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Thursday Thirteen #74: Things My Husband and I Disagree On

January 3rd, 2007

For this week’s Thursday Thirteen:


1. Sex. He says we waited too long after we met; I say we didn’t wait long enough. (Case in point #1: 10 pound 2 oz. baby girl Wacky. Case in point #2: 9 pound 6 oz. baby boy Wacky. Both inherited his ginormous head. C-sections, thanks for asking.)

2. Using prepositions at the ends of sentences. I say yay; he says nay. I repeat that old joke: Guy 1 asks Guy 2: “Where’s the library at?” Guy 2: “Ah, ah, ah — no preposition.” Guy #1: “OK. Where’s the library at, asshole?” HA!

3. Ice cream and other desserts. As long as I’m working out, hell yes to one dessert a day. (Today I had three. Whoops. But I worked out like a madwoman! I’ll make up for it the next few days. I mean it, Internet. I’ve been losing weight and I want it to stay that way.) He says, What are you, crazy? The kids say, Did someone say chocolate sauce? Vanilla ice cream?

4. Plastic stuff. I like plastic stuff. He prefers wood, or better yet, simplicity (ie — don’t buy the crap to begin with).

5. Dogs. I like dogs. He says no more pets.

6. I am not fond of cats. Especially ours, Pukey 1 and Pukey 2. He says he wants for us to always have a cat. Well, I don’t like spiders. Or mice. So we’ll probably always have a cat.

7. Gardening. I say plant the tomatoes mid-May; he says it’s not warm enough until second week in June.

8. Church. I like church. I believe in God. Not like a white guy, throne, long flowing robe, no no no. I mean more of a great spirit, higher power. My girlfriend (who is a devout Christian) was over today and I’m pretty sure she noticed Steve’s new read that was out in plain sight, The God Delusion. She’s open-minded, I don’t think she’d be offended, if she did see it, but I never want anyone to feel like we’re nyah-nyah-nyah, y’know?

9. Sunday School. I’ve always wanted the kids to attend, he’s always been against it. Then he realized it meant three precious hours to himself every week and now he’s a regular Homer J. Simpson, making Moon Waffles and sleeping in with the dog. I jest. He doesn’t even like waffles.

10. He doesn’t care about a lot of the things I care about. “The Office” (American version). Pedicures. “General Hospital.” Avoiding work. Avoiding housework. Going to the Caribbean. Buying a new puppy. Getting an Impala someday. “Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.” — Homer J. Simpson. I take comfort in this. I mean, look at Homer and Marge’s happy, long-running marriage. If they can make it, dammit, so can we.

11. I like to vacation in hot places (see above: Caribbean). He doesn’t want to vacation anywhere there’s not hockey. Or at least a hockey rink. Or at least an ice rink. Or at least pond hockey.

12. When we talk about moving it comes down to this: Must be Blue State where they play hockey. I am somewhat more flexible. Savannah, I’ve heard, is gorgeous. Austin is supposed to be rockin’. Somewhere in Arizona? Colorado? Arkansas, where my family is? I mean, we’re talking about a large number of states, X’ed off just like that, if you say no Red States.

13. We agree on this: Agree to disagree and you’re good.


  1. alyndabear says

    Ha! I laughed out loud reading some of these. Sounds like a great match you’ve got there.

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  2. ms_teacher says

    I enjoyed reading your list. And, as a Language Arts teacher, prepositions are fine at the end of sentences.

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  3. Raggedy says

    I don’t think I could hold it to 13 if I did one..hahaha
    Agree to Disagree sounds good…
    My TT is up 2
    Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  4. Michelle says

    Well, prepositions aren’t a make-or-break marriage issue. Right?? :)

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  5. Himself says

    From where do you get the impression that I do not like prepositions at the end of sentences?

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  6. Wacky Mommy says

    Dear Ms. Teacher:
    Thank you!

    Dear Raggedy:
    This was the fastest list I’ve ever pulled together. Ha ha.

    Dear Michelle:

    Dear Alyndabear:
    We’re trying.

    Dear Stevie:
    Yer funny.

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  7. Chickadee says

    My hubby and I can’t agree on TV either though we finally have a few shows that we’re beginning to like together. I got him hooked on Stargate and he’s getting me hooked on Lost.

    My 13 are up.

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  8. jen says

    agree to disagree sounds like a really good motto…

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  9. Raggedy says

    I left the rules in the comment section for your hubby.
    I told him rule number one is that the woman is always right.
    In case he skipped out on reading I am sending them to you 2..lol
    Ther rules are listed near the end of this post…..

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  10. incog says

    Yes agree to disagree makes for a long and happy marriage!!

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  11. Nathalitanis says

    Hmmm, I think I’m happy for now being single :D
    Happy TT!

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  12. delightfulduchess says

    Its good to agree to disagree. I think our husbands could be best friends! Add football instead of hockey and dog instead of cat.

    Great list, made me think about what it takes to make a good marriage.

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  13. mrsmogul says

    I am not a cat person, nor pet person. I BLAME MY parents for this as they never gave me a pet when I was little. Anyway, regarding the question on my friend dating the guy who’s married. He’s going through a divorce

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  14. Joan says

    I love this topic! And you handled it so cleverly. thanks for making reading TTs so enjoyable!

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  15. N. Mallory says

    I’m so glad I’m single. :P

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  16. LIB says

    I could tell, by the (cat) names you’ve choosen, that you are not a cat person. Great list-#13 is the most important.

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  17. InterstellarLass says

    Oooh! The dreaded preposition! It’s just so easy to go ahead and end a sentence with one. Not doing it takes longer to think. I love avoiding housework too. It’s highly overrated. I live by the saying “When I die, I’m not going to regret that I didn’t do enough housework.”

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  18. Barb says

    Nobody is perfect. There will always be disagreements among husband and wives. But, you look past those and love one another. I should know; been married almost 43 years.Would marry him again in a heart beat!

    Visit my TT.

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