Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.

QUIZ TAKER: Marvin Borgmeyer, 58, safety adviser for ExxonMobil.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “On long drives, I listen to ‘classical’ CDs; driving home from work, it’s back-and-forth between Bill Profita (Talk 107.3) and Matt Moscona (ESPN 104.5).”

WHAT I’M READING: “The Advocate, cover to cover; Business Report; 225; Country Roads; City Social; InRegister; and Catholic Commentator.”

WHAT I’M WATCHING: “On TV, the ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘The Mentalist.’”

WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “Everywhere AOL takes me, St. Louis Cardinals, St. George, and Catholic High websites.”

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? “Involvement in a wide variety of organizations and meeting many wonderful people.”


You are involved in several arts organizations. Why do you feel so strongly about the importance of a viable cultural scene here in Baton Rouge?

“As a chemical engineer, I do not consider myself very artistic (I can’t sing, draw or play music and my only involvement in my high school drama club was in a nonspeaking role in ‘Ten Little Indians’!); so, I really value the tremendous artistic talents we have here in Baton Rouge. After working at Exxon all day, I find the cultural scene both a refreshing change and personally broadening. And, as I have interviewed young engineers from all over the country who were interested in working here in Baton Rouge, almost every one of them asked about cultural offerings here, so I value this for personal growth and for attracting people to the area.”