Wednesday, May 11, 2005

WHICH COUPLE ARE WE?

LOUISVILLE AIRPORT BEFORE FLYING TO IRELAND MAY 2004

I  really got into The Amazing Race this season. I guess it was  because of Rob & Amber that I became so interested and then hooked. Last night I was cheering for the couple that won! I was so excited that it took me till 1130pm to calm down enough to fall asleep.

I was so impressed with the respect and the patience they displayed towards each other. The one episode where she submitted to having ALL HER HAIR cut off caused me to fall in love with them. He sat beside her and held her hand, kissed her cheek, and wiped away her tears. He was awesome and she was so brave. I was so happy to see them win the million dollars.

Something very terrible  happened today at work. Something that only I know about. My first instinct was to call my boss and pass on what had happened. On second thought, I knew I would be in terrific trouble for no other reason than it happened on my watch. No matter why, no matter the surrounding circumstances....it is my account and I am responsible. The buck stops here. 

I shared what had happened with my better half. He bluntly stated that I have always had trouble, had courted trouble, because I am reactionary. He went further and pointed out my other faults, (i.e. procrastination, dirty dishes in the sink, not crazy about mowing the lawn....)

Instead of defending myself with excuses and explanations, I said, "You know if we were on the Amazing Race we would be one of the couples bickering at each other throughout the entire show!"

I really would like to have been the couple that worked together with mutual respect and tolerance towards the  million dollar pay off.  Because this is reality, I know we would be the couple choking each other in the back seat of the cab.

After the choking scene, I'm certain he would say something like "I'm a winner as long as I have my Mary".

Our anniversary is Friday!  I think I will choke him when I see him tomorrow!

23 comments:

my78novata said...

OH my sometimes men just do not think!!!!!!!!!!! Omy Gosh maybe do the old indian torture hang him tied between to trees and start a fire under him. Just kidding But Ih ave my days I get mad at mine too. MEN !!!!!!!! Mine is good just dont think all the time.

ryanagi said...

I hate to say it (and I am totally not saying nyah nyah in my head, honest) but my husband and I totally identify with Uchenna and Joyce. Right on down to using the money to have a baby. We would do the same! It's spooky. Different couples communicate in different ways.  We were really happy with the winners. Rob and Amber were entertaining to watch, but they were NOT nice. LOL

ksquester said...

After choking him tell him to brace himself for a "braining!"  Still waiting for the poo poo story. Anne

lisaram1955 said...

Dontcha love it when you are trying to vent and they take it as an invitation to "pile on..."  JUST what you need!  Happy Anniversary anyway...  Lisa  :-]

redhdka said...

Sorry a bout the trouble at work. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. But I believe our men should be telling us we are perfect to them and that nothing else matters but the two of us. Imagine that? Anytime I put myself down he elaborates, so lately I have been giving it right back. Of course it's not helping things but revenge is sweet. I got dirty dishes in the sink too and I don't got a job. Tell your hubby that. He's a lucky guy

nellemclaughlin said...

I hate when bad things happen and I feel responsible. In my experience, although calmness and peace are nice, I do miss having those emotional fights and the make ups afterwards. I have been with my current husband for FIVE years. During that time we have never had a fight. When I got upset twice I chose to get in the car and drive around until I calmed down. He is very calm most of the time but I worry that he can never scream and yell. I like knowing we have never said a cross word but I wonder if it's normal not to have.

jtuwliens said...

Sad to hear about troubles at work.  Good for you for taking the approach that the buck stops with you.  It's not always the easy approach to take, but then again if it was easy everyone would do it.  Albeit, I don't know the issue at hand, I admire one who takes responsibility.
Happy Anniversary,
Judith
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jmorancoyle said...

Wait until you get his anniversary gift before you choke him. Have a good one.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/JMoranCoyle/MyWay
P.S.: I doubt my husband I would get to the first stop in the Amazing Race. We'd be bickering about it.

yakima127 said...

I understand!  JAE

somenuttychic said...

