What's Not to Like?

Michael is our eleventh in our pre-Thanksgiving customer profile series.

I like Mike. What’s not to like? 
(We like Mike. What’s not to like?) 
He’s the best darn thing to come down the pike
In a good, long while. I like Mike.

This is the opening chorus of the song of the same name by Jay Shears in his 2002 album, Boy Howdy.

Our next subject, Michael, is fairly new to Honolulu. If he can't win you over with his smile and his good looks, he'll win you over with his ability to engage and charm you in conversation. In his questionnaire, he tells us about bad breath and wanting to go back to his little grass shack. Regular haircuts, waxed eyebrows, Guinness and nipples are current obsessions (just kidding). Read all about him…

Where are you from? The land of fruits and nuts. How long have you lived in Hawaii? Long enough to know I made the right move. Relationship status? Intentionally single. What are your favorite qualities in a man? Generous, perceptive, adventurous. What are your chief characteristics? Poor decision-maker, bad night vision, halitosis. What do you appreciate most about your friends? They understand me and still stick around. What’s your idea of happiness? A little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii. 

What is your greatest fear? Now? Tsunamis. What’s your idea of misery? Having your show canceled before the story has finished being told. RIP Carnivale…. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Frida Kahlo, but I'm getting my eyebrows waxed very soon. If you weren’t yourself, who would you like to be? The owner of Scarlet, so I could gut it and start over. Where else in the world would you like to live? Maui, I hear they have little grass shacks, too. What is your greatest extravagance? Haircut every four weeks and a gym membership I don't use. 

Who are your favorite heroes in fiction? Mowgli because he's not burdened with nipples; Miss Piggy because she isn't afraid to show her nipples; and Inigo Montoya because he is one of the only people who can wear brown leather pants and not look like a tool. 

Which living or historical person do you despise? Rick Santorum (was I supposed to say Hitler?) What talent would you like to be gifted with? The one the Scarecrow asked the Wizard for. 

If you were to die and could choose a person or thing to come back as, what would it be? Marcia Brady or the heir to the Guinness fortune. What is your personal motto? Work hard and be nice. Your favorite drink? Red, red wine it makes me feel so fine, you keep me rocking' all of the time... What would you tell others about Bacchus Waikiki? Best bar on Oahu.

We raise a glass (George Glass?) of California Cabernet to you Michael. Thanks for agreeing to be profiled. :-) If you see him at Bacchus, say Aloha…
I like Mike!..............................................Sure, Jan.

photo by ReyRey Photography