Monday, September 5, 2011

This Was a Surprise

Please take the two polls this week.  An explanation is in yesterday's post.  Thank you.  And I hope you're all enjoying your long weekend (here in the states).

My wife reads a magazine called The Sun.  I have pretty much no idea what it's about.  The little blurb I read says that it doesn't have ads.  I get it.  My favourite newspaper (The Funny TImes) doesn't either (except to push their own t-shirts and stuff).  Nor did my childhood favourite magazine (Mad).

It does appear to have literary items.

My wife pulled out a recent issue and said "read this."  It was from a reader-supplied section.  This month's subject was shoes.  I read the item she suggested and said "OK.  Why?"  It was about some woman and a special pair of shoes that she had.  She said "what do you mean?"  and I said "well, why that one?"  She took the magazine back and looked at it and then started flipping pages until she found the one that I copied here.

Interesting that she'd point out something like that.

She usually does her best to ignore my hobby, except to occasionally take a jab at what I like to do.  Here she is, showing me an article about a boy who bought a pair of heels.  We haven't discussed it yet; I will.  I think she'd appreciate that and maybe she'll point me at more items like this in the future.

I'm sorry about the scan.  They don't have full articles on their website.  Click it to enlarge it so it's readable!

Just an aside: I mentioned to one of my favourite people that my brother-in-law was visiting.  She wrote back and said "what's he like?" which reminded me of one of my favourite jokes:

A little boy is in the shopping mall, crying his eyes out.  An older woman comes out of one of the nearby shops to ask him why he's crying.  He stops long enough to tell her that he was in the mall with his grandfather and now he can't find him anywhere.  The woman says "your grandfather?  What's he like?" and the boy thinks a minute and says "single malt scotch and women with big boobs."

(insert rimshot)


  1. Happy Labor Day, Meg. The scan is completely readable. It will be interesting to hear if there's any follow-up to your wife giving you the article.

    The grandfather joke is one of my favorites, too.

  2. You never know which bit of information will finally touch someone in a way to help them understand. That little article is pretty powerful stuff.

    Thanks for this post Meg.

  3. I do not have all the answers as to why I am CD and I am even more clueless as to my wife's true feelings on my being CD so it is a stretch to speculate as to how your bride will react but the fact that she brought this to your attention is a positive. It indicates that she realizes that this part of you is shared by others and it is not something that you have total control over and it does not make you a bad person.
    Good luck

  4. Wow awesome shoes, they look a lot like the real ones but actually better :) Women Sandals


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