Tuesday Talk: The Man Behind The Blog {June 2015}

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Boy do I have a treat for you today.
 My somewhat shy, man of few words has ever so graciously agreed to do a little interview.

It all started last week when Elizabeth from Chasin’ Mason did a link up Q&A about “The Man Behind The Blog” It was the first time I had heard of this link-up. I instantly loved the idea and wanted to join in the fun.

There was just one problem…

Russ isn’t exactly a talker. He is definitely a man of few words unless he knows you well, your an easy target, or you catch him on an off day. When I first met the guy I thought he was stuck up. I guess it turns out that shy can be confused for stuck up sometimes. Sorry babe.

He reluctantly agreed to do an interview for this post and I hope you enjoy it because it may never happen again.



1// What is your favorite family tradition?


Russ: “We don’t have any.”
Me: “Yes we do.”
*We then proceed to argue about what can be classified as a family tradition before finally realizing a favorite for both of us*
Russ: “Christmas Eve Service with you and the girls.”

2// Who is your male celebrity crush?

Russ: “This is such a dumb question.”
Me: “I think I know who it is.”
Russ: “Who?”
Me: “Indiana Jones”
Russ: “Dang it! I was thinking Harrison Ford.”


3// What song best sums you up?

Russ: “I don’t know.”
 *A minute passes.*
Russ:”Oh wait, I do know. ‘Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd’. It just makes sense.”
Russ: “Or wait how about ‘It’s All About The Benjamins by Puff Daddy’ or…. or ummm ‘In The Garage by Weezer.'”
*Followed by him laughing*

4// What three things do you think of the most each day?

*Sigh*
Russ: “In no particular order. You three, the car I’m trying to build & remembering that I am a Christian and my relationship with Jesus is more important than the daily grind.”

5// What is your most embarrassing memory?


Russ: “I don’t know.”
Me: “Dig deep.”
Russ: “I fell down the hill one time when I was trying to mow it.”
Me *hysterical laughter* “Man, I’m sorry I missed that one.”
Russ: “I’m sure there are more things like that, but I don’t know.”

To find out more about this link up, join in and find out next months questions be sure to check out Heavens To Betsy.

Thank you Russell for letting me interrogate you with these awkward questions all for the sake of a blog post. 
You’re the best.

Now it’s your turn to link up!

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  • What a cute idea to interview the guy behind the blog!!! I am sure my hubs would have similar answers! I bet it was a lot of fun to talk to him for an interview that would be published. Love it- thanks for sharing!

  • It was fun…. once I convinced him it would be :). We will definitely be doing this again soon.

  • he fell down the hill with the mower…or the mower stayed? My papa mowed the yard which has a hill to a canal in the back and I was always scared he'd just tumble down with the mower. I think that happened to a neighbor actually. I don't think they got hurt though.
    Indiana Jones though good choice! Harrison Ford is pretty awesome.

  • I am guessing with the mower. We have a REALLY steep hill in front of our house. It is terrible to have to mow. We tried knocking the grade down some when we rebuilt but I think they actually made it worse lol.
    He LOVES Indiana Jones, always has too.

  • Elizabeth

    YAY! I'm so glad he let you interview him!! This was so fun to read!
    PS I miiiiight have laughed when Seth told me his embarrassing story too. And then felt bad. A little. Russ' was pretty good too (assuming he didn't get hurt!)

  • Aw, love this! I might have to join in on the fun, love the little things he did between questions that you added, really gave me a good mental picture of him sighing at your questions, haha. My husband would probably react the same.

  • I've never heard of this either, How FUN!! It is amazing when you actually get to pin point a certain question and require an answer out of a man. You did great, and to think you thought he was "stuck up" when you met! Thanks for a peek behind the blog post, I enjoyed my visit! Kim

    http://acitywithoutaswing.blogspot.com/

  • This is such a fun link up. I am so glad you found it and joined in.

    I couldn't help but laugh. I think the only thing he hurt was his pride. I refuse to mow that hill because I am certain I would die, lol.

  • Lol. Exactly I had to make sure his true personality came across.

    This was so much fun. You should totally join up!

  • Bahaha! Oh my goodness that made me laugh. It is so, so true though. This post was so much fun to do. I am glad I joined in.

    Thanks for visiting!

  • chall1018

    I love this series that Betsy hosts! So fun. I'm glad you guys joined in. I always send the questions by email to Nate at work and his come back with very short sentences. I think I need to ask him in person next time! Love your post!

  • Funny! So cool that you got him to do the interview!

  • Love it! I really am going to have to try to convince Matt to let me do the interview on him!

  • Ha! Love it! So fun to hear things from the guys' side around the blog world lately!

  • Amy Smith

    This is great! I'm so glad he participated! I was think of my Dad when I hear Simple Man! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I am loving this series too. I just told Russ that his post went over really well so he should plan on doing it again next month. Haha, I would get one word answers if I did that to Russ!

    Thanks friend!

  • It is! I hope that he doesn't mind jumping on board again next month. This was a really fun post to put together.

  • DO IT!!!! It was so much fun. Good luck friend!

  • It has been hasn't it?! I really hope to make this link-up part of my monthly routine. Nice to change things up a bit and these posts are really fun to read.

  • Thanks friend. I am too!

    It is such a great song. Makes me want to grab a drink and sit on the patio.

  • Whitney Jordan

    haha I love these guy surveys ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially love the fact that he had a comment about each of your questions before he'd answer and that you could predict some of his answers. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bwahaha! This is awesome, that story of him falling down the hill while mowing! These guys behind the blogs, gotta love them. You have a keeper!

  • Hi Beth! Thanks for hosting! Loved your Q & A! Men are so funny!

  • HAHAHA!! This is the best and exactly what our conversation would look like! Awesome.

  • This had me cracking up….and a little sorry I missed doing it with my hubby! Next time!

  • Adore this idea!!! And yeah, my husband would be a very unwilling participant!!

  • Stefanie

    I love this! My husband would never play along!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    These are always so fun to read!
    Scott won't do a little Q&A with me on the blog, so I always love it when other guys do.

  • love it!! & his song choices!!

  • Thanks. His song choices… oh he is the comedian. I think he nailed it with his first pick!

  • Aren't they. This may just be my new favorite link-up. Russ was less than thrilled but I am so glad he played along.

  • Ah you should try! I was SO surprised I was able to twist his arm into it. You could just ask him the questions and never bring up the blog part… baha ha. That wouldn't look suspicious at all :).

  • Russ was at first but he warmed up. I THINK I may be able to convince him to join in next month too! Here's hoping.

  • Yes, you have to do it next time. This post was so fun to write and I love reading the posts others do as well.

  • Hello! You are so welcome! I have an amazing group of co-hosts.

    Thank you, thank you. Mine certainly thinks he is hilarious ;).

  • Lol. That is awesome. You should totally join in next month!

  • It is such a fun link up, I am loving it.

    Thank you, I think so too :)!

  • Me too! I know right. My favorite was the deep sighs. Definitely a new favorite monthly link up!

  • Mine as well…Even when he's not ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • This was hilarious! It was fun to hear the back and forth between you both. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And In The Garage by Weezer is a great song.

  • It was such a fun post to write. I am definitely planning on linking up again next month!
    I canโ€™t say I know that song off the top of my headโ€ฆ guess Iโ€™ll go look it up on Youtube!
    Happy Friday!