5×5 With The Hook: Chowderhead.

You requested that some beefcake be added to your 5×5 menu, but how about some chowder instead?

On the mean virtual streets of the blogosphere, he’s THE MAN, the one you want to be, the one who has lived the blogging experience to the fullest. I kid you, not this cat has seen and done things that constitute the ultimate blogging fantasy. He’s formed lasting connections and crated virtual playgrounds that are flourishing. He is Adam Sendek, his moniker is Chowderhead and he is my most honored guest today. Hi there!

This guy has been an innovator from the get-go; he has his own dictionary, he is a valued staff member at Long Awkward Pause, he has mad banner production skills and I’m given to understand that he is a gentle and considerate lover; a young lady will always wake up in his bed with cab fare affixed to her forehead and a breath-cleansing mint taped to her pillow.

He’s genuinely funny, generous with his time and contrary to Ned Hickson’s protestations to the contrary, he’s a decent guy.

(Admit it, you’re still giggling over “member” aren’t you? Yes, it’s another word for penis. Grow up, people!)

Let’s get to this, shall we?

1) Your personal greatest blogging moment is…

…floating around in space somewhere right now because it hasn’t happened yet.

   Every night before I go to bed I say a prayer to Michelle Weber, asking her to contact me about a Daily Post interview. I’m not losing sleep over it. In fact, I’ve been sleeping very soundly lately. Still waiting for the beeper to go off. Still waiting. ANY minute now. Michelle. You’re not listening to me. Michelle. Any…minute now.

   Actually, the Long Awkward Pause group interview on WordPress news was definitely the coolest by far. I like doing interviews. This is the second one. They’re particularly cool too when I don’t have to ask someone to interview me, so thank you.

(You’re doing me the favor, buddy. The ladies were getting restless.)

2) Do you think romance is dead? (Yes, this is your chance to really impress the ladies, but be honest, regardless of what public reaction may be.)

   If by ‘romance’ you mean some guy in a plaid suit and bow tie throwing rocks at some chicks window, and then reading her a love note, then yes, it’s deader than Keith Richards’ face. That kinda stuff leads to restraining orders nowadays. Everybody’s different though I guess. If anything it’s just redefined. More texting or something.

   Can I trade this question in for another one?


3) Let’s imagine you’re a superhero, Chowderhead; assuming you had your pick of sidekicks from the blogosphere, who would you choose?

   Ok, but we can answer this question without imagining, because Chowderhead is not real so technically (he?) I already am kind of a superhero…that writes blog posts on an iPad while laying on the couch.

Chowderhead Cover copy…but to answer your question, any of the LAP writers would work. And I don’t just say that because this was the perfect shameless plug opportunity, I really mean it. Ned Hickson, Chris De Voss, and Singlegirlie. We would be called Sax-men, and our weapons would be saxophones that none of us know how to play. Everybody in the Sax-men would have to where a spandex uniform too, except for me, because I’m the leader in this group of superheroes so I make the rules.

photo (3)

   Hubba hubba, Ned!

(If that pic doesn’t satisfy the ladies, I don’t know what will. Either way, I’m done.)

4) If you could start your life over as someone else, would you?

   If given the choice, I’d rather start over as an inanimate object. But I’d have to put some thought into what object I’d want to be.

   I definitely wouldn’t want be a motel room comforter – that’s outta the question (I’m sure you agree). Um, probably not a subway toilet either (everybody agrees). Not a soccer or basketball either because I’d have reoccurring concussions all the time…

   Ok, screw the inanimate object idea. I’d want to be myself again, but I’d do lots of things the opposite way that I did them the first time. That bowl cut hairdo in the second grade was so stupid, stupid, stupid! And that time I got an acorn stuck in my nose (true story) that was stupid too. That story is gonna be around for awhile I think.

5) Do you think you’re better than me?

    Well, I started to write the word “no”, and then I remembered that you were Canadian, so I had to change my answer to a definitive “yes”.

   No, I do not think I’m better than you. But my hockey team is better than yours for sure.



And on that note, ladies and gentleman, I think it’s time to hit the virtual road. My thanks to our kick-ass guest for raising my blog’s cool factor exponentially.

See you in the lobby, kids…


About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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86 Responses to 5×5 With The Hook: Chowderhead.

