Friday, February 27, 2015

Marriage 701, Lecture 762: Forest/trees again

Me: While you were gone, I went to that storytelling workshop.

SH: Uh huh.

Me: And there was this guy - he was amazing! He is also a Texan tricked into moving here. His wife teaches at UWM. That's how they ended up here.

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Me: Anyhow, we had to each tell a four-minute story and then get feedback. It was really good - the feedback was invaluable.

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Me: This guy - and I won't give you all the details because you hate the details - won $25,000 on the "Price is Right!" After he got out of the army and was going to Houston community college, living with his parents!

SH: Wow! That is neat!

Me: Yes! He was dead broke, going to school on the GI Bill, driving around in an old clunker. Anyhow, he auditioned for the show, got on, and won!

SH: Cool.

Me: AND he said the best part - well, I suppose the money was the best part - but the other best part was that he got to meet Vanna White!

SH: That's not "The Price is Right."

Me: What?

SH: Vanna White. She's not on "The Price is Right."

Me: Whatever. He won $25,000! And he really needed the money! Isn't that cool?

SH: It must have been "Wheel of Fortune."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Marriage 701, Lecture 12: Being right is so rare and so sweet

Remember the Pink Sock? The story gets better.

A week after the sock could not be found, I found it.

I found it tucked inside my gym shorts when I got to the gym at work. The sock must have gotten all twisted up with the shorts and not been visible to the person drying and folding the shorts (that would be SH).

This is what happened:

Class Factotum
Guess what I found in my gym bag, inside my orange shorts?
The other Pink Sock.
 — with SH.
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  • SH  So it was you who did not do it right. I am vindicated.
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  • Me nope, it was you - you are the one who did not get the sock of the shorts after you got the shorts out of the washer.
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  • Oh SH , so close to sweet sweet vindication! Keep on trying! I've only been at this 26 years and I think I'm almost there.
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  • SH  I shook the shorts and the sock did not fall out. I can't be expected to search every fold of every piece of clothing for other pieces of clothing.
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  • Me  Never said you were expected to do so. I am not the one who freaked out about the missing sock and became completely obsessed with finding it, Capt Ahab.
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  • Me  I told you it would turn up and not to worry!
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  • SH  But it's a problem when every pair of socks cannot be matched at the end of any day's laundry.
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  • R  still refuses to accept the simple beauty of my solution.
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  • SH d I could start putting the small socks inside those mesh bags. That would solve the problem.
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  • Me  SH , do what you want. I don't worry about the socks coming out perfectly. Over a year, it all works out.
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  • R Embrace the Sock Locks!
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  • SH  They have to come out perfectly or it's really bothersome!
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  • SH  Well, R, the Sock Locks are something I'd have to buy. We do not want to buy unnecessary stuff. (Well, that's not quite true. I love to buy unnecessary beer and wine.) As I mentioned, we have multiple mesh bags that can solve the problem.
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  • Me  You need a hobby.
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  • Me  What? You LOVE stuff, SH! You would happily fill our house with junk! That is the main reason you miss Menards - you miss wandering the aisles looking for useless stuff.
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  • SH After I stopped buying unnecessary and sometimes useless stuff, I realized that I don't need to buy unnecessary and sometimes useless stuff. You will have to concede that I've bought much less stuff in the past few years. Having said that, getting rid ...See More
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  • Safety pins would also work.
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  • A life without sock locks is like a life without beer.
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  • Rubi SH, my mom hasn't moved in more than 30 years. But every few years she likes to "pretend" she's going to and get rid of stuff. Highly recommended.
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  • SH Rubi, I'm an engineer. Therefore, I'm not good at pretending. Unlike CF, I did not grow up in a military family. I think she is still conditioned to think that she might have to move at any time on short notice. Maybe I'll learn after I help my parents get rid of their accumulated stuff, which will happen at some point in the relatively near future.
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