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Q&A WITH BEG, BORROW & DEAL CONTESTANTS

Doug Landis

(Landis is writing a book about his Beg, Borrow & Deal 2 experience...for more information on Landis log onto www.CenterforHarmony.org. His favorite quote is from Frank Sinatra "Let's get livin' 'cause dyin's a pain in the ass.")

What is your favorite sport? I have two - soccer and surfing

Favorite team? U.S. National Soccer Team

Favorite athlete? If it had to pick one it would have to be Andre Agassi - because he is so resilient

Your greatest athletic achievement (could be getting up to use the remote control)? Jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet - and performing a front flip on skis

Pet Peeves People who are late - tardiness.

Why should we root for you? Root for the team - not just me…this challenge can't be won alone. I'm the glue that keeps the team together.

Why will we root against you? Some people try to bash that which they don't understand.

When you saw the list of 40 tasks, which did you think would be the easiest? Jump off a ten-foot platform…and although getting a tattoo is easy, I wouldn't want anything permanently on my body.

Which did you think you had no chance of doing? Soccer task because none of the players were in the country - as a soccer player I now how hard it is to do the task.

Halfway through the game, if you were offered a toothbrush, a ham sandwich or a clean pair of undies, which would you take? A toothbrush and dental floss - I like a clean mouth - since I don't wear underwear or eat meat I wouldn't need the other two. If you have really bad breath and you have to ask for help bad breath doesn't help.

What is the hardest part of this show? Dealing with the unknown - no idea what we were going to do where we going to go no ounce of certainty -

What comfort did you miss the most? My bed - knowing you can sleep whenever you want - instead of a funky deflated aero-bed with three other people.

Most embarrassing moment of your life (not of this show) In high school as I was talking to an older woman - on my first day at work, at Nordstrom's, I was holding a tray of glassware and leaned on the escalator and got stuck. The tray and its contents went everywhere - and the mall area was crowded so everyone noticed the situation.

Which of your character traits is most likely to get you in trouble during the game? I am controlling.

Do you expect to get a lot more dates after this show? Why? He laughs… honestly I don't know -I don't have any problems getting dates.

What have you done in your life that you would compare this experience to? Nothing - but there are two things that come relatively close: starting a technology company during the .com phase and back packing in England and Scotland with only an unlimited train pass.

Of begging, borrowing and dealing, which is your strong suit? Begging - I can ask anyone at anytime for help - I don't have an ego and pride doesn't get in the way.

Do you have any hobbies - what do you do with your spare time? I surf and play soccer…I write and read and I attempt to squeeze the juice out of every moment in life.

Favorite TV show (Sucking up to ESPN is allowed but not encouraged) ESPN's SportsCenter - and Friends, because its more like my life.

What's the longest you've ever gone without eating? Five days nothing but water

Where there any romances made during the tapping of the show? No comment….

Do you ever get the "you look like Ryan Seacrest" from American Idol? Yes several people have mentioned that - but I had my hair this way long before he did.

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