So I decided to
force let Carl write a blog post once a month. I gave him creative freedom, which I still don’t know if it was a good idea. But here’s his first blog post! Fingers crossed he doesn’t sound like a douche (I’m legitimately concerned he might sound like a conceited ass, oh well). Here’s my husband! P.S. High five if you get the title reference.
Hello everyone. This is Carl, and if you don’t know who I am it’s probably because Katie is ashamed of me (either that or she loves me enough not to let the world know just how crazy I really am). Well, either way I am here to let you all on a rare uninhibited tour of me, Carl, the husband behind Something Winnderful (and self-proclaimed genius whether Katie will admit or not). As you may or may not know Katie has, very cautiously I may add, agreed to let me do a monthly guest post on her blog. As you can probably imagine all sorts of hilarious and embarrassing ideas came to mind… But since I love my wife and support her blog I will start with a very run of the mill husband post with the added pleasure of my witty and corky sense of humor.
I enjoy the Ukelele
This is a very prominent one now seeing as Katie got me one for Christmas and I have been steadily playing it since. She made the horrible mistake of getting me one of the most fun and hardest to keep in tune instruments known to man. The second I opened it and my fingers strummed across the string I could see the regret in her eyes (she wasn’t exactly being subtle about it). Well, since then and with the help of hundreds of youtube tutorials and my brother in law Chris, I have actually learned a few chords and basic songs (or as Katie would say, noises).
I’m the funny one in the relationship
I know, I know, how could I possibly be funnier than Katie?! Well, believe it or not this guy is full of humor whether intentional or not. I have always found joy in laughter and as I got older I realized that I should bring that joy to others as well. From the corny joke to the witty comeback I have it all covered and can make anyone laugh whether they’re 1 month or 100 years old. I simply cannot wait to have my children hear my jokes and quick comebacks only to have the same realization as an adult as I did, that dad wasn’t that original, but man could he throw a punchline. I hold my humor dear to me and hope that one day my kids will see the necessity of humor (hopefully not abusing it quite as much as I do, ssk Katie if you doubt). So as I was saying I’m the funny one. I know saying all of this may sound a bit conceited…. which brings me to my next item.
I’m conceited, but it’s not my fault
Okay, so it’s a little bit my fault. I have worked a good many jobs over the years and honestly, none of them have really been that difficult. You show up on time, do what you’re told and try to see things from the customer’s perspective. That being said, it is not unusual for my work to go noticed (see, I just sound like a pious ass, I CAN’T HELP IT). Call it confidence, but when my coworkers and employers talk about how great of a job I do, it will eventually get to my head, no matter who you are. I try to be humorous about it making jokes about laziness or jabbing at my lack of work ethic, and although they like me, my co-workers often have to keep me in check. I hope this doesn’t make you think any less of me, but if it does then it’s just because you can’t handle my greatness (SEE?!! I’m funny aren’t I?).
Grammer Nazi runs in my blood
As much as I hate it I have a habit of correcting grammar everywhere I see it. To the point where Katie won’t let me tell her about any corrections her blog is in need of. What can I say, it’s genetic, or as my dad would say, it IS genetic, that’s why there’s an apostrophe. With that said, I challenge all of you to look for and find errors in my post and tell Katie. She’ll enjoy it more than she’ll let on to, I promise.
I’m a Hopeless Romantic
As much as it pains me to admit, I have always been a sap for cheesy romance. Ever seen Music From Another Room? My favorite. It’s the perfect amount of cliche and cheesy for me, although it oozes disgusting a little too much for Katie. I’ve always been in love with chick flicks and romantic movies. I planned out my proposal to a science and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hopeless romantics are still out there ladies. And those of you married may even be with one that just needs some help admitting it. I, on the other hand, am loud and proud of it, which makes Katie happy, most of the time, right dear?.. Right.
My job makes me a better person
As many of you may know I work as a nursing assistant on a cardiac floor of the hospital. It’s not easy to describe what’s all in my job description, but my next post will be about what it’s like to do what I do. I hope you guys will enjoy it.
I love torturing Katie
I don’t think Katie has told you this one mostly because she hates it. I LOVED being surprised as a kid and loved the thrill of hiding around the corner waiting to scare the heebie jeebies out of someone. That being said, Katie hates it and no matter how much I love her and want to make her happy I can’t for the life of me give up this one. Nothing gives me more joy than scaring the heck out of her and tickling her till she threatens me. I know I’m a terrible person and need to treat my wife right, but I know deep, deep…DEEEEEEP down she kinda likes the familiarity of it. I cannot wait to do these things and play pranks to our children, which brings me to number 8.
I have baby fever
Yes, it is possible for men to have baby fever as well. I think a major contributor to it is the fact that like all of my friends have kids, specifically my coworker Martin who has an awesome 1-year-old. Whenever the fever hits it’s bad, like, really bad, it’s watching a cheesy commercial about parenthood and get teary eyed bad. This is hard to admit but important. I’m tired of the stigma that only women can get emotional about wanting to have kids really bad. We want to kick ass as daddies as much as you do as mommies I can promise you that.
I like most music
Now this doesn’t sound that odd but I like all music pretty much EXCEPT top 40 current hits. Something about today’s music saddens me. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I just plain hate it. I’m not saying I’m some hipster who only listens to unheard of bands. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll rock out to some Katy Perry ( Thank you James Franco for making me man enough to admit it), and I’ll tolerate it in the car. It’s just something about hearing the same exact 10-12 annoying yet somehow disgustingly catchy music. And that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is when I listen to it I lose a little faith in the world every time. Don’t even get me started on Let it Go from Frozen (which Katie is convinced I really love since I know every word to it, but that’s only because I’ve heard it literally a gazillion times!!!)I could go on and on about music but I won’t, for your sake.
I love my wife
I know I said this list would be things Katie hasn’t told you, but I think it’s important for you as well as her to know how much I love her and support everything she does and hear it from me. She is an amazing blogger, as you all know since you follow her, and one day she will have inspired many to share their lives and the lessons they’ve learned. Katie, I know I tease you and poke fun at your blog but it’s only because I’m so proud of how successful and amazing it has become.
Well that just about does it. A little glimpse into the life of Carl. Hope you guys enjoyed it (and if you didn’t don’t worry it’s only once a month I promise). I enjoyed writing this. I kinda see the appeal of it all. I can’t wait till the next month! Okay, well I’ll hand you back over to your favoritist blogger in the entire world, my beautiful wife!!! But before I do let me ask you all a question as it’s something I poke fun at Katie for doing but secretly love that she does it….
Is there anything about your significant other or loved one that you just don’t really tell people about?