Can my Man?

While zapping through the channels on my TV; I again came across another fascinating show about men. These seem to be endless now-a-days.

I will admit that I am proud of my husband and that he can do many things and of course I brag to all my gal friends about his talents and they brag about their men too. But none of us would ever get the idea of going on TV to show the world what our man can do or maybe cannot do. Are we strange?

My man can do lots of great things like fix a leaky faucet or paint a room, though half way through the painting he seems to lose interest and I have to finish the job.

He can boil water or turn the washing machine on after I ask him a million times or he doesn’t have any more clean underwear. He can lose his keys -> this he can do really good and probably could get an award for it too!

I bet you gals know exactly what I am talking about here.

Or another good one is: What did you do with my glasses? They were right here where I left them on the coffee table but somehow they have disappeared and took it upon themselves to hide under a magazine or newspaper. Though the idea has run through my brain more than once that I should actually hide them and then he really can do something -> find them!!

But don’t tell my man that I told you all these great things about him because he is somewhat of a person who likes to keep his good traits to himself and not share them with the world.

On TV those guys seemed a bit henpecked if you asked me and they really weren’t thinking for themselves either. The gal was bombarding her man with instructions as to how to flip an egg in the frying pan and the man wasn’t really doing what he was told to do either.

I would have given my man a spatula and said: Flip the dam egg over and forget all the other nonsense, so we can win!

But then again those folks on TV are probably amateur actors getting paid to make fools of themselves.

Guys would you go on TV and make a fool of yourself just to prove that you can fry an egg or turn the washing machine on? I doubt it very much and I am sure you have the same opinion as my husband does about such programs. I will not write here what my husband said, but I am sure you can imagine….

Though with all the things my man can do there are something’s he can’t or won’t do and those things really aggravate me to no end, and they are not worth mentioning because I would be writing for the rest of the week and then I would have no time for other things in my life.

So gals if your “man can” be proud of him and tell him so and maybe he will surprise you with something new that he can do too!

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Plastic Plates and Palatable

This is a somewhat of a touchy subject because it is something that is everywhere in a lot of people’s lives.

I think it’s great when people try to do something for the environment or try to save money in their households but what I do not understand is when everyone wants to save money in various areas is why do people use disposable plastics plates to eat off of at home? Is this really something that people have to do?

Has anyone even thought about how much money they invest in such disposable plastic plates and are they really saving money?

I see it like this: an average household with 4 people living in it and they may consume 2 meals a day that require a plate; so that’s 56 plates a week at $15.68 x 52 weeks a year = $815.36.

I do not want to think about how many household there are like this and how much petroleum is used to produce those plates that are used once and then thrown in the garbage. I ask have you really saved anything? And I am sure there are many other items in people’s daily lives that they use only once and disposed of, and is all that plastic really necessary?

Wouldn’t it be better to buy a set of dishes made out of ceramic or similar material? And all you have to do is wash them after you have used them. And at the same time you are doing your bit for the environment.

I personally find it better to eat off of a proper plate instead of a disposable plastic plate and plus a proper plate offers stability and does not use so much of the earth’s natural resources like a disposable plastic plate does. With normal dishes the food tastes better too and is more appealing than those plastic things. There are hundreds of reasons for using a proper plate.

Then there is the possibility that when food or beverages comes in contact with plastic that it isn’t good for your health, but it is still used anyways and no one seems to even think about it. The main thing is convenience and you can throw it away easily. Have people gotten so lazy or have they just plain forgotten what it is like to eat off a real plate? Can anyone answer this question for me?

I am a staunch supporter of recycling and have seen how it is done in some European countries and find it amazing and how good it really works and that the population is really aware of the environment and wants to do their bit for it. Plus, no one would even dream of eating off a disposable plastic plate neither at home nor when their on/at a picnic either. That’s really classy and has some sort of style to it which I find really great!!

