Get to Know My Boyfriend

Get to Know My Boyfriend! - Kayla Blogs

Happy Friday everyone! When my boyfriend Ryan participated in the Guys Behind the Blog tag last week, I got a ton of positive responses about his post. This made me really happy because I think he’s pretty great (and sort of funny) and I would love to have him post on the blog more. I’ve been wanting to implement some sort of series on the blog and I think this would be a perfect one to start!

Introducing… Rydays!

(on Fridays, get it?)

This week I came up with a few questions so y’all can get to know him. Rydays aren’t always going to be interview or Q&A type posts! I hope to use Rydays to talk about relationships in general as well as our relationship with each other. Here are Ryan’s responses to the questions I asked him…

Introduce yourself:

My name is Ryan but I go by Al. I picked up the nickname Al in high school. There is no story behind it, either. I wonder if I look like an Al? What percentage of babies are named Al or Alfred? Do parents who name their babies Alfred have other kids named Bruce, Gordon, Robin, and Rachel? If you met an Al who isn’t a senior citizen you can assume he has at least four siblings and his parents love Batman. Other than my family, coworkers, and Kayla, everyone I know calls me Al. Even people I’ve never met call me Al when I meet them. I use my nickname Al on the internet when I’m gaming, blogging, or on YouTube!

Here is how I want you to picture me while reading the rest of this post. Please insert Michael Caine’s voice to narrate…

“Ben Affleck you are not going to defeat superman because you are Daredevil… not Batman.” (nerd humor)

Contrary to the picture, I am only 24 and was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I lived in a small town in Oklahoma called Cleveland. I moved to PA full time in 1997 and currently live in Douglassville. Most of my family still lives in Oklahoma. My parents just moved back there and I bought the house in PA from them. I can’t wait to make it my own giant man cave. Kayla is equally as excited.

This is the real me below. I hope Kayla was kind in choosing the photo.

How I Met The One - Kayla Blogs

Where did you go to college and what was your major?

I went to Temple University from 2010-2013, after one year at Penn State Berks. I graduated in 2013 with a degree in business management and entrepreneurship. I love business & investing. I hope to one day own a business or two. What I am really interested in is planning and building businesses. Maybe you’ll see me sitting next to an 80 year old Mark Cuban on Shark Tank one day! If I didn’t go by Al I would like to be called “Lord Business”.

I like to crash the @BloggingCollege chats even though I am a college alumni! I think the chat is open to alumni or maybe Kayla just feels bad that I am now an old man. Note from Kayla: The chats are open to alumni, and I do sort of feel bad that he’s old.

Where do you work and what do you do there?

I’ve worked at Henkels & McCoy Contractors since 2008. I am currently a project manager in the Pipeline Division. I travel around the country managing different projects of all sizes and durations. I typically manage projects valued from 10mm to 20mm even though we do projects over 250mm. I am responsible for budget, schedule, safety, quality, and the overall project performance.

Henkels & McCoy is nationwide but our divisional offices are located in Birdsboro, PA, Norman, Oklahoma, and Houston, Texas. When I’m not on a project, I work in the Birdsboro office. Henkels also has an office in Hawaii and I always tell Kayla that I am transferring. She responds by saying she still has four years of school left. Then I tell her that’s enough time for me to get everything set up for us. I’ll let you speculate where in the world I am typing this post from.

ryan henkels

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are lifting, gaming (PC & Xbox), investing (in hobbies, stocks, and mutual funds), collecting (sneakers, Pokémon, Funkos), cars, and playing basketball. I could elaborate on each item but I don’t want to drag this blog down with my nerdness. You can check out my blog if you want to see what I collect or follow me on Instagram. My Charizards aren’t for trade 😉 LOL!

Where is your favorite place to take me on a date?

My favorite place to take Kayla on a date is the movies. I love movies and Kayla loves popcorn. When we are together we go at least once a week.  I hate butter on my popcorn but Kayla loves it so she eats the top layer then I fight to eat what’s left. We obviously have one of those huge popcorn buckets.


She is literally a machine when it comes to popcorn. I wanted to share live footage but I was denied! The best date I have taken her on is to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for her birthday. I hope she inserts the picture I took of her and her steak below. Yes, I took Kayla to a fancy dinner and she got a picture with her steak instead of me.

Happy birthday to bae!

A post shared by aL (@alhillmagic) on


JK we took a picture too.

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Hilarious, buff, and loving… at least this is what I hear when Kayla isn’t laughing at my jokes.

More accurately – caring, strong, and optimistic!

Describe me in 3 words:

Kayla in three words – my best friend

OKAY. That last question?! Is he serious?! What a sweetheart. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Ryan a little more and are ready for more RYDAYS to come! TGIF, everybody!

  • Ashley Vickney

    THIS IS ADORABLE! Y’all are so cute. I wish my boyfriend would do this! He’s definitely more of an intorvert, but now there might be a reintroduce MB to the blog post! LOVE THIS. Seriously. I’m laughing at work (discreetly I hope) Have a wonderful weekend!

    • HAHA thank you so much, Ashley! I was laughing too when he sent me his answers. I hope your boyfriend decides to guest post! He’ll probably like it more than he thinks he will. :)

  • This is so cute! My boyfriend loves my blog but unfortunately I don’t think he would want to do something like this!

    • You should ask him anyway, he might surprise you!

  • Aw! I totally “awed” with his last answer! This was so cute!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  • May

    This is so cute! I wish my boyfriend would do something along these lines!

  • this was adorable, love the creative name too! xx, kenz

  • OMG this was adorable, and creative! I’m very excited about this new series :) xoxo

  • Katelynn Siverling

    I will DEFINITELY be coming back every Friday! So creative!! Congrats on your new series! Love Always! <3

  • Cierra

    This is so cute! Haha, I love his responses. Can’t wait to continue to read the series!

  • Emma Richardson

    Adorable! Love that you called it Rydays!


  • Emma L

    This is kind of the cutest thing ever (: I love love love it!


  • Ana Valentin

    I love this so much! It’s so stinking cute, and your bf is a hoot. You go Ryan!

    • Hahaha I’ll be sure to tell him! Thank you, Ana!

  • This is so sweet, it seems like you guys are a really great couple. I love that you both blog, so cute (:

  • Allison Ellzey

    This is the cutest idea ever! I love it!

  • So cute!
    I’d love to do a type of interview post with my boyfriend someday.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    • You totally should! It’s a great way to learn more about him. I always learn at least one thing about Ryan from these posts which is surprising considering I feel like I know everything about him already, haha!

  • so cute!

  • How cute! This is an adorable idea! Xo

    Kay || Fashionably Kay

  • Lauren Ashley

    This is the cutest series… I love it!


    The Fashionista’s Diary

  • This is so sweet!

  • I love “Rydays”…so CLEVER! Also cheers to Philly colleges. (:

    Coming Up Roses

  • Cat

    Aww this is the absolutely cutest!!

  • Such a cute series title and idea. Excited to tune in for more Rydays!

  • Such a cute little series!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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