An Engineer & a Naked Lady Walk into a Bar...


Hubby is a civil engineer and land surveyor. I don't know what that means. For over 12 years now people will ask me what he does for living and I have no clue. He mostly works on the computer, AutoCad I think. He goes surveying with his robot. He comes home way too frequently with poison oak after trespassing, I mean surveying.

One time, I was ready to go on my scrapbooking weekend with the girls. He had been surveying on the company 4-wheeler, flipped it, and part of something cut his face open. He came home with a J-shaped hole on his cheek. Had to run to emergency for 16 stitches. He's lucky he didn't crush a vital. I still got to go on my trip...hours later. Remind me to tell you the story when he broke his arm on my 21st birthday, the guy has a thing with danger and special events!

Where was I?

Oh yeah. Hubby got blogformance anxiety and wanted to bail on writing a post. What? This was even something you coined your brain-child. GHOST HOST. You can't bail!

After a few refills on the wine glass...er beer stein, he's talking. It's not much, but it's an interview about what the heck he actually does when he goes to "work."

Me--I'm going to interview you now.
Hubby--To see which Sex and the City girl I am?
Me--(laughing hysterically)

Me--Okay, seriously.
Hubby--What is this for again?
Me--Just answer the questions.

Me--What's your job description?
Hubby--Jack of all trades, master of none.
Me--dear god *SIGH*

****4 ridiculous answers later...****

Hubby--I design roads, bridges, train tracks, big stuff
Me--Go on.
Hubby--Mechanical engineers design cars, we design the roads.
Me--What about Land Surveying
Hubby--We tell you where your property lines are.

Hubby--Oh wait, remember that joke about the priest, the civil engineer and the naked lady on the bike?
Me--Where the engineer doesn't notice the woman but says "nice bike?"
Hubby--And mentions her tire pressures are low....
Me--Wow this is exciting stuff.
Hubby--I can find the exact joke.
Me--Really, I think we're done. Thanks we've all been enlightened.


If you're wondering if I ever get a serious answer out of my Hubby.
No, no I don't.

10 supporters in group:

  1. *Becky* said...

    HA! I don't know what Miles does either. I know its smart, and I'm proud of him. Just like you are proud of your smart hubby! See, we ARE good wifey type people, YAY us!

  2. Vicki said...

    Jen,

    I have to come out of lurker-ville and say hi!! I have been reading your blog now for a while after clicking on the link from Heather's blog (Life as we know it)!!
    I hope you don't mind! I really enjoy reading your blog. You make me laugh so often. You are a very good writer and what do those "blog evaluators" know - Elementary level - HA!!! :)
    So I'll stop lurking if it's ok!! (Actually I was afraid of being TP'd!! LOL!!!!)
    Blessings,
    Vicki

  3. Darcie said...

    Hmmm. Maybe he had a good idea with that whole "which sex in the city girl am I" thing. It might prove rather telling.

    I don't know what my husband does either. I don't really need to know unless he stops bringing home the bacon. You can bet then I'd be interested!

  4. Christina said...

    LOL! This is especially funny to me since MY husband is a land surveyor too!! Unfortunately I know all too much about what he does, tho, since I do the drafting from home.
    Thanks for stopping by my place. I'll be back!

  5. Connie said...

    I found you from Jennifer's blog.

    My husband is a Electrical Engineer working as a Project Engineer for NASA and I don't know what he does either. I went to NASA's website one day to find out and I got all confused.

    At least your engineer is funny.....

  6. Susiewearsthepants said...

    When I was married my husband would come and start talking to me about work. I would just look at him with a very confused look on face. I NEVER asked questions, because the answer was something that would just confuse me more.

  7. petit elefant said...

    That sounds like every single conversation I've ever had with my husband. I'm glad I'm not alone.e

  8. Laura said...

    Interesting - my husband is a civil engineer too! And, he designs the roads, too! Does your husband work for DOT?

  9. The Mom said...

    Hi Vicky! Glad you came out of lurkdom!

    Gotta love those Type A's huh?

  10. Heather said...

    LOLOL!!!! That is hilarious ;) Vicky is from Toby's Moms board... How cool that she is reading you too now!

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