One on One

DARREN FRIESEN

, Last Updated: 12:04 PM ET

How are doing?

I'm good. Things are going well. The racing is coming along and training and everything else is going well.

It's Saturday night and you're not ski racing, what would you be doing?

Well, I'm not really a party animal but I don't mind going out for a nice dinner and then going to have some wine. Something more chill like a pub or lounge type of thing.

Pick five words to describe yourself?

Ambition, um ... I think I'm like fun. I like to have a good time, so adventurous. I'm going to have to come back to that one.

What were you like at school?

I worked hard and had decent grades but I got kicked out a lot for talking.

What's your most-treasured material possession?

A 6-ft. clown.

OK, you're going to have to expand on that one a little bit?

It was a Christmas present. It sounds really bad but I got a human-sized clown.

What's your poison?

If I'm having a night-out on the town, I'd have to say that I like Vanilla vodka soda but if I'm just out to have fun with friends and chill, then it's definitely red wine.

What's your most unpleasant characteristic?

I don't have one (laugh) ... my competitiveness, maybe.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever bought?

A pair of sunglasses that cost me over $350, that's pretty ridiculous.

What's the best advice you've ever received?

Live in the moment.

From?

My friend Diana.

What's the first car you ever owned?

A 1990 Subaru -- white wagon.

Could you do any repairs on that car?

No, I've finally figure out how to check the oil level but I drove it about 100 km without the bolts properly screwed on the tires, so I'm not really much of a mechanic.

What about in the kitchen? Do you have a culinary speciality?

I like the kitchen. My mom is a baker, not for a living, but she likes to cook. I like to try out new recipes all the time. I like curries and my favourite is a triple, chocolate raspberry tort that I love to make.

What's your cellphone ringtone.

The ice cream truck.

What TV series do you want on DVD?

We have pretty much every season covered. I want Boston Legal. I'm up to date on Grey's Anatomy and House.

Where do you want to vacation?

I would love to go to Africa at some point in my life.

What trait do you admire most in people?

Honesty and the ability to laugh at themselves.

What's the best year of your life?

I don't know. It hasn't happened yet.

Greatest fear?

Failure.

Worst habit?

Not thinking before I speak.

Ugliest thing in your wardrobe?

I have this pair of flannel pajamas that are hideously ugly. They're really comfortable though.

If you could be convinced to karaoke, what would you sing?

Probably some Matchbox 20 I like that band. I wish I could pull off some Madonna, though.

If you've got a couple of hours to kill, book or video game?

Book, I love to read.


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