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After reading everybody else’s bio, Carl realized he’s not as funny or cool as the rest of the team (maybe his kids have been right all along). It’s a good thing his bio is first.
He values his top five books above any amount of money you could pay him, binge watches The Dick Van Dyke show to unwind (he says it’s “old school”) and when asked about pizza, orders, “Anything with meat. I’m a Meatatarian.”
An ideal Friday night for Josh involves a pepperoni pizza and binge-watching Modern Family. He's so into Modern Family right now, in fact, that when we asked what he would do with an hour of free time, he said he'd most definitely watch as many episodes on Hulu as possible. We're still trying to get over his very basic pizza order, so we'll move on.
While Josh claims to be a self-described "simple person", he doesn't shy away from complex ideas around the office. For example, he could give a TED talk at any point, he would talk about how the education system needs to be revamped and that ultimately, college is a scam. He also loves to talk about his ideas on aliens and LeBron James (they're not related, we don't think).
Joel can often be found on a Friday night with his lady (shout out to Lizzy!) and a Peps and Shrooms pizza, binge-watching The Office (US). When asked about his biggest prediction for the future, he paused The Office and said, “We will all run out of time.”
Joel tends to be the office romantic and a bit of a philosopher. He aspires to put a billboard in his home town that says, “Everyone is actually a good person.” He would like to give a TED Talk one day about how pulling people in is more important than calling them out. And if he could be remembered for one quote, it would be, “If there is nothing in your heart, then your brain doesn’t matter.” But you have to use your brain to think about that one.
A perfect Friday night for Drew includes binge-watching reality TV and enjoying a pizza from one of the local "mom and pop" pizza places around him. He claims to not be a snob about toppings, but we're not so sure.
If Drew ever did a TED Talk, he said he would probably bore us to sleep talking about anything historical, or his love for comics. Who knows? Maybe one day the world will hear him on the TED stage talking about the history OF comics. We might be asleep, though.
Drew has a lot of interests outside of comics and history. When we asked him what he would do with an extra hour of free time, he said he would go to a hockey game (Let's go Jackets!), or skateboard around Downtown, or play club rugby, or hang out with his bulldog, Gus. Since we know you're wondering, Gus's interests include going to the park and drooling on the floor.
Joe’s perfect weekend involves pizza with as many toppings as permitted by state law (minus anchovies of course) and anything that J.J. Abrams directed. Except Cloverfield. #letdown.
He has famously coined the phrase, “Scallops are the marshmallows of the sea,” (you’re welcome) and unapologetically takes credit for most of the company’s success by interjecting, “I’ve been saying that for years,” into random conversations.
Ariel is originally from New York. So when we asked her about pizza, she waved her finger and quickly informed us that The Empire State “just does it better.” That’s her only stipulation. That and extra cheese. Her ideal night out is actually a night in (#introvert) watching Smallville. Her socks never match. We don’t know why. And she won’t explain.
She secretly wishes she could find enough time to drink hot chocolate while it is still hot. Two small kiddos and an energetic Australian Shepherd (Caspian the Searfarer – a nod to The Chronicles of Narnia) take all her free time. When she does have a minute away from the kids, she quickly runs to Target to “browse” with a Frappuccino.
Jake's wanderlust would take him to many places, but when we asked if there was a place, in particular, he'd love to visit one day, he said he'd love to go to Honshu, Japan for the incredible skiing and snowboarding. While not daydreaming of future travels, he'd spend any given free hour with his "rollerskates on, earbuds in, and brain off." That still might count as daydreaming, but we're not judging.
As far as how he'd prefer to spend a Friday night, Jake said it would involve binge-playing video games, chatting with friends on a Discord call, and enjoying a pepperoni, sausage, and banana peppers pizza (with a shot of Pepto-Bismol). He joins the growing group of musicians in the office, stating that one of the purchases that has impacted him the most is the addition of his Casio SA-46 Portable Synth Piano.
If he could be famously quoted for anything, without hesitation he said, "Hi, I'm Tony Bologna, and this is my cousin, Tommy Salami." We don't know what it means, but we're hoping someone reading this might. Let us know.
When asked about her free time, Caroline said she prefers to think of all of her time as free (“Don't tell Josh or Joe”). She would take the first 30 minutes to figure out what to do and the remaining time playing Lego Star Wars VII on Xbox. Or maybe reading. Or maybe napping. She likes naps.
Her dream destination would be shooting a wedding on the volcanic lava fields in Iceland (“Anybody want to go?”). In the meantime, she’ll settle for late night YouTube classics like Charlie the Unicorn, Old Greg and Sneezing Panda.
Janet wishes she could order a white stilton cheese, foie gras, Ossetra caviar, truffle and 24K gold leaf pizza. Just once. If you haven’t realized yet, our pizza game is strong.
Outside of Instagramable pizza fantasies her life is a constant and ongoing struggle to find time to eat, sleep, shower and poop. By herself. It’s the #momlife.
Hanna wouldn't necessarily describe herself as an influencer, though, over the years she has noticed whatever she does that happens to be labeled "weird" at first, becomes "hip" years later. As far as future trend predictions, all she could tell us is that soon we'll all be dipping Oreos in red wine and reading books out loud to our pets. You heard it here first.
