Thursday, April 14, 2005

A Passionate Man

Image hosted by Photobucket.comNo matter how hard I try, I can not get Gary to do some things that I insist would like him to, like get his own butt out of bed in the morning. How in God's name did this man function before he got married? Case in point.... the alarm clock. I have the alarm clock on my side of the bed because I am the only one who can hear it. If it's on his side of the bed, it goes off and off and off until I scream "SHUT IT OFF!" and he'll say "Wha? Wha? Wha?" like a moron until I crawl over him to shut it off (then he'll wake up real fast thinking I'm getting frisky and want some shagging which really pisses me off). Not a good way to start the day. So, it's on my side. It goes off. I hit the snooze, turn on the news and let him ever so gently wake up. Flip side of this is if he is going fishing. He wakes up on his own using the patented 'I Must Be Doing Something Fun Male Internal Clock', gets dressed, whistles Dixie, makes coffee and is cheerfully on his way out the door in record time, while I'm left standing there with my jaw on the floor.

Fishing and my husband go together like salt & pepper, Laurel & Hardy, stocks & bonds. Gary lives and breathes fishing. Nothing makes him happier than standing in a boat for 8 hours in the broiling sun with no food. He's a very competitive fisherman too. Fierce, non-relenting and determined. It takes a strong person to get in the boat with him for the day. He'll wear you down, out-fish you and challenge you to go again the next day. When I witness my husband with these qualities in this sport, I in awe and wonder what it is that puts that drive in him? Why doesn't he tackle everything in this manner? What is it about fishing that brings this out in Gary? Are other men as passionate about their sports or hobbies? Are you?

And your answer is?????


Heather said...

I am sooo with you on the non waking hubby. Why is it woman can get up, with no sleep and a child attached to their arm, but men can't get up after sleeping 12 hours straight and an alarm clock going off in their face? Drives me insane. As far as the passion thing, my hubby has a passion for one thing, computers, and there is no getting up involved. He has it at his disposal 24/7 **sigh** so I don't know what would wake my hubby up. A fire maybe? hmmmmmm


Melody said...

The phone is on my side of the bed....Lloyd is the one who gets the service calls ad 2 AM but I have to pick up the phone. We don't use an alarm clock, we both wake up on our own, which is nice...then we watch the news for an hour and drink coffee before we start the day. Lloyd is far from perfect. He doesn't close anything. If he's been in the kitchen I alway know it because every cupboard door is left open...I'm not exagerating. He also leaves the bureau drawers open and never puts toilet paper on the roll. These things really piss me off but have become a big joke between us...just goes to show what we can get used to!

Chicka said...

Oh. My. God. We're married to the same man!

Mine used to be a volunteer fireman until I made him quit. (Not so much for safety's sake, but because he kept sleeping through the fire radio alarms!!)

Tammy said...

LOL, shagging!!!! You are too much! Now, as for what gets Hubby going...well it's shagging, lol!!!! No really, for him, you know, not much he is obsessed with, except predicting the weather and hunting all over God's green earth for firewood for our stove...both non-competitive sports at least for now.

For me, having just returned from 7 garage sales with temps around freezing and wind to boot, snow on the ground (and now very thankful Hubby is "passionate" about finding wood for our stove!)... maybe that's it for me. Oh and read my post about that, right? Now there is a competitive sport!

Beth said...

confession time: i think i *am* the sleeping husband. or, well, girlfriend in this case. :-(

but i'm getting better!

and i do love sports. yikes.

LibrarianOnTheLoose said...

I don't hear alarms either. When I lived alone, i had only sheer curtains on my windows, hoping that the sunlight would help stir me from death like slumber in the mornings. My husband wakes up at 5:30 am without an alarm and wakes me up a half hour later so we can go work out. Usually though he is pretty tuckered out by 9pm. Meanwhile here it is 11pm on a friday night and i am posting comments on blogs. At least yoga isnt until 9:45!

Mateos Gago said...

Very funny... I love it. I can see it so clearly in my mind's eye. All I can say from a man's point of view is that at least your husband clearly still finds you attractive. Let's face it, straight men are ruled by their cocks. Fishing is quite cerebral by comparison. I'm impressed.