Hot Bench: Campbell Sode

1. Have you ever had a nickname? What?

I have never been fortunate enough to be blessed with a nickname but Joe Nardella, my college lacrosse position partner and I were collectively known as the Smokes Squad (long story), so I’ll just go ahead and lay claim to that moniker. ϑ

2. How old are you in dog years?

Three years old, and my fellow PA’s can certainly attest to this as I’m definitely the metaphorical baby sibling of our group. However, my section thinks I’m a middle child type so s/o to them for overlooking my irresponsible shenanigans this semester.

3.  Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Dallas, Texas and now call the tropical environs of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida home (when I’m not buried in legalese or interning in D.C.).

4.  What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

On a high school lacrosse road trip to Louisiana, the team bus stopped at a roadside joint specializing in Cajun fare in rural Louisiana just outside of Shreveport. I was introduced to the fried catfish po’boy and okra combo there and I will never forget the semi-religious experience that ensued when I tucked into that meal. 

5.  If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?

Cristiano Ronaldo, my sporting hero and quite possibly the best footballer ever to grace the planet (I watched him score a goal for Portugal against Latvia as I was typing!), but I would settle for coffee and crumpets with Jose Mourinho if I had to.

6.  What’s your favorite book?

Crime and Punishment. For some reason, something about Raskolnikov’s character really captivated me, and I haven’t been quite as enthralled by the other books I’ve read thus far. 

7.  Cats or Dogs?

Dogs! My Facebook friends are all well aware of my corgi obsession; pictures of cute, fluffy corgis probably outnumber pictures of me on my timeline at this point.

8.  Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC?

Aaron Carter FTW!

9.  If you could know one thing about your future, what would it be?

I’ve always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and I’d like to know if I’ll be able to check that off my bucket list in the future. 

10.  If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?

    Super speed, you can’t beat what you can’t catch!!

10.  Are you a good dancer?

I range from decent to very good, but my dancing ability directly correlates with how many trips I’ve taken to the bar that night so you never really know what you’re going to get.

11.  What did you have for breakfast this morning?

    An egg and sausage on an onion bagel from Bodo’s.

12.  What’s your most interesting two-truths-and-a-lie? (And what’s the lie?)

I once spent a week above the tree line in the Rockies during a 2-week hike. I was recruited to play two different sports at the NCAA level (I had offers to run cross country and play lacrosse and I opted to play lacrosse at Rutgers). I have never ever eaten at Taco Bell.

Although this may shock everyone at the law school, I have never stepped foot in a Taco Bell, much less eaten anything from there. 

13.  What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

I have to be honest, my friends, as a collective, are the best gift that I have ever received. I don’t have any siblings so I lean on y’all more than you might realize! 

14.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Definitely the Algarve in Portugal, I can’t say no to whitewashed abodes, azure water, and great weather year-round.

15.  Do you sing in the shower?

Not really, I prefer to just let the hot water wash over me and relax like I’m in a Turkish bath or sauna. grew up. It really expands your horizons and changes your perspective on the world.