Friday, August 1, 2014

Blogoversary Celebration Day 7: Ben Wallace {Guest Post & Giveaway}

It's Day 7 of my blogoversary celebration! We are coming into the final stretch, but that doesn't mean that I don't have more awesomeness coming. Let me tell you a little about today's author.

I met this author through author Steven Luna, if you remember what I told you about Steven Luna then you may have an idea where this is going. And naturally I met him on (drum roll please) Twitter!!! We bonded over sarcastic tweets and pretty soon I was telling him and other Dumb White Husbands why they were wrong over at this great website that Ben Wallace runs called, none other than Dumb White Husband. Ben put a call out on Twitter asking women to write in with why they thought men were wrong and I gladly answered the call. I was all too happy to tell him why I thought men were wrong. 

Then Ben realized I was a culinary teacher and invited me to write for Dumb White Husband in a different capacity. Guess he got tired of me telling him why he was wrong. Just kidding, I can tell him that anytime on Twitter or Facebook. His new proposal was definitely right up my alley. He asked me to write a food column for his site teaching Dumb White Husbands how to cook. Of course I accepted the challenge and have been writing the column called Eat, Pray, Shove ever since. And I have to admit it's a lot of fun. Hanging out with Ben and his crew of Dumb White Husbands is always fun. They are a group of crazy talented guys that never cease to make me laugh. I don't recommend drinking anything during a conversation with him because chances are you will end up spitting it out of your nose. Ben is an incredibly talented and busy guy and has been a supporter of mine ever since I met him. And is an all around smart guy... 

Today he is going to give us the secret to not getting older! Love it

Happy Blog-a-versary, Consuming Worlds!

This is quite an accomplishment and you should be proud. It’s not easy to keep a blog going for two years. I know this because I have left a trail of abandoned sites scattered across the web like a trail of half-assed breadcrumbs.

But, I am excited to help celebrate your two year anniversary.

I remember two. It was a great year. The stigma of one was gone, the pressures of three were far off in the future and you could still crap yourself without it being your problem.

Yep. two was the age to be.

So now that you’ve made it, I feel I should impart some advice on growing up. My advice? Don’t grow up. It’s overrated. I stopped years ago and I have no regrets. In fact I wish I had gotten to it sooner. Here’s how I did it.

1. Surround yourself with toys. The more the better. Don’t hide them in the attic. Put them in the living room.

*You know Ben, I actually do have toys in my living room. And I'm not just talking about my kids toys. I have video game toys all over the living room. So check one off the list! Woohoo! I'm one step closer to never growing up! 

2.   Read everyday. Read the fun books and don’t forget your Calvin.

* I do love me some Calvin! Check that one off the list. And I definitely read... A LOT!

3.  Work hard only to justify questionable purchases. This is easier if you have kids in to Lego.

*I have this one covered too. I use my kids love of Legos to buy the sets I love. But shhh, don't tell my kids!

4.  Nap often. Nap passionately.

5. Pay attention when people are talking to you. Unless it’s boring. Then doodle. 

*Done and Done! And what did I tell you about calling that doodling? That is not a doodle, that is art, illustration and the likes. Sheesh, when are you going to listen? But I do doodle and draw, especially when boring people are talking. You should see my college notebooks.

6.  Play games.


7.  Laugh loud at the funny stuff.

*Double check... laughter is the best medicine.

8.  Make the unfunny stuff worth laughing at.

*Is there any other way?

9. Hang out with fun people. (Of course you already do this at

*I certainly do! Especially at Dumb White Husband.

As long as you do all of this and have someone else cut up your food, you’ll stay young forever.

Congrats again on the milestone, Consuming Worlds. I look forward to celebrating your two year anniversary again next year.

Thanks Ben! I look forward to celebrating my 2nd year again too! And hey with your list I feel like I'm younger already, but somehow older and wiser. Thanks for letting me hang out at Dumb White Husband with you and for joining the celebration!

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