Pen pals is a column where our friends in the media write us a letter and fill in some blanks. Today’s Pen pal is Andrew John Virtue Dobson. Andrew is a Toronto based media personality who runs the blog DobbernationLOVES.com full time and also writes freelance for Metro Newspaper Canada, Vancouver Sun, Fodor’s and Xtra News. He writes about good food, luxury travel, enthusiastic artists and The Gays.
In the beginning I wanted to be a National Geographic photographer. But then I ended up shooting for myself instead.
If I had to choose between ice cream and cookies, I’d choose an ice cream sandwich every single time.
My favourite thing about my job is all the freedom I enjoy each day. But sometimes it can get a little stressful. When I need to cool down I go on a bike ride.
Print is the Titanic 2 minutes after hitting that iceberg. Social media is the population growth rate of China.
At night I dream about flying. Right now I’m loving my new Soundcloud playlist.
My favourite in-flight position is at the back with all the cute flight attendants grabbing them mini-bottles.
PR professionals make me answer a lot of emails. I wish they would collaborate more beyond their clients specific marketing goals.
Before I go, I want you to know I typed this with my toes.
Andrew John Virtue Dobson