Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Husband

{hawt}

Today it's all about The Husband. 
This morning, turning on my laptop and making my coffee, The Husband asked, "what are you writing today?"

"I'm not sure yet, I'll see."

"You never write about me. Why don't you ever write about me?"

Um, OK. I didn't know he was feeling so ignored by Le Blog.

So today is all about The Husband with a few little tidbits....

1. He is the worst cook. But he does try. I wish he wouldn't. When we first started dating in Dublin, he wanted to make lunch for me. He threw some potatoes, lardons, and onion in a skillet. I could see where he was going with this but maybe the potatoes shouldn't have been in such big chunks. Maybe they should have been parboiled first. Maybe some seasonings would have been nice. Maybe I should have suggested we go out instead.
(And of course there was that salad that he made me, which was a bit of endive with like five different types of cheese covering it).

2. He has two grandparents from France, one from Italy, and one from Sweden, but the one from Sweden's DNA beat the swizzlers out of the other DNA. The Husband looks Swedish. Or because I'm American, when we go out and about, he looks American. Sometimes shopkeepers will approach speaking English instead of French. This drives him nutty. But then, he'll speak in English and the shopkeeper will continue in English, and two French people will have a conversation in bad English in a shop in France.

3. He likes to sing. It's not good. Plus, he's sings the most awful songs and gets the words all wrong... Bad Boys Bad Boys whatacanado whatacanado whatacanado (WTF is whatacanado?!). Whatacanado will be repeated ad nauseam. (It's kind of endearing, if he didn't do it first thing in the morning. Mommy needs her coffee first). Oh, and sometimes there's dancing too.

4. Last night he got his finger stuck inside a beer bottle. And after he got it out, he showed me how he had gotten it stuck by sticking his finger back inside of it. Guess what happened next...

5. When we met, I was under the impression that that was the very first time The Husband had seen me (it was the first time I had seen him). He has recently confessed that he had seen me a couple times that night before we 'bumped into each other'. I think that's sweet. Stalker.

And one little tidbit about me;

I'm so very happy he stalked me.

(Bad cooking. Bad singing. Bad dancing. Love it.) 

bisou


 

46 comments:

  1. Ah yep, those Swedes! When I saw the photo I thought to myself...hmm, he doesn't look very French. Not that I have a clue what a typical French man looks like...is there a type? I wrote on my blog today that sometimes I laugh like a drain at the things I read on blogs (no, I don't know what it means either. Reading about the beer bottle was one of those precious times! Thanks Sara, thanks The Husband :))

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  2. Nice work, he won't ever ask you to write about him again!

    Love the last point. Wuv, twoo wuv, even via stalking, is beautiful thing. Sigh.

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  3. Yes, def. not French looking, or at least south of France looking. Perhaps more up near Germany/belgium, etc.

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  4. What a sweetheart he is and I know that your post today is tongue in cheek irony. What a cutie-patootie!

    Love the stalking, and that he only recently confessed.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  5. Love it! Especially the beer bottle incident. He sounds special.

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  6. i agree with sarah elizabeth, the beer bottle incident is something that i would do, and them demonstrate it again!

    i'm glad you have found a keeper!

    xx

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  7. Oh my gosh, Sara, I laughed so hard at this one. What a great post! And I'm super happy you found your wonderful, vocally-challenged hubby (mine is, too... just terrible), and moved to France. What a delight it's been getting to know you. :) ~ By the way, I've always wondered: How exactly does one "look" American?

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  8. Do we know where you two met? Or am I late to the party?

    More details please. Love the beer bottle story, from men to boys.

    xo Jane

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  9. You chose well Sara Louise! Not only is he handsome, but if he can make you laugh, it's the most important thing. I didn't know that was a feature I should look for in a husband and I lucked out and got one anyway that makes me double over in laughter every day and I would not change a thing. I enjoyed the post, especially the theme from "Cops"!

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  10. Il est tres beau! I love all your comments about him, very sweet

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  11. I bet he will never ask you why you don't blog about him. Very funny post!

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  12. Thanks for the morning laughs ;)
    Im sure he has some good qualities too ..
    but stalkerish and all ... sounds like you
    found a winner.

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  13. Love it. He sounds adorable! :)

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  14. I have to admit, I may have slightly fallen for him after reading this too :)

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  15. Bad English,cooking, singing and dancing? He does sound like an American boy!

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  16. Ha ha ha... This made me laugh outloud multiple times. I'm not sure this is what The Husband had in mind when he asked you to write about him...

    He sounds like a character.

