Travis: The Metro Man

In my Huckleberries print column Monday, you'll see an item about Dick Haugen's former KVNI-AM sidekick Travis Malone. During a recent bull session with S-R Sports Writer Greg Lee, Travis, a DJ-for-Hire, admitted he's a metrosexual -- the new term for a young hetero swinger. In fact, here's the description provided by Travis for metrosexual:

"(met.roh.SEK.shoo.ul) n. A younger urban heterosexual male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle." And there's more: "Metrosexual men are known to spend time on and great amounts of money on hair and clothing. These men have been known to travel to europe just to keep up with the latest trends. Typical "metrosexual men" will have their hair cut and dyed up to once a week. They will only date the best dress and up front women, often dating several trendy women at one time. These women are typically several years younger."

You can find out where you stand on the metro list by taking this test. I scored one out of 12. In other words, I'm in the hopeless category.

Concludes Travis in an e-mail to me: "I'd be willing to bet Dick Haugen spends more on his hair than me. Have fun with this, I wish more men and women would take time to look good around here. I'm tired of the white trash in this area. I hate to say it too loud, but I'm proud to be a metrosexual??!"

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