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Thursday, February 19, 2009

This Week

So, Car Guy has been home from work this week, part of an unpaid shutdown to cut costs. Well, it's throwing off my schedule! I wanted to get some things made and posted on my Etsy shop, and feel like he resents the time I spend beading. I did manage to get a few things made, but they're not finished (I'm working on earrings to match the necklaces that are done), and then I have to haul out the lights, etc. to take pictures.

We did get out to the mall to get Car Guy some clothes for work. He's so fussy about the colors of his dress shirts: no white, no stripes, no pastels, no French Blue. No colors that other people at work wear regularly. Unfortunately, he also prefers black pants. That's good, because they're a neutral and he doesn't have to think about matching things. But when he pairs a really dark shirt with black pants, he looks like a shadow walking around. Not approachable. I did (finally) convince him a few months back that the Oyster/Putty colored casual pants work better with the really dark shirts. And the pair he has is looking a little worn. So we had to pick up another pair.

Luckily Car Guy had a gift card that I earned from taking some online surveys, so the total damage wasn't as bad as it could have been. We walked out of the department store with 4 dress shirts (1 with a matching tie), 1 pair of casual pants and 1 pair of jeans. At least he won't be running around naked. (Ouch, my eyes!) Now if I could only convince him that there are fashionable cardigan sweaters out there for men. Then he wouldn't have to wear his outdated mid-90s sportcoat at work to stay warm.

What things does your significant other do that drive you nuts - even if they're not hugely important in the grand scheme of things?


Marcyanna said...

I am SOOO sorry! LOL

My significant likes to leave his dirty smelly socks everywhere. I usually have to pick them up. eewwww!

BTW...I like the new blog layout. I want to make mine a 3 column too but I haven't had the time to figure it out. I am taking 2 classes this semester: Flash animation & Intro to Web Design. Hopefully by the end of it all I will have both the knowledge & the time to do it!

Rae Bates said...

The Furry Guy rarely puts his dishes in the dishwasher. He usually stacks them on the counter right beside it. He has his reasons, but they haven't really been valid for a few years. It's just habit now. But, since he's pretty amazing in just about every other area, I usually let this one slide.

BTW, love the new look.

chefann said...

Marcy: somehow, I can't picture him leaving nasty socks all over. It doesn't seem like him. You just never know, huh?

Rae: Good to see you! Car Guy does the dishwasher thing, too. One of his friends puts his dish in the sink, where it sits in 1/2" of water and then I have to put my hand in cold, nasty water to put it in the DW. Yuk!

Rae Bates said...