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03 May 2010 @ 06:23 pm
Adventures in Marriage  
There are things Nolan does that drive me nuts. Three things, to be exact. I don't liked to be yelled at from all the way across the house, I don't like it when he leaves his stuff in a heap on the bar when he comes home from work, and I don't like it when he tickles or jumps out of the corners to scare me. But so, so, SO many things I do annoy the hell out of him. Too many to be enumerated here. Honestly? It's because he cares about everything. And that's a good quality, sometimes. But it does tend to wear on one a bit. Also, I don't care enough about things. It's one of the reasons we work so well together.

For instance, one of the myriad of things I do that annoys the crap out of my handsome husband is leaving cabinet doors open. (Sound familiar, anyone?) I also have a penchant for not turning off lights when I leave a room. This isn't so awful, right? But in our master bathroom, we have what I call a water closet. It's a little room that has the toilet and the cabinet and not much else; because although we've been married nearly twelve years, going to the bathroom in front of one another is just not something we do. You've simply GOT to leave a little bit to the imagination. Have a hint of mystery and all that.

In any case, this water closet? I leave the light on in there sometimes (all the time), and then when we get ready to go to bed, there's a light bleeding from underneath the door and guess whose side of the bed is closer? His. So he's been harping on me to turn off the light.

Now I know it isn't right, but sometimes I do things just to hack him off. The little stuff? The stuff that's really NOT a big deal? Yeah, in retribution for the tickling or the scaring, I might do that.

And I'll lie like a rug if you ask me to my face. "Why, no!" I'd say, aghast at the thought. "I'd never!


But sometimes, most times, I just forget. If it's not important enough to cause me pain, I generally can't be fussed. It's a character flaw, I know.

About two weeks ago, I walk in the WC, close the door behind me and was faced with this:


It IMMEDIATEY rankled me. First of all, it's in all caps. Like he's yelling at me. And he started out with a black sharpie that needed to be thrown away and then had to switch to a brown one and just didn't care how it looked, and then the fact that OFF is double underlined. None of it's punctuated. It's not even a complete sentence.

But what REALLY pisses me off? It fricking works. I've turned that stupid light off every time I've left the room.


You won this battle, Nolan Kyle. But the war isn't over.
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: calmcalm
I hear:: Stop and Stare - One Republic
maureen: House - pulpitmaureen on May 3rd, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Tee hee. In these respects, I'm a bit more like Nolan. I care about WAY too many things, and closed cupboards are up there.

Though I also very much hate being bellowed for. I won't answer someone screaming for me. I'll wait until it is convenient for me and then I will WALK all the way over to them and say in an annoyed tone, "You wanted something?" Or just ignore them altogether. Talk to me in a civilized tone, or don't talk to me at all bitches.

Anyone wonder why I live alone?
Carrie Leigh: Wondertwin power activatecarrie_leigh on May 4th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
I do the SAME THING. Big shocker, huh?
maureen: wonder twinsmaureen on May 4th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
I fainted dead from the very shock of it.

(who knew how OFTEN these icons would come in handy?)
Ayla: Amusedabitofayla on May 4th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I lol'd and choked on my sub. Coughing isn't helping the already hurt lungs there, doll.

I guess the choking was deserved since I laughed at you
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on May 4th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Ooops, sorry! &hearts
Elle Blessingway: Tee Heeelle_blessing on May 4th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on May 4th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
:D &hearts
Hyacinth Girl: 9/4/06 Weddingeustacia_vye28 on May 4th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
This story? With that tag and icon? Priceless. :)

Ah, marriage. Isn't it wonderful? ::snerk::
Carrie Leigh: He was handsome with heartburncarrie_leigh on May 4th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
It's blissful, baby.
nolankyle on May 4th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Marriage to the best woman in the world
It is amazing how spot on she is in her description of me. A good thing about our "quirks" is that she leaves a light on or door open, I find it or run into it, I develop an aneurysm, I yell across the house at her and since that hacks her off she ignores me.

Actually one day, I can actually see her shanking me when I jump out of the dark powder room as she comes in from Wal Mart. Hopefully it will be after 45 more years of wedded bliss as my Alzheimer's and Tourrett's kick in. A girl can hope.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on May 4th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Re: Marriage to the best woman in the world
So if you know it's coming, will I still have to go to jail when I smack you into the brick pavers?
maureen: Grease - Jan flippy shadesmaureen on May 4th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: Marriage to the best woman in the world
Carrie... your husband is on LJ! How cool is THAT?

Nolan... I have heard so much about you I feel like I know you. Feel free to friend me if you are into that sort of thing.
nolankyle on May 4th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Marriage to the best woman in the world
I don't know what that actually means but if P's ok with it I am.

And I bet you don't know me half as well as you think. I am a very complex individual.
maureen: wall o' guitarsmaureen on May 4th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Marriage to the best woman in the world
It means we sort of link each other to our journals and entries show up automatically on your 'friends' page.

In the cases of people like me, it also means you are granted top secret clearance and you can actually READ my entries. I keep my journal locked to the outside world so I can vent about my mom and my job in relative (or controlled) privacy.

Fair enough. I look forward to getting to know you more. I keep threatening to come visit you guys (I live in AZ), so maybe we'll meet one day.
nolankyle on May 4th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Marriage to the best woman in the world
If I'm 85 and dead what the hell do I care if you go to jail or not.
Jessica K Malfoy: life would suckjessicakmalfoy on May 4th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Lol that sounds a lot like what my dad used to tell us!