“Phucket List”

January 10, 2012 6 comments

Since my “30 things to do before you’re 30” post is the most popular item on this fledgling blog I thought I’d do another list.

I was at an anniversary party the other night and I told some folks I was going to write my bucket list. One person remarked that they (bucket lists) have a negative connotation, since they imply that you are near –or at least thinking about—your death. I agreed, and decided that instead of writing a “Bucket List”, I’d make a “PhuketList”: As in all the things that I need to just say “fuck it!” and do:

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Misophonia: Or, how I learned to know my wife is not crazy

January 8, 2012 4 comments

I have a confession to make: I used to think my wife was crazy. Not lock her up and throw away the key crazy. More like, “why the hell are you freaking out” crazy.

Allow me to elaborate. Many times when I’m chewing gum, or drinking out of a straw, or simply clicking a pen, my wife will – out of nowhere – ask me to stop.

Asking might not be the right term, more like suddenly shouting. For years I would just laugh and continue on with what I was doing, I mean come on, that’s crazy.

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Categories: marriage

I’m gay?

January 7, 2012 6 comments

No, I’m not. Although throughout my life people have always thought I was. Why? Probably because I like to act, sing, I’ve always had more girl friends than guy friends and I’m not afraid to share my feelings.

The whole inspiration for this post was a comment made on facebook by an old college buddy. He, who will remain nameless, (although all you have to do is check out my timeline to find out) joked that after reading my “Love, Actually” post he was going to take a six month hiatus from my blog.

While I’m sure my buddy is joking, it’s still interesting that in today’s world–a world where same-sex marriage is now legal in New York State–there’s something “wrong” with a man who expresses interest in anything other than sports and boobs.

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30 things to do (or do again) before you’re 30

January 6, 2012 10 comments

1. Fall in love

2. Have your heart broken

3. Travel to a foreign land

4. Quit a job

5. Find a job

6. Give or receive a blowjob (purely for comedic effect)

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Love, Actually

January 6, 2012 7 comments

I’m a chick-flick kind of guy. No, not “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” kind of chick flick – I mean their pants don’t “travel” off their bodies, right? I’m talking rom-coms, which I guess are their own chick flick subgenre.

Give me my wife, a bottle of wine, Meg Ryan, and call it a Saturday night.

My all-time favorite rom-com has to be Love Actually. It’s quirky, sentimental, has a killer cast, and let’s be honest; everything is cooler with British accents.

SN: want a great drinking game? Take a sip (or chug) every time a character in the film says “actually”. It’s A LOT! 

The wife and I have watched Love Actually once a year, usually around the holidays, since we first started dating.

We quote the lines: “I HATE Uncle Jamie”, we laugh, we don’t cry, but we certainly snuggle.

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Categories: Love, Movies

My first post

January 6, 2012 1 comment

I did it; I finally decided to take the plunge. No, I’m not talking about my recent marriage (although I will); I’m referring to this blog.

I’ve been a sharer my entire life. Ask my friends. Hell, I even told my high school girl friends (notice the lack of a compound word)  about the first time I, um, “discovered my man parts”. Don’t worry I’ll leave that alone, for now.

Honestly, it’s amazing I’ve lasted this long without a blog: I like to write, I have A LOT to say, and I love hearing opposing opinions. I think it was more fear than anything. Fear of what you ask? Well, you all of course. The judgmental faces peering through their screens and into my life. And also the thought that no one would give a shit what I have to say so why bother?

But I guess that’s the beauty of this thing we call the interwebs, I can write whatever I want and you all can either read it or not…but I hope you do.

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