50 Little White Lies That Have Evolved Into ‘This Is My Life Now’


Told my then-girlfriend that I’d like to have kids someday.
I didn’t actually want to, but she was hot and I thought saying that was a good idea at the time.
Now she’s my wife and we have a 1 year-old.
No regrets, though. Being a dad is pretty awesome.


My dad and I both have allergies to one of the ingredients in some kinds of wine. This somehow got twisted into general alcohol allergy in middle school, and that reputation stuck with me.
So I grew up not peer pressured into alcohol in any way – and when I got smashed on my birthday as an experiment, I didn’t quite see the appeal anyway. Considering how much money I see the other students wasting on alcohol every weekend in Scandinavia, I think the misunderstanding struck jackpot.


When I was 14 years old I played with a group of other kids on stage during the 2008 Hawaii International Ukulele Festival. Jack Johnson was performing and we were behind him strumming along. Hundreds of us. This story has turned so thoroughly into-I played on stage side by side with him just the two of us- that I can’t correct people anymore and just shamefully accept the oohs and ahhs when it gets retold.