I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff


#321: Movie Mondays – Bridesmaids April 16, 2012

Bridesmaids (2011 film)

Bridesmaids (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Romance

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Wife:  This movie is really about the maid of honor and it is more about friendship than marriage. But I’m a sucker for wedding movies so there you have it.  It was very funny. I love Maya Rudolph, she is so naturally funny, earthy and quirky.  The themes of the movie are friendship, believing in yourself, loving yourself, and competition between friends.  Kristen Wiig‘s character is so very likeable.  Melissa McCarthy‘s character is crude but hilarious.  (Warning: there are definitely some unladylike scenesand foul language in this movie).  However, very funny movie.

Husband: I thought it was hilarious at times and contrived at others.  Melissa McCarthy stole the show.  She was the funniest but was not the focus of the movie.  This movie was better than The Hangover.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 8 (Wife gave it a 10, husband gave it a 6).


#314: Movie Mondays – Midnight in Paris April 9, 2012

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Romance

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.

Wife: I loved it.  I had forgotten it was a Woody Allen movie but was reminded by the opening shots.  Allen clearly loves Paris the way he loves New York.  It’s an enchanting story – funny, beautiful, romantic.  Owen Wilson was great.  A magical story about Paris in the 20s.  Kathy Bates is a perfect Gertrude Stein.

Husband: It was creative.  I liked the cameos by historical figures.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 7 (Wife gave it a 9, Husband a 5.  It was romantic enough for Wife but not funny enough for husband).


#306: Botanical Quiz April 1, 2012

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My husband is not a morning person.  Understatement.  I am.  One morning as we were walking to the car to go to work, I started looking around in the yard.

“How many of these little bushes did we get from the nursery?” I said.

“Three,” he said.

“But isn’t that one too?” I said.

“I don’t know,” he said.

“That’s a mum.  I’ll have to cut that back,” I said.

Then I looked at the side yard.

“Look.  Grass is starting to come up.  Or maybe that’s moss.  Do you think that’s moss?” I said.

“I don’t know.  It’s too early for a botanical quiz.” He said.

That husband.  :)

Moss: Bryopsida Deutsch: Moos: Bryopsida

Moss: Bryopsida Deutsch: Moos: Bryopsida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


#305: The Walter Show March 31, 2012

Have you seen the Ronald karaoke Geico commercial?  If you haven’t you should.

Anyway, the other morning my husband Walter started singing the Ronald song.  He was cracking me up.  A few minutes later I said, “Sing the Ronald song again.”  He said, ” You’re always asking me to do things.  Sing this song.  Make this sound.  Do this.  Do that.  I’m like, no.  You’re always wanting to watch the Walter show.”

Well, yes!  Of course I am.  When you have a husband as funny as mine, you want to watch he Walter Show all – day –  long.  He’s my favorite show!


#303: My husband loves when I blog March 29, 2012

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When I blog, there are long stretches of time where I am in the basement not talking, not asking him to look at things,  not asking him to do things.

my blogging = peaceful moments

Hey!  Everyone needs a hobby.  :)

Peace begins with love

Peace begins with love (Photo credit: Br3nda)


#294: March Madness March 20, 2012

My husband likes college basketball and loves March Madness.  This year I decided I would bond with him and watch it.  The first night I was sitting on the couch next to hubby and I asked him if he minded if I did a few little things while I watched it.  I wrote a few notes to friends telling them I was watching March Madness.  Yeah, that’s how I do it.

I told my husband I would print out two brackets the next day so we could fill them out.  My highlight that first night was when I said “That was a 3 pointer, wasn’t it?”  He said, “Wow, my wife knows! Can I get a high-five?  Can I get a whoop whoop?”  Mama did good.

I guess he thought I was gloating because then he looked at me and said “I don’t want you sitting there acting like you know what you’re doing, like you do this all the time.”

The next night I worked on my bracket.  I had NC at Asheville going to the final four.  I noticed that NC lost so I said to my husband, I picked them to win.  He said, “Over Syracuse?  NC at Asheville?”  I said, “What other NC is there?”  Oops!  I also didn’t understand that those little numbers to the left of the name were the ratings.  I asked for a do over – after all it was only the second night.  I redid my bracket.

What can I say?  I’m learning!  My brother said, “You’re not supposed to change your bracket.”  What do pesky brothers know anyway!  :)

Asheville, North Carolina. July 23, 2010.

Asheville, North Carolina. July 23, 2010. (Photo credit: lakelandlocal)


#290: Snuggie Party March 16, 2012

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My mother gave me a Snuggie for Christmas.  I love it!  I tend to be cold.  There is nothing like curling up on the couch with a Snuggie.  It is VERY nerdy but who cares?  I didn’t think my husband would want one because he’s usually hot, but he did.  I ordered him one on Amazon.  The first night it arrived we both had on our Snuggies and I said “We’re having a Snuggie party!”  You see?  It doesn’t take much to make me happy.  And as Martha Stewart says, “That’s a good thing.”

English: A woman models her Snuggie.

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#289: He calls me Nagatha March 15, 2012

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some love in a mosaic

some love in a mosaic (Photo credit: marie-ll)

I may have posted about this before, and if I have, I apology for the redundancy.  But I think it’s such a funny nickname.  And yes, I do nag.  A little.  But I’m working on it.

Love, Nagatha


#288: Blackberry Smoothie March 14, 2012

I am a smoothie lover.  I like all kinds: banana, spinach & fruit, peanut butter chocolate, pumpkin,  You name it – the skies the limit.  My husband is a bit more selective.  His favorite is the classic Banana-Strawberry.

One day I made a banana-blackberry smoothie.  I loved the texture of the seeds.  I handed a glass to my husband.  He probably asked what kind is it as he suspiciously looked at the color.  I probably said “Just try it,” wanting him to get his anti-oxidants.

He took a sip and said, ” You put little rocks in here.”

Smoothie og kaffe

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#287: Funny Things My Husband Says March 13, 2012

English: folded turtleneck

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Hedberg during his Comedy Central Presents spe...

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My husband is a funny guy.  He did stand-up comedy for a while.  He likes comedy.  One of his favorite comedians was Mitch Hedburg.

My husband tells one of his jokes really well.

Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy.

Love it!  :)



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