Just a short post today to bring attention to and thank a fellow blogger friend/guy/writer. Mike at Roam About Mike. He’s a talented writer who actually does that (write) for a living and he had this contest a few weeks ago.
Mike said I didn’t have to write about it, but I’m going to anyway. He held this contest whereby his followers/readers could win some sweet swag if they’d comment. I love free stuff and am very competitive so I was the first one to comment. The winning was done very scientifically — his partner/girlfriend pulled my name out of what I’m guessing was Mike’s well-worn baseball cap.
I received a box in the mail two days ago and it had a mixture of the delightful and the ridiculous (two things that describe him):
A massive poster of Chachi, Scott Baio. Now
Joanie Brigitte loves Chachi. Chachi is in the closet with my printer, in my office so I see him each time I retrieve something I print out:
A media piece/card from when Mike was a young model. This is a very rare piece of his history as Mike told me in his nice note and one that he says is a big joke around the “Roam About Mike” household. Who knew? Obviously, he was saying this:
Yeah, you are Mike.
A cup with a big truck on it and seriously, who doesn’t need another coffee cup? I’m having my java in it now.
He tells the true story of his visit to Seward, Alaska. It’s filled with colorful and interesting characters and a mention of a possible ghost. He and his girlfriend, Marti, stayed in the room of the only place that was open in the frigid, frozen town. A jealous lover murdered a woman in that room. Mike’s writing, like his posts, are hugely entertaining and well-crafted with personal anecdotes and some serious funny.
Thanks, Mike. He hinted at having another contest soon, once he reaches 1,000 followers which I suspect will be soon. Go visit him, (the guy’s been to all fifty states by the time he was 30) and he now travels to exotic places all over the world. He is hilarious.
But as you can see from the boy-toy pics, if that whole successful, traveling writer thing doesn’t work out, he can always revisit the modeling thing. With the right representation (Mike, I’m good at that) and synthesizers, I can see him with some other guys singing about bringing sexy back.
Thanks everyone who reads and makes time to comment on my blog — you guys are definitely “my friends” and you most definitely help me, curiously just when I need it the most — thank you.
Now enjoy some Joe Cocker.
Photo creds: friends