I often start these entries saying that I don’t know where to start but when it comes to Mark Reynolds, the starting point is easy. Mark Reynolds is the best.
Yes, I realize that these are some pretty big words but I stand behind them 100%.
Never have I ever had a friend like Mark who allows me to be my complete, dorky self and proceeds to be equally, if not more dorky himself. Whether that means making up dances like the “Hip Stir” or doing the twist to Sam Cooke at Tubby Dog while eating yam fries, Mark makes being your real self too easy.
A self-proclaimed country boy living in the big city, he was born in Olds and raised as a part of a large, beautiful, almost offensively handsome family. Mark has retained his country charm and chivalry and will rarely let me pay for my own coffee or mcdonald’s fries or walk through a doorway first.
He is the kind of person you can spend all day and night with and feel like no time has passed at all. There is never a need to fill in the silences with questions, stories or sounds.
By the age of 18 he had already built his first home from the ground up and guarantees that he is able to build you a tree house should you ever want one built. These days, he lives a more academic life. While he rents out his home in rural Alberta, he works at his history degree at the University of Calgary with the intentions of one day becoming a teacher.
Mark is considerate, kind, hilarious (whether he means to be or not) and another one of my most favourite boys in the world. He is so dear to me and will be dear to you as well should there happen to be a Mark sized space in your life and have the chance to have this particular Mark fill it.
What is your deal?
I don’t have a deal!Shakes head…Giggles
What do you like to do for recreation?
Is that fun sports or is that sports sports? I think biking and soccer
Do you like sportz?
Yeah. Well..yeah. yes I do
What sport would you like to play with me?
Can I say pass on that question?
Ummmm what sport would I like to play with you um. Badminton.
I don’t know. Just cause I like badminton.
If you could be any character in any book who would it be?
ANY character in ANY book?!?! Umm I’m just going to say the old man in the old man and the sea
Who was the sexiest Disney princess?
Ummmmmmmm. Mulan. Why not? Let’s say Mulan.
Sing me your favourite Disney song?
Looks at me in terror.
What is that song that Timon and Pumba sing? In the jungle the miiighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight. uh WEEEEEEoooohWEEEEEooohhh uh WEEEE umbummboowayyyyy
Favourite style of dance?
I try to break outside of boundaries so anything is great. I don’t know. I don’t dance.
Yeah you do.
Would you define that as dancing? Ok, fine. The hokey pokey
Song you had your first dance to?
Like dancing in high school in the gym? I never had one
I never had one either
WHAT? the two of you need to dance RIGHT NOW!
Turns on Etta James “At Last” and forces them to slow dance in the living room
Favourite way to work out?
I don’t’ work out
But when you do….
Let’s just say not at the gym.
What is your work out sound track?
Whatever happens to be playing on my iPod.
Biggie or Tupac?
ahhhhh now I see why marbella really loves you.
Favourite Halloween costume?
I was a bale of hay last year. That was pretty good.
You really are country boy.
Yeah I am!
Best child hood friend?
My cousin tom.
What did your teachers always write on your report card?
Talkative and friendly
Would you say that that is still true today?
I’m not as talkative.
Most important lesson you’ve ever learned?
It’s going to be so cliché, but don’t ever take things for granted.