This One's For The Boys

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A post dedicated to all of the blogger boys of the world.



Dear Blogger Boys,

Thank you for taking countless photos in public places where normal people wouldn't insist on taking photos. And thank you for occasionally posing for those photos, even when the stupidity you feel is clearly plastered across your face.

Thank you for understanding that when we say "Just one more minute, I have to finish this post real quick," it's never only more minute. And it's certainly never quick.

Thank you for listening to us (occasionally) complain about something we choose to do.

Thank you for not making fun of us when you catch us trying to take a stupid cliche photo that you know is definitely a "blogger-ish photo." see: fro-yo with fruit, leaves on the ground, or any type of sunset photo. On second thought, thank you more for the times you do make fun of us for trying to pull this kind of stuff.

Thank you for understanding that when we refer to our "friends," we might be referring to girls we've never actually met in real life, but might know more about than the people we do know in real life. And it's not weird at all...

Thank you for reminding us that nine times out of ten the top knot hair style is pretty damn ugly (on me, anyway.)  Yet we both know I still wear it all the time regardless.

Thank you for knowing that when food is brought to our table at a restaurant you understand you can't take a bite until a few photos are taken. Same goes for any "pretty" cooked meals at home, as well. But you already know this.

Thank you for taking countless dumb photos of us doing stupid things like holding a cocktail while apparently toasting to no one, sitting on random steps or up against an odd placed pole, posing with our back to you while coyly looking over our shoulder- most likely in an open field or parking lot, or posing by a fence with a big purse while looking blankly at our own feet, or even tossing our head back and laughing hysterically while nothing even remotely funny was said, or simply pulling a poor unknowing pet into the photo to pose with us like a prop. Thank you, thank you for all of that.

Thank you for not laughing at us when we sometimes act like blogging is a matter of life or death. Because we're all just a bunch of grown-up diary keepers who sometimes like to get a little dramatic.

Thank you for realizing that when we say "That photo you just took was awful" doesn't mean it's actually your fault, but in fact it probably has more to do with a fat side arm, a lazy eye, flat hair, or just an overall awkward stance. But thank you for pretending it's your fault, anyway.

Thank you for occasionally reminding us how weird the whole concept of blogging can be from time to time. It's nice to remember the best solution to get away from a crappy comment or annoying situation is to simply press the power button. Sometimes we just need a little reminder.

Thank you for not questioning why we have to photograph and document every damn thing. It's just become a lifestyle at this point.

And most importantly, thank you for never asking "are you going to blog about this?" Because you already know the answer to that one.

So thank you blogger boys, we wouldn't be here without you. Or maybe we would, just with a lot more bathroom selfies, which we all know no one really wants to see anyway.


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46 comments:

  1. 110% true.... I love that your "blogger boy" lets you post pictures of him from time to time, mine says he "likes the thrill of always being on the blog, but nobody knows what he looks like". no photos of the face. I should do a whole post of his backside and see how he likes it :P

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  2. "Thank you for reminding us that nine times out of ten the top knot hair style is pretty damn ugly (on me, anyway.) Yet we both know I still wear it all the time regardless."

    TRUTH. Eric HATES HATES HATES the topknot. and always lets me know about it.

    And the food thing. Good lord.

    Aren't our men the best?

    PS .. Eric caught me clicking a picture of my slice of pizza on Friday night .. I clda SWORN i clicked the volume-off switch on my iPhone. Damn you, faux-flash-noise! OMG! Haven't lived that one down yet.

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  3. I just e-mailed this post to my husband because he was just complaining about some of these issues this past weekend. It's nice to know he isn't alone. =)

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  4. Thank *you* for writing this post, so other bloggers don't feel like such awkward weirdos for what they have to do in association with their blog. Cheers!

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  5. SO true!! Definitely the one about my *friends*... Y'all ARE my friends! Whether you know it or not....
    eeek creepy....

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  6. AND this is why I love you. yep, pure gold. i literally told michael last night i needed 5 minutes to finish a post. **one hour later...

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  7. Ah so many truths here! This made my morning. I can't wait to share this with my husband - who has had to wait many times to eat his meal as I scurry around trying to find the best light for a photo of it!

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  8. Love this.
    Getting stressed out about pressure we put on ourselves about something we chose to do and then having a freak out moment...been there.

