Meet the DC Cast: Adrian Kulp

by Kate on April 26, 2013

Here it is…our VERY LAST cast spotlight before the show! And of course, it’s the one “dude.”

LTYM: Who is Adrian Kulp?

ADRIAN: Wow, tricky question and refreshing opportunity. I’m so conditioned to presenting a list of professional accomplishments that never even answer the question. I’d like to think that I’m the sum of thousands of life experiences that continue to shape WHO I might be.

I’m a son, brother, father and husband.

I’m a kid that loved to go fishing and play catch with my dad after work in the summer. A kid that caught salamanders and crayfish, built tree forts and wrote poems… that built Legos, collected baseball cards, rode endless miles on a bike and went to church with my mom.

I’m a teenager that wore braces, worked on a farm and learned how to drive a tractor before a car. A teen that got his haircuts on a stool in the driveway and pegged his pants… that was editor of his high school yearbook, had his first fistfight and went to the prom (not in the same night)… and a teenager that went to college to become a man.

A man that did less studying than socializing. A man that lost everything he owned to a fire and delivered the eulogy at his best friends funeral. A man with a lot more questions than answers… who was reminded that possessions don’t make the man, faith, honesty and humanity do. A man who climbed mountains, floated down rivers and slept under the desert stars. A man that works hard every day to be a better person… that married a wonderful woman and was lucky enough to have beautiful, healthy children with.

NOTE: I also fell asleep on the toilet once in college.

LTYM: How did you discover LTYM?

ADRIAN: Monica Sakala, the wordsmith behind Wired Momma invited me to her home a few months ago for dinner. After almost fourteen years in Los Angeles, my family and I had just moved to the Washington, D.C. area and didn’t really know anyone. She went out of her way to introduce me to an amazing group of area bloggers. She also told me about a show that she did last year and thought that it might be right up my alley.

LTYM: What is the craziest thing you remember your mother saying to you?

ADRIAN: Stop touching your eyes and penis, you are covered in poison oak!

LTYM: What is one of your favorite things you’ve ever written?

ADRIAN: When I see those eyes of green,
Touched with a hint of blue,
They show me all of what she’s seen,
And if our love is true.

NOTE: I’m pretty sure this allowed me to unhook a few bras in junior high. OH! And I wrote a book for Penguin Publishing, which comes out on May 7th. It’s a comedic memoir about becoming a father and a full-time stay-at-home dad for two toddlers.

LTYM: What do you wish most for your children?

ADRIAN: That they never say never and ALWAYS keep laughing.

LTYM: Thanks Adrian!

You can read more about Adrian on his blog, Dad or Alive.

We hope to see you at the show this Sunday – it’s going to be AMAZING! If you haven’t bought your tickets yet…CLICK HERE.

Amy April 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

Love the picture of you, your brothers and Mom and that someone looks like they are getting choked but Mom is still smiling. I relate to “possessions don’t make a man.” (or woman) I guess. Those tragic experiences shape us. Congrats on your book! I look forward to reading it.

Arnebya April 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I keep telling my 12 year old DON’T LISTEN TO BOYS READING POETRY!

Diane April 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Hahaha! Seriously. My husband got me with a few well-timed verses…

Diane April 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

LOVE THE POISON OAK STORY!

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