Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Feel The Love!

"Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor." - Mark 6:4

Similarly ...

"Only in his own house, by his wife, is a fairly decent marathoner not respected" - Jim 8/16/11

Me & super beautiful, awesome, smart, wonderful, lovely, better than me wife ... Michael!
 Here's a little scene from this morning's events at my house ...

The scenario: I've been up since 2:15am because I couldn't sleep ... but I'm in a REALLY great mood ... I just had a killer speed workout where I touched 5:30/mile pace for half mile stretches (my fastest ever) ... I come into the bathroom where my beautiful wife is getting ready ... and ACTION:

Me:  Hey beautiful ... wow, you look hotter than ever - is this heaven, 'cause there's an angel in my bathroom!
     Michael: (Silent ... no response and snarling a little)
Me: Awe sugar-baby ... what the heck is wrong ... is everything okay?
     Michael: (Silent ... no response and rolling her eyes)
Me: Wow, I had a great workout ... miles 5-8 were 6:36, 6:20, 6:24, 6:27 ... and best of all sweet-cheeks, I ran long portions of my run at a 5:30/mile pace!!!
     Michael: Wow ... that's amazing babe! (mixed with a little sarcasm)
Me: I'm just sayin', that's really fast for me!
     Michael:  Yeah, we get it ... you're awesome! (Now the sarcasm is obvious)
Me: I think if you go touch the sidewalk were I ran ... it's probably still warm!
     Michael: (Deep sigh ... gripping the curling iron a little harder now ... shaking her head)
Me: Did you work out this morning?
     Michael:  No I didn't!!! Is that okay with you??? It was planned because I have a swim tonight alright??? (detecting a little tension)
Me: Is it intimidating to live with a great athlete?
     Michael: You're an idiot ... when are you going out of town this week???

Clearly my improving running prowess is not appreciated in the A.M. in my house.  That's okay, I know when she says things like, "You're an 'idiot'" & "when are you going out of town this week?"  she really means, "Wow babe, you are one of the greatest athletes I've ever laid eyes on ... and I really aspire to be like you!  Please teach me the ways of running and how to master speed like you have!  I love you!"
... be great today!


  1. Sounds somewhat like it does in my house in the morning. The hubs is super supportive, but my enthusiasm is a little too much for him at 6:30 a.m.

    Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Bhahaha!!! Yes, your translation is perfect, I looked it up in the "man law" dictionary.

    I wish the "man law" commericals would make a come back

  3. Translated the same for me.... you're a lucky guy!! .... LOL

  4. Awesome. Sounds like one of you is a morning person and the other isn't :)

  5. Too funny. ADP is up and out of the house before I wake up saving us from a similar situation.

  6. Hmmmmmm......I don't seem to remember the conversation going exactly like that. Seems to be a lot of compliments for me that I just don't remember. But you know I'm not a morning person and I don't need your over enthusiasm in the morning! Save it for later sweetie :)

  7. ha ha! Same thing happens to me almost everyday. My bf is totally not a morning person and I get home from an 11 mile run at 7am as giddy as a HS cheerleader.

  8. Were you secretly tape recording the conversation going on in my house? Just wondering.

  9. High five to Michael. You...you...early morning bragger.

  10. lol I think Michael needs to respond to this on her blog!

  11. I just can't imagine sweet Michael acting that way....someone must be mistaken... :)

  12. I think it's a wife's job to keep her husband's ego in check. Michael's obviously trying her hardest but your mis-reading of her cues is making her job all that much harder.

  13. You

    Love it.
    Jim 8:16:11

    Cracking. Up.
    And btw loving that photo of you two.
    One great looking couple.

  14. I've been looking for the translation for "idiot" since my wife uses it so frequently. Thanks!

  15. I like how you first go with the shower of compliments with the picture before you move on to the main course...very clever...


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