Some of my pals turn to ME for all them insights into MEN. That's ME, just a regular guy, able to explain us dudes. Reminder: you can send questions too, but I am an unlicensed, untrained and uninformed advice columnist, you have been warned!
(Thanks Kerry, Kasey, Christi, Maureen, Lizzie, Becky Jo!)
Gary...so i'd love to ask a guy just WHAT is UP with the committment phobia thing? But I'm sure you'd rather tackle something lighter like leaving the toilet seat up. Or I've been having a conversation with my gal friends about men and their organizational systems...either having absolutely no system whatsoever, or being completely uptight about their uber-organized systems?
yeah the commitment issue, what gives there?????
OK, commitment? Righto. I have thought a lot about this.
There is a certain type of guy, like me, who likes domesticity and quiet and routines, plus we recognized early that our hawt lady was quite a catch and NO PROBS latching onto her and holding tight.
As for single guys in Ithaca who would commit? There are A LOT of them drifting around the public library during the day and getting an early start on happy hour at the Chapterhouse. They would totally commit to you...or anybody...for some square meals, clean sheets and a roof over their head. They may not smell good, may not be young or sane or sober, but I am sure they would marry even a poodle if it meant a roof over their heads.
That may not be helpful.
Yes, it seems like a lot of guys are fun to hang out with, handsome and all the rest, but they know it. They know that they can gets lots of nookie with lots of hawt chicks, and they won't bother settling down. Why should they, they are too busy living the dreams of every 15 year old boy. I always think of Kramer in Seinfeld on this issue: he said something like "then you have to sit there at dinner and ask 'how was your day dear?' every day for the rest of your life...".
Sorry. Most men are sh!ts. Give up now. Get a labrador retriever for the most generous love you could ever ask for (beagles are adorable and loving but then they eat a bottle of hand lotion and howl at chipmunks at 5am).
Oh, and frankly, the whole toilet seat thing? I know what to do with them and when, but there is no way I touch those things, at home or anywhere else. I do what Curious George would do and lift and lower with my shoe. It is worth practicing!
Or the inability to seal a package closed-- like the twist-tie on the breadbag, or the lid on the peanut butter jar...
Facebook was being a little bitch and wouldn't let me into this thread until just now.
I'm in Camp Kerry as far as questions go...
How about, do guys care about fancy sort of lingerie and things or is that just something that girls think guys are interested in?
Ooh, lingerie- good call, Kasey!!
I've got one... short hair vs. long hair. ;)
-short vs long hair: NAKED! Men want to see you naked. Men could care less about your hair, your brain, anything you have to say....
ahem. Well then. Here is the real scoop: I think many or most men like long hair on a woman. They may not want it cut short, but also may not even NOTICE if it is short. Sorry, a lot of us are not that observant. We just wuv you, we wuv staring into your eyes, bringing you breakfast in bed, we wuv your smile, and you are perfect.
I am not able to generalize about men. Remember I live in Redneck land. Oh no, not the silly, cute kind like Jethro, from the "Beverly Hillbilies". The real scarey kind, don't believe me? Ask George my husband. I live in an area where most of the women drink, and do drugs just to cope. I am so lucky to have George. We have some wonderful people around here, but very, very, few. lol lol lol :) As a woman, I am never taken seriously around here, and their comments are biting and hurtful, but I keep my distance and my mouth shut, and come home and kiss my floors. lol lol lol...:) Does George keep the toilette seat down, yes. Does he keep committments, the important ones, does he like lingerie on me, yes. Is he like any other man around here NO, DOUBLE NO, TRIPLE NO!...lol lol lol thank God for that. :) I love reading all your comments on this though. :) We keep our scanner on just to hear of the latest assults and deaths...no not kidding!
Lingerie: do men like lingerie? What is lingerie? Men want to see you naked! Oh. But getting to naked? I think simple is best myself--sheer lace, or nice athletic cut cotton. Stripes and polka dots are optional there, but here is the rule for me: frilly seems silly!
As far peanut butter jars, twistys and sh!t--Kerry, tell your husband I will be over shortly to split a six pack and some doritos and watch some baseball. I think the poor guy needs to relax and enjoy judgement free snacking.
Okay, but the doritos might be kinda stale and a little chewy 'cause the bag wasn't closed tight. LOL!!!
limp doritos on a humid day, oh GOD!
I think some lingerie just helps us ladies feel pretty. Which is never a bad idea when it comes to sexy times. If you think you're looking good that doesn't hurt. I just wonder what men think. Do they think, oh what is she trying to pull here? Or that looks like a hassle to get off? Or yippee?
God I hate soggy potato chips! When you see the bag there and you think you're going to enjoy a delicious snack and then it's just total crap.
I have been joking around, and I am just one person. I think that certain undergarments suit certain people, and situations. MY OWN taste is for a more basic look. And I WISH I had closed them chips up because good lord they were limp tonight....
as far as lingerie goes..... My ex bought me some really expensive lingerie, and put it under the Christmas tree at his mother's house, labelled from my 9 month old son.....for me to open during family Christmas. There was a Priest in the room when I opened it. I was traumatized, and mortified and any other words y'all can think up for a situation like that. so needless to say, I am not so big on the whol;e lingerie thing. I buy what I Like, and if it suits someone else, so be it. I don't waste time trying to please anyone, in that regard.
My in-laws "welcome" new girlfriends to the family with a gift of really over-the-top (and sometimes oversized) lingerie that you unwrap in front of everyone at Christmas. I was fortunately warned when it happened to me, but it was still weird.
lol, my mother in law was mortified when I opened mine, and you could hear her lecturing my ex two blocks away, when they escaped for a chat later in the day
I can't imagine how sucky that whole situation must have been! My ex couldn't even PRONOUNCE lingerie. Really. He actually said "ling-gerr-ree". 'Course, he also spelled 'dolphin' with an F.
snort! yeah mine is not the sharpest tool in the shed either.lol. But, the world can't just be full of beautiful smart people like us.lol
oh and the priest later left the priesthood and married my mother in law( start the banjos twaging now....) it was a bizarre family. Best left an eight hour drive away.......
Wow!! That is uh, unusual! Yes, I suppose there needs to be people other than us beautiful smart types, if only for contrast! lol ;)
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