A Well Crafted Man: Introduction

A Well Crafted Family

A new addition to A Well Crafted Party is a series by my husband, Brian, called A Well Crafted Man. Please welcome him to the site and let us know what you want to know about the man behind the party! 


A Well Crafted Family
Photo by Motormouth Studios

This being my first post, I want to tell you a little about myself. Which puts me in an awkward position, since I don’t like telling the Internet stuff about me. I also don’t like lists, but Jenni suggested a list would make this post easier (doesn’t she love lists?). She’s my wife, so she’s usually right.

A Few Things About A Well Crafted Man:

In no particular order—

  1. RCTID! If you don’t know what that stands for, Google it, and come back to this post once you’ve donned your Timber’s Army scarf. I played soccer through college, never at any level of professionalism, and when we moved to Portland, I couldn’t wait to go to a game. I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows.
  2. I met my wife on a blind date, before the blind date. Actually, she eyed me on our college campus before I met her before the blind date…so I guess it can’t really be called a blind date. Our mutual friend hooked us up, and that’s why you make friends, kids. So they can match you with your future spouse. 7 years in, and we still really like each other. I’m not surprised, though; she’s my kind of girl.
  3. I grew up in Japan. I’m kind of tall, so usually the first thing people say when they meet me is, “you don’t look Japanese”.
  4. I love all things Portland. I bike across its bridges, drown myself in its coffee, beer, and wine, laugh about its stereotypes, and feel proud that my son was born here. He will actually get to brag to people, “I’m a native Oregonian”. Aren’t you jealous, you Midwest migrants?
  5. My son means the world to me. When he arrived, that meant the end of all my hobbies. I work, and I spend time with my son – that’s what I tell people when they ask what I do. I quite enjoy my life. My son is almost two (I wonder if Jenni will post about his 2nd birthday party), and I didn’t know time could fly so fast. I want to be the best dad I can be.

Now you know a little about me, and will hopefully welcome my addition to this site. In my typical, mercurial fashion, if I set out an agenda, I’ll change it later, but you may see posts from me regarding being a dad, enjoying Portland, brewing beer (here’s my old homebrewing blog: bostbeer.blogspot.com), and perhaps some philosophical ponderings of politics, people, and purpose. And a lot of alliteration.

Cheers,

Brian

 

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Comments

    • Kira
    • July 14, 2013
    Reply

    How fun that the blog is becoming a family affair. My husband has no blogging interest at all. Also, I love that photo of you guys!

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      Macey is THE BEST! Haha… he had a blog for a while and then decided he didn’t want to keep it up or write about just beer. So, I offered him a guest series to see if he wanted to do it more often. I think he was getting jealous of all the fun opportunities.

  1. Reply

    Yay!!! I’m so glad Brian is writing!!! Nate’s talked about starting his own blog and I wouldn’t be surprised if after he finishes school he does. 🙂

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      That would be so handy in his field!

    • Carol
    • July 15, 2013
    Reply

    Let me tell you more about Brian….He is a most excellent Son-In-Law. He is an amazing Husband to my daughter. He is a most excellent daddy. He is loving, giving, caring, thoughtful, bright, cheerful, talented, handsome and fun person and I simply adore him!

    Great first post son-in-law of mine and I look forward to many more! 🙂

    1. Jenni
      Reply

      He is pretty funny too. I cracked up reading his first post.:)

  2. Reply

    ROSE CITY TILL I DIE! the boyfriend has turned me into a fellow soccer fan and we are season ticket holders!

  3. Aaw, sweet. It’s so cool when husbands blog. Although ours have a lot of catching up to do to get to be naturals like us! 😉

    • Pech
    • July 16, 2013
    Reply

    Welcome Well Crafted Man! Excited to see your perspective, and hopefully enough but not too much alliteration

  4. Brian
    Reply

    Thanks, Pech. I’ll try to temper my tongue and tone down my penchant for puns.

    • Bee
    • July 20, 2013
    Reply

    You have a great blog voice Brian!! Great first post! Be careful, it can be addicting (Bahahahah!)

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