The Boy Behind The Blog

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Today we're going to talk about Chris. Like really talk about him so you guys can get to know the boy I'm going to marry. He doesn't know I'm doing this, but I'm sure he'll be thrilled.

First of all, after we get married I will no longer refer to him as Chris. He will become the "hubs" or "hubster" or "Frank." Just giving you all a forewarning.

He's the nice one.

Chris is the friendlier one of the two of us. People always like him more than me, my parents included. But I don't blame them, hell I do too. He's just got this quality where he can... how do I say it, oh yes, he can talk to people- something I lack. I'll leave him at a bar for one minute to go to the bathroom and I'll come back and he has five new best friends.

Sometimes when he's mean to me I don't even get that mad because I know I'm probably one of the few people in his life he's ever been mean to.

Speaking of being mean, occasionally we do bicker. I know this might surprise you because we are clearly a perfect couple, but yes, we do have certain times when we're not that nice to each other.

What we fight about.

Cleaning. Chris gets mean when he cleans. I think all boys do. He'll randomly go on a rampage on a Saturday afternoon and clean every nook and cranny and I'll be damned if I disturb him.

Right before we leave for a trip. This is our favorite time to bicker, it's a cute couple quirk of ours I think. It doesn't matter if there's nothing at all to argue about, we'll find something and then we'll drag it out until the very end. Can't wait for our London trip next week!

Shoving. Chris hates when I "shove" his stuff in places (i.e. put things away.) I hate when he asks me where something is before he even LOOKS. He doesn't even look and he already blames me for losing it, I tell you what.

What makes Chris tick.

Survival TV shows. Not the actual show "Survivor" but any show where a person is dropped in the wilderness and has to make it on their own. Chris loses his shit for this stuff. Our DVR is full of them and it's the worst.

He also enjoys a good survival book or book about living in a post apocalyptic world. With zombies. And when all else fails, he's intrigued by television about digging for gold. So basically if the world ends, Chris will be totally fine. He knows how to survive off berries, dig for gold, and kill zombies.

Facts. Chris knows all the facts (like the useless ones.) I sure hope he'll get a chance to be on Jeopardy one day because he'd do so good.

Also lately he's been going to bed while listening to History lessons on his phone, bless his heart. *Sidenote:  I wanted to use the term "whilst" up above but I panicked and didn't. But I think I could have.


Why I like doing life with him.

Because sometimes when we're super lazy and he says "what should I order in" and I'll respond something gross (delicious) like, "I'm in the mood for chicken strips, pizza, or chicken wings," and an hour later everything I just listed will arrive. All of it. His hungover food orders are ridiculous and I love him so much for it.

He also snuggles Harlow like a baby and kisses him on the forehead and it's just about the best thing ever.

When we talk about winning the lottery, which we often do, Chris is on board with my dream plan to start an animal rescue somewhere out in the wilderness (where Chris can survive on his own obviously) and he'll do all of the dirty work with the animals. He likes the idea of owning a farm full of hundreds of rescued animals, it's just a dream, but it makes me happy he's on board.

And also I have the most fun with Chris. I think that's pretty important, you gotta do life with someone who brings the fun.

We still haven't set a date for that wedding of ours. But we're getting closer. Any day now... Or perhaps we'll just tie the knot in Europe next week. My mom would love that.

20 comments:

  1. I think bickering before a trip is fundamental to any stable relationship. I also love your hungover food orders...it actually sounds like a dream!!!

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  2. I love survival TV shows; they're probably the most useful reality type shows out there.

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  3. For as much as you are pretty private and not all the wordy about your relationship, you can tell that you two are good friends and that you love AND like each other. This post made me pretty happy. :)

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  4. For as much as you are pretty private and not all the wordy about your relationship, you can tell that you two are good friends and that you love AND like each other. This post made me pretty happy. :)

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  5. He sounds just like my boyfriend. Mine loves survival and gold shows of any kind. Oh and buried treasure ones too, like Curst of Oak Island. Literally, we have them all recorded.

    Also the cleaning thing! They get all in a tizzy cleaning and while cleaning, act like you never clean and they are the cleaning god. Give me a break! Who do you think keeps this place clean the other 364 days?

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    1. haha YES! he acts like I never clean/I'm a terrible cleaner. Drives me nuts.

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    2. That part sounds a lot like my Dad--he becomes monster-like when cleaning or doing "projects."

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  6. Sounds a lot like Nathan! He loves all survival shows and being outside! It melts my heart when I see him with his dogs and around little children so I know that must make you happy when you see him with Harlow!! Love seeing the inside of your relationship!!

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  7. Honestly, yay for bickering. If you can't bicker well, you won't make it. Also, my husband does the EXACT same thing when I put things away. It drives me insane that he won't look for things before asking me where they are. We talk about winning the lottery all the time and buying an army of golden retrievers and corgis. Thanks for the fun glimpse of you and Chris!

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  8. I swear we're marrying twins! Chris sounds exactly like my fiance. Dave is way more likable than me, knows all the useless facts, and would be totally in his element in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

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  9. Ugh the cleaning thing! I clean every single day and it goes completely unnoticed. Then out of nowhere like once every few months, my boyfriend will get his crazy cleaning face on for like an hour and then act as if the house would fall apart without him. My favorite is when he tries to clean when our parents are visiting to showoff. Last time his mom was here I caught him vacuuming but he didn't know that the wand extended and had to do it all hunched over. I was like, "You're not fooling anyone with that vacuum."

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  10. Every time we get in the car to leave on a trip, whether it's to the airport or his parents' for the weekend, we bicker for like the first 10 minutes of the ride. Every time.

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  11. this is really sweet. and also i like to shove michael's stuff everywhere. and we fight before vacation (does everyone?) Michael also knows ALL the facts. Basically I think they would get along really well.

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  12. This is cute! I've been thinking of a way to do something similar. I always reference the boy toy on my blog, but I've never really written about him. Have fun in Europe and duh, aren't all of us couples perfect ;) xoxo, ganeeban

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  13. Your Chris sounds a lot like my Chris. Except mine is definitely not the friendlier one between us.Mine's kind of shy.

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  14. Haha This is so cute! Hope Chris likes being famous in the end ;) And you're good to call him by his real name now, don't think hubster is so bad. My boy is always called "the boy". hahaha

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  15. Love this!! Yeah, when my other half is hanging something for me...I just step out of the room..I learned this lesson after the "Almost Divorce Collage Wall of 2014".

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  16. I feel like you just brought him home to meet the family. The blogmily, if you will. Or he just asked for our permission to ask for your hand in marriage, but like... didn't even know he was asking.

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  17. Oh my gosh I thought my husband was the only person who turns into the devil when he cleans! lol This was seriously so good to read!

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  18. I love this! My DVR is full of gold Digging and alien shows! We also hacent picked a wedding date...Although we have said mexico...just when...my family will love that one too ;)

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