If we gave her an hour of free time, Hanna would spend some time practicing one of her many creative hobbies such as painting, playing music, working with flowers, or writing her novel...to name a few. Around the office, she strikes a unique balance of bubbly and philosophical energy that tends to be contagious (the good kind of contagious), and says if she could be quoted for anything it would be, "It's a big deal to be alive."
Oh, and because we know you were wondering, Hanna's pizza preference is usually dependant on her mood. She didn't specify, but she did say that whatever her Friday night pizza order might look like, she and her husband always seem to be on the same page about what to get, which is how they knew it was meant to be, saying "no one needs pizza-ordering drama in their life!" We might quote her on that, too.
On any given Friday night, Tanner can be found with a perfectly crafted (cholesterol-packed) pepperoni & cheese pizza from Mellow Mushroom, staying up late to binge Breaking Bad. While his pizza tastes are arguably basic, if we gave him an hour of free time, he'd likely strike up a meaningful conversation with someone or aim to learn something new. Most of us in the office would use that time to nap. Good for Tanner, though.
Tanner doesn't shy away from philosophical conversations around the office at all, and if he could be remembered for one quote it would be, "give without expectation, receive with gratitude." When we asked him if he'd ever like to give a TED Talk one day, without hesitation he said yes, and it would be about the 3 things that lead to happiness: empathy, self-awareness, accountability. Mic drop.
Ratcliffe’s ideal Friday night involves ordering a pepperoni, onion and green olive pizza from Cassano’s and watching Cops or American Pickers (“People getting tazed is the best”).
He’d like to give his own TED talk one day on “The Three Things I Always Ask for Christmas, But Never Get.” He secretly wishes he could be Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino and yell at all the kids, “Get off my lawn!”
If Jeff had a Friday night to himself, it would involve a Rocky Patel vintage 1990, Four Roses small batch, checking Instagram and breathing. He would order a pepperoni and mushroom pizza which is basic, so we’ll move on.
When asked about his biggest prediction for the future, he’ll straight drop some scripture, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ec 1:9) and then try to convince you of the Mercury Renegade (Google. That.).
If we gave Carly an hour of free time, she would take her pup, Daisy, for a hike and then she would take a nap. In fact, one of the places on her bucket-list is Machu Picchu, Peru - for the hiking (duh). Her best piece of advice would be to put up a billboard in Yosemite or Yellowstone that says, “Put your phone away. Be present.” Only if it wouldn’t ruin the landscape, of course.
She loves watching Game of Thrones with her friends, but when they say they want to binge-watch it “all night,” she quickly clarifies, “You mean like midnight, right? I’m serious about my sleep guys.” In fact, she’s been known to kick everyone out early for fear that she’ll fall asleep and start her normal sleep-talking routine. She knows it’s weird to talk to yourself in your sleep. And she knows it’s weird to wake yourself up from talking in your sleep. To be fair, Carly only said she liked sleeping. Not that she was good at it.
On a Friday night, Joanna can be found watching her favorite movie, World War Z with Brad Pitt. Within one minute of watching, she fell in love…not with Pitt, just the blood. Her Friday night go-to is a Gluten-free pizza, no cheese, add as many veggies as possible and maybe pepperoni. She's perfected the art of holding a slice just right so toppings go into her mouth and not the floor (the challenges of that no-cheese life).
If you were to ever ask her for professional advice, she would lobby for women taking over the world. "In all seriousness, never let a man hire you just because he thinks you're 'hot.' Get hired for your brain and heart. Her prediction for the future is that within the next two elections we'll vote in the first female President of the United States. If this doesn’t happen, then she is moving somewhere a lady is in charge. Overall, we think she's joking... maybe.
Every week Josh looks forward to Friday night when he orders a large Eagles pizza with pepperoni, bacon, sausage and banana peppers. Then eats the entire thing. 2640 calories. It’s gross. He knows.
He is impatiently waiting for autonomous, electric cars so he doesn’t have to deal with lingering, left lane highway drivers (“It’s a passing lane!”). He’ll never admit it (we’ve caught him a few times), but when his friends go golfing or skiing, he might act like he’s not feeling well and then book a spa appointment once they leave.
Mike loves to stay active and said if he had an available hour given to him, he would spend it getting in a CrossFit workout, or playing a round of disc golf. To unwind, though, he mentioned binging on The Office (US). He's actually watched the series about 5 times, which is either impressive or concerning depending on who you are. He didn't tell us what his favorite pizza is, so we'll try to forgive that and just move on.
The ultimate optimist, Mike loves to bring out the best in the people around him and make new friends in the process. He told us the worst advice he's ever received was, "Don't talk to strangers." He loves talking to strangers because strangers become friends. So if you see Mike talking to strangers, don't mind him, he's just making new friends. And, pro-tip: if you want to become instant best friends with Mike, tell him he resembles Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in any way. No, really.
If Tyler could go anywhere in the world, he would definitely go to Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland. Mostly for the black sand and black basalt columns. His favorite color is obviously black. More specifically Pantone color 419 C.
Tyler is always on the hunt for the perfect pizza, and he thinks he's getting close: A large pizza from Marco's with banana peppers, pepperoni and extra cheese. After that, he hopes to create the perfect nutritionally-balanced green smoothie.
If you asked him for life's wisdom he would tell you, "We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." Hardcore, he knows. One day he aspires to have a giant billboard in Times Square. It would be black and say "Less is More." Have we mentioned his favorite color is black?
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