2011 NAHBS: Proust Questionnaire – Marty Walsh


2011 NAHBS: Proust Questionnaire – Marty Walsh

Photo by Heather McGrath

NAHBS is approaching and somehow Marty from Geekhouse found the time to answer a few questions from the guys putting on the show. These questions, listed below are entitled Proust Questionnaire: Marty Walsh.

Check them out below!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A good day at the shop where everything goes right. I’m still waiting for one of these…
What is your greatest fear?
Hitting somebody on a bike, while driving a car. Oh, and Bigfoot.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Captain Caveman.
Which living person do you most admire?
Captain Caveman
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I may, at times, be a little…neurotic.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Nothing bothers me more than lying.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Daily Dunkin Donut’s coffee.
On what occasion do you lie?
When I tell people how long they’ll wait for a bike, haha!
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My 27 chins.
When and where were you happiest?
I think this is the happiest I’ve been in my life. Right now working at the shop everyday with Greg, Brad, and Dan.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I could eat as many donuts as I wanted and never gain any weight.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
That I’d get to spend more time with them.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Getting Geekhouse to the point it’s at now, where I’m working full time and have a couple guys working here as well.
If you died and came back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I’d like to come back as Sacha White haha.
What is your most treasured possession?
Honestly, probably my glasses. They are American Optical’s made in Massachusetts in the 1950’s and I paid $10 for them.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When a customer asks if my bikes do bar-spins.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My Parents and Mike Flannigan.
If it weren’t for Mike F. there would be no Geekhouse as it is today.
If it weren’t for my parents I wouldn’t be the person I am today. They always pushed me to be a good person, to do the right thing, and go out of my way for people.
What is it you most dislike?
How would you like to die?
At 85 years old I plan on jumping the Grand Canyon on my bicycle. Mark my words.
What is your motto?
My Family’s motto is “Transfixus sed non Mortus” or “Wounded but not dead” a good motto for any frame builder.