10 Things You Didn’t Know…

  • About Michael!

I’m so excited to write this post because you already know a lot of weird stuff about me! Like the fact that apples make my mouth itch and that I can’t really bend my last three toes! Strange, I know. But don’t you feel like you know me better because you know some of the weird stuff?! Today it’s Michael’s turn! I made him come up with this list because I only wanted him to share 10 things that he wanted the world to know about him! I could come up with three dozen things that may surprise you about Michael but I’ll let him do the talking today!

Michael is an interesting guy and I’ve always loved that about him. He has never fit into one category of “man”. Some men are super techy, really out-doorsy, really redneck, uber metro, completely country or just overly preppy and Michael doesn’t fall into any of those categories completely.  He has hints of all of them which makes him an overall a well rounded guy that’s always up for anything! Enjoy getting to know Michael a little better today!! I’m handing over the reigns to him! :

Hello Internet!!  This is where I take over the Katelyn James blogosphere!  Honestly during our planning meeting for 2015, Katelyn was talking about how she could scale back blogging 5 times a week and I offered to take over a few posts a month and she actually said yes!!  So here is my little introduction to me with:

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Michael!!

  1. I’m blind…. or at least I feel like it sometimes.  Now in the wedding photography world, this is frowned upon.  Do not worry I have contacts and backup contacts on wedding days and if worse comes to worse, I can bust out my glasses!  I am not sure what legally blind is, but my prescription is -3.00 in both eyes!
  2. I love every type of music!  Like Katelyn said, I do not fall into one category of “man” (I think that is a compliment :).  I also do not have a favorite type of music.  I have anything and everything on my iPhone.  From country music to Broadway show tunes, from T-Swift to Linkin Park, from Jay-Z to Michael Buble’. Seriously everything!!  If you know any new artists leave a comment, I love checking out new music!
  3. Toilet Paper Troubles : I have to have toilet paper coming over the top of the roll and not under like Katelyn does!  This is almost a deal breaker for relationships haha!  Katelyn’s family does it the wrong way too and whenever we are in their house I switch the toilet paper around!  I will switch it around at anyone’s house, so watch out!
  4. I Hate Salads (yes I eat vegetables, just not salad).  This will get me emails about how unhealthy I am and I am fully prepared to delete them. :) I will also get fan mail from people who share their disdain for rabbit food!
  5. Would take a nap every day if Katelyn would let me.  Katelyn views this as a weakness, I view it as a strength.  If I can shut my eyes for 20….maybe 30 minutes I wake up ready to accomplish what ever she needs me to do.  There have been studies done about this…It’s science.
  6. Barnes and Noble is my happy place.  A lot of people ask, “So you spend your whole day with your wife at the house?” and most days that is the case, but we have our days where I need to get out, or I am asked to get out of the house and my go-to place is Barnes and Noble.  I have enough introvert in me that I like to be by myself, but I like to be by myself with other people around.  If that makes sense.
  7. If a new apple product comes out I have to buy it. (Once approved by the monthly budget)  I am currently saving up for the Apple Watch, I was hoping it was going to be out for Valentines day so that could be an excuse, but I will just have to wait!
  8. Turning into a country boy. Again Katelyn said that I do not really fit the mold of a specific type of guy, but one type that I feel like I am turing into is a country boy.  I’m now a proud owner of a gun, muckboots, and a Carhartt coat for Christmas.  If you do not know what any of those things are then there is most likely not a country boy in your life.  Even the other day I thought that I would like to have a truck and I have never had that thought in my life.
  9. I have Invisalign!  One of my 10 things that people didn’t know about me was that I never wore braces.  I feel like I had pretty straight teeth….well on the top at least.  I learned how to smile without showing my bottom teeth.  Then my wisdom teeth came in because I never got around to getting them removed.  So now my teeth are overcrowded and I have Invisalign to fix it! Nothing more romantic than taking out some plastic retainers from your mouth!
  10. I wish I was a travel agent!  One of my favorite parts of working with Katelyn is planning all of our travels!  Be sure to check out the new categories tab up top and click personal and travels to see all of our adventures!  I love finding cheap flights and hotels and keeping everything organized!  That is the type A in me coming out!
xoxo, Katelyn
40 Comments Personal
  1. Mary Marantz reply

    Awww YAY!!! I LOVE this post!! Go Michael!! And I totally agree about the every type of music thing….my iTunes looks like I have multiple personalities! :)

  2. Janelle C reply

    This was AWESOME!!!!! I chuckled throughout this whole post! Great to know you Michael! :)

  3. Ashley reply

    Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself, Michael! I love learning the little things about people. However, I just want to say that you are not blind… I in fact have a contact prescription for -9.50 in the left and -9.00 in the right.