    And he does look Swedish! Funny about them speaking English to them. I have noticed that people's perceptions based on how you look are the strongest and hard to change. In Sweden, I look so Swedish that everyone speaks to me in Swedish ALL. THE. TIME. Just this week I had a conversation at a coffee shop. I decided to order in English rather than Swedish (I could have done it in Swedish...) but I decided to pick a language and stick to it. The woman responded to me in Sweden each and ever time - refusing to speak English with me despite the fact I kept answering back in English. Very weird. I have even had people get very offended with me for speaking English with them (as they think I think they are a foreigner) and then I have to convince them that the reason I'm speaking English is because despite the way I look, I'm actually American and kind of suck at speaking Swedish.

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  17. LoL I love reading about the hubby! That is so, so sweet about him stalking you. Classic ;). But what's up with finger in the beer bottle- twice?? What was the logic with that?

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  18. My husband likes to intentionally put in new words into songs as he sings along with them because "it's funny". Most of the time he'll try to incorporate boobs, because apparently we have the humor of 12 year old boys? The worst part is that I'll get the song stuck in my head that way and then won't be able to remember how it actually goes.

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  19. awwwwwww best list ever! I laughed reading it!

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  20. J'adore ce blog! Il m'a fait rigolé beaucoup =)
    I adore this post. It made me laugh a lot =)

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  21. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Excited to read more about you. Provence is definitely on my must visit list.

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  22. HAHA! #4 is hilarious :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  23. Sarah! What a great morning laugh with my coffee. Love the picture of two French people speaking bad English in a French shop! Humor is the best thing to have in a relationship. It smooths out the sharp edges and rounds out the corners! Bravo. Nice stalking, Husband.

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  24. oops! Spelled your name wrong. Sorry SARA

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  25. Bonjour ma chère !! Thank you for visiting our little blog. I just discovered yours and I'm hooked !! I cannot wait to read more about your life in France.
    Bisous from up north ! (Paris, that is ;))

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  26. awww. That's adorable. And he is very handsome! Maybe Ill do a post about my hubby when he isn't driving me nuts :)

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  27. Dear Sara,
    I agree with Kerry. Evey time I see your husband pictures he really doesn't seems a French guy. Now we know why and I'm so happy that he is also a little bit Italian!
    I love every post you write!
    Have a nice week.
    Bisou, Babi

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  28. What a fab man you've got on your hands! And totally looks Swedish...well, I guess I might peg him as American too if I saw you guys out...but a compliment in my book, lol :) I think French men are just adorable in general...real sweeties..looks like you found yourself a great one! xx

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  29. Your husband sounds like a lot of fun, you guys are so cute!

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  30. your adorable husband and i have a few things in common. i am also part swedish (1/2 swedish since mumsy is a swede), i can't cook, and i love to sing (off-key). thanks for sharing and take care.

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  31. Stalker!!! hahaha, that's really sweet :-)

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  32. sticking his finger in a beer bottle twice = awesome!
    Lucky girl.

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  33. Bad cooking, bad singing, bad dancing but good looking and obviously a good judge of character...even at first sight. Smart man...well aside from the beer bottle demonstration and all. Lucky lady and I would think he would love this post, makes him sound endearing to me!

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  34. This is very sweet. Especially the stalking part. He "bumped into you." Riiiiiiiight.

    I didn't realize, though, that the French had a distinctive look besides nice clothes and teeny cigarettes. Look at me being all American and uncultured. Sheesh.

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  35. Adorable! If the boyfriend doesn't work out, remind me to look for a stalker who can't sing or dance, okay? Or on second thought, I'll just stick with the boyfriend :) Congrats on finding a good one!

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  36. LOL This entire post made me laugh. It makes me want to do a post about my husband too. Although we are both American so I don't have any "bad english" stories to tell. hahaha So cute!

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  37. Your blog is so adorable! I'm so glad that you found mine so that I could find yours! I love your story, & being an American in Germany, I know just what you are experiences! Well, except I bet your area of France is a bit more lovely than where I am! Or perhaps I'm just getting used to it here :)

    I'm your newest follower! ♥

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  38. It is nice to get a proper introduction to The Husband, who is even more adorable now than before. Although you probably do want to limit his time in the kitchen.

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  39. All the French men I know can cook. Now the question is, how many do I know? I meant 'know' like in saying 'bonjour' in the elevator. But I am sure that The Husband can open an oyster, non?

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  40. LOL @ "...whatacanado ..."

    please, please, please make a video recording of this and post it on the blog.

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  41. What a cutie! Too fair-haired for my type but he is still VERY handsome. Such good taste, natch : )

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  42. Hahaha that's hilarious that he gets spoken to in English and carries on that way, too!

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  43. I love it! Hopefully he was happy to find out he was finally written about:)

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