Musings of a Married Man: Shopping Spree

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I sat down in front of the laptop last night, went over to Amazon and asked The Wife, “What do you think? Get the whole Buffy: The Vampire Slayer series for $99 and a couple of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine seasons, or just pick up DS9?” “Well,” she asked, “which do you like best?” I sighed. “I hate …

Cocktail Attire (or Vote On What My Wife Will Wear)

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You read that right, folks: I need you to help The Wife and I figure out what she’s going to wear. Actually, you’re helping me decide what I’ll be wearing. Thing is I have to match her, so whatever she decides to wear will be what she ends up wearing. And this is where you come in.

Musings of a Married Man: Third Year Lessons

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A few days ago — on Wednesday, I think — I got a call from Nym. During the conversation, we got on the topic of marriage. She’s getting married in September (to a great guy) and as it so happened, Wednesday was my third wedding anniversary. (For those of you who don’t know, that’s the “leather” anniversary. Do us both …

The Chick Flick Moment

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The term “chick flick” is slang, sometimes slightly derisive, for a movie which is designed or considered to appeal mainly to women, and generally displaying more of a focus on romance or relationships. Many romantic comedies or films with a lots of female characters are likely to be put in this category. — (Google Query: “Define: Chick Flick”) Ladies: Ever …

Home Remedies

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One of the things which has most surprised me about marriage is the plethora of home remedies-related baggage The Wife and I carry into the marriage. She has her set of remedies which may or may not work, and I have my remedies which definitely work. Probably. Maybe.

Text Messaging Etiquette for the Romantically Involved

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I read the following in — of all places — ESPN’s Soccernet. (Talk about a weird location for something like this.) When you get a text from your loved one saying something like ‘Love You’ or some other pithy comment, the proper response is, apparently, to text back straight away ‘Love You Too’ and, for best practice, add something equally …

Dollar Movie Theaters

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After one of the hardest weeks in my professional career, The Wife and I decided to take tonight off from any job or business responsibilities and go out on our weekly date. Planning on a “dinner and a movie” evening, we started by going over to Sweet Tomatoes, an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and pasta restaurant. After getting sufficiently replete with …

Arranged Marriage Blues

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Arranged marriages aren’t something Americans are very comfortable with, but for a large portion of those coming from places like India and Vietnam, arranged marriages are just another part of life. I was having dinner with a friend today when the topic came up. As it turns out, her family’s been looking to marry her off. Unfortunatelly, they were trying …

Setting Up for the Classroom

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I’ve just spent the last 5 hours helping The Wife set up her classroom for the upcoming school year. She’s a first year teacher, teaching first grade. I’m sure you can guess how she’s feeling. (Hint: it’s not calm.)