Gavin Griffin pens the column "Millecular" for the Colorado Daily every Thursday. His comedic rants and millennial insight makes us all want to hug a millennial. Griffin is a recent CU grad and writes about the wide world of post-college. Get to know your pal, Gavin.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I would have to go with breathing underwater and swimming fast. That would be so awesome. Cruising the oceans, the rivers, and all the epic places we haven't ever been able to discover.
They just found a rare Giant Red Squid in a harbor by Japan, so imagine me riding one of those, or a whale and being the next merman. Epic, right?
What or who inspired you to become a writer?
My high school English teacher was my first introduction into real writing. She basically slapped my hands with how terrible my writing was, but her passion for the English language was captivating. She gave me an award at the end of the year and said I would be a great writer one day if I tried.
Also, she told me I had the soul of an old man. Compliment? I guess.
What's your favorite smell?
I was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, and when I was growing up the Smuckers factory was right down the road. You know, the company that makes that peanut butter and jelly swirl? Anyways, early every morning, the smell of roasted peanuts would fill the town's air. I still go back there just to remember that smell.
What are your thoughts on hashtags?
Like social media, never has there been a way to connect context globally. Hashtags not only are context themselves, but they are revolutionary pinpoints on where to find and access information, people and movements. I think that's pretty cool.
What's the most important thing in your life right now?
Me. I'm single (cough, cough, ladies) and the only thing more important than my fly-fishing gear and dog is me. Without me there is no me.
That's important to recognize.