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I need to know what hockey team we are talking about before I comment any further…

    Of course, that may mean I’ll never find out 🙂

  2. Veronica says:

    He keeps this lass happy for sure! And we all know I’m not easily pleased, or maybe I am but pretend to not be… Anyhoo, he’s cute enough for me to follow a link or two. 😉

  3. I don’t know if I would look good in spandex….

  4. Aussa Lorens says:

    Live without regrets, Adam. The bowl haircut of ’92 made many a young lass swoon. That and umbro soccer shorts. Combine the two and I just might look up from my harrowing game of Oregon Trail.

    • Chowderhead says:

      Did we go to school together or something?? Oregon Trail. What a weird classic. For real though, that bowl hair cut wasn’t doin it. I looked like Mo.

  5. Britt says:

    I like LAP. And this kid is adorable in spite of scary piercings and complete evasion of Question #2. This ought to make Michelle Weber swoon.

    • Chowderhead says:

      Hey there, cutie pants! I’m honored to be your kid..er, well, you know. Glad you’re on board with LAP too. And it’s a good thing I didn’t show my “other piercing”. No just kidding. I am not a fan of the Prince Albert.

  6. Twindaddy says:

    Chowderhead is pretty bad ass, except for his complete LACK of Star Wars knowledge. That still kinda grates me…

  7. Eva says:

    I’m still trying to figure out his brand of cigarettes but yeah, CH is a sweetheart.

  8. Bravo Hook! You are truly responsive to your (demanding) female audience. THANK YOU for some Friday eye candy and for serving up another really great and funny read. I can’t wait to see more of his stuff. xo
    PS: Busted…I am still giggling at Ned’s use of “member”…it’s the side effect of being the mama of a 14-year old boy:-)

  9. Reblogged this on Chowderhead and commented:
    Join me over at the Hook’s place as he interviews me on romance (huh?), sidekicks (not the car or the phone), Long Awkward Pause (why haven’t you subscribed yet?), and just life in general…

  10. gossipgirlnetherlands says:

    Love your blog! Do you want to follow me back on http://www.gossipgirlnetherlands.wordpress.com . THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! I will give you a shoutout if you follow me!:) And maybe we can promote our blogs on eachothers blog
    XOXO Gossip girl

  11. JackieP says:

    Ah Hook, you got a good one you did. Adam is a sweetheart, one of my favorite bloggers and an all around nice guy (despite certain rumors) 😉

  12. 1jaded1 says:

    Whoo hoo…Let’s go Red Wings…oh wait, they’re out….Let’s go Rangers…

  13. singlegirlie says:

    Aww. I’m honored to be included in your band of superheroes. But Sax MEN? I am not a man. I know you think I am but I’m really not. If I had a penis I’d be pissing all over everything and playing with a Fleshlight instead of tooling around writing blogs. (Oops, sorry.) And I didn’t realize the Hook was a Canook. That explains a lot. In a good way, really. xo

    • Chowderhead says:

      Oh c’mon! Storm and Jean Grey weren’t bitching about being ex men! Sheesh.

      And penises are fun to own. You should think about it. Get a big one if you do though, not one of those micro penis deals..

  14. Always wanted to know about this masked man – whose work that I get to see in some of the blogger’s banners there. Wonderful stuff, dude. Thank you!


  15. Amy Reese says:

    Adam, don’t go changing man! No need for any do-overs. You do know though that as the leader you are required to wear the spandex! It’s the rules. Look at Spider-Man!

    • Chowderhead says:

      I might do the spandex, I’m undecided though. The acorn thing, Amy, was embarrassing. Nobody puts acorns in their nose except for this guy..

  16. Katie says:

    I think my hockey team might be better than both of yours. (I know nothing about hockey, but I hear we’re pretty good in Chicago.)

  17. Chowderhead says:

    Thanks for the interview and awesome write-up, Hookster. If you stroked my ego any more, I might have come..back for seconds. It was a nice surprise, so thanks. I’m only assuming you are a Leafs fan by the way. If you are, I’m sorry. If it’s any consolation, we have the Lions..

    • The Hook says:

      The leafs may be perpetual losers but their franchise is a behemoth in terms of ticket and merchandise sales, buddy!
      By the way, thanks fro dropping by and sprucing up the joint. We’ll have to do this again sometime.

  18. bethteliho says:

    *smokes cig* Nicely done, Hook. Thank you. I love a man with facial hair AND a piercing. *fans self*

    Srsly, great interview, Adam. Happy to meet you and check out LAP. 🙂

  19. samara says:

    Well, you did something right if my #sisterwife Beth is smoking a cig! Must have been a gargleblaster!

