Monday, May 18, 2009

Man Skills Hall of Fame

This is one of those stories for the Hall of Fame...and TSRH! (This Stuff/Sh_ _ Really Happened!) Guys can, in fact should, copy Hall of Fame skills. Your girl doesn't care if you invented it, just that you did it for her. Here's what happened:

Lisa, 4 and 1/2 months pregnant, was opening a second branch of her business along with her business partner. The week was crazy leading up to the grand opening night with a big party days off, marketing, organizing, decorating, running the first place as usual, etc. So, then it's the grand opening night. Lisa's husband had barely seen her all week. He called to ask if she had moved out, jokingly, and to see what time she would be home. When she got there late that night they said Hi and Lisa said she needed a shower and went up to the bathroom. The door was closed....weird. When she opened it she found it lit by candles....everywhere. All the surfaces had been cleared off and tea lights and other candles glowed. It smelled like vanilla. There was Native American flute music playing in a CD player. On the toilet was a clean towel and on the towel a sweet card, a small box of chocolates, and a bath bomb (a fizzing ball for a bath), that he had bought himself! Her bath pillow was blown up and in the tub. A tired, pregnant girl's dream come true.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

House Rules

This one’s for the married or co-habitating guy. We would love it if you followed these simple HOUSE RULES:

What comes from the garage, stays in the garage.
TSRH (This Stuff Really Happened)….Lisa’s came home to a strange smell wafting out of the kitchen and found boat parts cooking in the oven, on the racks, emitting who-knows-what in the space she would cook his dinner in. Bad man skills!

What belongs in the kitchen does not go out to the garage, the driveway or the yard for some filthy or disgusting job, and the return to the kitchen. You can use a utensil from the kitchen and buy your girl a new one though!

Wash your hands after working on the car or the boat, woodworking, landscaping, etc….BEFORE sticking your hand in the chips bag.

If she makes you a meal at the table eat it without talking on the phone, working on your laptop or doing something else. And thank her...for extra credit.

First Date Man Skills

OK, this is easy, mostly common sense, so we’ll keep it short. Here’s a TO DO list.


Shower, dress well (have a girl approve the outfit if possible), smell good (but not too strong), and brush your teeth before the date.

Be on time.

Turn off your cell phone.


Ask her about herself.

If there is food involved chew with your mouth closed.

Pay. If she tries to pay, even for her share, don’t let her!

Walk her to her vehicle (all the way!) or her door. If you had a good time, say so.

Give her your number…..leave the ball in her court. If she wants to reciprocate, she will….or she may call later.

Follow her lead as to whether you are shaking hands, hugging, or just smiling Good-bye. Don’t expect a kiss…unless you are Lenny Kravitz or someone!