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McCanners of New York | 104th Edition

McCanners of New York | 104th Edition

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How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?

I’ve been at McCann for about 3.5 years. I’m an account executive for the U.S. Army.

What do you do when you’re not working?

Go out with friends, work out, play sports, travel  

Have you ever cut your own hair?

Absolutely not. I don’t even a trust a new barber let alone myself.   

Favorite go-to drink?

In the winter its beer or scotch. In the summer its vodka or tequila clubs.

If you were to open a bar, what would you call it? 

I’m stumped. Overthinking this one way too much. 

Favorite desert

I’m not a huge dessert guy but I need to have a double espresso after any formal dinner.   

Favorite smell

The smell of a fire burning on a fall night. 

What was your favorite birthday?

Pretty sure it was my 21st but I don’t remember.

Last thing you Googled

Cool bar names

What's your favorite scary movie? 

Lost Boys. Loved that movie since I was a kid.

First ever job?

Camp counselor at a summer camp. 

What was your favorite Halloween costume? (Include pic if you have it)

Danny Zuko and Sandy from Grease. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture though.

Best Date spot in NYC?

Personally, I like to try new places so somewhere new. It would definitely be a smaller intimate place and with drinks and music though.

What was your first ever concert?

I think it was John Mayer at the Comcast Theatre in CT

What movie makes you cry?

I don’t generally like sad movies but Friday Night Lights gets me emotional every time. Between the nostalgia of high school football and the soundtrack.

Where was the last place you traveled to? 

Cartagena, Colombia. Awesome, awesome city.

Name 3 things on your bucket list

Go into space, become fluent in a second language, visit (insert every country I’ve never been to) 

Favorite curse word

F*ck

Who are your creative heroes?

I wouldn’t say I have specific creative hero, but anyone who pursuing their passion or doing new and innovative things is a creative heroes of mine. I find people who inspire me every day.  

Current song on repeat?

Body by Loud Luxury. It got played about 100 times in Colombia and now I can’t get it out of my head.

Favorite quote?

“Never turn down a memory”

 What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?

Traveling is definitely one of the things I enjoy most. I love to see new places, try new food, experience new things.  

Go to Karaoke song?

Wake me up before you go-go by George Michael

What song pops up when you plug your headphones into your phone?

Go Crazy (Remix) – Jeezy ft. Jay-Z

What was the last picture you took on your phone?

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What advice would you tell your high school self?

Listen to your elders. Although it doesn’t seem like it now, they will be right.

If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?

Maybe like 70? It sounds crazy but I feel like living a week at 70 would give me a totally different perspective on the rest of my life.  

Your most bizarre talent?

Maybe sketching? Not really bizarre but I guess it’s out of the ordinary.

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What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?

Drinking Martinis at the Ritz in Paris.  

What are you currently obsessed with?

Photography & podcasts

Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?

Hot coffee. Matto’s coffee is great and everything is $2.00.  

Name a character trait you’ve inherited from your parents.

Open-mindedness

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Married, maybe with a young child and a second house. That’s terrifying to think about though.

What would be your last meal?

Pasta & my mom’s sauce with meatballs, sausage and a side of pepperoni bread.  

What is your greatest fear?

Dropping one of my AirPods somewhere I can’t reach it

Which living person do you most admire?

Sounds cliché but my father.  

Which talent would you most like to have?

John Legend’s voice and piano playing skills.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

One time I hit a bullseye playing darts and then I stuck second dart into the back of the first dart while it was still in the bullseye.

Where are you most likely to splurge?

At a bar after I’ve had a few drinks.

If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?

I would love to go back to the 90s before social media. Life was a lot simpler but we still had most modern technologies and beliefs.  

Your worst habit?

Reading a text, answering in my head, and then never responding.  

One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done.

Does hit the lottery count?

Best piece of advice someone has given you?

If you’re waiting for the perfect time to do something, you’ll be waiting forever.  

Pick two celebrities to be your parents.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith seem like they would be great.

Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.

@therealtarzann

What’s your spirit animal?

A Shark because I can’t sit still  

If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?

Frank Sinatra, Anthony Bourdain, my grandfather  

Favorite Restaurant in NYC?

I can’t think of one specific restaurant in NYC but my favorite restaurant has to be the Belmont Tavern in Jersey. It’s this tiny old school Italian restaurant with checkered table clothes and a jukebox. If you didn’t know what it was, you would never think to go inside but the food is amazing and the ambiance looks like it’s straight out of Goodfellas.

First celebrity crush?

Britney Spears

Celebrity doppelgänger?

I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I look like Andrew Keegan from 7th Heaven.

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