Monday, February 8, 2010

Attitude of gratitude

In honor of Mr. B's upcoming birthday, here's a top ten list of why he's the best.
  • His birthday is not on my ex-anniversary. It's the day before, which eliminates all sorts of emotional awkwardness for me.

  • Our taste in reading material is eerily similar -- a huge cost-saving measure.

  • He can change the lightbulbs in most of the ceiling fixtures without a ladder.

  • His family of origin is about as close as mine. Let's just say we enjoy minimal in-law follies.

  • His follow-through percentage is just a tad lower than mine, allowing me to act all high and mighty like I'm the conscientious one.

  • He doesn't mind loading and unloading the dishwasher.

  • He'll eat my mostly-vegetarian cooking without complaining.

  • He can handle a drain snake like nobody's business.

  • He's a lot handier than he thinks he is.

  • He always knows the answer.

OK, the last one is a cheat, an inside joke from decades past. But I have anecdotal evidence that it's true. More on that later.

In other news, I know my posting has been less than... regular lately. I've decided I must embrace my seasonal shortcomings and have declared February to be Let Myself Off The Hook Month. I hereby vow I will shower, dress, make sure the family is fed, pay the bills, and show up at work during February, but everything else is iffy. I expect to rejoin society in about a month.

Anyone else struggle in February, or is it just me?


  1. February bugged me a lot more when I lived further north. A LOT MORE. I basically wanted to hibernate from Halloween until Easter.

    Use your time to ponder the Ides of Meatloaf. We plan to join the fray this year.


  2. Only a few more details to pin down and the tickets will be bought! Maybe you guys will be done with snow by then.

  3. I don't ALWAYS know the answer...but it isn't that easy to tell when I don't. I know how to turn "I don't know" into a soliloquy.

    Happy 'B' day to me...



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