Time for a long overdue Guys Behind the Blog, with your favorite hilarious, video-game playing, statistician, Justin!
In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?
I think the better question is how am I not the same as my childhood self. The biggest differences is that I work instead go to school, and that I actually eat food instead of being my old, picky self. Those aside, I’m mostly the same guy. Oh, I also have a wife and son. That’s kind of a bit difference.
What does family mean to you?
I have no idea how to answer this. Honestly, family is family.
How would your family or closest friends describe you?
4. What’s your fondest childhood memory?
Going to the hardware store with my father. We were there almost every weekend (My dad would always find something to work on, and often needed just one more thing at the hardware store in order to get it done). The electronics store and the sporting goods store were adjacent to the hardware store, so we often went to all three, just to look around. On the way home, we would stop off at McDonalds and we would each get an ice cream cone, but only on the condition that we could finish eating it before we got home so Mom didn’t find out. Then we would spend the rest of the day doing yardwork or working on whatever project my dad wanted to do. When we finished and after we had eaten, we would sit down on the couch and watch baseball or basketball while eating popcorn. Honestly, this really is the first thing that popped into my head. I have so many fond memories of my childhood with my siblings and my parents.
5. What words of wisdom would pass on to your childhood self?
Never pass up an opportunity to help someone, and never miss the chance to learn something new.