||Q&A WITH BEG, BORROW & DEAL CONTESTANTS
Josh - Archeologist
Favorite sport: Scuba Diving
Favorite team: Boston Red Sox!
Favorite athlete: I don't have one, but can I substitute? Is that fair?
Favorite actor / actress: James Stewart / Jodie Foster.
Favorite author: Ray Bradbury
Favorite movie: It's a toss up between Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Psycho, & Young Frankenstein.
Your greatest athletic achievement: Working as part of an archaeological excavation team in Israel.
Pet Peeve: People who are really illogically minded drive me nuts. That and people under the age of 40 who write checks at the supermarket. If you have a checking account then you MUST have an ATM card. I CAN SEE IT in your wallet while you're laboring away writing the date, your name, the dollar amount-twice, signing it, entering it into your register, having the guy behind the counter write your drivers license number on it … running it through the check clearing machine … OH GOD MAKE IT STOP!
Why should we root for you? Because I'm a little out of my depth in the sports world and need the support.
Why will we root against you? I'm kind of a control freak.
When you saw the list of 40 tasks, which did you think would be the easiest? The easiest seemed to be spending 8 hours with the Stanley Cup. It turned out to be one of the hardest. Who knew?
Halfway through the game, if you were offered a toothbrush, a ham sandwich or a clean pair of undies, which would you take? Even though I'm not big on ham, I'm going to say the sandwich. We managed to beg, borrow, and deal for toothbrushes and laundry machines fairly well, but food is always key. Oh, and as a sidebar, I'm kind of against the term "undies."
What is the hardest part of this show? Transportation. Moving from point to point is incredibly hard since bus and train tickets for 4 people are expensive and most strangers aren't going to take 4 filthy lunatics in their car.
Comfort you missed the most: MY CAR! I live in L.A. so my car is ranked somewhere just beneath oxygen on my list of things I need to survive.
Most embarrassing moment of your life (not of this show): Ha! No. No chance at all.
Which of your character traits is most likely to get you in trouble during the game? Did I mention I was kind of controlling?
Do you expect to get a lot more dates after this show? Why? I'm doing pretty well in the date department as it is, actually. And I'm not sure any date garnered from being on a reality show would be a date worth going on. She'd probably be a sports nut. What would we talk about? Oh, who am I kidding? Sure. I expect women beating down my door and lavishing attention on me at sports bars all over America.
What have you done in your life that you would compare this experience to? I've driven across the country several times and am well traveled out of the U.S. as well. However, none of those experiences compare to Beg, Borrow, and Deal. It was an entirely unique time that forced me and three strangers to work together in a way that I could never replicate again.
Of begging, borrowing and dealing, which is your strong suit? Dealing. No question about it.
Hobbies: Scuba diving, acting, movies … lots of movies.
Favorite TV show (Sucking up to ESPN is allowed but not encouraged): Oh don't worry. I can barely spell ESPN. I'm going to go with Seinfeld, West Wing, and … wow I should never admit this … Star Trek.
What's the longest you've ever gone without eating? I'd say … an hour. Maybe two hours. No, an hour.