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Finally I’ll stop fighting with my husband

May 26th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I can’t get Ted to get dressed up. I think he looks nice in a shirt and tie. I’ve got these misty memories – and proof in a pile of photos somewhere – of Ted wearing white shirt and red tie, as we’re about to go on one of our first dates (to a dance?), with this look on his face as he’s smiling at me…

My husband is a jeans and T-shirt guy. To get him in a shirt and tie something special has to happen. A trip to the symphony is an effective excuse, I’ve found (and he wonders why I’ve ;earned to like classical music). Or someone getting married. Maybe I’ll have to marry him again to see him in a suit…;)

But after I saw yesterday’s tidbit from Clive Thompson detailing the sanitary truth of neckties, I’m convinced. Sure, Ted isn’t a physician. But this former microbiologist won’t be duking it out with her dearly beloved in order to see him wrap a piece of filthy cloth around his neck. Even if he looks cute in it. So much for the memories – sentiment loses to science for me every time…and sure, he does look cute in his T-shirts and jeans too…or anything he wears…

Tags: marriage

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  • 1 Jenny Ingram // May 28, 2004 at 1:46 pm

    Yikes! Never would have come to that conclusion on my own!