Thursday, May 22, 2014

Boys Behind the Blog: The Grand Finale

While I was falling down on the blogging job, I was missing out on a few of my favorite things - one of which was the Boys Behind the Blog link-up! For the past year, Stephanie & Mal have been providing the questions and link-up for one of the most fun bloggy things around, and C & I have loved participating. I am sad to say that we didn't get our act together to answer the questions for the last two months, and now Mal & Steph have decided to end the link-up. Womp, womp.

Never fear. Even though C's official duties are over, I decided that we should play this little game at least one more time. Link up over or no, we are back for the May edition of Boys Behind the Blog. I couldn't possibly let C miss out on his grand finale! Without further adieu... my darling husband shall take it away.

1. What was your first job? 

I didn't get my first job until the summer after high school graduation because SPORTS (that got me so far), but it's funny to talk to my friends about their pre-driving summer jobs because they're all so proud over their time in the hot dog stand at the pool or busing tables at some shitty burger joint. Oooh, and the kids who got Dad to let them file papers in his office (I'm white-collaring all over that stack, bro. LOOGITMEGO).

Anyway, I was a professional tile mechanic, and that was a stupid choice. I wasn't terrible at it, but it was so freaking hot all the time. We were residential, and usually got into the house just after duct work, so it was dusty and cramped and hot as hell. We had thermometers in the bathrooms (glorified closets) to make sure the temperature didn't get over 130. If it did, we got to take a fan from the warehouse.

Also, my buddy Nelson got deported like three weeks before I quit, so that sucked. He's back now though, so it's cool.

2. What is the biggest risk you've ever taken? 

Virginia Tech. Like I said above, sports. All the schools we could afford have excellent athletics. All the schools that wanted me were crazy expensive. Honestly, I applied to JMU and VT two weeks late, and only because they were my two options if absolutely nothing worked out. Spoiler alert: they didn't.

Anyway, I had never been to Tech. I knew nothing about the school outside of the football team, and even then, I was kind of a UVA fan in high school (so naive). Needless to say, I wasn't really looking forward to college. Too many people, too few friends, too far away from home.

All that being said, VT gave me a wife, two best men, three other groomsman, and tons of great experiences along the way. I'd say it panned out.

3. What is one thing you can't live without? 

DANGER QUESTION, PLEASE AVOID LANDMINES. I don't like to get emotional on consecutive questions, so we're going with fantasy sports. What a beautiful waste of time. Really, I can't live without our football draft. We've had it during a hurricane (IRENE!!!). We've had it on a bachelor party (do not ever, seriously ever, do that). We even had to convince our non-sportsy friend to have it at his house because (definitely do that) because it didn't work anywhere else.

My buddies and I don't often hang out with a purpose, and that leads to chaos. We love to bitch at each other, argue, fight about nothing, and what's a better medium for all of that than football? It's all arbitrary, but it gives us a documented avenue to prove that we're smarter than our idiot friends. It's wonderful.

4. What is your least favorite food? 

Hi, I'm Charlie, and I'm a picky eater. Everybody say hi now. I'll try anything, but there really are just foods that I don't like. Green peppers, mushrooms, most olives, fruit hidden in desserts, walnuts (just found out I'm allergic; whoooop, never have to eat those again), quinoa, tomatoes, pickles, cabbage, etc. Anyway, I've had all of those things in various forms. They either don't taste good or they're slimey or gritty or disgusting in some other way. Sue me.

5. If you could time travel, where / when would you go? 

Can I come back from whenever? Because if not, then heeeeells no. I get pissed off if I have to use LTE for Pandora, so I'm assuming that I would not do well in past generations.

Also, do I have a participate in history, or am I just viewing it like it's a History Channel Pensieve? If I have to participate, then nope, I'm staying put. I don't want to get accidentally scooped up into the Roman legion or catch the plague or go island hopping in WW2. That sounds unfun.

But at the same time, it would be cool to talk to Da Vinci (I don't speak Italian) or young-Vonnegut (don't do enough drugs). Still though, it would be cool to see how certain events really played out. That's some mighty-fine wine you got there, Jesus. It was really watered-down earlier. I could get into that.

I think know that C has really enjoyed exercising his creative-writing muscles via this link-up, and we are both sad to see it go. That said, I think he will be popping in spontaneously here and there to write his own posts... this whole blogging thing really isn't so bad ;)

So tell me...
  • Are there any link-ups you've participated in that have ended that you've really missed?
  • Do you have any questions that you'd like to see C answer? He does love to make people laugh... the better the question, the better the answer!
  • Any topics you'd like to see covered by my darling husband?


The Lady Okie said...

I think walnuts would be one of the best things to be allergic to. They're not even that good! ;) Bummer the linkup is ending! Maybe you can find another one you enjoy to do.

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Bahaha, I love this, as always! I'm so sad to see think linkup go away too. It was fun to actually get a glimpse into some of my favorite bloggers' lives and read about their hilarious husbands/boyfriends. I might have to make Chris write some of his own posts now and again too!

Also, Yay for VT, boo on being a quinoa hater! ;-P