Signature Q&A: Jamie Massengale

What is your idea of happiness?
Spending time with friends enjoying life.

What is your greatest fear?
Not living up to my potential.

What trait you most deplore in yourself?
I’m perpetually hungry.

What trait you most deplore in others?
Ignorance and bigotry.

What is your most prized possession?
My associates degree from PRCC (joking).

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to rap. 

What is your favorite quality in a woman?
A good sense of humor.

What is your favorite quality in a man?
Friendliness and kindness.

What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty and agape.

What is your idea of misery?
Standing in front of a copier and copying medical records all day.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My grandmother and great-aunt.

What was the worst day of your life?
Can’t really think of the worst. I once broke my leg while playing soccer. That was a bad day. 

What was the happiest day of your life?
One of the happiest days of my life was the day that my nephew was born. Ask me about it sometime.

Who is your favorite author?
Is Gary Larson an author? Gary Larson!

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
My dad. (crying)

If you could have dinner with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
My grandfather. I never got to meet him.

What do you hate the most?

How would you like to die?
Climbing Mt. Everest at age 96.

What is your greatest regret?
I wish I took academics more seriously when I was younger, I guess.

What words would people use to describe you?
Goofy and kind (I hope).

What is your present state of mind?
Feeling good, Louis! (Trading Places reference)

Besides the Pine Belt, where is your favorite place to be?
Colorado is beautiful.

What’s your motto?
Live your life. Life is about experiences. 

Jamie Massengale, 35, has lived in Hattiesburg since 2001. A senior in Media Production at Southern Miss, Jamie may be better known by his stage name, Massive J. Having worked at the Hattiesburg Country Club and Dukes, Dukes and Hunter before taking his current role as multimedia specialist at HubCitySPOKES, when he’s not driving for Uber or LYFT, Jamie performs comedic hip-hop around town.