Lyle Cook

The Man Behind the Blog

A silly interview with my sweet husband whose birthday happens to be today.
Lyle Cook

“Hello. I’m Karla, your resident blogger. I would like to interview you for an article I’m working on this week. Would that be okay?”

“Do I have a choice?”

“No. No, you don’t. And just so you know, I reserve the right to include leading questions in the interview process. Any objections to that?”




“First of all, are you familiar with”

“Yes. I’m married to it.” *laughs*

“I understand you have a birthday this week.”

*laughs* “We’re not talkin’ about that.”

“What do you do for a living?”

“I’m a printer.”


“What does that mean?”

“It means I print things. On substrates.” *laughs*

“Oh, is there a big call for that kind of thing?”

“Not so much any more.”

“How long have you been in that business?”

“Well… let me think now… I started full-time in the summer of 1983. So that’s 33 years. That was after I grew up in it.”

“Did you always want to be a printer?”


{waiting for him to elaborate}

“Isn’t that a yes or no question?”

“What did you want to be?”

“A mechanic.”


“Why did you become a printer instead of a mechanic?”

“Because I was too lazy to go to school.”


“What would you call it? Lazy and poor.”

“This is the man who works 50+ hours a week printing because he was too lazy to go to school?”


“Do you wish you were a mechanic now?”

“Sometimes. Mainly because the mechanic trade is not going anywhere. Kinda hard to have your car repaired on the internet.”

“What do you like to do for fun?”

“Drive. Watch racing.”


“Where do you like to drive?”

“Doesn’t matter. In the mountains, I suppose.”

“Who do you like to go with?”

“My wife. And anybody else who’s willing to ride.”

“Tell me more about your wife. Is she a lovely lady?”

*laughs* “The most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.”

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“Why do you like to go on drives with her?”

“Because she’s willing to ride and not want to drive.”

“That’s a dumb answer!”

*laughs* “Thank you. You’re just making these questions up as you go, aren’t you?”

“How will you be celebrating your birthday this year?”

“We get to go to the Oregon coast again. How long is this thing?”

“This is actually all the questions I had for you. Thank you for your participation.”


He’s such a good sport! I do love that man!


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