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!)
Isaiah 24:23 -- On Outshining the Sun
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