Saturday, May 02, 2009

Slow Saturdays Warrant Self-Indulgent Meme-ing


There are days when you wake up and the sun is shining expectantly on your face, waiting for you to haul fanny out of bed and do something with your life.  Those days are productive, and you feel pretty good about yourself by the time you hit the pillow in the evening.  

Then there are days like today, when the sun is barely poking its face out from behind the massive cloud cover overhead, and you wake up to the dreary gray day feeling as quick and nimble as a geriatric snail (I'm guessing on this one but you get the idea).  You feel like you could stay in bed all day, and wait for the sun to emerge again before leaving the comfort of your warm, soft surroundings.

I woke up at a respectable 7:00 a.m. this morning, and decided after breakfast to return to bed.  Hubbs & I have been out to eat a few times this week, and I feel like my week has been eventful and productive thanks to the awesome temperatures and bright days.  Today, however, the sun decided to sleep in, so I figured I was justified in crawling back into bed.

Now, however, at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon, there's little justification for sleeping (unless I was still down with bronchitis, which I am not any longer).  So, what to do?  We're thinking of heading to see Wolverine tonight...maybe.  We also think we'll be going out for dinner, but we haven't decided much about the details of that yet.  I'm supposed to go pick up some more Pur Mineral make-up at the drugstore but I'm not yet convinced that I want to go outside.  Yeah, it's just one of those days ;)

Time, then, for a meme.  When the clouds come out to play, so does my inner biatch.  It's loads of fun, especially for Hubbs ;) 

The Word Association Meme, brought to you by the letter S and the number 6.

1. Where is your cell phone? ………….Purse

2. Your significant other?…………….…Couch

3. Your hair? ……………………….…… Dirty

4. Your mother? …………………………Home

5. Your father?……………………………Coffee

6. Your favorite thing?…………………... Hubbs

7. Your dream last night?……………….. Sex (too much info, I know)!

8. Your favorite drink? ……………………Lavaflow

9. Your dream/goal?……………………... Kids

10. The room you’re in?…………………. Dining

11. Your ex?………………………………. Dead (to me, anyway)

12. Your fear?…………………………….. Bugs

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?…….. Vancouver

14. Where were you last night?………….. Out

15. What you’re not?……………………… Tall

16. Muffins?………………………………..  Soy

17. One of your wish list items?………….. Sectional

18. Where you grew up?………………….. AB

19. The last thing you did?………………... Eat

20. What are you wearing?………………... Comfy

21. Your TV?………………………………... Off

22. Your pets?………………………………. None

23. Your computer? ………………………... On

24. Your life?……………………………….... Meh. (It's great, really, just a little boring today.)

25. Your mood?……………………………… Gray.

26. Missing someone?……………………… No.

27. Your car?…………………………………. Parked

28. Something you’re not wearing?…….. .... Contacts

29. Favorite Store?………………………….. Shoppers

30. Your summer?………………………….... Busy

31. Like(love) someone?……………………. Hubbs

32. Your favorite color?……………………… Blue

33. Last time you laughed?………………..... Hubbs

34. Last time you cried?……………………..  Forget

35. Who will re-post this?……………………. Nobody

On an unrelated note, it seems that our windows have officially been elevated from dirty to disgustingly filthy.  Those spiders that I mentioned months ago have now hatched, and baby webs dangle from the exterior ledges in random patterns that become ever-visible in the reflected light of the sun.  There are also smears of bird droppings running down the windows, which I'm sure isn't hygienic, and could prove to be hotbeds for disease.  

Upon careful inspection one can even see the nasty full webs in some of the ledge corners, and I'm sure there are a few bugs stuck in those orbs, but I try not to look too carefully.  Some of the baby spiders have also found their way into our place, putting me on vigilant web-cleaning duty yet again for the next few weeks or until our building gets its crap together and finally washes our disgusting windows.  I am not pleased.

Anyway, now for a Hubbs meme...one that in theory he should complete himself, but since he doesn't do the meme thing, I will do it for him (with his permission, of course!).

1. Boxers? Briefs? Boxer briefs? Thongs? Commando?
- Boxers and boxer briefs.  Anything less is unacceptable in his books (and mine).

2. What’s your fussiest personal care routine?
- Where to start? Hubbs has several tools for hair removal from various parts of his face and body.  He washes his face with multiple scrubs and cleansers, and moisturizes afterwards.  He then applies his Shiseido eye cream, blow-dries his hair with the diffuser on (using the positive ions setting from our tourmaline ion dryer), and styles said hair with a couple of different styling products.  In between those times he also puts on deodorant and cologne.  I'd say that it takes him nearly as long as it takes me to get ready, but then again he would probably dispute this claim since I do take a long time.

3. Do you have a favorite tool? Power or manual?
It's the Bodygroom by Philips.  It's waterproof, rechargeable, and electric (not manual).  Hubbs doesn't do power tools of the home-repair/reno variety.  He's just not wired that way.

4. Can you change your own oil? Do you?
Hubbs probably can, but I'm not totally sure of that.  He knows how to check it, though, but prefers to get someone at the dealership to change it for us.

