Justin Britton is one of our newest members of Picky Bar Crew as our Social Media Specialist! J. Britts brings more than his fair share to the table. This run, hike, and bike enthusiast is also a social media expert (seriously), super creative, and does some stellar photography. We feel lucky to have him on our team. Justin really loads up his plate! As a current graduate student, and handles Social for Flotrack but he still manages to find time to balance his life. We like the way he lives and embodies the picky life. Read on and get to know this gem!
Howdy! Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you live? What are your interests?
I currently live in Fairfield, CT
, eagerly awaiting another New England winter that’ll hopefully include getting dumped on with massive amounts of snow again. Some of my interests include, but are not limited to: Testing out what Peanut Butter goes well with (so far, everything), running, traveling, photography, craft beer, “new car smell”, hiking, Pusheen
(if you don’t know what that is, Google it), English accents, baking with my girlfriend and Zach Galiafanakis.
What does the 'Picky Lifestyle' mean to you?
The Picky Lifestyle reminds me of a quote by one of the few people that inspire me, John Muir.
“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
I believe this quote embodies much of the “Picky Lifestyle”. I say this because I think the #pickylife can incorporate much of the many activities and thoughts I find the need to dive into. If you’re living the “Picky Lifestyle”, you’re out there, exploring, working out, running, hiking, climbing, getting in your morning ride. You’re taking advantage of what the world has to offer for you, since it’s pretty damn true, the word is big and why not have a look at it.
Tell us a story that helps us understand who you are.
This past Summer I went on two road trips across the country with two of my great friends (East to West & West to East) in May & August. Along our travels, we decide it’s a great idea to drive straight through (25 hours from CT to Fort Collins, CO
. We stopped once for a meal, at a restaurant that has the “Country’s Biggest Burger Challenge”.
Before the trip I agreed to do any food challenge we saw. An hour later, along with a butt-load of heartburn, I finished close to 85% of a 2LB burger, with another 1LB of toppings. On that day, food won. That may not let you better understand me at all, but it’s who I am, I love traveling with no set plan, I go by “When In Rome” and eating/drinking what the locals indulge in. Like the one time I was in Ireland I found my love for cider and baked stingray. Taste the world, I say.
What's your favorite Picky Bar flavor? Why?
If I had to narrow down a Picky Bar flavor to call my #1 choice, the one I’d choose to hide under my pillow as a midnight snack would be, Lauren’s Mega Nuts
. It’s something to do with the Peanut Butter BOOYAH that’s intertwined within it. I’m sure as anything I could bathe in peanut butter if I was given the option and who doesn’t love saying the word, “BOOYAH” each time you read the label.
What’s something that no one (okay, not many people) know about you?
My freshmen year in College, a friend and I decided it was a brilliant idea to wear Borat bathing suits
to a public beach.
What is your version of being an awesome human?
I’ve been pondering the answer to this question for quite some time and staring at the computer screen for too long, so instead of going into a deluge of explanations behind my wandering mind, I’ll give you my favorite Pandora playlist: “80’s Cardio Radio”
Where do you want to be in ten years?
In 10 years from now I hope that I’ll be able to still have the privilege of traveling throughout the world, to be healthy and not balding.
Annnnd it looks like we've found a winner for Picky Staff. BOOM.