If you tell me to go right, I'll go left. I'm not stubborn, I'm just dyslexic.
What is your full name?
Matthew David Weiss (or Grandpa for short)
Are you a morning person or a night person?
Hands down, morning. At the Live Intense household days start early and we are all in bed usually by 10:00 pm.
Do you have any phobias?
Flying monkeys, nuts in brownies, and the occasional man eating rabbit.
What is your favorite piece of hiking gear?
My yellow hat. Though it’s almost white now because of all the salt and sun. I bet it would make a great brine if you threw it in a pot of water. Mmmmm, delicious!
Is there anything about you that we should know about?
I love Cinnamon toast crunch with chocolate milk. You should try it if you haven’t already. Awesomeness!
What is your favorite breakfast food?
Eggs and bacon. I know that’s two, but they go together so well like Bert and Ernie, Calvin and Hobbes, Scooby doo and Shaggy, Garfield and Odie, Snoopy and Charlie brown, Batman and Robin, Shrek and Fiona.
While hiking, boxers or briefs? (... neither?)
Hiking pants where you don’t have to choose ;)
Do you like guacamole?
What is the weirdest thing about you? Are you proud of it?
True story, I have been caught on several occasions eating salsa right out of the jar. Also, I work at Live Intense, so pretty much everything, right? Think about it…guys making soap and shirts in the basement. And heck yah, I’m proud of it.
What famous person do you most resemble?
Frodo, though Greg and Alex seem to think more like Golem.
What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
Frog legs at a Chinese buffet.
While on the hiking trail, what do you think about the most?
“The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah. The ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah…”
Which of the four seasons is your favorite?
Fall, because it’s simply the best one.
If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would you choose?
Psych. I think I live there anyways.
If you were to join the circus, what would you perform?
The lion tamer, because that’s just awesome or the guy on stilts since I’ve always wondered what it’s like to walk around like Greg and Alex.
Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain?
Maybe I should try it first. Who’s in?
Wine, beer or whisky?
Depends on the night---Wine or Beer.
What is your most memorable hiking trip?
Our first attempt in the winter on Street and Nye Mountains in the ADK. We lost the trail and so we tried just scaling the mountain by going straight up.
What kind of boots do you hike in?
Asolo for backpacking or Salewa for day hikes.
Who is your favorite outdoor gear company? (other than Live Intense of course...)
Mountain Hardware and Outdoor Research
What is your favorite thing about hiking/kayaking/backpacking etc.?
What would your dream sandwich be?
Full loaf of French bread, chicken breast, salami, Swiss cheese, lettuce, sprouts, strips of red pepper, tomatoes, dill pickles, red onion, and stone ground mustard.
What is your favorite ice-cream? Or are you more of a gelato kind of guy?
Lemon ice anyone?
Have you ever been outside of the United States? If so, what was your favorite place to visit? If not, do you have a favorite place state side?
Would you ever wear socks with sandals?
Only if they’re argyle.