Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.
QUIZ TAKER: Jamie Schexnayder (really Euggino is my new last name since I was married on Friday the 13th in July. I haven’t made it around to changing my name yet.), 36.75 years old, stage manager for Midnight Productions’ The 13th Gate and Necropolis 13 haunted houses.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “When I’m feeling a little wicked it’s ‘Tubular Hell’ by Van Helsing’s Curse. On the way to the gym, it’s LMFAO’s ‘Sexy and I Know It!’”
WHAT I’M READING: “The Advocate, of course, because it’s on my doorstep every day! Nothing else until J.K. Rowling decides to stop torturing us and write another Harry Potter book.”
WHAT I’M WATCHING: “Every morning it’s ‘The Golden Girls,’ and after a late night of working at the haunted house, it’s still ‘The Golden Girls.’ I really like ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘QVC,’ ‘Haunted,’ ‘Face Off,’ ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘Survivor,’ too. There are so many spooky movies out, so I hope to catch up on those after the haunted house season is over.”
WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “It seems I am mostly on Facebook promoting the various organizations I am involved in. I also frequently visit http://www.13thGate.com, http://www.RedStickRollerDerby.com, http://www.1031Consortium.com and http://www.iChange.com.”
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? “I love hot chocolate every night, even in the summer! And fresh baked cookies piled in a mug with milk poured over them all while watching and laughing as people get hacked off one by one in horror movies.”
What is your favorite Halloween tradition?
“I love Flashlight Fright Nights at The 13th Gate. On these specific nights, all scenic lighting is disabled, and the customers are walking through complete darkness with only a small finger light to guide their way. These are the best nights of work! I am on an elite team ... who suit up in all black, wear night vision goggles, pick out targets, develop strategies and record our every move as we sneak up on the selected customers. Once in position we are videotaping our attack. This is all done in complete darkness. I can’t say what the actual attack involves as it is very top secret, but it provides us with much laughter during the off season.”
Advocate staff writer
Editor’s note: This story was changed on Oct. 24, 2012, to give proper credit for the photograph.