It’s been forever since Justin has taken over the blog. So, since we are now settled in Texas, and are getting the hang of two kids (not really–hah!), we decided to give The Guys Behind the Blog another shot. Even though it’s the end of January, Justin will be talking about his New Years resolutions and his feelings on winter.
Time for a long overdue Guys Behind the Blog, with your favorite hilarious, video-game playing, statistician, Justin!
In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?
I think the better question is how am I not the same as my childhood self. The biggest differences is that I work instead go to school, and that I actually eat food instead of being my old, picky self. Those aside, I’m mostly the same guy. Oh, I also have a wife and son. That’s kind of a bit difference.
What does family mean to you?
I have no idea how to answer this. Honestly, family is family.
How would your family or closest friends describe you?
4. What’s your fondest childhood memory?
Going to the hardware store with my father. We were there almost every weekend (My dad would always find something to work on, and often needed just one more thing at the hardware store in order to get it done). The electronics store and the sporting goods store were adjacent to the hardware store, so we often went to all three, just to look around. On the way home, we would stop off at McDonalds and we would each get an ice cream cone, but only on the condition that we could finish eating it before we got home so Mom didn’t find out. Then we would spend the rest of the day doing yardwork or working on whatever project my dad wanted to do. When we finished and after we had eaten, we would sit down on the couch and watch baseball or basketball while eating popcorn. Honestly, this really is the first thing that popped into my head. I have so many fond memories of my childhood with my siblings and my parents.
5. What words of wisdom would pass on to your childhood self?
Never pass up an opportunity to help someone, and never miss the chance to learn something new.
I need to take more pictures of Justin! I’m running out of new ones for the monthly Guys Behind the Blog!
1. This year is Leap Year — what are you going to do to celebrate?
…it’s a Leap Year?
2. If you could create an obscure holiday, what would it be and why?National Give Justin 5 Dollars Day….orNational Sleep in Past 9 AM Day.
In reality though, I did create a Holiday in High School. March 16th. Badger Day. Everyone watches that Badger Badger video. All of my friends celebrated it. It was originally the 15th of March, but I had to reschedule due to The Ides of March.
I watched the first 15 minutes. I gave the movie 10 minutes longer than I normally would for the sole reason that Amy Adams was in it.
4. Tradition has it that women are supposed to propose to their men on leap day. Would you (or did you) say yes if your girl popped the question?You finally did it, Blogosphere. You gave me a question I literally have no idea how to answer. I’m gonna say yes because Tayler is giving me a very concerning look.
5. If you had to have a special event take place on leap day, what would it be (ex: wedding, birthday, birth of your child, etc)?
It would probably have to be something special enough to celebrate, but either mundane enough to only celebrate every 4 years, or significant enough to find excuses to celebrate it every year despite the fact that it didn’t actually happen on that date.Ladies and Gentlemen……National Give Justin 5 Dollars Day is officially on Leap Year Day. I expect a check in the mail by at least March 7th.
We missed December’s version of Guys Behind the Blog, but we are back into the grove! So, I’m going to sit back and let Justin take over to say what he is currently up to…by not talking at all.