5. What’s the “manliest” thing you do on a regular basis?
He provides. ;) He also takes out the garbage.  I don't know what manly things are...he belches, farts, and chews with his mouth open, but only on occasion.  Oh, but he does do air guitar.  Only guys do that.

6. What’s something “manly” that you never learned how to do?
Home repairs/renos.  Hubbs has also never learned how to chew & spit tobacco, scratch himself in public, wear a beer-brand T-shirt, and drive a truck.  Frankly, he's a better person for it, IMHO.

7. Do you ever cry? If so, what’s your trigger?
Hubbs never cries, or at least, he has never cried in the 6.5 years that I've known him.  I'll bet that if he got "canned" or something, he'd get tears in his eyes.  Sometimes when he laughs too hard his eyes water too, but I don't think those situations count as "crying." 

8. Do you have a chivalrous streak? How does it manifest itself?
Hubbs is chivalrous to his own detriment.  He carries *all* of the groceries himself, even when there are over a dozen bags to carry up.  He usually does this all in one trip, too, which I find incredibly stupid.  He opens doors for me, he pays, he carries my shopping bags, he helps me with my jacket, and all those typical things that make a guy a "gentleman," he pretty much does.  He's a sweetie! :)

 9. Do you have a chauvinistic streak? How does it manifest itself?
Yes, Hubbs does.  I won't get into details, but I think his chauvinism is limited to me, and not women in general.  I also attribute it to the fact that in his mind, he perceives me as a cute animated cartoon character, and not a full-grown adult woman.

10. What’s your favorite movie?
Hubbs says it's 300, Zoolander, and Driving Miss Daisy (don't ask).

11. What’s the dumbest, testosterone-inspired thing you’ve ever done?
Gone on a canoe trip hitching his canoe to one with a motor.  

12. What quality do you think makes a good man good? Do you have that quality?
Integrity, and Hubbs has that in spades.  He is also a big fan of honesty and faithfulness, both of which he possesses.

13. Toilet seat up or down?
Both.  

14. If your wife/partner/significant other is away, do you cook for yourself or eat out of cans and boxes (or rely on local drive-throughs and delivery)?
He scavenges the fridge looking for already-cooked or easy-to-prepare foods, and then if Hubbs runs out of these, he'll inevitably find his way to a Subway or a Quizno's, as well as the local Save-On-Foods or Urban Fare for some emergency supplies.  While I'm gone, the only pot he'll use is the frying pan.  He might also use the grill.  The rest of the pots will without a doubt remain untouched.

15. What societal expectation of being a man do you most resent?
Hubbs doesn't really subscribe to social "expectations."  He follows Jesus Christ, and he does what the Bible says.  So I guess he really doesn't resent any of these expectations since they don't factor into his life.

16. What’s the best part - societal-wise - about being a man?
Hubbs said that the best part is that he doesn't have to dress all skanky-like, or in skimpy clothing, to be appealing to the opposite sex, or to climb the corporate ladder. 

17. Will you stop to ask for directions?
Hubbs would probably point to his head and say, "Internal GPS."  Usually he relies on the GPS or on his map-reader (me) to navigate us to our destination.  He will ask for directions, but very very rarely.  As in almost never.

18. What’s the one thing you wish your wife/partner/significant other understood about how you think or behave?
Nothing, says Hubbs.  He claims that I understand him pretty well.  After all, I *do* have a degree in psychology ;)

19. What’s one thing about your wife/partner/significant other that you just cannot understand, no matter how hard you try?
Ooh...there are many things about me that are a mystery to Hubbs.  Here's a list of just a few things:
-why it takes me so bloody long to put on make-up or why I wear make-up at all
-why I think certain outfits are "skanky" and "slutty" when he figures women are just trying to show off their bodies
-how I can be so intelligent and yet subscribe to eastern medicine and old wives' tales when it comes to medication and how the body works
-how I can switch moods at the drop of a dime
-why I wear sexy shoes that aren't comfortable to walk in when I know I'll have to walk even a few blocks
-how I organized our kitchen; he still can't locate a lot of our stuff

20. What do you need to have in the shower?
Body wash, several shampoos, a good conditioner, a mirror, and his razor.

21. Do you burp/fart/scratch in public? Do you do anything stereotypically male?
No, Hubbs is pretty polite about that stuff.  Sometimes he'll burp but he'll keep his mouth closed so as not to belch and be offensive.  I can't think of one thing that Hubbs does that's stereotypically male, although I'm sure he does do some things that somebody will think is typical of guys.  

22. How big a part does porn play in your life? Your thoughts?
Maybe before he knew Jesus, as a young adult I'm sure he dabbled in it.  However, nowadays Hubbs hates porn and he does not view it nor condone the viewing of it.  It plays no part in his life, and to my understanding, he never thinks about it either.  
 
23. What scares you?
Heights, mutilated stuffed animals and puppets, and really long escalators.  Oh, and putting stupid people in charge of anything.

24. What’s your best feature (physical or otherwise)?
Hubbs thinks his sense of humour and his relationship with Christ are his best features.  I think that in addition to those, his loyalty, trustworthiness, honesty, his smile, and his ass are among his best features.
 
25. What would you do for love?
He already did it.  He married me! ;)


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