The Guy Behind the Blog

Hello, I am Jacob, Laura's husband and I have been given free reign over her blog today as we are linking up with Heavens to Betsy (don't ask me what a link up is, Laura told me to include that). Camping, hiking, and anything adventurous are right up my ally. If anyone wants to buy me a dog, or convince Laura we should get a dog, I would be very appreciative. Also Taco Bell is great.

1. Have you ever had a blog, or have you ever considered starting one?
I have never had a blog and I pawsed to think about it for a second, then realized all I would blog about is cats and puns. Do we need more of those?

2. If you could be a member of any band, which one would it be?
Here is the problem; I am a terribly awful singer. I know everyone says that, but it is true. I think people run away when I sing therefore I would have to be in a band that I'd be able to blend in so that nobody can hear my voice. That leaves One Direction.

3. Valentine's Day is on the horizon - are you the date planner type or do you fly by the seat of your pants? Do you have anything planned for February 14 this year?
I am most definitely not a date planner, whoops sorry Laura. I always have a lot of fun and romantic ideas in my head but the hard part is planning them out. Right now the only plans for the 14th is a candle lit evening filled with paper mache hearts.... or not.

4. Tell us about a date-night-gone-wrong for you and your wife. If it's funny, all the better!
Pretty early on in our relationship, I decided to take Laura on a star gazing date. Being in Iowa, you are always surrounded by corn fields and a massively beautiful night sky. So the plan was to drive out into the country and star gaze in a corn field - it's the city kid thing do when they attend college in a tiny town. Sounds easy, right?

I picked her up around 10pm, found a random dirt road, and followed it for a few miles. We thought we saw a nice place to gaze so I began to pull over to the shoulder. Turns out dirt country roads do not have shoulders, they have ditches. I drove the car straight into the ditch and we were stuck for good. Maybe this is the part I should mention we were also borrowing a friend's car.

Not even five minutes later, while Laura was in tears and I was frantically pacing and kicking dirt, a pickup truck full of teenage farmers came to our rescue with their rope and pulley system. As the truck pulled the car out of the ditch we noticed a dead deer head in the back of their truck and asked about it. Come to find out, they were on their way to prank a friend's house by putting the deer head in their basketball hoop. Typical Friday night in Iowa.

5. And let's cover all the topics...sports...who are you rooting for in the Superbowl and why?
That's an easy one - the Vikings!

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