Monday, August 13, 2007

A little stereotyping goes a long way


The Wife and I are not a very typical couple. Or, at least, we don't fit into many stereotypes of married life, especially the ones used for dramady. We get along (no nagging each other, sniping, etc), she's the big bread winner right now, I tend to be the more social one and her the overworker, etc. Over lunch today, we were laughing at one thing that does fit the "wife" stereotype.

When I leave town (which I plan to on Wednesday) -- she spends money. She never intends to go on a spending spree, but it always seems to happen. I can't remember what it was the last trip I took -- maybe work clothes, probably some crafting supplies like fringe for shawls or porcupine quills. Sometimes new music shows up in the house after I've been gone for a while -- this will be harder to track as she now has an ipod and itunes.

She has a barely-contained bike fetish that could bloom while I'm gone as well -- I saw her just last night cruising bike-porn on the internet. She said she was looking for one particular thing, a wrap for her center bar to keep it from getting bunged up when she locked up the bike. Being a bike fetishist however, her bike doesn't have a NORMAL center bar, it's tapered for hyper efficiency, making this simple piece of goretex and velcro suddenly hard to find and possibly needing to be custom-made.

So, if she weren't reading this blog, I'd at this point start taking bets as to what will catch her materialistic fancy while I'm gone this week. But, since she is reading this blog, she'll either not go on a spending spree (a win for the blog paparazzi)or get something entirely different just to spite our plans.

I thought of another one -- she wants a good pair of sunglasses now that she's had her eyes fixed (they're nearly healed up by the way, doing dandy). The lady at the eye clinic (who had a huge crush on her) was telling her about Serengetis with some uber special lining that takes glare from the inside of lens or somesuch. The freebie sunglasses that came with her treatment make her look like An Agent, which is kinda hot if I do say so myself.

We'll just have to see.

Enjoy your access to material pleasures,

Bp

14 comments:

andy said...

These things are fun and cool:
Bose SoundDock

Muahaha!

Bpaul said...

You suck.

Tate said...

hahahaha, i love it.. spend away wifey.. btw where are you going?? you are not going to be at the give away

goodrev said...

andy - DIY is so much cooler, how 'bout The Wife whippin' up one of these bad boys in BP's absence - http://www.one4ever.de/audio/ipower1.html

'course she'll have to buy some power tools, say a table saw, drill press, and router to start.

Muahaha indeed!

andy said...

goodrev - hmmmmm, looks good!

P O W E R    T O O L S . . .

Y E S!!!

Then play the sound track for the power tools video (continuous loop on the DIY sound system). Now we're talking!

Trappin' Pat said...

I'm getting my shaft-drive, internal nexus 8-speed hub touring bike this week. Made by Dynamic from the East Coast.
http://www.dynamicbicycles.com/
Of course I'm getting some modifications: Albatross bars, better pedals, front disc brake, rear roller brake, custom mounted front light, better tires. And I'm leaving for a week-long Mt Hood circumnavigation Sunday morning.

Hey Katie! wanta come shopping with me?!

Bpaul said...

Pat, you suck. LOL.

Bpaul said...

Tate, I don't know if I'll be at the giveaway yet. I have family in town but I may just abandon him at the house so I can go. I'll let you know.

Katye said...

Damn Pat, that bike is kick ass. You bring it over when you get it so I can beat you up and take it away from you.

Or I could just go buy one....hmmm....

/ponder

Katye said...
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Tate said...

Bp doesn't crystal want you there? i know it is your choice, you could always bring the family with

Bpaul said...

Deleted a double post from The Wife, that's no censorship I assure you.


Tate, I'll be chatting with Crystal either way so we'll be good.

Tate said...

CENSORSHIP!!!!!! I can't believe you censored your wifes comments.........
what is this world coming to......
CENSORSHIP!!!! don't let the man take you down... FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

hehe wow that was fun

Bpaul said...

LOL weenie.