I think I learned more about Dave and Deb from their answers to the Lucky 13 than anyone yet to date. This was one of those interviews I read when I got it back and thought to myself, “I never would have known this and that about them.” And in this case, I have gone from really wanting to meet Dave and Deb in person to…. really, really wanting to meet them.
Yea, beware of my linguistic toolbox.
So here are a couple other facts about this cool travel couple. They have bicycled down the length of Africa, climbed Kilimanjaro, and made it to the Everest Base Camp. Recently, they’ve done China extensively and are planning on doing the Mongol Rally later this year. They are tough to keep up with.
So go check out their great website, ThePlanetD, and follow them on Twitter — and in the meantime, check out their truly interesting answers to the Lucky 13:
1. Where do you want to retire to?
Canada of Course. Home is always where the heart is. While we will always travel, we would like to have a cozy home in Canada near our family and friends.
2. What is your favorite room in your house and why?
We’re homeless so this is a tough question. But it used to always be our bathroom. We made sure that our places had a Jacuzzi tub. Our favourite times were sitting in the tub with a glass of wine chatting. It was the one place where we could always relax. Now that we are travelling, we definitely miss having regular baths.
3. Word or phrase that makes you cringe every time you hear or read it.
Lovely. We both mutually can’t stand that word. I can’t stand hearing someone say, “it was lovely” or “isn’t it lovely.” If you meet us, please use another word. Any word.
4. Largest dinner tab you have ever been a part of?
One that we’ve paid for?
We’ve had some giant tabs on other people that we thank our lucky stars we didn’t have to pay for. But did pay a huge tab once that made us feel ill. We took out Dave’s boss to a restaurant that our friends brother was the head chef at. We thought that we would for sure get a discount because we knew the chef. But no such luck. Over $500 later we were walking out and calling it a night. We didn’t eat out for a couple of weeks.
5. Fill in the blank: “I married the greatest person on the planet, but I cannot stand when they __________.”
Deb – Mumble. Dave used to be a drummer and I swear he is half deaf. He hears himself just fine in his head, but he is a low talker. I think his ears are plugged. You know how when you plug your ears, you sound louder in your head? That’s what I think Dave hears.
Dave – Tells me to speak up. I can’t stand that she is always saying, “pardon? what did you say? Huh?” Sometimes I think she is hard of hearing.
6. Someone gave you $10,000 with the two conditions that you spend it frivolously and not on travel. How do you spend it?
Only $10,000? We’d go shopping for clothes, our wardrobe is pitiful.
7. Location of the last place you went skinny dipping.
The St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario. It was at our friends Shanna and Kevin’s wedding. The water was beautiful and even the bride stripped out of her wedding gown for a midnight swim.
8. What is the best career break you have ever gotten?
Dave – Coming back from Thailand in 2000 and having the phone ring the next morning. I was offered my first Rigging Gaffer job on the movie Turn it Up with Jason Statham and Ja Rule. It was the beginning of a successful movie career as the head of lighting in feature films. Just for kicks, you can check out my film resume at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0100210/
Deb – Coming back from Asia in 2004. I received a call from YTV to be the make-up artist for The Zone. I was about to quit the film business, but YTV rejuvenated my career. I stayed there full time for 4 more years and had a blast.
9. I have no idea how _________ got rich and famous, since they have no talent whatsoever.
Ashton Kutcher – We hate that guy.
10. What is the best Bond movie?
Casino Royal. Sorry to the die-hard Bond fans, but we loved the first installment from Daniel Craig. Dark and filled with action, loved it. Too bad the second one sucked so much.
11. What is the most romantic gift that each of you have gotten from the other?
Our wedding rings. We picked them out together.
12. Most overrated country?
13. What is your ideal dinner party, you and 4 others.
Deb – Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt – I love them both for their humanitarian efforts and their cool movies.
Dave – Ansel Adams, James Hetfield
Deb and Dave