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Peter hemminger is our first nice boy by nomination. I figured that since the suggestion was coming from a girl who is in a committed relationship with one of my favourite boys of all time, she must have great taste in men.
Her email described Peter as being involved in the Calgary music, film and journalism scene as well as being a gentleman of the highest accord. After reading this, wee promptly organized a romantic picnic for three.
Knowing our luck and the typical stampede week weather, our picnic ended up getting rained out which was only slightly disappointing until we saw Peter walk into our dry relocation spot of Oolong tea house carrying his well packed picnic set. Then it was devastating.
Peter is intelligent, kind and easy to talk to with just enough sass to keep you on your feet. He has a love for the 1930s, knowledge of film and movies and a real romantic side.
He told us stories of the stupidest things he’d ever done for love and that the most romantic thing he had ever done involved a birthday card for a girl on the other side of the country. He was determined to find a way to get all of her favourite bands to sign it as they passed through Calgary. After doing whatever he took, he ended up with one tattered birthday card with signatures from bands like Broken Social Scene, Modest Mouse, Stars, The Dears, Hawkesly Workman and more.
His quirky charm and willingness to open up to two strangers was heart warming and made sitting in drenched and dripping dresses after getting caught in the rain totally worth it.
What do you like to eat for breakfast?
Cereal. Um right now its life and frosted mini wheats I mix em
Is it a 50/50 mix?
No you go easy on the mini wheats otherwise it is WAY too heavy.
How do you like your coffee?
I don’t actually. I never acquired the taste
How do you like your eggs?
When I’m making them I go with scrambled I go with becase I’m lazy. In a reastaurant I go with over medium because it’s different every time!
What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Usually on stage left.
Did you perform?
I mean like as an actor or something eeeek!
I know what you mean. Not since like junior high but I often have to meet up with friends at concerts so it’s easy to tell them stage right or left.
Weirdest thing you’ve ever done in public?
It’s not super public but I tried on a wedding dress at Value Village once. Couldn’t quite get it to zip up.
Did you look beautiful?
I didn’t really see myself. I put on outside my clothes.
That’s probably why it wouldn’t zip up.
Are you more likely to pick truth or dare?
Truth. Pretty much constantly. Just because the one friend of mine who usually wants to play truth or dare is really good at coming up with dares
Craziest adventure you’ve ever been on?
That may be right after I graduated I went backpacking in Australia and South East Asia. In Indonesia I met a random gy on the beach who told me he was a tour guide who could show me up a volcanoe if I met him at midnight and we’d start climbing by two. I didn’t think to bring a flashlight or anything so the entire climb he’d walk five steps ahead of me and then shine his light behind me so I could see where I was going.No one knew where I was or what I was doing
In terms of I probably could have died, that would prably be the easiest…I still honestly believe you can trust people but I guess you only have to be wrong once.
Have you been wrong about people?
Well I guess the most recent was is that I’ve been leaving my bike unlocked in the backyard and last week it got stolen.
I HATE bike thieves.
Favourite place in the world?
I think I would probably have to go to Bali.
If you could go on a date with any woman who has ever existed who would it be?
I would just go witth Audrey Hepburn
She was a classy lady.
She really was and she seemed like a really sweet person.
She ironed her own clothes.
That says a lot about a person
If you could pretend to be any man who has ever existed who would it be?
I’m going to the first thing that came to mind have you ever seen the movie “Philadelphia Story”? Jamie Stewart plays this young semi idealist poet /journalist and I’m blanking on his name right now but I’d really like to be that character.
That or Sam Spade but that would involve getting punched a lot so I know I’m kind of playing it safe.
Tupac or Biggie?
I did see that you asked that to everyone so I did some research so I’ve been listening to Ready To Die and All Eyez On Me. I’m a bigger fan of west coast production so I’m more Tupac in that sense. I like Biggie when he does his bubblgum gangster stuff
I mostly just dislike Puff Daddy in the back being the world’s worst hype man because he has no energy.
Have you ever been shot?
No. Well, paintball?
Have you ever fired a gun?
Paintball or bb but never a real gun
Are you a city or country boy?
Definitely city. I mean I can spend time in small towns or the country. My parents grew up in two towns outside of Winnipeg and we used to go there every couple weekends.
But eh, even the suburbs are too far away from downtown for me.
Do you like country music?
I do like some country music. I mean obviously Johnny Cash. Willy Nelson has a nice voice, Lyle Lovett has some great songs and anyone one who doesn’t like, “Jolene”???
Can you two step or line dance?
Ummmm I might vaguely remember that one dance. I moved here when I was in grade nine so by that unit in gym they didn’t teach people anymore and just assumed everyone already knew the moves.
Are you going to the stampede?
Probably not this year. This is kind of a really crazy week for me. I’m working for the film fest this year so I have to have all of my movies booked by Friday!
What do you think of the grandstand show?
I’ve never seen it.
I have seen the chuckwagons and the running of the bulls in Strathmore
There’s a running of the bulls in Strathmore?
Apparently it’s the only one outside of Pamplona.
What is your biggest fashion faux pas or trend that you joined on?
That’s depressingly easy. In grade six I decided I really wanted to grow a rat tail even though they weren’t in style. Somehow I talked my parents into this and it was long before it could have been ironic in anyway.
How long did you have it for?
About a year.
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