More people should try this and would be amazed at how nice it can be to sit at the table together and everyone has their own (real) plate and also no one needs to eat in front of the television either. I think that eating in front of the TV is the worst thing of all and you would be amazed that if people tried to sit together at the table that they may find something to talk about if they practice it a bit and know what is going on in the other person’s life and not always preoccupied with themselves but take an interest in the others around them in their household.

And this also gives you a chance to eat a great meal together, and you can cook-up something together from natural products and not fast-food or pre-made, i.e. TV dinners or the likes; which are a total waste of money.

Real homemade food tastes great on real plates and you can enjoy the results of what you cooked and try so many great recipes that don’t cost the world either.

So try it -> a real home cooked meal served on real plates that make for a great time and maybe a good conversation too.

TV & Ironing

I know this doesn’t sound like such an earth moving topic but I thought it really is. I had to iron the other day and I am sure many of you love to do this job just as much as I do.

Well, when I am doing this job I always love to switch on the TV and watch some stimulating entertainment that will amuse me while I am ironing. So as I was zapping through the channels I came across a program about mothers looking for wives for their adult sons. Now I thought I have to watch this! It’s a sad day when a guy about 35 years old needs his mom to go on TV for him to find him a wife.

But since I was home alone I thought this is the program to watch while ironing, and thank goodness that I had everything set-up before the program started so I wouldn’t miss a second of the show ( I mean set-up the ironing board and the other stuff plus a good glass of wine to make the job go more smoothly because I may need it by the time this program is over.) I was sure there would be some real interesting guys on this program and I wanted to be on the safe side to make sure that I didn’t pick the wrong man out in my life. I can just image there I am stuck with the wrong model and I have to let the better model slip through my fingers because I wasn’t watching this program.

Gals take note: Do no miss out on such programs if you are unsure of your present model!!!

Anyways, they showed some guy about 36 years old and his mom was telling about all the good traits that he has. I must say he isn’t really my kind a guy -> maybe I’m tooooooo choosy. Though, the guy’s mom goes on as if she is selling a used car and listing the features that come with it. Plus seemingly forgetting to mention if the warranty is still good or not.

I would not be interested if the warranty still wasn’t valid. You know-> just image you take the joker home with you and you find out that all the parts have rusted and that he needs an overhaul, and let alone all the other things that he brings along could be on the verge of needing expensive refurbishing. NO THANK YOU!!!

But one mom listed her son’s traits something like this:

He can repair small appliances -> I can too, so why do I need him, and if he was so good where’s his girlfriend?

Loves to be at home -> What woman in her right mind wants to stay home all the time? Not me! That’s the reason why his last girlfriend probably left him.

Is faithful -> Is the guy a dog?

Collects bottle caps -> only more junk to dust and maybe that didn’t impress his last girlfriend enough to stay around.

But a guy with such traits is really hard to resist.

But please everyone don’t tell my boyfriend about me watching such programs because he may get jealous and who knows he may dump me because he may think that I want to replace him with a newer model.

The more and more the moms spoke the more engrossed in the program I got and so I said the heck with ironing and sat down on the couch with my glass of wine to enjoy the program.

I was sooooo hooked on learning more about these prospective guys because the things they could do just seemed to top what my boyfriend can do. And while sitting on the sofa watching this program there was a short commercial break were you could call-up and say that you found a guy interesting.

I had to fight with myself because guy #2 was soooo interesting and that I wanted to meet him and by the time the commercial was over I just couldn’t think straight anymore. I was in a state asking myself: “ Stay with your boyfriend or dump him for the guy on TV?”

So I started to make a list of things that my boyfriend can and can’t do.

He can’t fix things very good -> That’s why I’m there.

Takes me out -> That’s why I’m there.

We don’t argue 7 times a day -> That’s why I’m there.

So it seems to me now after listing everything that I will stay with him. And that means that I won’t get a chance to meet all those great guys on TV. But then again I am sure somewhere on this planet there are gals out there just waiting to fall into their arms.

I wish all those guys on TV looking for chicks “good luck” and sorry but you can count me out because I have to finish my ironing.