Sunday, June 28, 2009

Get to Know 'Em: Nick Blackburn

You know how all the guests on Inside the Actor's Studio get asked that same series of ten questions? The concept is based on Proust's famous questionnaire, which is supposed to reveal all kinds of things about one's personality.

No offense to Proust or James Lipton, but I have much more important and pressing things I need to know than someone's least favorite sound....like whether or not they are pro-puppy.

So...I wrote my own fill-in-the-blanks questionnaire survey thingy.

A huge Thank You to Nick Blackburn for being the guinea pig.

I think you guys will like the result, because it's all brand new information and it's so much better than anything I could possibly make up.

Without further ado....

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Get to Know 'Em: Nick Blackburn

My full name is Robert Nicholas Blackburn, but the coolest nickname I've ever had is Nick Nasty, Pumpkin Tits or Markoskies.
  • Nick Nasty--Probably my first nickname. I was about 3 or 4 and my dad was a college football coach. One of his players called me that everytime I saw him. I'm not sure why, and not sure I want to know.
  • Pumpkin Tits--Pet name from my wife. I hope she's not saying anything about me...
  • Markoskies--Given to me by Carlos Gomez. He says I look like Nick Markakis from the Orioles. And being kind of crazy, he somehow has come up with Markoskies. More than likely not on purpose.

If I could have any superpower, it would be to read people's thoughts, and I would use it to know what hitters are thinking. And know how to not make my wife mad.

My signature Karaoke and/or Rock Band song to sing is/would be Country Boy Can Survive--Hank Williams Jr.

I think Quizno's has the best food in the whole world. (I know it's just a sub place, but still #1)

When I'm super thirsty, I drink water (boring, I know) to rehydrate.

Growing up, "Ryno" Ryne Sandberg was my favorite baseball player.

I can watch the movie any Will Ferrell movie a million times and never get tired of it.

I think puppies are amazing! We have two yellow labs, 6 months old, Daisy & Duke.

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Thanks again to Nick and Alicia for being fun and awesome. You're definitely blog favorites for life here.


21 comments:

Betsy said...

love it! i think it's great that their dogs are named Daisy and Duke...my parents' neighbor's dogs have those names too...

JN said...

Awwww, I have a naughty yellow lab named Daisy - but we call her Daisy Duke :)

Love the Get to Know 'Em - great idea!

Tricia said...

Oh! That he answered all your questions is the epitome of awesome.

Katie said...

This is quite possible the best thing ever!

Rich said...

That was terrific! I hope you do this as a regular feature.

harris' #1 fan said...

omg, awesome! I love Nick or should i say "Pumkpkin Tits" even more now! The fact his signature karoke song is A Country Boy Can Survive is totally cute, country is awesome and i like that he likes it, very cute. Now i know hes a country boy. But im still puzzled about Pumpkin Tits?

How did you get this??

great post!

Anonymous said...

thats so cool! very interesting and cute!


I think you should try ad get Harris next and Buscher because i miss him even though he i still with us.

Anna said...

Pumpkin tits... I don't mind it. Well done Those Girls! What a good idea! :)

k-bro said...

I loved, loved, loved this! He's a great sport for doing it.

Seriously? Pumpkin Tits? That's awesome! And it's even more awesome that he was willing to admit it!

thrylos98 said...

This is so cool.

Thank you for doing this
(HUGE thumps up)

Jeremiah said...

A) Greatest thing out of baseball I've ever seen.
B) I have to take away awesomeness points from Blackie for the simple fact that he will watch Will Ferrell movies on purpose, let alone that he can stand to watch them multiple times.
C) Perhaps Harris should be next since he will be gone soon... him or Delmon Young.

dr gonzo said...

[likes this]

thanks for the great new series!

TelegaWoman said...

This. Is. AWESOME! Thanks!

No pressure, but I can't wait to see who's next...!!!

Heidi said...

AMAZING! Pumpkin Tits...wow!

S.Rail said...

Haha! He is a really down to earth type of person you can tell! :)

Anonymous said...

Blackie is now the Coolest Twin! Thank you for humoring us, Mr. Blackburn!

Great idea! I would also like to see more players participate, good luck with that!

--tammy

CapitalBabs said...

unbelievably fantastic! Good JOB! and I hope he knows how much we appreciate a little slice into his real life outside of baseball.

shorterthanyou said...

I love this sort-of stuff more than stats, stats, stats . . .

TwinsGoddess said...

"And know how to not make my wife mad."

Come on over to my house, Pumpkin Tits. I will never, ever be mad at you. Promise.

Army of Dad said...

How cool that he would answer those questions so honestly!

Liz Strand said...

I read this back when you posted it, but completely forgot to comment. I love it! Good work!