Saturday, May 21, 2011

Because Dear Husband says I never post about him.

Dear Husband complains that I never post anything about him but instead spend to much time writing about cute actors. He feels slighted. But I don't know how to write something that doesn't simply sing his praises or get all mushy, so without more ado, here are 25 random facts about Dear Husband:

  1. He can't eat gluten, something he found out in the last few years.
  2. He went from being an Orthodox Christian and Sean Hannity-listening political conservative to a liberal NPR-listening Emergent Christian in the space of a year. I'm still freaked out. Pleased but freaked out.
  3. He loves Swedish Fish and he misses being able to eat Twizzlers (which have wheat in them).
  4. His favorite painter is Chagall.
  5. He's Jewish but converted to Christianity when he was 13, causing much tension in his family.
  6. Is far more creative and romantic than I am. Once he had a taxi pick me up to take me to a secret location, a friends house as it turned out, where he had javascript:void(0)prepared a gourmet meal and a slideshow about our life together. Another time he took us to the mall and told me that we each had 20 minutes and 20 dollars to find the perfect anniversary gift.
  7. His grandfather was the Head of Production at Paramount Studios in the early 60s and then set up his own production company. Dear Husband is the only person I know whose birth was announced in Variety.
  8. Loves watching basketball and his favorite team is the Lakers.
  9. Grew up playing tennis, but he never watches it on TV nor seems interested in playing it again.
  10. Would switch teams for Matthew Goode.
  11. Well, who wouldn't?
  12. He loves the TV show Sanctuary, primarily because of Amanda Tapping.
  13. Prefers listening to books to reading them.
  14. Likes nonfiction more than fiction and thinks my love of sci fi and fantasy is a little silly.
  15. He's the fun parent.
  16. He gets nervous when I drive.
  17. Used to be an Assembly of God pastor. This was before I met him. Yeah, he spoke in tongues and all that.
  18. My mother adored him and peppered him with questions about Judaism.
  19. Was transformed from a spendthrift to a fiscally responsible person via Dave Ramsey. This single change resulted in a much more mature and thoughtful person.
  20. Likes reading poetry with me.
  21. Is so not handy. He doesn't mow the grass or fix things around the house. We are both completely clueless about gardening and lawn care and usually kill plants.
  22. Does most of the housecleaning out of desperation.
  23. Is getting a degree in instructional design. My understanding of this area is vague, but it sounds cool.
  24. A whisker basket
  25. Always says "whisker" when he means "wicker." This is one of the first things that endeared him to me.
  26. Loves electronic gadgets. His smart phone is an extension of himself.
  27. There is no one I would rather spend time with. Well, I had to get a bit mushy, didn't I?


    1. I love the housecleaning out of desperation bit. Reminds me of my own husband. Funny post!

    2. Much more interesting than any 'cute' actor. I'm sure fact 25 will please him.

    3. A beautiful tribute. You two are so lucky. And who could resist a man who says "whisker basket"? And who needs gluten anyway? Karen, do you do the gluten-free diet with your husband?

    4. I dont't know either one of you in real life, but still think this is a sweet tribute tonyour loved one!

    5. Amberr: Thanks. I think I find it more amusing than my husband. :)

      Petty: It really should console him that I would rather sit and talk with him than, say, Benedict Cumberbatch. That's high praise.

      Chris: Thanks. I feel lucky. I don't do gluten-free with hubby, but, ah, I just had an endoscopy and am waiting to find out if I have celiac myself. Probably not, but something is keeping me from absorbing iron. Sigh.

      Terri: Thanks. I really need to do more of it. Maybe my kids next...