Danielle / Nik
Maître d’ / Mortgage Broker

HOBBIES OR SPECIAL TALENTS?

Nik: I used to run a record label, have like a billion records and a visually appealing stereo. Dani is a swell cook and avid thrifter.

Morning Routine?

We both wake up, argue about who’s going to make coffee, and then sit on the couch for a quick jam session before work.

Do you own an alarm clock or use the clock on your phone?

We’re wild and own an alarm clock, but use our phones. Bosco is the best alarm clock though! He just walks on people's faces.

How do you take your coffee?

Nik: I like my coffee with more Truvia than coffee in it. Dani uses a splash of vanilla creamer. We both drink it out of mugs.

Are you an Introvert or Extrovert?

Dani: Party Girl. Nik: introvert posing as a salesman

If I am not at home, you can find me ...

Dani: At brunch or the bookstore. Nik: Literally always at home.

If you had a band, what would the name be? What genre?

We would have to kick it old school 2008 with the name scheme. Every great MySpace band did a “verb the noun” naming convention. I think we’d be Awaken The Drillmaster (Dani is the drillmaster in our play fights). We'd definitely be a Belarusian Technical Tech Death outfit.

What is your favorite festival in Chicago?

We’re big fans of Ribfest and Taste of Chicago! Anything food related!

Do you regularly check the weather or do you wing it?

Oh my god literally all the time always literally checking the weather forever always infinity.

Are you super organized or do you find comfort in chaos?

Dani: Nik is literally neurotic, dusting baseboards and organizing constantly. He spends most of his time battling my indifference of cleanliness.

Do you read the book first or wait for the movie to come out?

Dani: Nik doesn’t read or watch movie previews. Very against both. I would rather watch the movie first.

Why Chicago?

Dani moved here when she was 12 from Arizona with and for family! Nik moved up here for work, but stays here for the hotdogs!

Describe your perfect date.

Dani: I am thinking...corn dogs on the beach followed by the swings at Navy Pier. Nik: If there was a restaurant that served all day brunch, I think the date would just be there. I’m a simple man, so I’d like to be wined and dined on eggs benny.

Do you have a four-legged roommate? Tell us about him/her.

Boscoe Jenkins is a rescue dog who gets a lot of love and treats. I like to tell people he’s part fox. He’s like a lifted chihuahua. Regular size dog with legs the size of rulers! He gets new nicknames every day. BJ, BJ Wenkins, Berski, Boscoe Wenkins Jenkins Jr and when he’s sassy we call him Foxy Brown.

What are your favorite furnishings or art pieces?

Nik: One of my favorite art pieces is something my mom and her friend painted. I saw a great painting in a gallery and sent a photo to my mom asking her to keep an eye out for something similar. She and a friend (unbeknownst to me) re-created the artwork gave it to me as a present. It’s really special that they made it for me and I think it looks great. Furnishings wise, Dani has a really great yellow chair that is generations old. It’s a great heirloom and gets a lot of use!
Nik used to run a record label, Total Deathcore. (Hence, the hundreds of CDs). Q: If you had a band, what would the name be? What genre? A: We would have to kick it old school 2008 with the name scheme. Every great MySpace band did a “verb the noun”naming convention. I think we’d be Awaken The Drillmaster (Dani is the drillmaster in our play fights). We'd definitely be a Belarusian Technical Tech Death outfit.
Q: ARE YOU AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT? A: DANI: PARTY GIRL.
Dani has a really great yellow chair that is generations old. It's a great heirloom and gets a lot of use!

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