Saturday, September 25, 2010

{ DATE #9: Mike Petersen }

Who is this guy and where did he come from? And don't tell me San Diego.  I can honestly say, without a doubt, that there is no one in this world quite like Mike Petersen! How many people do you know that would show up for a first date in nothing but a speedo?  Oh, but wait, it gets better!

My first impression of Mike (thankfully he showed up to the door fully clothed) was that this is one funny guy!  Little did I know how "funny" he would end up being.  As we drove up to LA for dinner and a concert, I learned some wild and crazy things about this 28 year old Sacramento native.

No joke, within the first 20 minutes of the car ride Mike had told me all about his escapades as a homeless man for several month (of his own free will and choice), the balance of his bank account ($25...apparently he sold his bed, dresser, and other personal items to take me out on our date), lives in San Diego with his 67 year old senior citizen roommate he found on craigslist, and is good friends with Date #3, Jon Pinney, who inspired him to apply for his own date on The Mormon Bachelorette.  Talk about being shamelessly honest!  Fortunately for Mike I want an honest man.  However, a little censoring next time might be the better option!  Just FYI.

After scalping some tickets on the side of the road (yes, that really happened), we walked til we found this great little dive called Boongho, an amazing Japanese sushi restaurant in downtown Hollywood.  The food was great, the management was great, and it was conveniently located just several blocks from the concert venue.  If you're ever in the area I highly recommend it!

After feeding each other a few specialty rolls and polishing off our desserts we made our way over to the Wiltern (aptly named for it's location on the corner of Wilshire and Western...just something I learned tonight) to see a new band I'd never heard of called Dirty Projectors. Mike had actually never heard of them either, but after reading through my interests on this blog, he noticed I was really into artists like Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor and thought Dirty Projectors might be someone I'd enjoy. And he was right! The show was awesome and Mike was awesome company to enjoy it with.

The drive home was much quieter than the drive there.  Mostly because it was getting late and we were both exhausted.  But it turned out to be a great date afterall.  Mike is someone who can definitely keep you laughing all night long.   But is his sense of humor enough to score him a second date?  I can't really guarantee anything at this point...


emily said...

wow. This is getting more and more entertaining by the date. I still have my favorite for you...and unfortunately, this guy is not it!

Kim Messick said...

Kinda funny showing up in a speedo...He has a good sense of humor! But Aubrey I feel so bad that he sold his bed for money to take you out! Tell him that we just sold our house and we have an extra twin bed that he can have, if he wants it - free!
P.S. When they showed you guys eating the sushi, I think I might have thrown up a little bit in my mouth!

Melinda said...

I think you guys should make a playlist to all the songs you've put on the videos and add it to the sidebar or something! I would love to have almost all the songs! :)

Mike Petersen seemed nice, but it didn't seem like there was much of a connection. :) This is too fun to watch though!

Marc and Stacy said...

Too funny that I was following this randomly and all the sudden I see my cousin Mikey on here. Haha. He is for sure funny. I haven't spent as much time around adult Mike as I did kid Mike, but I'm not surprised by any of it. The speedo, the scalping, the furniture selling, the senior citizen roommate from Craigslist, or the spontaneous creativity and fun. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun and that's one of the best words to describe Mike.
Aubrey, you're adorable! Best of luck. If we are cousin in laws, I'd love to share wardrobes (if I were like 5 inches taller).
And Mikey, if you're reading this, glad to see so cal is a happy place for you, you look happy! Love ya and here's to luck for bachelor #9.:)

Bracken and Bracken said...

This guy is a hundred kinds of crazy!! Hilarious :)

Cammy said...

Oh you poor girl. If I had a quarter for everytime Mike did something crazy and rediculous, I'd be beyond rich. Did he tell you about the time he bought a surfboard off the side of the road a few Sundays ago? Or how he didn't use deodrant for like a year.. Yeah HELIX ward has been CHANGED forever since he came to us.
I'm glad you took it so well. I can't wait to see what he has to say tomorrow about the date.

meredith c. said...

okay, he is a babe. crazy, sure. but babe, first. second date!!!

Stacie S-H said...

oh he is super cute and looks like such a fun guy! i wish i knew him!