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Monday, April 10, 2006
Opposites Attract, But When?
T and I have always operated on opposite schedules because he is an incurable morning person and I am a consummate nightowl. This is a little annoying, but we've made it work for over a decade (we've known each other since 1995, married since 1999). An example:
T: (Rubs my back, kisses my neck, feeling amorous.) Are you awake? Hey, are you still sleeping? You are? Not interested? .... OK. I'm going for a run and to watch the sunrise. (Bounds out of bed, leaves for a five mile run.)
Me: (Not at all awake or chipper, barely comprehending what he's saying or doing.)
T: (Finished with his shower, breakfast, and reading the newspaper.) Hon, I think I'm going to go fertilize the lawn. And then I think I'm going to hop over to the hardware store to get the lawnmower blades sharpened. Would you mind if I took ST with me? I need to stop at Lowe's, too... and should I stop by the market to get stuff for supper?
Me: (Just finished with two loads of laundry.) I'm going to clean the bathrooms. And then ST and I are going to bake a cake. Do you care what kind we make? Oh, and I just finished the thank-you notes for ST's birthday; do we have stamps? And did you see ST's Easter basket? I just finished it... I think ST and his friends are going to play tee-ball later and then I'll freshen up the flower bed outside...
T: (Yawning, sitting down to make a few job-hunting calls.) Man, I need a nap. Would you mind if I laid down for a little bit? (Makes his calls and stretches out on the couch.)
Me: (Curling up around T in bed, feeling amorous.) Are you sleeping? Sweetie, are you really tired? Huh? Are you?