Friday, November 14, 2008

My Mountain Man


As most of you know, Andy loves the outdoors.  I never really thought it would be a problem in our marriage until recently though.  In fact he has taught me a lot & helped me try new fun adventurous activities, like sleeping in a tent instead of a cabin, even in the rain.  Definately a big step for me, but now I think it's gone a bit too far.

You see, I have noticed over the past few months Andy has been really into survival movies, books, documentaries, etc.  This week he started reading this....

(I kinda think the guy on the cover might resemble Andy a bit, especially since he loves bandanas and beards)

Then, today he met me at work to sign some insurance papers.  He rolled into the office on his long board of course sporting his new hippie hair and shaggy beard and looked at me with a very serious expression and said, "Jen, I've decided my new goal is eventually get my self lost in the wilderness, be smart enough to survive, and then write a book about it".  What in the....all I could do was stare at him.  When he told me he had a new goal I thought he was going to say run more or enter a mtn biking race or something like that.  All I could say is that I was glad I went to school and got a job so I could provide for my self since my husband plans on getting lost in the wilderness.  Funniest part is he is absolutely not joking at all!

Can I please move in with one of you when he gets lost so I don't get lonely?  Who knows how long he'll be gone and I don't plan on joining the search and rescue team since it his goal not to be found & survive on his own... I would never want to ruin his dream :)

8 comments:

Matt said...

This is hilarious. I love survivor shows too. Especially Bear Grills' show "Man vs Wild." However, I don't plan on making it a life style. You should go with Andy on his adventures. You could make it a show and it would be the first couple in a wilderness survival show. It would be awesome. Of course, you'd have to not bathe, and eat grubs.

Livin' Wright said...

Hahha! Andy Kills me! Tank went through a Survivor Stage as well. he wanted to live in the wilderness for 3 days and only have a knife with him. LUCKLY, I think the Phase has passed. You can come and Live with me if he is never found :)

Martin Family said...

ADDENDUM: This is Andy, I just wanted to clear a few things up for everyone. While most of this post that Jen wrote is true, when I said I want to get lost in the wilderness and have to survive, I meant that I only wanted to be out there for a few days, maybe a week. Jen made it sound like I was wanting to live in the wild on my own. Besides this one little missunderstanding, the rest is true.

-Andy

Greg and Michelle Andersen said...

Tell Andy that one of my favorite shows is Man vs. Wild. I would always pay very close attention just in case I get lost someday. I think I am prepared if such a thing happened. Andy cracks me up.

The Arnett Family said...

Ha Ha. That is awesome. We have a guest house so it is all yours if you need it ;)

Ali said...

Ha! I'm totally not surprised! Go, Andy! And yes, you can move in, since you found out today what it's like with Jake mauling you and shoving food and mints down your throat. If you still are up for it, when Andy gets lost in the wilderness, come on over! :)

Ashley said...

This is awesome. Adam just informed that this is every man's dream, it's perfectly natural.

Jen and Joel said...

Funny thing is Jen...that Joel would love for that to happen to him as well. I personally think that they would miss their wives too bad and come home early.