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Remember the phrase “Men are from Mars”? I can’t speak for every man, only for my man, the husband, the fisherman, the love of my life. We do not problem solve in similar manners. Similar? Heck! We aren’t even on the same planet.
I’ve been thinking about WHY men and women are so different. Here’s my theory…Men and women bot get an X chromosome. Look at that X. Two feet on the ground. Stable. Now women get a second X. We are double stable. Men get a Y. Look at that Y. It’s standing on one leg. Everyone stand up and balance on one leg. It’s tough, right? So I’m thinking women = double stable. Men = a tad unbalanced.
Let me give you some REAL examples from my life. Is life different at your house with your man?
Example #1: I sent him to the grocery store with a detailed shopping list. His sister and her family were coming to spend the night and I needed to cook breakfast the next morning. Her family consists of her, two teenagers (one son, one daughter) and one husband. Her husband and mine are large men. She and I are “healthy” women (and the ONLY thing I’ll say about my weight!) And we all know how teenage boys eat. So I’m making breakfast for 6…all food enthusiasts. On his list is biscuits (as I knew I didn’t have time to make them in the morning) and two pounds of bacon. Figure up in your head how many biscuits you’ll need. Think of canned biscuits. How many cans? If you said two, then we agree. If you said 1 and 1/2 cans, then you think like my husband. He buys one regular can of Walmart brand biscuits (10 in can) and one small can of Pillsbury flaky biscuits ( 5 in the can). At the price that a name brand product like Pillsbury charges, he could have bought another large can of Walmart biscuits. He said he “did the math” and determined that we would need only 15 biscuits. At breakfast, all 15 biscuits were eaten and I suspect another 5 would have been also. And even if there were leftover biscuits, we have a microwave to reheat and eat.
Example #2 I asked him to buy two pounds of bacon. He did but he bought two different kinds. One thick sliced and one regular sliced. Why? I beg someone to explain. Why buy thick sliced? It reduces the number of slices (since he’s buying by the pound) and people eat by the slice. And why buy two different cuts anyway?
Example #3 My darling spouse calls me into the bathroom. I could tell by the tone of his voice there was a problem. When I get there he tells me he accidentally knocked my toothbrush off the counter and onto the rug. Not the dog water bowl. Not the floor of the shower. Not the toilet. On a fairly clean rug. He was concerned about “germs” and thought I might want to get a new toothbrush. Now I ask you…If you were “poised” over your honey’s lap, reading to take a big ole bite of his “hot dog”, do you think germs would be on his mind? And do you not think his “lap” might have a few bacteria? I mean it does hang around with a real asshole!
#4 – When my husband offers to “clean up after dinner” he carries the dirty plates and glasses into the kitchen and piles all the mess on the counter above the dishwasher. Is this because the dishwasher is full? He wouldn’t know. He doesn’t open and look! Once when I’d been gone for a few days, I came home to a pile of dirty dished on the counter. I figured the dishwasher was full. Wrong. Totally empty! So “cleaning up after dinner” = piling dirty dishes on counter for me to deal with later.
#5 – I confess that hubby will do the laundry. I know what you’re thinking…That’s Awesome! But wait! He divides the clothes into “smooth” and “rough” and that’s how he loads the washer. You figure it out!
Men and women. We are different creatures!
So, do you have an example of something your honey did (or does) that demonstrates that XY thinking is it’s own world?
I have two autographed books from Vicky Dreiling to give away to a couple of commenters. I’ll announce the book winners on Tuesday.
I’ve read both of these books and they are wonderful!
Here is my review of How to Marry A Duke
Here is my review of How to Seduce a Scoundrel
NOTE: I am reviewing Vicki Lewis Thompson’s next book, A Werewolf in the North Woods over on my personal blog. This book comes out October 4. I have one Advance Reader’s Copy for one lucky commenter. Go to Cyndi’s World and leave a message. This ARC contest will run until Monday Midnight (CST). I’ll announce a winner on Tuesday. One more thing…It’s wonderful!! I read it one night because I couldn’t stop. 🙂
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