Alphawoman wrote: After the choking scene, I'm certain he would say something like "I'm a winner as long as I have my Mary".

LOL!  

As for the amazing race, SHE LET THEM CUT OFF ALL HER HAIR? I wouldn't do that even if it was the ONLY thing I had to do for a million dollars. They sound like quite a couple.

By the way, happy anniversary early (and good luck with the work thing, whatever you decide to do)!  

txsguinan said...

I've been a huge fan of "The Amazing Race" since the first season ~ it combines the lure of travel to exotic places with the fascination of watching how other couples relate to each other in stressful situations.  Alternately aggravating, thrilling and oftimes hilarious, it's always entertaining.

I gave a loud hoot I read ,"You know if we were on the Amazing Race we would be one of the couples bickering at each other throughout the entire show!"  I said almost exactly the same thing to mine! "We wouldn't last one leg of this race ~ we'd be too busy getting lost and bitching and trying to decide whose fault it was that we fell off the mountain!"  And he'd laugh and agree.  And yet we love to travel together.  Go figure.  Maybe the 4 of us can go on the "Race" together ~ we'll be bickering allies! ;D

I have to admit, I loathed Rob and Amber with a white hot passion.  They'll probably enjoy a long, selfish, egomaniacal life together. I am SO HAPPY for Uchenna and Joyce!  They showed character and mutual respect.  Sometimes nice guys DO win!  After the older couple, they were my favorite.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!  

txsguinan said...

I've been a huge fan of "The Amazing Race" since the first season ~ it combines the lure of travel to exotic places with the fascination of watching how other couples relat

txsguinan said...

(Oops ~ sorry; don't know what happened there!)

belfastcowboy75 said...

It looks like Joe needs someone on his side. Don't worry, Joe, I got your back.

karensull12 said...

I've thought about this myself...me and my husband would be BRUTAL to each other on the show.  He thinks he's the boss, and I think I'm the boss.  It would NOT be pretty.  I was happy for Joyce and Uchena (I may have spelled that wrong), however, I felt that something was fishy about the way that plane reopened the doors for them when they were late for the flight.  It felt contrived to me.  

mrccgoody said...

It's always the couples who work together and don't BICKER who win...I was happy Joyce & Uchenna won, too.  D and I wouldn't have made it to the first pit stop, probably, because we can't even bicker...I like to pick fights but he refuses to argue, so then there's dead silence.  It's frustrating!

sonensmilinmon said...

OMGosh, I couldn't sleep either ... During the show I was jumping up and down with excitement.  They were one of my favorites from the start of the show.  I'd LOVE more than anything to be on that show.  I can see it now ... a journal land Amazing Race!  Actually that would be too much fun!

Monica

sonensmilinmon said...

PS - I sure hope they put all the Amazing Races on DVD - I've watched them all and I could watch them again and again.  Especially this last one!  And the other thing - your husband is cute! ;-) So, don't choke him too hard.

Monica

sunnyside46 said...

so what happened?
Marti

somer0203 said...

HAHA!!! Funny! My fiance and I are always the ones bickering in public..but we are also the ones who work best together when it is needed.  We had this fun relay/treasure race thing at church a while back, and we were in a disagreement all the way to the church.  When it came time to play, he apologized, as did I and we ended up winning.  It's not bad when you are fighting/disagreeing with the one you love.  ~ALISON

blondepennierae said...

hahahahahahahaha     The last paragraph was really fun to picture.  Let him mow the lawn while you do the dishes.  It'll give you time to think of creative ways to choke the one you love.  Pennie  

cneinhorn said...

I am so happy they won too...they so deserved it...I was thrilled.  What a wonderful couple they were too....you could just feel the love.  Incidentally, hubby and I would be bickering the entire show too....we get along great...until we try to work together...then we both want to be in charge! LOL

~  www.jerseygirljournal.com    

njlittlebear said...

I stopped watching after the two homos got booted.  I am glad Rob didn't win.

NJLB
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