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Home improvement

I have become a bit of an HGTV addict since a visit to a good friend last August.

Now the channel is the background noise in my apartment. Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and Love It or List It are major distractions. And I hear this tired cliche from homeowners all the time
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Perhaps I should be thrilled that the woman is ‘winning’ in this scenario, but instead it kinda pisses me off.

I’ve never been married, but I envision a partnership of sorts where decisions are made together and compromise is key. This credo makes it sound like the wife is some crabby curmudgeon who holds every outcome over her husband’s head.  If its doesn’t go her way, grudges will commence! Sex will be withheld! Pain will be inflicted!

Geez — where’s the love?

And where’s the husband equivalent of this saying?  Is there one?

An unmarried woman wants to know.

 

 

I like shirts

Just because it’s legal, you don’t have to do it.

This credo was painfully shoved into my eyeballs this morning.

Rory and I were walking home from Central Park when a runner — a man — walked past us, shirt off, sweaty, obviously in the cool down portion of his workout.

Boy With Hand Over EyesTragically, ‘shirt off’ was not his best look.

This guy made me look tan.  He was blotchy and had — mosquito bites, maybe? — all over his back.  Although he was working out, his physique was not ready for prime time. But everyone out on the streets was being treated to the display. Without choice. Without mental preparation.

I mean, what if I had eaten?

In New York State, woman can also legally walk outside without their top on, but…

Just because it’s legal, they don’t have to do it.