Thoughtful, funny, environmentally aware—and a GiggleSugar fan?! We're so lucky to have Tdamji...
GS: What’s your motto?
Tdamji: "If you're not first, you're last." Just kidding, that's from Talladega Nights. Well, I suppose it would be something cheesy like "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
GS: Where are you from?
Tdamji: Well, we are all from the region now known as Africa, but seriously—here's the long version. Grandparents are from Gujarat (India), parents are from Kenya and the UK. I'm from Vancouver, Houston, where I lived from two to 12-years-old. I'm also from Calgary, where I grew up from 12 - 24. I'm in New Zealand this year on exchange, but normally I live in Vancouver. Everyone tells me my accent is either hard to place or is from a different place, and its hard to decide how I feel like spelling things: color vs. colour.
GS: What do you do?
Tdamji: I am an Art History/Anthropology student at UBC. I write a lot of the posts over at Minimal Harm and plan on creating a new mega-site in 2008. So, I guess I am also a blogger?!
GS: How would you describe your sense of humor?
Tdamji: I like sarcasm, and while I don't quote pop-culture quite as often as Lorelei from the Gilmore Girls, people (other than my best friend) don't know what I'm referring to most of the time, apart from my brother who knows when I am talking about something from Seinfeld, since he knows that show better than I.
GS: Who’s the cutest funny man and funny woman?
Tdamji: Ellen DeGeneres (she looks like a very sweet and kind person) and Norm MacDonald (just looking at his goofy face makes me crack up!)
GS: Who are your favorite male and female comedians?
Tdamji: Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Dana Carvey.
GS: What’s your favorite comedy of all time?
Tdamji: I love a lot of the 90's buddy comedies with Chris Farley and David Spade or Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. I also love Adam Sandler and Chris Rock movies, but I also really like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It's a classic!
GS: If your life were a comedy, what would it be?
Tdamji: Something dark and subtly funny, like Stranger than Fiction or I Heart Huckabees.
GS: Do you look like someone famous?
Tdamji: An auto-rickshaw guy in India told me I look like Aishwarya Rai, but I think that he was just trying to get more cab fare from me!
Tdamji free-for-all: I'm a 27 year old vegan who is really into the environment. (Nature is cool, yo!) I like to watch different genres of movies, go camping and hiking, travel a lot (I'm going to SE Asia and China next month for 6 weeks!!). I prefer to study on my own rather than via formal education, even though I am in University at the moment. I like geeking-out by playing Nintendo Wii and DS, going to farmer's markets and creative things like painting and interior design. My username is rather boring, as it is just my last name and first initial stuck together. How does my name reflect who I am? Hmm. . .
(Tdamji, Dana Carvey, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, Norm MacDonald, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ellen DeGeneres)