Friday, October 2, 2009
Meet The Missus!
Alright, guys and gals. I told you it would happen, and the day is here! You get to meet the woman behind the man, the Lois Lane to my Clark Kent, the Lucy to my Ricardo, the love of my life, my favorite fishin buddy, and my best friend! All told, we had about 35 questions to pick from, so I just wrote them all down, and had her pick her favorites. Instead of giving credit to each individual question, I've added a credits section at the end of the post listing all the people who asked questions, and their blogs.
Alicia's answers will be in red, and if I had anything to add, it will be done in blue. Here are a couple of pictures of her, and she's also going to pick her favorite post! (Yes, she reads all of my blogs! How lucky am I?)
* Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in red are those of The Missus and should in no way be used to form opinions of Travis, Kid Funk, or Big Guy.
1. How did you meet Travis? What was your first date like? Was it an all you can eat shrimp dinner at Red Lobster? Did he pay?
Well, I met Travis at the lovely local Wal-Mart. The first date that we had was a simple dinner at Arby's on our lunch break. I was turning 17 that day and we both had to work so he spoke with our supervisor and arranged for us to go to lunch at the same time then found me and asked if I would like to go to dinner with him. At this time I was not really impressed with him as a person so I said, "yes." This at least would get him to shut up and leave me alone if it ended badly. Oh, and yeah he was cheap. I paid for mine and he paid for his.
*I've always said she's the best thing I've ever gotten at a Wal-Mart!
2. Which aunt out of all of Travis' aunts is your favorite?
Let me say, "I love all three of Travis' aunts." I love Angie because I see a heart of gold when I look at her. She spends her time taking care of her family and going to school and I admire her ambition and drive. She also helped me win a bet with some other family members when her youngest was born on my birthday. I love Karen because she and I share a favorite color, Red, and that she makes her decisions based on what is best for her family. I love Kathy because of her personality. She is so funny and real. She is never ceases to amaze me with her non stop on the go life. I think I would pass out if I ran all over the country the way she does.
3. What is your "favorite" Kid Funk story?
My favorite Kid Funk story takes place about 5 years ago. All three of us were working at the Sheriff's Office. Travis and Kid Funk had the night off and I didn't have to go in until 10 pm so when they decided to have a little party I figured I would go until it was time to go to work. An hour with Kid Funk, I could handle that. Well we get there and Travis, Kid Funk, Big Guy and a few other where there drinking and have themselves a good time. Knowing that I had to go to work in a few minutes I asked Kid Funk this question. " Do you have any nonalcoholic beverages?" Kid Funk, " Yeah, all of those 2 liters in the fridge are good." So I find myself a plastic cup, fill it up with ice, open the fridge, look in, and see a two liter bottle of lemonade. Thinking to myself, " lemonade sounds good, I have not had any lemonade in a long time." So, I open the bottle and pour it in my nice icy glass. I bring the cup to my mouth take a huge drink and immediately begin spraying liquid all in the sink and gagging like I have never gagged before. The lovely inmates taught Kid Funk how to make hooch, jail house liquor. As I am in the kitchen dying from this repulsive taste my my mouth the boys yell, "what's wrong with you?" Once I was able to speak again I said, " What was in that lemonade bottle?" Kid Funk started laughing like I can not even describe and then my good buddy Big Guy said, " Man that's not right." Hearing this I walked into the living room and Kid Funk still laughing tells me that I just ingested this nasty mess he learned to create from the inmates.
*Heh. Anyone singing the song by Everything? I do every time I hear this story.
4. How much Duct Tape do you use a month putting Travis back together after all his sporting mishaps?
I think I can answer this question with 1 roll. The only time I had to pull the duct tape out was when I recieved a disturbing phone call from him during a time that he should have been playing basketball. The call went something like this.
The Missus: Hello
Travis: Oh, OH, Oh AIicia I think you are going to have to take me to the hospital. I finally did it.
The Missus: Did What????
Travis: Oh, Oh, I cannot drive.
The Missus: What did you do? Where are you?
Travis: I am going to my mom's. You are going to have to come and take me to the hospital I broke my ankle!
The Missus: You did What? Just hold on and I will come and get you.
Needless to say we put a brace reinforced with duct tape on him that night so he could sleep.
*There is so much more to this story. I almost cussed in front of my mother. I'll blog it sometime.
5. You're almost finished with school. You are working towards becoming a teacher, like my wife. Have you given much thought as to how bad an idea that truly is?
I have been asked this question before. I have had a calling to work with children since I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade. At first I thought I was going to be an OB Nurse. In nursing school I learned that I didn't do well with death and children or old people so I found out that nursing wasn't the answer. I took some time off of school and worked at the Wal-Mart. I finally found my love for teaching while working in school suspension at the local high school. Knowing that teaching is hard and the pay sucks I also know that children need someone to love them. Sometimes the only love a child knows is that of his or her teacher..
*Words can not even begin to describe how proud I am of her for almost being finished. She's gonna make a great teacher!
6. What's your favorite thing that Travis cooks for you?
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Hands down the best in the world!
7. When you first met Travis, what was your first thought?
If that boy doesn't leave me alone I might just have to put out a restraining order on him.
*She told me once it was something about my ass...
8. Was Travis your first choice at true love, or had you just reached the bottom of the barrel?
First love no, first choice when I met him no, but I quickly found out who he really was and fell in love and from the age of 17 I knew I was done looking for my soul mate.
9. They say, "Behind every good man, there's a great woman." Do you ever feel like shoving him out of the way?
Shoot that is why I went back to school to push him out of the way.
*I'm really hard to shove.
10. Did you like to fish before you met Travis?
Absolutely, I dated another guy before Travis that I went fishing with.
*I'm currently getting this boys address. Ed and Jeff, you rollin with?
Bonus Question, because I (Travis) liked it so much.
Do you have any problems sharing Travis with all of his followers? Do you ever feel jealous or threatened by all the attention he's getting?
The blog, ha no. I am glad that he has something to do to keep him busy. I do hate however that he wants to write when it's time to go to bed. I hate trying to sleep when he is not there. I don't want to be wondering where he is when I have to toss the next crazy neighbor.
*She is currently in bed while I finish this post. I'm such a horrible husband... My creative hat fits so much better late at night, though!
Favorite blog post and why:
Um, My favorite blog. I would have to say the 2 mile walk. I love the graphics it just makes the story so much better when you have a visual.
There you have it, folks! I hope you've all enjoyed meeting the woman behind the man! This may also give you a look into why I love her so much! She's definitely very patient, and she also is willing to try new things! Like kind of blogging! Show her some comment love, and we just might be able to get her into a blog of her own one day!
Of course I'll have to proofread everything... ;-)
I love you babycakes!!!
Credits for questions:
Ed, Jeff, Jeanette, Amanda, Daffy, XIBalba, Jennifer, Tori, Supermom, Elizabeth and Tamara
(I want to thank all of you very much for making this very interesting! The Missus had so much fun with the questions, and she wishes she'd have had the time to answer them all!)
Labels: Meet The Missus
I'm a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. I teach English and Literature to the youth of today. I love Jesus and my mother, and I'll gladly introduce you to both. I love photography and writing. Duke basketball keeps me occupied for half the year, and hating Chapel Hill keeps me busy the other half. As you can tell from the title of my blog, I like stories. I'm a big guy with a big voice, trying desperately to be heard by someone before The Lord takes me home. Let's be best friends.