Episode 12: 5 Questions with Brian Vien, Physical Therapy Aide

Andrew: Hi there, it’s Andrew Dombek and my guest today at “Five Questions” is Brian Vien. He’s our Physical Therapist Aide here at AID Performance Physical Therapy. He has been indispensable for us the over the last several months, filling in many roles as we’ve transitioned moving into a bigger and better space in the near future.

Welcome. We’re glad to have you.

Brian: Thank you.

Andrew: We’re gonna start off with a couple questions that have been chosen randomly by our office manager, Jen. Brian has not seen these questions. Never before.

Brian: Nope.

Andrew: First question: Which hobby would you like to spend more time doing?

Brian: Oh, that’s a good one. Which hobby would I like to spend more time doing? I guess art. In general, drawing. I used to do a lot of sketches back on my own time and sometimes I would, you know, paint as well. But I haven’t been exactly doing that quite lately. I’ve just been busy focusing my work on something else. But, yeah, I mean, that’s the old pastime that I wouldn’t mind getting back into things. Getting in touch with that.

Andrew: Very nice. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. You can ask my wife and daughter.

Next question…True to that. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen happen in class?

Brian: The funniest thing that I’ve seen happen in class? Huh. That’s a good one. Taking me back to my old heydays, now.

Andrew: Old heydays. I don’t think you have a heyday yet.

Brian: I mean, I guess this one time this happened to someone where we were doing like a…there was like an English class and we were doing silent reading for the first 10 to 15 minutes, and it’s like someone accidentally dozed off and they, uh, he kind of just got startled and he started like, kicking the chair in front of the other person during silent reading, when they were just, you know, kept waking up. And, I mean, I guess that was kinda, that was a funny moment that’s stuck in my head right now.

Andrew: Got it.

Next question: If you could be the best at any game, which would you choose?

Brian: Any game being best at? So, I mean, I always like my football. American football, that is. And, I always like playing defensive back. So I guess, like, if I can be the best in that, you know, being on TV, being a superstar or anything, that would be pretty cool.

Andrew: What about Pokemon Go?

Brian: No. No Pokemon Go. That was definitely a while back ago.

Andrew: A little while back. Tic-tac-toe, checkers…

Brian: Connect Four.

Andrew: Connect Four. Got it. Mine would be the dungeon master. No, that was a long time ago.

Next question: What family story have you heard once too often?

Brian: So, there’s always this one story, and I’m kinda putting my father out there right now. But, he…back in Vietnam, he was known with his drinking buddies to be really good at outlasting everyone at the table. And he always would have stories of that and like, drinking, you know, all night long. And, I mean, I’m not a big drinker myself so I kinda have…

Andrew: Nothing to worry about, folks.

Brian: No. So, I mean, I kinda actually, like lower that expectations around, you know, family and friends like that, so…

Andrew: He’s more a chip off of mom’s block than dad’s is what I hear from that.

Last question, I believe. Which hobby would you like to spend more time doing?

Brian: So, a little back then I used to be heavy into like, painting and drawing, and you know, just even more like, you know, an artistic side. Lately, I’ve been focusing more on school work, exercise, and everything, so I haven’t really been focusing too much on that side. I think it would be a nice thing to catch up on, to kind of like relive, you know…go back and get in touch with like, having my hands on some paint and, you know, pencil, and drawings, sketching, stuff like that.

Andrew: Yeah, I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. You can ask my wife and daughter. I don’t think I can still color. I never could color in the lines. But thank you.

Come on down to AID Performance Physical Therapy if you haven’t met Brian already. He’s a great guy to know. He’s been indispensable here, and thank you very much.

Brian: Thank you for having me.

Andrew: Until the next episode of “Five Questions”.

Andrew Dombek, PT, MSPT, CMTPT, CGFI

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