Monday, August 17, 2009

The Husband...Me....and everything including the kitchen sink.

My husband and I are like from two different planets.

My world of fairy tales and unicorns with barbie dolls mixed in.

And his planet of G.I. Joe's and heavy laden tanks with a dallop of all things computer.

We aren't alike in any way. (Um, obviously...boys have penis's es and girls have vagina's....what movie was that?)

When he looks at a computer he visualizes it's insides and how every screw, wire and whatever else computer geeky has it's purpose.

Me? I wonder what blogs I'm going to visit.

He tried once to bring me into his world. I really did try.

We had just moved in with each other and he always took care of all things mechanical. That day he decided to take me to my car to 'educate' me. (Buwhahahahaha). We opened the hood and I could see his mind just whirling away with how the car engine operated.

Me. I wondered how long this would take.

He proceeded to point out things to have me and it's function. My girlie brain tried so hard to focus and when asked to repeat the whole "the leg bone is connected to the..." but insert engine parts I would be connecting the washer fluid to the radiator?? Wait, is it connected to the radiator?? Eh...see!

Poor guy. He tried.

And when he crosses over into my world a bit, it's a tad humorous.

He went to the store for me. I had to be real specific for him because he does not know how to deviate from the list if I am too vague.

We were making a pasta dinner and had our mind set on that. When I opened my box of noodles out came some nasty bugs...yuck..gag...yuck...gag.

He offered to get some new noodles and I mentioned I wanted a certain kind, and wasn't exactly sure of the name. But he knew what they looked like.

He had come home with a tale of complete man breakdown while deciding between two different noodles. Standing there. Sweating it out a little bit. Panicky. Over noodles.

I buwhahahahaha'd with him. Silly man.

But...I digress a little.

I had for some lame reason dumped my bugged out noodles that had semi cooked into the garbage disposal. Apparently the noodles that didn't get properly cut up expanded more while 'trying' to go through the U-shaped pipe and caused a major malfunction.

I clogged the sink.

Me and the kid sat there while dinner was cooking. He unclogged, noodles disbanded all over the kitchen floor with me murmuring that I would clean it. (ahem...the shame of being completely ignorant of throwing things down the drain that would fare better in the trash can). Him, anazlying and doing whatever he does well. Thank God he was there.

Cause I would have just kept standing there looking at my clogged sink hitting the switch for the garbage disposal.

*Happy and content Sigh*...our two planets. They keep revolving around each other. Both co-existing in the same universe. Our kid being our sun and moon.

It would be empty without him around.

(as much as I hem and haw about him being around...giggle).

To you honey, I raise my Fruity Martini to your Beer.

Here's to my cooking dinner and you unclogging my mess!

29 ramblings of your own:

Kathy B! said...

You guys sound as though you have the perfect yin/yang kind of relationship. If you're too similar it isn't good :)

Anonymous said...

That quote would be from Kindergarten Cop. What can I say? I've seen it a million times.

Janna Bee said...

Great post! My husband's the same way- although his forte is sports. I just tune. him. out! He's also scared of the grocery store. I wonder what he ate before we started dating? He was SOOOO skinny, LOL!

blueviolet said...

The opposite thing can be a good thing. The checks and balances for each other works! said...

I love it! Oh my gosh, especially the car part. My brain just completely shuts down with anything mechanical. It just goes into power-saving mode. Love your writing!!

Mighty M said...

Kindergarten Cop - great flick. Great post too!! ;-) Opposites DO attract!!

Anonymous said...

I love my manly man too.

Marriage seems to work well when played as a team sport.

Wifey said...

Love that! Cheers to all the unclogging husband's out there!

Winks & Smiles,

OliveStreetStudio said...

AAAwwwwwwww that is so nice!!

WhisperingWriter said...

Aww, how nice!

My husband and I are also quite different but we make it work ;)

Shan said...

I'm glad some people here knew the answer to the question. I'd have been up all night wondering who said it. All I know for sure is that when we're talking body parts with our 16 month old daughter, I call hers the Heinie/Gynie. It works for me. Plus it makes my 16 year old son leave the room in horror. Bonus!

ELAY said...

it's funny how two different worlds spin together and make a lovable couple. sweetness...

When he looks at a computer he visualizes it's insides and how every screw, wire and whatever else computer geeky has it's purpose.

Me? I wonder what blogs I'm going to visit


Kalei said...

hahahahaha! If all those readers only new the half of it.

Cheers to the two of you!

loves you guys!

Shawn said...

Well----he still sounds like a keeper!

ClaireMontgomeryMD said...

aaawww . . . that made me all warm and fuzzy. (except the bug part)

Yankee Girl said...

What a fansmashingtastic post!

I love the "our two planets. They keep revolving around each other. Both co-existing in the same universe." My husband and I are very different as well and I am totally gonna use that to explain us as well. My husband is a heavy metal rocker and I am a lollipop blonde. When I go to concerts with him or go and see his band play I look like Marsha Brady in a room of Kelly Osbournes. We always get funny looks when we are together.

I love your blog and I'm gonna start following you pronto!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love having visitors!

Sassy Chica said...
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Sassy Chica said...

I once heard, "If we were all alike, one of us would not have to be here"! Your post was both funny and fabulous post...

Sassy Chica

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Yep, you are the same as my hubs and I
HIm- Type A
Me? Type Z
Gotta love our life!

Aubrey said...

Unfortunately me and my man are too much alike. We have had to open the hood of our cars on a few occasions and both stand there with a blank look on our face. Good times.
He's learning though. You Tube is his savior. Oh and Google. LOL

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Popping in from SITS to wish you a happy day.

Very cute story.

Debbie said...

I love it when life works out that way! It does sound like you two make the perfect couple.

Life, Love And Lola said...


Anti-Supermom said...

No truer words have been written :)

The Blonde Duck said...

My husband and I are the same way! And Lord knows how many times I've clogged the sink...and the toilet...and the tub...

The movie is Kindergarten Cop with AHnold.

Martha said...

A toast to your handy hubby and his adorablest wife.

mo.stoneskin said...

Clogging up the sink is a heinous crime. My wife makes me coax the coffee granuals out of the cafetiere into the bin. They can't go down the sink, she says. But I hate doing that, so when she isn't blockages yet ;)

jineen said...

oh rambler how i've missed you! I have been laughing and crying as i read over the posts ffrom the last month that i missed while my stupid piece of the 21st century was being repaired. I really loved the interview post about the different types of interviewee's, and the one about your dad made me sad, but my oh so favorite was the timeout one! good for you! its all cake from now on:)

Tooj said...

And so life was good when two were paired that complemented one another so well. :) Congrats on finding that acute to your obtuse. Oh, and don't use the garbage disposal for all things food. It's actually not as good of an idea as people think it is. Learned that from my dad.