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11 Fun Facts About...Modern Manners Guy

QDT is pulling back the curtain to reveal fascinating facts about each of our experts. This week, 11 things you didn't know about Modern Manners Guy, Richie Frieman.

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QDT Editor
April 24, 2014

 

One thing you don’t know about me is…

I have one biological brother and 4 step-siblings. I'm the youngest of the group as well. 

The best piece of advice I’ve ever gotten was… 

"The ass you kick on the way up, is the ass you kiss on the way down." It's a saying to remind you to always treat people well, regardless of their (or your) status. You never know when you'll encounter them again.

If I wasn’t Modern Manners Guy I would be…

Continuing my work on my clothing line, Charm City Babies, as well as pursuing other artist avenues such as painting and illustration.

The strangest pet/animal I’ve ever owned was a…

When I was 7 my mom bought me guinea pig from a pet store, and I named her Cookie. Two days after we got her home, it turned out she was pregnant, which the store conveniently forgot to tell us. So she had a baby guinea pig who I named Chip.  It turned out to be a two-for-one deal.

A weird phobia I have is…

I hate snakes. I repeat, I HATE, HATE, HATE snakes! 

The book I’m reading right now is…

An oldie but a goodie - I received a vintage-style print of Kerouac's On the Road from the folks at Warby Parker, who make the best glasses in the world.

If I had a super power I would like to...

Eat a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in one sitting without A) Gaining a pound B) Feeling ashamed or C) Having my wife think I'm disgusting. Another option would be having the power to fly. That way, I could fly to the Cinnamon Toast Crunch factory!

My favorite food or restaurant is…

I could eat pizza 24/7 and never get tired of it. But my favorite restaurant is a Baltimore favorite called, Tio Pepe's. 

My favorite songs or musicians are...

For writing, I love to listen to softer ballads by Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall, Counting Crows, and Bon Iver. For driving, I like either the country station or a channel called Coffee Shop on my Sirius radio.  For working out, it has to be a much different style, so I go to rock bands like Rage Against The Machine or Linkin Park and hip-hop like Jay-Z, Macklemore, or Beastie Boys. 

My worst habit is…

I fidget. It's totally in my DNA. I try very hard to avoid it.

My guilty pleasure is…

There are so many! For starters, I take complete ownership of my guilty pleasures; I'll proudly admit them. So here's a brief list: Downton Abbey, reruns of Miami Vice, anything involving MMA or Pro wrestling, and movie theater popcorn. 

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Tune in next week for another installment of this series when we'll learn the 9 things you didn't know about Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty.

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