The Adventure Starts Here: The Guys Behind the Blog | January 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Guys Behind the Blog | January 2016

I'm back again today with another installment of "The Guys Behind the Blog".  This month, Betsy decided to mix things up a bit and have the guys do kind of a "currently" post, like so many bloggers do.  I did have to explain to Chris that the answers did not have to reflect what he's doing right at this exact moment, but once he knew what was expected, he did really well (in my opinion)!  I really like this new format and I enjoyed reading all of his answers!  

Watching: Goldbergs, Superstore, and Shark Tank
Reading: only business/finance/car magazines lately
Listening to: podcasts... mostly Adam Carolla, Jim Florentine, and Clark Howard
Dreaming of: Turks & Caicos vacation
Eating: grilled chicken and pasta
Learning: a new computer system at work that should make parts of my job easier
Wishing: I had a 3 day weekend every weekend
Obsessed with: my Tivo app on my iPhone so I can watch a ton of tv shows on the train
Loving: Noah taking some occasional naps so he wants to play with me until pretty late a few nights a week
Planning: some long weekend trips in 2016

And as much as we all love reading all about the "guys behind the blog", don't forget about our new series "The Kids Behind the Blog"!  We will have our first linkup on Wednesday, February 10th and we would love for you all mama bloggers to participate.  You can read all the details here.  #TheKidsBehindTheBlog 

And since Chris shared what he's been up to, I also wanted to share some books that I've been reading  this month.  One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to read one book a month.  I started reading "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio right away and I finished it in under a week.  Even though it's technically considered YA, I really enjoyed it (who am I kidding, I love most YA literature!).  I think it shares an important lesson we could all learn, not to judge a book by its cover.  It was sweet, funny, and even had me in tears at parts.  I would definitely recommend reading it!  

Since I didn't see the point in waiting until February (since I said one book a month) to start another book, I dove right into another friend's recommendation, "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Samson.   It's about a very scientific man (reminded me of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory) who has a hard time dating and decides to create a survey for potential dates to see if they'd make a suitable wife.  His plan is thrown for a loop when he meets Rosie, who doesn't meet any of his criteria.  I really liked this story, even if it has a predictable "love story".  Another quick read that I recommend :)  

I'm linking up with Stephanie's "Reading Wednesday" and can't wait to see what books I should read next!  

What have you been up to this month?  Read any good books that I should add to my "must read" list?


  1. I just finished "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty and thought it was really good. A quick read and kept my interest. I like her other books too.

  2. He did a great job! I meant to do this with Drew and forgot. I may still yet. I received The Hypnotist's Love Story by Laine Moriarty in a book exchange and am so excited to start it!

  3. He did great!!! I need to ask Seth the questions tonight (#procrastination) so hopefully he does just as good! Also, are you going to Turks and Caicos?!?!??! If you are, SO JEALOUS!

  4. He did so good! Russ did not love the currently theme AT ALL. He usually doesn't love these interviews but I think this month we reached a whole new level of unhappiness. However, we pulled it off somehow :).

  5. I really liked the Rosie Project too! I am posting my Man Behind the Blog tomorrow too! I have had Mike's answers for a while and can't wait to read the other husbands' answers!

  6. Both of these books have caught my eye, guess I know what to add to my list! Brian really got into these Currently questions, completely shocked me, haha.

  7. Are you planning a Turks & Caicos trip?! And nice work already finishing two books! I try to do two a month (one for book club, one for me), but it's more like 1.5 books a month.

  8. Nate wasn't a big fan of the "currently" theme, but he answered anyways. I have been wanting to read that Rosie Project book!

  9. Did you end up reading The Rosie Project? I liked it!! I need to read the sequel "The Rose Effect".


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