Studioenp: What’s your favourite drink and why?
Marci Baun: Water. Because I’m boring. LOL Seriously, I love water.
Studioenp: Ha! Makes sense why you swim every day! We know you’re a go-get-’em kind of gal, so what’s on your bucket list?
Marci Baun: To visit Australia, go on a safari, hike to Machu Picchu, go zip lining and skydiving, go to Bali, swim with the manta rays… Yeah, basically travel the world. 🙂
Studioenp: Okay, so we knew you were adventurous, but blimey! How about food? Are you adventurous with that? If you had to eat the same meal every day, what would it be?
Marci Baun: Yogurt with homemade paleo granola and fresh fruit.
Studioenp: You know, we’ve been eating this daily, and it’s delish. We add honey and cinnamon, too. Yummers! Mind you, Em’s now got an aversion to blackberries since starting her diet. They don’t feel right when she bites into them. She imagines it’s what eating eyeballs would be like. Because it’s normal to think like that, isn’t it? Another phobia to add to the list? What’s your phobia and why?
Marci Baun: Swimming in water that I can’t see the bottom or around me. One word: Jaws. It’s not logical, and I’ve even swam with sharks, but if I can’t see, I panic.
Studioenp: Em can relate. Silly story, and a similar theme. When Em was a kid, she went swimming, and the bottom had a dark patch on it. Of course, her mind went straight to it being a killer whale—because there’s always the possibility of killer whales in swimming pools, right? Dear God…—and since then she’s been iffy about pools. Moving on! In your spare time—if you have any!—what’s the thing you do that makes you feel the most you?
Marci Baun: Swim.
Studioenp: Knew you were going to say that. Are you an extrovert or introvert?
Marci Baun: I’m a little of both. I like people…for about an hour or two, but then I’m ready to head home for some alone time.
Studioenp: We’re with you on that. Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know.
Marci Baun: Hm… I’ve stood on Lord Berkeley’s Seat in the Scottish Highlands.
Studioenp: You came to Scotland and didn’t tell us? How rude! Or maybe that was before we met? If you ever come back to the UK, we must meet up. Or if we ever manage to get to America… Problem is, the cost. So, if money were no object, what’s the first thing you’d buy just for yourself?
Marci Baun: A cleaning service. It might benefit the rest of the family, but I’d really be doing it for me. LOL
Studioenp: LOL. See, if we lived by you, Em would clean for you. She’s taken to enjoying that task lately. Totally outrageous to enjoy it, but there you go. What’s one outrageous thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the courage?
Marci Baun: Um… Climb Half Dome because that’s just crazy.
Studioenp: (Runs to Google to appear knowledgeable…) Um, yes, that looks rather high. We imagine it’d be a rush to have got to the top, though. Probably the best feeling. What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?
Marci Baun: If you don’t include marrying my husband and having a kid, backpacking around Europe. Oh, and visiting the Great Wall of China. That was cool. 🙂 Oh, and swimming with the sharks.
Studioenp: Sharks? Oh, be still Em’s rapidly beating heart. No. No to sharks or anything in the sea. And on that note, we shall say goodbye to you for now and hope you come back soon. Thank you for joining us!
Dear readers, please revel in the glory of Marci’s excerpt. She’s awesome, don’t you know.