  4. Nicole Salter reply

    We’re in the same music boat man! Check out the lovely Ms Kira Isabella from my Canada hometown, I’ve been calling her the next TSwift for years! :D

  5. Loren reply

    This is awesome! And makes me SO excited to meet you and Katelyn next month at Creative!! I look foward to reading your blogs!

  6. Kat reply

    Ah I love this!!! So fun!

  7. Shaina Koren reply

    Ahh – I loved waking up and seeing this! It is great to hear from you on the blog Michael! So, do you and Katelyn have two toilet paper stands in the bathroom to accommodate your preferences?! haha

  8. Katie reply

    Love this!!!! Andrew just got a truck but he’s been a city boy his whole life! A little bit a country will do you good ;) and I am impressed by your backups and backup backups for your eyes but -3.0?? My eyes are -7.0 & -8.0!!! You have laser vision compared to what I can see haha! thanks for sharing more about you Michael!

  9. Amanda Jackson reply

    It’s so fun to hear new things about Katelyn’s other half!
    Sorry Katelyn, but Michael is right about the toilet paper! ;)
    Oh, and Michael, you’re definitely not blind! I have a contact prescription of -8.50 in both eyes and I’m not even considered legally blind! Haha. :)

  10. Shalese reply

    By age 21, my eyes were -6.50 and -7.00 . . . you are doing ok! hahaha I used to cry at EVERY eye doctor appointment because I was sure I was going to be blind before 25. Then my doctor showed me how far into the negatives they could correct and I felt a lot better!

  11. Tiffany Heidenthal reply

    ” There have been studies done about this…It’s science.” Hahahah. I concur.

  12. Shannon reply

    You have probably already heard/listen to Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, but if not they are awesome! Travis and I’s first dance song was one of theirs, so you might recognize it :) they are going to be here, at The Broadberry, on Sunday! They just put out a new album and it is great.

  13. Kelly Trimble reply

    I can take a nap anywhere – anytime. Just FYI I read a study that you should only take a 20 min nap. 30 min is too long and you will be groggy – but 20 is perfect. It says if you have the time the next best thing is a 90 min nap. I set my timer (almost) everyday for 20 min and it works wonders!

  14. ashley link reply

    I know about all those country things thanks to my guy haha. Sadly, he doesn’t have a truck. That would be awesome haha. And my playlist has ADHD. It goes from CCR – Lecrae, Britney – Johnny Cash, The Temptations – 30 Seconds to Mars, Tom Petty – Mariah Carey. It’s a good fit for any mood. :)

    Thanks for sharing these fun facts! I bet being so well-rounded helps you relate to all of the grooms! I’m sure they appreciate it. I know Justin will love that you’ll talk about guns and Carhart jackets hahaha.

  15. Robyn reply

    Great Post! (totally agree about the toilet paper..:))

  16. Kristina W. reply

    Woohoo! Loved “getting to know” Michael some more!

  17. Rebekah reply

    I totally relate to #s 2, 3, & 6, especially #6. I love to eat out & go to movies alone, as bizarre as that may be.

  18. Natalie reply

    Huey loves napping too! I think Katelyn and I are twins… I’m always making fun of him and trying to wake him up to get things done, but he swears that science is in his favor! ;)

  19. Emily Gerald reply

    woooohoooo invisalign for the W!!!

  20. Ally Skeer reply

    I love this! The new Ford trucks have seat heaters AND seat coolers, in case you’re still in the market! :) And I can completely relate to Barnes and Noble- something about the smell of the books and the hustle and bustle of the people is so comforting!

  21. Megan reply

    This is great! And Muckboots are literally the best thing in the entire world! They consume my winter wardrobe! Ha!

