Today on 5 Questions, a inside look into the mind of someone from my past, Mr. Mike G.
Back in the early 90s, Mike and I met in a bar by a pool table when I was just a wee innocent of 21 and he a sage, older man of 25. Because we met in a bar, naturally this meant we were destined to date because we both liked beer and well, let's face it, I'm easy. We went out possibly an entire month before it fizzled out, but through our shoulder shrug of "divorce" (meaning too lazy to call one another anymore), I ended up scoring joint-custody of his UConn friends in our settlement (haha, suckah). After much intense psychotheraphy, and from what I've gleaned from the whispers in the corners of cocktail parties, a round of shock treatment, he was able to pick himself up, dust himself off, and get over the sweet French kisses he once received from your truly (what can I say, the hearts I do break), and we have remained friends since. Also almost interesting enough to note, his younger brother and I share the exact same birthday (including year), which I am sure that is telling of something, though I'm just not quite sure as to what exactly.
Mike drinking champagne circa August 2001. Yeah, maybe someone should tell him his face is in the front, you know, where the mouth is.
On with the show....
1. You get 1 do-over, what would it be? Why?
I have some great friends out there who mean the world to me. I would like to have the chance to have been a better friend to some of them. I have lived a pretty charmed life, and there have been a few times where some folks got hurt along the way unintentionally. So a few less "good times at any cost decisions" but only a few. Oh, and try to have graduated from college would be nice.
2. Good or bad, what is the one thing that people would go, "Oh, that's a 'Mike thing'?"
Anyone who has had to share a room with me in a summer or winter house would immediately say that the jackhammer like snoring noise from the other room is a Mike thing. That and good parking karma.
3. Your home is engulfed in flames. What non-living thing would you bring out with you and why?
My Maxtor external hard drive. A complete mirror of every digital picture (since 1998) and CD that I own. I'm not going through all that again. Everything else is replaceable. I highly recommend everyone go buy one and do the same. I'm a geek, but you knew that.
4. As a man about town known for actually **having an opinion** on such things, what in are the things you'd wish women would let go of (fashion or otherwise)? What do you wish you'd see more of or that we'd embrace?
[ed note: a guy having an opinion is something I appreciate, even if I don't agree with the him. If I had a nickel for everytime I heard "whatever, I don't care" I'd have ...well, more than one dollar, that I can tell you]
LET GO OF:
1. Asymmetric single shoulder tops. Spend the extra $5 on the other shoulder strap.
2. jeans or leggings under dresses. It's a shirt or a dress, pick one.
3. Low rider pants with the normal height thong/bikini. Really, none of you have figured that out yet???
I just got married so this will likely be a different answer than a few months ago......
1. Women in men's button down shirts. (I'll try not to go so far as the previous post video on the prep scale)
2. Wear those big heels even if you are 5'10" if you want. As a shorter man, I can say who cares. Like a guy for what he says, not whether he looks you in the eye or chin. Wear what you like.
3. From my previously single days: Ask more guys out. We need the help.
You mean to tell me I could have worn heels at this event?
5. Name 2 people you would like to meet any why?
Kiera Knightly / Scarlett Johansson - why do you think? (I knew that list was going to come in handy)
- My guardian angel to say thanks. I assume I actually have one. No one is this lucky.
- The president to say, "really, come on, what are you actually trying to do?" No I didn't vote for him.
Kicker Bonus: What are you a sucker for?
Historically, red heads. Like my kryptonite. I was powerless against them. "Sure you can move your cat in", "Sure I'll drive down to DC in a Jeep", "Sure I'll answer your questions" -- oh wait, Jenny doesn't have red hair. I actually volunteered for this.
Now that I'm married though, I have a working lead shield to protect me.(sorry for the superman references, told you....geek) So, now....probably kids. Can't wait.
Had the author known the power of her hair's hue that night, she would have asked for that pony she'd always wanted.
A My Bad from the author:
I have been horrible at acknowledging and getting to those who expressed interest in 5 Questions. That is not to say I have forgotten you. I am getting them out to everyone who has said they want to do this, just at a snail's pace. If you are interested, drop a line in the comments or e-mail me.