    Wait, you’re waiting for your BEEPER to go off? I had one of those in 1990, so I could sell blotter acid to my college professors. You were in kindergarten, I think?

    I vote “yes” for Ned Hickson in spandex. And texting is not romance -stick with the rocks. Or a brick. If you threw a brick at my window, I would SO go out with you.

    Chicky, out!

    • Ned's Blog says:

      So that wasn’t you I snap-chatted my Spandex photo to? … yikes…

    • Chowderhead says:

      Hi there! It may have been a gurglebiester, but Im still not sure what it means. It sounds dirty though, and dirty + freaky=chain smoking, so I think we’re onto something here.

      And listen, we had pagers in high school, ma’am. Ahem, second grade too by the way. Which, ironically, is when I had that dumb haircut. Stupid bowl cut…

      What happens if I drive my car through your window?

  20. Ned's Blog says:

    Sorry it took me so long to get here. I was trying to get into my Spandex. I really need to label it “front” and “back.” I just wanted to say I’m glad Hook had Adam this morning. Wait, that sort of sounded weird. I meant the blogosphere wouldn’t be the same if Adam wasn’t a member… WAIT! I just mean I think Singlegirlie and I would be the perfect pair to hang around Adam… DANG IT! This NOT coming out the way the way I envisioned in my head! AWWW MAN! What is my problem!

    *Snaps Spandex*

    I think these may be too tight.

    By the way, every time I see an LAP post come up in my email or join in a “staff meeting” on Facebook, it’s a favorite moment. Adam, Chris, Singlegirlie, it’s a real pleasure being one of the Superfriends with you. Although Singlegirlie looks the best in Spandex.

    • Chowderhead says:

      Just remember that the skinny part goes in the back. That’s the part that goes between your butt cheeks. You may want to invest in some understockings, like they did in those 1980 workout videos. I will have to agree with you too about SG looking the best in the spandex so far. Mmmmmmwhere am I right now?

      You guys all rock. It’s so much fun writing and chatting with you guys. Ask Chris about the podcast guest coming up. You may want to bring an extra pair of spandex to that conference call.

  21. The Cutter says:

    I started to become interested in hockey again, and then the Flyers – as is their habit – were elminated. So…it’s on to baseball.

    • Chowderhead says:

      The Flyers?! Boooo! The Wings are gonna have a bitch of a time in the East. So many brutal teams. They are too Euro-style for me anymore. I miss the Probert/Kocur days 😦

  22. Brother Jon says:

    Well, would you look at that! A little cameo. Great stuff.

  23. Jennifer says:

    I know you, I’ve seen you everywhere. Well, not everywhere, but around. Love the last photo, and nice to have some eye candy, thanks Hook! Although your name reminds me of chunder… Which is not a good reference… and, oh, I’m sorry. I’m sure you’re much nicer than just a chunder head.

  24. Trent Lewin says:

    Seems like a good chap.

  25. Deanna Herrmann says:

    Hook, awesome job bringing us some eye candy and I’m with my #sisterwives….piercings are yummy.

    Adam- Have any tattoos? Because those are pretty sexy too. But I don’t know if I’d feel the same once I saw you as a super hero leader in spandex. 😉 Seriously though, I think you are very creatively talented and have tons to offer. The anxiety blog hop you created was brilliant and despite your graphic design skills, you’re a great writer. Michelle should be paging you any time now.

    • Chowderhead says:

      Hi Deanna! Thanks so much for all the strokes! I’m blushing a bit. I can also promise there will be no spandex here on my end. I had a lot of fun with that blog hop thing too – one of you need to start another one. I’m definitely in on it so just say the word.

      And sorry to disappoint, but no tattoos. 😉

  26. Ad-libbed says:

    Plaid suits and bow ties are dead? Shit. That explains sooo much….

  27. It’s definitely nice to get a little testosterone input here. (Not a sentence I ever pictured me writing). I was beginning to think you only knew hot, attractive, sexy women, Hook. Fortunately for me you picked someone I already admire. I’m a huge fan of Long Awkward Pause and the team over there. Thanks for beefing it up, Hook.

    • Chowderhead says:

      Hey, no problem knowing hot, attractive, sexy women, SPP. Thanks so much for the compliments. I see your gravatar on a lot of articles, so a fist in the air to you. Keep rockin’ it \m/

  28. maurnas says:

    But if you HAD to be an inanimate object?

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