Ask Me Anything

 

WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES? WHAT DO YOU PREFER TO BE CALLED?
DMS, Dyl-dog, Marc, Mr. Shane…Until I'm married, call me Dylan!
DO YOU HAVE A CATCHPHRASE?
have faith and love with no regrets
DO YOU HOLD ANY CONVICTIONS THAT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DIE FOR?
The sins of my younger siblings.
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO FORGIVE SOMEONE WHO REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE?
It might be a bit challenging, but I do it all the time, almost to a fault. Just don’t fool me twice.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER UNFORGIVABLE?
Lying. Don’t ever lie to me. When I ask a question, if you know the answer, don’t lie about it.
WHO IS THE MOST INTELLIGENT PERSON YOU KNOW?
My best friend, Meir.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR?
My friend Matthew is a screenwriter. I wish he wrote books!
LIST TWO PET PEEVES.
Waiting in lines. Lemon seeds.
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS AN ANIMAL, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
One that has the mind of an eagle, the heart of a lion, and the strength of a bear.
DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A “MOTTO” – SPOKEN OR UNSPOKEN?
Be kind and good.
IF YOU HAD A WARNING LABEL, WHAT WOULD YOURS SAY?
Bold, yet cunning.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WISHED WOULD COME BACK INTO FASHION?
Activities over Internet.
DO YOU PREFER THAT PEOPLE SHOOT STRAIGHT WITH YOU OR TEMPER THEIR WORDS?
Always shoot straight. Life is WAY too short to temper words.
TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU TRUST PEOPLE?
I trust everyone. I just don't trust the devil inside them.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE SMALL?
Tall.
WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU BELIEVED AS A CHILD?
I was convinced that jedi mind tricks were real. But as an adult, I’m not convinced they’re not.
IF YOU COULD RESTORE ONE BROKEN RELATIONSHIP, WHICH WOULD IT BE?
I miss Katherine. She was always a good friend to me and my other friends. I should have put more effort into our friendship.
DO YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE SURPRISES?
No one has been able to successfully surprise me. I am very curious so I usually find out about things before they happen.
WHAT IS ONE GUILTY PLEASURE YOU ENJOY TOO MUCH TO GIVE UP?
I like bubble tea a lot; way too much actually.
WHO PERFORMS THE MOST RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS OUT OF EVERYONE YOU KNOW?
Great question. I really had to think about this for a while. I am certain it is my brother Dan.
WHERE DO YOU GET NEWS FROM?
I get news from BBC, Haaretz, and Al Jazeera.
WHAT’S ONE THING YOU’D RATHER PAY SOMEONE TO DO THAN DO YOURSELF?
Just about anything short of coming up with ideas.
DO YOU HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF ACQUAINTANCES OR JUST A FEW VERY CLOSE FRIENDS?
I have many acquaintances and a good amount of very close friends. I would have to say that my close friends mean the most to me and when it comes down to it, I would prefer to spend time when them.
HOW HAS YOUR BIRTH ORDER/CHARACTERISTICS OF SIBLINGS AFFECTED YOU?
Growing up an only child, I did not have to share my parents. As an adult with siblings, I’d say I look up to the older ones who are ahead of me in life. I am extremely protective of the younger ones; they are our future.
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR YOU TO BE HONEST, EVEN WHEN YOUR WORDS MAY BE HURTFUL OR UNPOPULAR?
Asked and answered above. Honesty is the best policy. Words are often unpopular. But I suppose it is also important to choose words carefully.
ARE YOU HIGH MAINTENANCE?
Perhaps I can be. It depends who you ask. All sorts of people have encountered me in various situations. At times, I am the most. At other times, I am the most flexible.
AT A PARTY, DO YOU MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN, LOOK FOR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, OR SNEAK IN QUIETLY?
When I arrive, I immediately look for the host for an initial greeting. After that, anything can happen!
WHAT IS YOUR STRONGEST SENSE? IF YOU HAD TO GIVE ONE UP, WHICH WOULD IT BE?
I think empathy is something I have always had. I don’t mean that in a mushy kind of way. Sometimes it feels like a curse. I can always sense what others are feeling.
P.S. I just realized this question was probably referring to the main five senses. My hearing is pretty strong. Sounds are always loud to me. When I lived on one side of a brick wall, I could always hear clearly through it what was happening on the other side. I’d give up taste, then maybe I wouldn’t eat so much.
DO YOU SAVE OLD GREETING CARDS?
I am very sentimental so I do save them. Handwritten notes are rare so when I get them, I am thrilled to add them to the collection. They are some of my most prized possessions.
IS YOUR GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?
Orange juice or scotch?
WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP FIT?
Nothing, that’s obvious.
WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE DONE IN THE NAME OF LOVE?
It has yet to happen…it will soon!

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Dylan Marcus