Interview with Christy and Scott of @OrdinaryTraveler: Lucky 13 Questions

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Christy and Scott at JoshuaTree

I haven’t gotten to know Christy and Scott nearly as well as I would have liked to. I have been following their blog and their wonderful photography from afar for the past few months, but they are on the long list of people that I want to hoist a few pints of beer with — which would entail us being on the same continent at some point in the near future.

I am taking the unusual step of posting up their Lucky 13 interview on a weekend because they have a cool project that needs some special attention before Monday. I should have gotten to this earlier this week, but between the social media seminar I had to do this week in Berlin and some unfortunate events of this week, I simply didn’t have the time.

So, you not only need to go check out their blog, Ordinary Traveler, and follow them on Twitter, you should also take the time to go check out their Kickstarter project here.

They have designed an apparently game-changing bikini and are in the process of trying to secure funding to start manufacturing them. Click through that link and learn more, because they explain it (and have a video) that shows why it is such a great product better than I could. And for those that don’t know, Kickstarter is a great way to crowd source  projects that need funding — the big bonus as an investor is that if the funding goal isn’t met, no one has to contribute. They have some great things you also get for various funding levels, assuming they meet their goal by Monday. So go check it out, after you enjoy their answers to the Lucky 13:

1 – Best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?

Christy: I was an eighties rocker chick three years in a row in high school. My favorite part was the teased hair and side pony tail look. People should really have more eighties parties.

This year we both plan to be the Nice Beaver.

2 – If I were Queen/King for the day, I’d make ________ punishable by _________.

Christy & Scott: We would make riding your bike in tight spandex punishable by watching “Pound On My Muffin”.


3 – Who is your celebrity look-alike?

Scott: That would definitely be Gargamel from the Smurfs. Christy is my evil cat Azrael.

4 – John, Paul, George or Ringo?

Scott: Is this a trick question? That’s like asking my Mom which child she loves the most. The only thing I can tell you is that I love them all equally. Honest to God’s truth.

Christy: I have no idea. Aren’t they all the same?

5 – What book do I need to go out and buy right now?

Christy: Swept by Torre De Roche, but you’ll have to wait until 2013 for that one. So, Shantaram: A Novel would be my second choice.

6 – What is your favorite television show?

Christy: It’s a toss up between between Mad Men and Californication. Apparently I like to watch grown men get wasted and ruin their lives. It makes me feel better about myself.

7 – If you could never again step foot on one of the six populated continents, which one would you give up?

Christy: After thinking long and hard about this, I’m gonna have to go with none. I’m not willing to give up any of the continents, but I would be willing to give up drinking for a day to make up for not having an answer to this question.

8 – Best single travel resource on the web?

Scott & Christy: Google. They are going to take over the world, so I might as well vote for them. We are voting, right?

9 – Best gift that you have given in your life?

Christy & Scott: How do you know if someone really likes the gift you give them? I guess you could ask them, but who really has the time?

Follow-up: Best gift you have received?

Scott: A toothbrush from my dentist.

10 – Fill in the blank: if I knew I was never going to be arrested, I would ________.

Christy & Scott: take all of your money. Yes, I mean you.

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Rumor: Next album to be titled "Hide your Children"

11 – What is the most embarrassing thing on your iPod? 

Scott: Why would I put embarrassing songs on my iPod?

Christy: I just looked and somehow I have R. Kelly, Bump N’ Grind. Scott has it too, because I got all my songs from him.

12 – Outside the travel field, what would your ideal profession be?

Christy: Pinata Designer

Scott: Herpetologist…


You guys are sick! It’s someone who studies frogs, reptiles and other amphibians.

13 – Your four ideal dinner companions you’d like to invite to dinner, living or dead.

Christy: John, Paul, George and Ringo, so I could figure out which one of them I like the best.

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I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all. Read more by Michael Hodson and connect on Google Plus.

28 Responses to “Interview with Christy and Scott of @OrdinaryTraveler: Lucky 13 Questions” Subscribe

  1. Ashray March 31, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    That’s awesome! I love Californication and Mad Men too! Good luck on your travels guys, and with the Bikini too!

    • Christy April 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks, Ashray! I almost thought Californication had jumped the shark this season, but there are still a few really funny episodes.

  2. Nicole March 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Very details information you have. Good job!

    • Christy April 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      I’m awesome! Thank you for noticing. Oh wait.. were you talking about Michael?

  3. Christy @ Technosyncratic March 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Bwahaha, thanks for clarifying what a Herpetologist is, Michael! That last answer was well played, and I agree that R. Kelly is a terrible embarrassment. Well, he’s just terrible in general.

    • Christy April 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      I made Scott add that part in to clarify. I knew what everyone’s dirty little minds would be thinking. 🙂 I really don’t know how R. Kelly ended up on our ipods. Kinda scary.

  4. Will - Gap Daemon April 1, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    I won’t have R Kelly being dissed on my watch. Anyone that pisses on 13 year old girls is good in my book…

    • Christy April 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      Is he on your list of guys you would go gay for? 🙂

  5. Anne McKinnell April 1, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Funny interview. I was really interested in their kickstarter project, very cool!

    • Christy April 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

      Aww.. Thanks, Anne. It is so good to hear that you like our project!

  6. Pete April 2, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Love it. A toothbrush IS the best gift.

    • Christy April 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

      Or is the best gift a shower curtain? 😀

  7. dtravelsround April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    LOVE these two!!

    • Christy April 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      We heart you too, Diana. We need to meet somewhere in the world!

  8. Amanda April 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Hahaha, fun interview! I’d really like to meet these two, as well. I love stalking all their amazing photography!

    • Christy April 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

      You are so sweet, Amanda. 🙂 I love stalking all of your amazing trips! I can’t wait to read more about Iceland,

  9. Brandon Share April 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Fun interview, I love seeing interviews that aren’t the same basic questions.

    • Christy April 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      Michael does a great job of coming up with these. I was stumped on a few!

  10. Ali April 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Great interview! I always enjoy learning more about other bloggers. Love the Halloween costume, I was an 80s prom queen for Halloween one year and won the costume contest.

    • Christy April 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

      80s prom queen? Now that sounds interesting.

  11. Candice April 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I’m in a public setting right now without earphones and I am DYING TO WATCH POUND ON MY MUFFIN. Wtf!

    You guys rock.

    • Christy April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Ha! Yea, it’s probably not a good idea to listen to it in public.

  12. Caanan @ No Vacation Required April 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Could one of you be the naughty beaver?

    • Christy April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

      Good call, Caanan! Now we are going to have to fight over which one of us gets to be the naughty one. 🙂

  13. Changes In Longitude April 5, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    Sounds like a fun couple but of course it would be Ringo! The luckiest drummer ever.


    Larissa and Michael

  14. JoAnna April 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I love the 13 questions series. So much fun!

  15. Mary @ Green Global Travel May 16, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    I never considered Pinata designer as a career choice, but now that I’ve read it my mind is racing with ideas!

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