got pickpocketed twice in a half hour while speed walking across Venice.
I was once an apprentice pastry chef at high-end restaurant.
I share a birthday with another Upside employee.
I used to teach tequila classes for LivingSocial complete with full tasting and cocktail lesson so AMA (we'll see if I remember any of it 🙂
I was on my high school’s wrestling team.
I once worked in a bat lab and got to name a bat after my favorite Battlestar Galactica character--Starbuck.
I have been playing finger-style guitar for 15+ years. My dream is to see my favorite guitarist, Sungha Jung, in concert.
I have taught stage combat across the country and around the world, including in 7 countries on 3 continents.
I backpacked around Western/Central Europe for two months.
I qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:33.
I have really broad musical tastes - I have both an orchestral Final Fantasy soundtrack and Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) on vinyl.
I bowl in a league and I play co-ed softball with my church team
I won 1st place in the only bake off I’ve ever entered—it was the first (and last) time in my life that I made my Mom’s pumpkin bread.
I was almost cast on the Real World in 2010, but my mom convinced me it was a bad idea. I think she was right.
I love exploring new restaurants and cuisines. I will try anything once and am not a picky eater. Also, I can get rid of your hiccups.
I met Michelle Obama (and Bo!) on a White House tour, and the footage was on NBC.
I’m one of the top 125 Heimerdinger players in NA based on mastery points.
I enjoy mythology.
I can make a good batch of guacamole. I'll regularly bring guacamole into work.
I have never been stung by a bee/wasp/yellow jacket in my entire life.
I am obsessed with tech and want the smartest smart home of all time with a garage to park my future Tesla in that I aspire to get one day.
I was a manager for the University of Maryland Football team while in college. Go Terps!
I played in the backing band to a college production of Oedipus: The Rock Opera.
I started eating salads only after moving to the US, the country of burgers! (I’m still improving on that).
I’ve developed a love for traveling recently and have been to Germany (during Oktoberfest!), Prague, Sydney, Hong Kong to name a few.
I’m a food blogger! My favorite thing to photograph (and eat) is pasta.
My dog's name tag was co-written by a best-selling author.
I lived in Australia for six months.
I ride an electric unicycle. it's like a segway with one wheel and no handlebars. It also hits speeds of around 23 mph.
I once spent my entire layover in Memphis looking for the cardboard cutout of Tony Allen that welcomes travelers to the Memphis Airport.
I have shared BBQ with Stephen Colbert.
I've played a nearly-perfect game on the minigolf course I used to manage, with 15/18 holes in one.
I’ve been dancing Argentine tango for 4+ years.
I'm a skincare aficionado.
I can juggle.
I like trying new sports activities and last year won my first Stand Up Paddle Board race!
I have over 1200 hours logged on Civilization 5.
I played in a Metallica cover band in high school.
My side hustle is I’m a Lifestyle Blogger and Pure Barre Instructor.
I was a key witness in an attempted kidnapping investigation.
I visited all 48 contiguous US states on two cross-country trips with my family.
I have sung the National Anthem over 30 times for the University of Maryland's Men's Basketball Team.
I got to play the Madhatter in Alice and Wonderland in High School and it became the inspiration for my own website (https:madhatt
I worked as a Sunday school teacher when I was in college.
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