  22. Brooke reply

    Justin and I (and my mom!!) loved getting to know Michael during our engagement session and wedding :) It makes us smile to see him in the background of a few pictures too! You two are such a great team :)

  23. Shelley Hohe reply

    So fun to read about you Michael! I agree…. toilet paper must be coming over the top and naps are a must. One you both have kids (hint hint) I am sure Katelyn will feel differently. Other than that I can’t believe you don’t like salads…come to California…we have some great salads here. Especially one with grilled chicken on top…YUMMY! Come to the Sonoma/Napa area and I will treat you to one :)

  24. Jaime Faure-Thompson reply

    Michael check out Johnnyswim they are a husband and wife music duo. They are awesome :)

  25. Jessica Gourley reply

    OH. My. Gosh. This made me laugh a lot. #1- I also do NOT love salad and it has to be only the things I like for me to ever eat it, but I basically hate it and would rather just eat vegetables. #2- It’s hilarious that you think you’re blind with a -3.00! My husband constantly acts like I’m blind with my glasses off and I’m telling him I can still see things (like I can tell when he’s making faces across the room at me, even if I can’t see the exact face). The funny part? I am a NEGATIVE FIVE POINT FIVE in both eyes! You’re not as blind as you think! Take hope! :)

  26. Katie gargiulo reply

    Love this post! So happy that you and Michael are still so in love and best friends !!! I feel special knowing I knew more than half of these “things about Michael.” It was so so great to see your smiling faces in va beach at brunch!!! Love you lots katelyn & Michael !!!

  27. Jen Olmstead reply

    Aaron and I are totally on board with the You Need a Truck campaign. Hello, 2016 write-off? ;)

  28. Nancy Ray reply

    And this blogpost proves why you and Will are friends. Y’all are SO similar! Bad eyesight, never had wisdom teeth removed, loves ALL kinds of music. Everything except for … salads. Will can devour a good salad. In fact, I think that we need to make you a special Ray Salad next time you visit, so we can convert you :). Loved this post!

  29. Melissa Farmer reply

    LOVE this post! And Michael, I’m in agreement about the toilet paper…has to be UP :)

  30. Annetta reply

    I’m with you on the toilet paper, Michael. I will change the roll at other people’s houses too. Has to to be over the top! Nice post.

  31. Didi reply

    Hey Michael. Nothing wrong with becoming a “country” boy; they are the best around! Loved the 10 things about you. It is great to hear about Katelyn’s other half and we are looking forward to meeting you in April!

  32. Jessica reply

    Sounds like Michael rocks. He got me at “It’s science”. Hopefully he can “see” that he’s awesome!! (har har har nudge nudge)

  33. Jacinthe reply

    Awwww I loved this post! Thank you for sharing more about you Michael! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts throughout the next months! So glad you like Barnes and Noble so much, it’s the best!! P.S. I hear you on the toilet paper troubles! I have to have the rolls the “right” way too! ;)

  34. Sydni Jackson reply

    I can relate to you with a lot of these! I love Barnes & Noble, switch people’s toilet paper around, loooove naps & planning trips – and salads are the worst, haha. Your smile is great – would have never guessed you have invisalign! Glad Katelyn let you share today :) (Whit is an interesting mix of “man” as well haha – he loves music, excel, blowing things up, skiing, and google/android. I think you guys would get along!)

  35. Leanne Wight reply

    Wow Michael, this was fun. I didn’t know we had so much in common… I have you beat on the poor eyesight, -6.0 and-6.5. Have contacts and now I’ve started to have to wear readers over top of those, but I am a few years older than you! :) Love all kinds of music, definitely over as opposed to under and last but not least I can seriously rock the nap! Really I mean any time, anywhere just give me 20 – 30 mins. and I’m good to go! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Christy Tyler reply

    Sounds like James & Michael are pretty similar in a few areas!! :) James definitely doesn’t fall into a category either, loves all types of music, and would nap every day if he could too!! (Except his naps are like 2 hours long!! It drives me insane!) haha. Also – this made me crack up, “but we have our days where I need to get out, or I am asked to get out of the house”…. lol… glad we aren’t the only husband/wife team who need some time apart! James’ go to place is the gym! He’ll go workout for 3-4 hours, and I can finally really be productive then! haha

  37. Danielle Blocker reply

    Go Michael! It was awesome to read more about you + your writing reveals so much of your personality in person!!! Thanks for sharing + I’m 100% with you on the tp over the top!

    I’m a music person too + have been pretty stoked about Missy Elliot coming back! Brandon + Leah “Life Happens” is a great feel good tune if you don’t mind that he’s Bruce Jenner’s son. Then my new fave entire album is Ella Henderson, all the songs are great. Enjoy!

  38. Buddy Powers reply

    I need more Mikey posts in my life! Yours are great too Katelyn… just saying.

  39. Courtney reply

    I totally feel ya with #9. Though I did have braces as a kid. But I am now on the downward stretch of 6 months with invisalign.

  40. Nicole reply

    I read this post weeks ago, but saw this link about the toilet paper debate today and thought I should share – Michael is right!

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