Friday, July 30, 2010

Things that Drive ManOfTheHouse crazy...

hey, he's out of town - doing the annual manliness camp.  Only this year they're not hiking 50 miles with backpacks and roughing it...  they're staying in the family cabin.  I'm not laughing though - they're fixing it all up so it will be a more comfortable place when we go up there.  Besides, there will be plenty of laughing at him throughout the post I don't want to start too early.

I probably SHOULD have gotten his permission to post this... but in the grand scheme of things it won't matter much right?  He'll be MUCH more upset when he comes home and finds out I have reduced the amount of closet space allotted to his shoes.  This will seem like a petty annoyance in comparison :)

#1 - CATS - the musical.  I have now seen it three times.  He went with me once.  The first - High School...  I didn't know him then so he is off the hook.  The second - a few years ago, his company took a bunch of us to CATS.  We suffered through it together.  The third - about 4 hours ago.  Granted he IS at the cabin, but he really did not want to go... which begs the question why he sprung for season tickets this year at all?  I took H - who (being 8 and not much of a theatre critic) enjoyed herself immensely.  I even have little low res photos of her with the old cat Deuteronomy and some random boy cat who was wandering the aisle during intermission.  Do you know what she had to SAY about these famous encounters?  Apparently those costumes that they dance in nightly in our hot desert weather... don't get washed often enough to please her... she was practically plugging her nose!  Ah well, ManOfTheHouse DID go to Tarzan with me (twice) and we enjoyed it both times.   Too bad he wasn't with me today since the actor who plays Tarzan was sitting a few rows in front of us for CATS.  He's just not quite as hot in street clothes though.

#2 - "The Wind Beneath My Wings" - or maybe it's all of that Beaches movie... I don't know.  I just know he will mock anyone who has ever sung that song until they are ashamed and want to remove their own vocal cords with a wooden spoon.  He's persistent like that... it's part of his charm.

#3 - Snot.  Seriously, if one of the kids had a runny nose he'd just gross out.  I think he almost lost his lunch once in the store witnessing a mother wiping her kids' nose with her shirt (okay, that is pretty gross admittedly).  This worked out nicely for me... I was the designated nose wiper when the kids were young - he was the designated puke cleaner.  I am SURE I got the better end of that deal... especially since they are all old enough to wipe their own noses now... but puke goes on and on...

#4 - Kids signing the words to Primary Songs.  Don't ask... I'm not personally annoyed by this one so I don't really get it.  I do know though that someday when he's really driven me up the wall I am going to dress up like a cat and learn all the sign language for Wind Beneath My Wings...  with a runny nose.

and that's about it...  we're not making this personal - I'm sure there is a wealth of things about ME that bug him, but this isn't his blog - if he wants to share those things he will have to be just a tad more techno-savvy and learn how to log into my laptop.  (hehe, I love passwords that lock my whole family out!)

AND - since it IS Friday - and I AM still playing along with the Fight the Scale Friday folks... I will proudly announce that I am currently at Ideal Weight plus 15.  "proudly" might be pushing it actually...  I am torn between pride and shame because well... pride is of the devil and all... oh and, I hate every ounce of those fifteen pounds - but I was amazingly disciplined and worked out daily.  I don't know exactly what the week's total loss was - but let's just go with 4 pounds k?  because I like the number 4.  (next week we'll hope for 2...  and I'll pay attention this time!)

18 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

If that's all that bugs him/drives him crazy you've got it made baby!

Congrats on the new idea of the Goal Weight +15. I think you'll have a lot of success on that one.

Teachinfourth said...

Cats? I can't believe that you just admitted that you've seen that thing three times! I tried to sit through it one time on DVD… I thought I was going to die of sheer boredom. Of course, you did it that you all suffer through it together and I guess the family that suffers together… well, I really don't know.

Barbaloot said...

Oh my gosh---is it weird that I'm just like you're husband? Especially with CATS---gross. Just gross. I struggle with animals being given human characteristics.

Saimi said...

Man, I'd wipe a runny nose anyday over cleaning up puke. Cleaning up puke, makes me puke! You definitley
got the better end of the deal there!

Congrats on your weight loss goal, I know you'll do it!!

Kristina P. said...

I am with him on the Cats. Freaky. At least they aren't LOL Cats!

LC said...

Your MOTH and mine are going to get along swimmingly at the campout. BD's totally with him on #2 and probably the rest of them as well.
Hilarious!

cold cocoa said...

I wonder if BD and your MOTH hate #2 so much because their little sisters learned how to sign/sing that song in Playmakers when they were young? Too bad it didn't endear them to us!

Either way, I'm with them. In primary we are also learning sign language for songs and I think it's just for the cry factor which is maybe not my favorite reason.

Jen T said...

so funny! I definitely think you got the good end of the deal with the snot and puke! Congrats on your weight loss! Awesome!

Megz said...

I totally know the sign language still to Wind Beneath my Wings (CC's comments!). I'm doing it right now...you let me fly so high, oh you, (you), the wind..OK gotta stop.
Seeing Cats was the biggest waste of theatre tix in my life. No adult should ever wear a leo with face paint. And I am with H. I can only imagine how that smell was!

Sunny Day said...

This is my first time to visit your blog so you may have already answered this question. You said you children know how to sign. Do you have deaf people in your family? I had an aunt and uncle that were deaf. I took two sign language courses when I was younger.

KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

You know how most people say LOL, but they don't really do it. I real live LOL'd at this post.

Missy said...

My DH would eat worms before he would watch CATS, or admit he did. I love posting things embarrassing things about my DH!

theTsaritsa said...

I loved Cats when I was little and would prance around the living room with my little sister singing the songs from the musical, but I can understand why your man finds it annoying.

And yeah, I'd much rather be on boogie detail than puke detail. He def got the short end of the stick on that one :)

Cluttered Brain said...

congrats on your goal weight
+ 15. YAY!
And then U ate lunch in Mesquite--lol. Nah I doubt U gained anything from that...

signing primary songs really?
That's funny and weird...lol.
oh well, this us YOUR blog after all....

Amy said...

I thought I'd say "hi", especially since I saw the sidebar picture of the lady who said leave me a comment. So, now I have. ;)

I still have never seen "Cats". Maybe I should??

Holly said...

Too funny!

So I was the Primary chorister... TWICE... but I found that the sign language actually engages the kids into learning the song more. I think of kids like my son that learns through his senses... you know, touching, speaking, hearing, seeing... It really helps them!! OK... I'm sure when it happens, he'll get over it. More because he doesn't have much CHOICE than for the nobleness of overlooking his dislikes. ((HUGS))

Mama Zen said...

My husband has a weird aversion to musicals. I can't even watch Glee in his presence!

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