| Mar 2015

#BooSwap episode 1: Penn gets a blowout

Okay, it sounds like we are trading partners — but really our goal is to help our loved ones understand our habits, hobbies, and indulgences.

This really started when Penn pestered me about getting a “blowout” before a big event. It went like this:


“You paid $40 to have someone blow dry your hair? Don’t you have a blow dryer?”


“It’s totally different and they do it better. They are professionals.”


“Will you give me $40 to blow dry your hair?”


Rolls eyes and walks away.

Later, we talked about ALL the other things each one of us does that is just a mystery to the other:

For me? Fantasy football, CrossFit, driving all over town for limited edition beer.  There’s a lot more.. the list is long.

Penn went first in our very first edition of #BooSwap — What should we try next?

I’m voting for Penn to somehow experience PMS… or natural childbirth!

  • http://fhrofaz.com Vicki Cleman

    HILAREOUS!!!! I still have tears in my eyes from laughing. Thanks for being such a great family and sharing your life and humor with the public.

    • http://theholdernessfamily.com pennternet

      But aren’t you a little jealous of the volume those boys had? Crazy. Thanks for being here.

  • Melisa

    This is hilarious.

  • Renee Harris

    I am dying laughing! I think Penn should have to experience an evening in Spanx next.

    • http://theholdernessfamily.com pennternet

      Yes. A million times yes. And have to go out in them.

  • http://www.skinraleigh.com Brooks Ann

    This is so funny and fabulous! Next #booswap for Penn….Botox at Skin Raleigh!!!

    • http://theholdernessfamily.com pennternet

      Ha! That would be hilarious. He would kill me.

  • Jamie Taylor

    So funny, I’m dying laughing!

  • Heather

    Omg! I am sitting outside of TAC(Triangle Aquatic Center) in Cary waiting for my girls to get out of swim practice. I have tears running down my face and I am laughing big time. The looks I’m getting are classic. Everyone knows our local Holderness celebrities! We love you guys lots and are proud of you!!

    • http://theholdernessfamily.com pennternet

      Ha! I love laughing in inappropriate situations!

  • Liz

    I am dying…..
    Waxing……Any kind of waxing for Penn…..And Jake….That would be great!!

  • Laurie Williams

    You know you could do that natural childbirth experience:

    How Men React To Labor Pain: http://youtu.be/qtR_-MINR1o

    It would be funny!!

  • Stephanie Mits

    OMG that video was absolutely incredible! Penn I am so jealous of your hair texture, first of all. I mean how could any girl not be! Next BooSwap experience should be waxing your legs Penn………..

    I mean look on the bright side, it could help with wind resistance and help cut down your times during crossfit? Is that possible? Haha

  • Kim

    Next Boo Swap. One word. MAMMOGRAM.

    • http://theholdernessfamily.com pennternet


  • http://designsondinner.wordpress.com Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner

    Penn is right–scalp massages are soooo much better! I really am jealous of how nice their hair was. Thanks for the laughs!

  • http://www.gaggleofgreens.blogspot.com Jessie G

    I just snorted. That is some SERIOUS volume.
    Eyebrow waxing, anyone?

  • Joe Campellone

    I think you guys are awesome and hysterical,….But don’t you think you should be posting videos/updates more than once every 3 or 4 weeks??….I often come back here for laughter or content but find its the same stuff from a month ago…..Just one guys observation…..Anyway, keep up the great work, no matter how limited it may be!! 🙂

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