Posted by Brad Maniscalco on 2/26/2014 to Lems Staff
Who the Hell is Lems Shoes!?!?!?!
Want to know more about those attractive faces posted all over the Lems Shoes website?? All this week, the blog posts will be featuring an interview with the different employees of Lems Shoes. You're welcome world.
Steven Michael Francis Perna
Could you describe your position at Lems Shoes?
If I had to describe my position in 4 words, I would say: Head Hat Wearer...What? That's only 3? Thank God, I didn't say accountant. Math never was my strongest subject.
Besides feet and footwear, what are your
hobbies and interests?
Books, street art, woods and mountains and stuff, Sofia's Greek Bistro's hummus, craft beer, road trips, the four seasons, other humans, carrots, not NASCAR, hats, doing what I want...
What did you like most about growing up in the 90's?
Calvin & Hobbes, plastic lunch boxes, the economy, freeze tag, Uncle Jesse's mullet, Starter jackets (Go Stillers!), pogs, the dial-up internet tone, Rocko's Modern Life, the phrase "da bomb", Michael Jordan, the innocence of childhood, basketball grudge matches vs. Matt Perna, and of course the life changing music that once rocked my soul.
List 5 facts about you that Brad and Andrew might not know about you.
-As a child, I was quite accident prone. So much so that the E.R. nurses and doctors at the local hospital knew me on a first name basis without having to glance at my chart. I am assuming they questioned my parental care, but rest assure my accidents were due to an adventurous spirit and mischievous mindset. Except that one time when my mother tried to convince me that my appendicitis was just a mere stomach ache. Thanks, Mom!
-I do not know how to grow up, but I sure as hell wish I did.
-I am a vegan but have a strange obsession with obnoxious food challenges. Ironically, if I'm not timed on eating a 3 pound pulled-pork po-boy, 1 pound of fries, a side of slaw, and 32 ounce coke, then I am usually the last to finish my meal.
-I was once mistaken for Teddy Geiger and almost rushed to a stage crowded with anxious teenage girls. Who is Teddy Geiger?
-Marvin Gaye and I share the same birthday. He was older and better looking, but I am a much better singer. Find me some karaoke and I'll prove it.
What's the hardest thing you have physically ever done? I once attempted to eat corn chowder with chopsticks, on a waterbed, while watching an entire XFL preseason game. That was rather arduous.
If Lems Shoes were a high school, what would be your senior superlative?
Most likely to drink until I am someone else's problem
Do you have a favorite quote?
"Not all those who wander are lost."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
If you could be friends with one fictional character who would be your choice?
Andre the Giant. ... huh? Wait, you mean to tell me 7 and 1/2 foot tall, 520 pound men actually exist?! Well, in that case I will go with Dean Moriarty.
What confuses you most about life?
Barefoot Shoes. The thought of this obvious oxymoron gives me a migraine.
What product would you like to see from Lems in the future?