I did it! Last week, I convinced my husband to take part in Betsy’s The Guys Behind the Blog Linkup, what a sport he is! (I told him, “Babe. Just do it. DO IT #FORTHEBLOG!” and then shook my hands dramatically in the air, so I mean how can you say no to that, right ladies?!) For all of you newer readers, please note that Christian’s nickname (given to him by friends) is X and will be used in this post because it’s faster to type 😉 (And thanks to Rebecca for some of the Bonus Round questions!)
Have you ever had a blog or considered starting one? X: I had one for one day. Em: Just one day?! X: Yeah, it didn’t last. Em: Why didn’t it last? X: It was just random… it was about positivity and nachos and stuff.
If you could be a member of any band, which one would it be? X: Huey Lewis and the News, circa 1984. Em: What about present day? X: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Do you have anything planned for Valentine’s day this year? X: I plan on taking you out for our Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. Em: Like that one time we saw Die Hard 57 and it was horribly bad? X: Even though you love Bruce Willis. Em: Yeah. (Back when we started dating, we were both anti anything love and vowed that while we may go out on Valentine’s Day, we would NOT celebrate it. So now we pretty much celebrate it but just put the word anti in front of it. Because hey, a vow is a vow.) (You can read more about our Bruce Willis Anti-date here.)
Tell us about a date-night-gone-wrong. X: Hmm. I don’t think we have ever had one. Have we? Em: Well what about that one time we didn’t make reservations for our Anti-Valentine’s Day and ended up driving 30 minutes away to a sushi restaurant in a strip mall at 9pm because it was the only place with availability? X: Hey, that was good sushi. (Also in this post.)
Do you know who’s playing in the Superbowl this year? X: Packers? Em: (laughing) X: And the Predators. Em: Who will win? X: The Predators because that’s how they survive.
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Do you read my blog?
X:(smiles) Every day.
Em: What do you think about it?
X: I love it. It’s inspirational and funny. I love being able to see you from the outside, being creative.
What’s your first memory of me?
X: The way your eyes looked when I first met you, in the alley. You were smiling at me.
If you could pick a theme song to play every time I walked into the room, what would it be?
X: Smooth Operator.
Em: Is that an oldie?
X: No! It’s exotic and sexy and mysterious. Yet familiar.
Em:(laughing) And that reminds you of me?
X: Yeah, like I’ve always known you, you know?
Em:(my head is in my hands at this point)
X: Ok, ok. I got it. Red Red Wine. Cause you like wine.
Em:(laughing) Okay no, if you were to make my life’s movie, what would my song be?
X: Easy. Wildflowers by Tom Petty. Because that’s your song.
(This is true. I’ve always said that that song is “my song.” Last year for my surprise birthday party, X made a video of pictures of me from the time I was a baby to present day and the song he chose for the video was Wildflowers. I’d never told him before that I had always connected to that song, so when the song came on, of course I started bawling. Soulmate, I tell you) 🙂