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  9. On Saturday I piled all my margarita ingredients onto the cutting board the bf was about to use to cut the strawberries on. He was all like umm why are you doing that, do you not want strawberry margs, I need to use that. And then I said umm I'm trying to take a picture duh...?

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  10. What they have to put up with for the blog!!! The food pics are endless! They really are too kind for dealing with our craziness sometimes!

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  11. You deserve a slow clap for this one...

    Love this! Sending to Andrew! :)

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  12. This is truth--and thank you, blogger boys, for quickly realizing that outfit photos MUST include the entire outfit, shoes included. Duh.

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  13. This is so perfect! My best friend is my "blogger boy" and he is such a champ about it. Thanks for the great post! :)

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  14. Haha.. love this. I get asked about my "friends" all the time--

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  15. Absolute perfection! Thanks for putting exactly how I feel into words. I just sent this to my blogger boy (fiance) :)

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  16. This is so perfect- tweeting this to my BF :)

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  17. This is great. Love the terrible photo caused by fat sidearm point. My bf gets SO offended if I ask for a re-do photo

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  18. SO true. Mine always waits to eat while we are at dinner because he already knows what's going down. I sent this to him, I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it!

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  19. I am quite possibly half retarded, but what is the top knot and how do I do it? I NEED to know if I can look crazy too!

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  20. This is so perfect and so accurate!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this stuff:)

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  21. Yes Yes and Yes. Especially the "friends" one. :)

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  22. One big, resounding "awhhhhhhhh." There's no boy in my life yet, but I can say that all my best friends are nodding their heads along to this :)

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  23. YES!!! Thank you for all of it! Sending this link to the ball and chain now so he knows how much the boys behind our madness are appreciated ;)

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  24. Awwwwwhhhh! This is so sweet, I'll have to send this to my husband because he would love it!! Thank heaves for those blogger boys :)

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  25. I love this! If you find a guy willing to put up with some of the weird crap we do, he's definitely a keeper. ;)

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  26. Lol this was sweet!! I hope to one day have a blogger boy who's willing to put up with my crap lol

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  27. OMG you're so cute and I love this. I'll add one specific to mine.. thanks for laughing when people refer to you by your "stage" name and never ask you for your real name.

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  28. This is hysterical. And so true. It also goes for non-blogger friends and family. Some are less understanding than others though!

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  29. Yes to all of this. Blogger boys are saints, really.

    xo

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  30. Love this. I found myself shaking my head throughout the entire thing. Thank goodness for those "blogger boys"!

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  31. ha ha! So sad and so very true.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  32. Shared this with the man.

    "Thank you for realizing that when we say "That photo you just took was awful" doesn't mean it's actually your fault, but in fact it probably has more to do with a fat side arm, a lazy eye, flat hair, or just an overall awkward stance. But thank you for pretending it's your fault, anyway."

    He already knows when we go to the State Fair of Texas, he becomes a glorified photographer and will need to take multiple pictures with me reviewing every single one.

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  33. You are a genius! Love this post!

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  34. This is amazing. Laughed out loud the entire time. A must share with Michael.

    xx,
    Becky

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  35. How cute! Sounds like you have a good one over there :)

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  36. just made the bf read this and he said "thank you, I really deserved that" so thank youuuu for helping express how much I appreciate the boys behind the blog :)

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  37. I love this!! Made me laugh and smile! Great post! =)

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  38. My husband LOVED this! It definitely helped him understand that he's not alone :)

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  39. One of my favorite posts I've read from you.

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  40. This post is amazing!! On our honeymoon my iPhone was ruined in the pool and my new husband willing let me take over his phone to get all the photos I wanted to instagram later! He is being trained well!
    And I totally agree on re-taking any photo with a lazy eye, flat hair, and "fat arm" (which Brandon rolls his eye too everytime I bring that one up!)

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  41. I heart this post. It so very, unfortunately true especially the part about waiting to take a picture before eating absolutely anything haha

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  42. I've only just discovered your blog - I know, where HAVE I been? - but I just wanted to say that this post is probably the best and most accurate thing I've read online in a long time :) xx

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  43. this.is.absolutely.perfect. THANK YOU. I'm sending to my husband now, because, well, some of these things he knows, but he also knows I can't admit them yet ;)

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  44. i'm sending this to my husband right now <3

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