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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2013, 10:14 AM

39. Too complicated to define just like feminity.

I'm female and take the garbage and recyclables out every week. My husband mows the lawn and I really want to learn but he likes doing it but isn't opposed to teaching me.

I got rid of a half eaten chimpmunk the other day thanks to our cat.

My husband does most of the grocery shopping; he loves it I hate it.

He has never gotten into a physical altercation in his life. Embarrassingly, I have thrown a few punches a long time ago at men and women. It sounds low class, but I had a temper and it was usually sticking up for friends or someone said something really rude that I went off on. You would never know it by looking at me, but I have a mean right hook.

This OP makes me think of William Hurt in The Big Chill. He was my favorite character and I was so attracted to him even though he couldn't "perform."

Shit, now I probably embarrassed myself with inane rambling so I'm out.

Edited to add: I probably didn't respond accurately to what the OP was questioning. Sorry...have been really busy and checked in briefly. My husband is very mellow, low key and respectful to all women and men. I'm the one that will usually battle someone verbally although he gets into discussions about politics with co-workers but they are "friendly." About 5 years ago we went to this huge neighborhood bash and I got into it with another neighbor (I initiated) but it was friendly banter and then another neighbor (who are the only other liberals in our hood and we are now good friends) chimed in. It was when the death panel bullshit was going around. I was pretty under the influence and he (the dem) lives right across the street so he bummed a ride home as his wife left early with their baby and I was like "do yo have any gas money? Oh yeah, never mind I'm not a republican." I thought that was pretty freaking funny on my part. I always fill my guy on certain "controversies" here and he always agrees with me and other members who share the same opinions. He and I have so much in common...politics, humor, music...etc.

I have a pretty foul mouth and my husband rarely swears. He can be a hardass at work (he's referred to as Tony Soprano). I love my makeup and considered certain plastic surgeries which he was against because he didn't think I needed them but said it was my decision.

I just think it's really hard to define. Btw, he does have #4 down as well.

Sorry again for the rant...good topic that made me think.



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