ON GIVING â€œI go a little overboard rather than risk giving something small. A past girlfriend suggested we not make a big deal with Christmas gifts, so I agreed and got her something really small.
And then she got me a microphone Iâ€™d always wanted. Not cool. Now I think really hard about her passions and how I can support them in some way. You canâ€™t go wrong with that!â€
ON GETTING â€œIâ€™m like a kidâ€”if there is something in front of me that I get to rip open, Iâ€™m happy. But I get a little self-conscious about showing a reaction right in front of a girl.
Iâ€™m really laid-back, so I worry that sheâ€™ll think Iâ€™m not excited about my gift. But I always am because it really is the thought that counts.â€