Michael

Michael reveals "straight Mike!" Plus, his favorite moments!

Aug 4, 2009

Let me take you back really quick to the origin of “Mike.” When I was in college (American University in Washington D.C.) I was in a fraternity. I swear. It was called ZBT (Zeta Beat Tau). I’m not sure how that happened, it just did. It was mostly rich Jewish boys from Long Island and New Jersey. Really nauseating, I know. People would make fun of us and call us ‘Zillions, Billions and Trillions” and “Zany Bagel Throwers.”

Anyway, I was ‘Social Chair’ (surprise) and I would throw the parties. Everyone would call me ‘Mike’ – I never called myself that. I just went with the flow. Call me whatever you want; just don’t call me ‘Mikey’ that’s reserved for my mom and people really, really close to me.

So one night my friend Jamie (another confusing name, but she is a girl) was over and she’s reading a Facebook message from an old college friend of mine who titled the note, “WHAT’S UP MIKE?”

“Who the hell is Mike,” she asked? “That was my straight name in College,” I told her. She started hysterically laughing and so did I – it was a great moment. The kind where you think you just might pee in your pants.

Since then it has been one of those really funny jokes so when Katrina got momentarily confused regarding the baseball hat, which I have always liked wearing even when I had Farah Fawcett hair (may she Rest In Peace) I thought I would share the joke.

Now, ‘Mike’ would never, ever get upset that his t-shirt was covered in wine, right dude? But ‘Michael’ would and he definitely has lots of Tide pens at home.