The first time I ever spoke with Evan was last year when we were freshman-junior buddies. At the time, Evan did not have much to say about his freshman year, like the rest. However, when I sat down with Evan for this interview, I learned that this sophomore has a few things that set him apart from the rest of the class of 2015.
Fit for club soccer, he wears a blue Catlin varsity hoodie sweatshirt. Evan’s gold-brown eyes are patient, and kindly welcome both humorous and serious questions.
For starters, tell us a little about yourself…what are your main hobbies?
Ooo, umm I mean I play soccer. Call that a hobby if you will (flashes a half-smile). I used to play violin, and I stopped, and…now I have this renewed appreciation for music—and so I kinda stopped listening to rap.
What kind of music do you like now?
Back to the hobbies question:
Haha um, yeah I like creating music. I’m not really good at it though. Violin stuff—I used to play, but now I just pick it up for fun. And… sleeping’s not a hobby, is it?
It can be!
(He accepts my acceptance.) I like the outdoors. I like to sign up for outdoorsy Winterims and outdoor trips when I can, but I never can because I have soccer.
If you could be in any Disney movie, which one would you be in?
Oh jeez, I don’t remember any Disney movies! I used to love The Incredibles. I could watch it over and over and over. Yeah I guess I could be like Dash or something: really fast, and an annoying little brother.
What do you look for in a person?
First of all you gotta be a good person! Decency, um, honesty…compassion (giggles). Being considerate is probably the most important thing. Because I hate inconsiderate people. Not to be mean! But, if you’re going to do something, it’s almost always the thought that counts. So, you know, people who consider other people and yeah.
Describe your ideal first date.
Oh. Ideal first date? Well it’d have to be with the ideal person…whoever that may be!
What would you do?
Um, first I need my driver’s license, and then…beaches!
Like a picnic?
Yeah, that’d be cool.
Do you consider yourself a romantic then?
As opposed to what?…um, sure? I don’t know!
I saw on your schedule that you’re taking Experimental Chem. Got any chemistry pickup lines?
Are you made of Copper Tellurium? ‘Cause you’re Cu-Te. I’m sure there’s more…
Ooo, as far as math pickup lines go: If I were cosine then you’d be sine, ‘cause then you’d be on top and we’re tangent. I don’t know.
Best pickup line?
Ooo, no such thing.
Who was your first crush?
Oh! In kindergarten I think—I think her name was Lizanne or something—(jogs memory) this was a long time ago…and she was kind of like one of those perfect people—as in, the teacher loved her kind of thing: smart and sweet and all of that. And it was always really embarrassing and everything because I’d always get put in timeout in the four-square box during recess, and she wasn’t, so it didn’t work out. …I was a bad kindergartener.
Is there anyone in particular who you have your eye on?
(Pauses) Maybe. We’re not talking about that…!
Any tattoos we don’t know about?
Oh god…I could make up so much [expletive] about that. Um, nooo, I would never be able to have a tattoo. Because it—you can’t get rid of it! Once you do it it’s done. No. No tattoos.
A song to set the mood?
Hmmm…ewww. No. I don’t know; I don’t listen to too many seductive songs, to be honest. Nor am I capable of creating such music (maybe with his violin).
List three things people at Catlin don’t know about you.
(Rests hand on jaw) I mean, I’m an open person. But I was born in Florida (shrugs). And I’m apparently a descendant of a family line of Samurai, on my mom’s side.
What TV shows do you watch?
I don’t really watch TV. But I used to really like “Avatar: the Last Air Bender,” one of the best shows ever. Last summer my brother started watching “Psych,” so we kinda had this thing: pretty much every night—12 o’clock, 1—we’d just start watching “Psych.” It was cool, and entertaining, but other than that I don’t watch too much TV.tt
A long walk on the beach or an illegal street race?
What!? A walk on the beach. I don’t have my driver’s license, remember? (Laughs)
What do you want to be when you grow up? What did you used to want to be?
Umm, my mom always told me that I should be a doctor, and I’m…considering that. Engineering, something on the science-y side, not language arts.
Do you have any embarrassing childhood stories about love?
Not that I can think of. I’m just such a smooth guy…(Sarcasm? Witty fo sho.)
I mean it was pretty embarrassing to be in that four-square box.
What should someone do to get your attention?
Ummm, talk––to me. That’s about it. Talk to me, and…I will talk to you, or vice versa. (Smiles)
Do you have a celebrity crush?
No, I don’t. I don’t know. It’s just really superficial. I just I can’t have a crush on someone I don’t know.
You’re a real person.
Yeah! I mean, most people are.
Ladies, you might not be able to convince Evan to tattoo your name across his shoulder blade, but you can expect some romantic time at the beach, where Evan might play you a tune or two on his violin—not to set the mood though. Evan is a pensive, kind, considerate young man with a genuine smile to share––and some stories, too––so just talk to him.