2 minutes and 40 seconds with Nicholas Cooke
I almost feel like Cookie and I would be really bad roommates. We would get along half the time, and the other half probably just complain about each other. Maybe. I feel like we have few things in common (Music? No. Food? No. Travel… oh, yeah… maybe) but we just get along really well. Those friends actually turn out to be the best, and I find that most of my friendships border on having someone who might annoy me a lot, but I love them anyway.
Cookie, of course, is the nickname of Nicholas Cooke, someone who didn’t want to write about himself – but to cut a long story short, he’s a data scientist/product manager whom I work with at work; he likes cookies, Apple, and is good at copying people’s voices. He also recently started his travel blog (1. yay, 2. finally) at A Cookie On The Road, so hopefully we see more posts from him soon.
Hi Cookie! This is an official question: what will you eat for breakfast tomorrow?
Plus something or other. The classic all bran with berries and bits and bobs u know
Pick a number. Multiply it by five. Take away twenty. Add the number of times you have taken a train this week. Divide by the number of people in your family. This is how many toes you had in your previous life. Please tell us. (If it was a negative number, just take the positive value.)
Will you buy the Apple Watch?
If you had to have one item of clothing surgically attached to you for the rest of your life, what would it be?
An elephant speaks French. What does it say?
Je suis surexcité
Steve Jobs is alive. Turns out he was fighting crime this whole time. What’s his big reveal (other than the fact he’s alive and was fighting crime)?
“Isn’t that Apple Watch awesome”
What is your superhero name?
If you had to live in a different country starting from tomorrow, where would you choose to live?
Dumbest idea for a startup?
Toilet roll delivery
Number of data scientists it takes to finish a tub of ice cream?
It only takes one data scientist to optimise a funnel ;)
Would you eat a handful of nuts to get an iPhone 6 for free?
I’m not allergic to all nuts, so depending on what they were… but for the sake of this, if they are peanuts, I would not. I don’t mind paying for something I like / enjoy.
Choose one of the following to take with you on a road trip, and explain your choice: a box of hugs; a box of underwear; a box of cookies; a box of fried chicken.
Well, I love hugs, but ideally there would be someone with me on the trip that I can hug, so I’m gunna go with the cookies as cookies are awesome and solve all problems.
If Apple had restaurants in their stores, what food would they sell?
Invent a cookie flavour?
Would you rather have a bath in pineapple juice or watermelon juice?
Would you rather have fingernails covered in diamonds or have unusually large breasts (for a man)?
Hmmm, definitely the fingernail diamonds. Every time I cut them I can sell them and make $$$
Would you rather hug a giant cactus or accidentally fall into a swamp?
Hmmm, swamp sounds less painful
If you were a girl, what would you like to wear?
OMG. Everything, you girls have so much choice I would be broke.
Imagine you are driving a car. A dog is moving next to you at the same speed. You can only see the dog out of the corner of your eye. Why is the dog there and where is it going?
It’s my dog and we are having a friendly drag race
Finish this sentence with whatever you like: The ____ is the ____ you will ____.
The life is the party you will love.