My husband, the writer.

I usually reserve my bragging rights for Jed, and even try to keep those anecdotes to a minimum. (I’m aware that he is not the only smartest, cutest kid in the whole entire world.) But today, it’s the other guy in my life I’m proud of.

When Dave first came to me and told me he wanted to start his own online magazine, I felt a tad territorial. I wasn’t going to pee on our laptop or anything, but the publishing industry, and writing in particular, was my wheelhouse, my career path. He had been blogging for a bit, but I didn’t think he was serious enough about it to take it to the next level. Here we are, a couple of years later, and not only is his own magazine doing well, but he’s also pitching and getting asked to write for others! He can do something that not a lot of people can do well, which is write in his own voice. You read something of Dave’s and you can hear him talking to you as if he’s sitting right next to you, or 100 feet across a crowded room (his voice really carries).

This month, he has a story in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine called “Fly Fishing 101”, and I had to brag on him a bit. Even if you’re not into fly fishing, it’s worth a gander… he’s pretty damn funny. It’s a quick read if you have a few minutes this weekend. Happy Friday!

He even has a cover tag:)

Speaking “stylist”.

After months (and months) of growing his hair out, Dave is finally getting it cut this morning. Of course I had to make the appointment. When we got married, I didn’t realize that “wife” also meant “personal assistant” 🙂

He goes to this cool, vintagey place in West Asheville called The Blue Ribbon, where (you guessed it) you get an ice-cold PBR with your haircut.

He wanted me to go with him, but I had to work. He’s always afraid he doesn’t know how to talk to hair stylists… that he doesn’t know how to describe what he wants. Since I couldn’t go with him and hold his hand, I wrote him a note to give to his stylist:

Dear Amber,

Thank you for taking on my husband’s unruly mane. He asked me to write you a note expressing what he wants done to his hair. I may have taken a few liberties:)
1. He wants to keep the length, but doesn’t want it to look like a Jew ‘fro. So if possible, please keep the length, but take out the volume. 
2. If he needs to use a styling product, he will, but he’s low maintenance (if you can’t tell). Choose the best one and he’ll buy it.
3. Make sure it’s not too long in the back (i.e., no mullet).
4. If keeping the length sans volume simply won’t work with his hair type, just do your best to make him look as much like Robert Downey Jr. as possible.
He told me I wasn’t allowed to take before and after pics, but I lifted a “before” pic of him from his blog taken last weekend. He’s the one on the left, with the bushy beard and hair bursting out of his trucker hat:
We will see what he comes back with!