Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rants from the homestead

Hi ranters!

Let's take a little divergence from my usual UFO alien meets bigfoot in a bar routine. I just want to share a piece of my day with you. I usually get up at 4 am and leave for the gym a little after 5. My wife sometimes gets up at 5 or 6 am. This morning, she wakes up at 5 am. Here is part of our morning conversation:

Me: Good Morning
Wife: Morning
Me: Whats wrong?
Wife: I don't know
Me: I forgot to tell you, I have tomorrow off from work
Wife: Darn! Well, don't take this wrong!
Me: How can I possibly take that wrong?
Wife: Well, you're going to mess up my whole day.
Me: Again, how can I possibly take that wrong?
Me: I'm planning on sleeping in.
Wife: Oh no you're not. If I have to get up at 5, then you're going to get up!
Me: I'm sorry I'm messing up your plans, but I had to get up early during the weekend. I need to catch up on my sleep.
Wife: So, I never get to sleep in!
Me: You wake up later than me almost everyday, and you get to take naps during the day! I don't think my boss would take it very well if I took a nap in the middle of the day. By the way, how did this conversation become about you? It is about ME sleeping in on my day off!
Wife: EVERYTHING is about ME! The sooner you learn this, the better it will be for you.

So Ranters, do you think I was totally off base here? I think this could be a Carly Simon song! You know the one. No, not "Nobody does it better"! ... Definitely not "Anticipation"!

Oh well, until later Ranters!


  1. First of all, I was up at 4:30. I'm usually up at 4:30. Your alarm goes off at 4:00 and I toss and turn until I eventually give up and get up. Granted, I was downstairs by 5.

    PS...and yes. It's ALWAYS about me! For the other side of the story visit: http://5thsister.blogspot.com/2009/11/this-mornings-conversation.html

  2. LMAO! Okay...Mr. Sister!! I gotta follow you now!!

  3. "You're going to mess up the whole day."


    Since you can't mess anything up while you're sleeping, sleep away, Pelican Joe ;)

  4. just never forget her last statement and your fine...
    "EVERYTHING is about ME! The sooner you learn this, the better it will be for you."

    the rest of it is just a bunch of details.

  5. I've read both sides, and clearly, Mr. Sister is in the right here.

  6. LOL! You guys crack me up! Especially you, JMom!

  7. Perhaps you can compromise?

    Polly can sleep in...you can take a nap later!!

  8. First, Jephy's Mom -- "You Rock"!! Willoughby, you say that here, but I've read your comments on the dark side -- you know where I'm referring!

    Just for everyone's information, I bought a shock collar this morning. We'll see if that helps.

  9. Hi, Mr. Sister.

    FWIW, Mr. RWL just asked me what I'm doing. I briefly recapped the situation between you and Polly (or "the dark side" as she seems to be known here)and he said something like "oh, dear, is this really the sort of thing that should be playing out in the blogosphere?"

    We have these sort of moments all the time around here--it is refreshing to be on the outside looking in on this one....

  10. I came back to read the comments and see where this one went. I'm not a stalker...really...you can ask Polly.

    However, I am a bit of a smarty-pants...so I have to ask...

    Does the shock collar have a remote control????

  11. Yes it does Christie...and he really did order one...for the dog.