November 6, 2008

The Spin Cycle: Rock the Vote...Just Don't Talk About the Vote

The multi-talented Sprite's Keeper, has asked us to write about VOTING for this week's Spin Cycle. I was, and still am, extremely nervous about this subject. I typically don't like to be too outspoken on political issues here on this blog. We all have our own opinions and I'm going to spare you the pain of listening to mine. It is my hope for all of you, that this is the very last political post you'll read for four years. Anywhere.

But, first I would like to acknowledge how much it warms my heart (small and black as it may be) that people across our country took such an interest in the political process this election. Whomever you are, I applaud you for just showing up and voting no matter who you voted for.

I'd also like you to know that I had an entirely different third paragraph planned here, but last night, a post by Stiletto Mom, whom I count as a dear friend (in real-life, not just in blog-world) touched me deeply. She put together a very daring and thoughtful post for us all to read. She reminded me that we all have our own views and our own perspectives about this past election. We all had one vote. Your vote counted just as much as mine. And for that, I am grateful.

Now, before you go off thinking that Steenky Bee has gone all serious on you folks, let me point out that the "Blog-World" reference I made earlier sounds like a horrible blogging conference that I NEVER plan on attending. It just reeks of useless vendor booths and free t-shirts doesn't it?

I would be remiss if I didn't admit to you that Stiletto Mom was not the first person to touch me late Wednesday night. No, there was the ill-advised groping that Jeremy gave me just after 6:00 pm. Now, normally, I would have not brushed him off so quickly, but just minutes before he made his move, I was downstairs in the laundry room tending to some of his dirty clothes. I had just started a load of his whites when I looked up and hanging on the wall, written on a blackboard, was a list of politically-charged words that I was no longer allowed to speak in our home.

Now can you blame a girl for denying her husband to cop a feel?

Next, I did what any loving wife would do in this situation. I threw a red sock into his load of whites, erased his "rules" for me and listed a few topics that I thought should be off-limits as well.

In our house there is no red, there is no blue. In our house, there are only shades of "pink" that mysteriously surfaced last night. See you at Blog-World 2009!

65 comments:

Mama Dawg said...

First!!!!!

Mama Dawg said...

Whew, now I'm gonna go back and read. I know this was "so last week" but I don't care.

The Stiletto Mom said...

DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!
sigh...I'll never win this game. :(

Mama Dawg said...

Sorry! I never win either. You can have it next time. Pinky swear.

Now, Jen, I have to agree with your last rule for Jeremy. It's so spot on.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I need a blackboard! That would solve everything!!

Cameron said...

Why do you always try to bring the man down? Jeremy does nothing wrong but try to get a little nooky, and you go and throw a bunch of restrictions into the equation. If I were him, I would have drawn the line at the last rule. A man is entitled, nay, obligated to call him junk whatever he deems fit. Jeremy, if you can read this, I hope you stood up against the evil forces of steenky bee, nooky or no nooky.

Jamie said...

Where can I get a wonderous
blackboard of communication.

Sherendipity said...

You know, that Susie can have an unfortunate accident. It can be arranged.

The Stiletto Mom said...

McDreamy is so not political! He is an inspiration to all of us with his hotness. And? He could dangle his chads around me any old time. (McDreamy, not Jeremy, bc that would just make me a Susie...)

Aww...thanks for the sweet shout out. We will just see how you feel about me when we meet IRL and I start acting a fool in the first five minutes bc I won't be able to control my sqeee. :)

HeatherPride said...

Back in the saddle! And those men, you can never trust them. Whenever I try to discuss something serious with my husband he thinks I am coming on to him.

GreenJello said...

Using a blackboard is SO pre-2000s. You need a whiteboard.

Momma Trish said...

I need a blackboard of communication. It would make things so wonderful! But the kids can't read yet, and I'm not convinced N would respond to "No screaming like a dinosaur out of 'Jurassic Park'. Ever". 'Cause he really seems to quite enjoy that, you know.

miko564 said...

*Sigh*

Now I have to go back in the archives and find out about Susie...she sounds nice.

Can I please print your post to show my wife that OTHER wives do their husbands laundry?

Mc Allen said...

well, I love the use of your blackboard... I have one, I think its leaning up againt the wall inthe garage.. I SHOULD GET IT OUT!! Hmm, love the red sock Idea.. I think I may steal it... :) LA

Debbie said...

You guys really use the chalkboard? Jeremy uses it? My husband would use, but there would only be one sentence on there every day .... Do me. That's his idea of the only communication men and women need.

Pamela said...

How did he ever come up with "Dangling Chad" for his naughty bits? He probably still thinks Dubya is awesomesauce, too.
Maybe you should put on your sexy voice, and whisper in his ear: Take that chad and Barack me.

Lisa said...

"that this is the very last political post you'll read for four years. Anywhere."
Probabyl right.. and you ensured that honor by taking so fricking long to post it, right?
I would love to go to that blogging conference for the booths and free t-shirts but A) im never invited... and B) they dont happen in nova scotia... Pretty sure n.s. is home to abouttttt 4 bloggers??? and I know them all in rl... (Joking, there are more... seriously... and its not an arctic up here and the little ponys come from sable island... anne of green gables? nope still wrong, PEI... And the Newfies stay in Newfoundland... except my pal Angela... she lives across the street from me and talks like its newfoundland everyday. And: no penguins, and no ice huts. okay... a few penguins...
Anyway.
moral of that story, wheres my fricken free blogworld t-shirt?
Random fact in closing, I dont seperate loads... alot of red socks go in with whites here... and blues and blacks and green... (But no yellow. I hate yellow.)

and yeah... why chad?

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Damn you Stiletto Mom, you got in there first with the "hanging chad / McDreamy" reference.

I will definitely see you at Blog World, jenbo, because I love me some free T Shirts.

You should start your own conference and call it Blob World. The first rule of Blob World is that no one talks about Blob World. It would be a conference for both Bloggers and mutant gelatinous beings.

Tina said...

I'm glad to hear someone else was as touched as I was by Stiletto Mom's post about Flying Circus Rats. I'm still misty just thinking about it.

And don't you hate it when men try to get frisky when you're doing something unsexy like sorting their dirty laundry? But when you get frisky during the football game - which they talk about like it's better than sex - they're all like, NOT NOW ARE YOU CRAZY?

God. And they think WE'RE hard to figure out.

Vodka Mom said...

okay, that was a great post! Now, where do I sign up for the blackboard lessons? Was it an in-service I missed while playing on Facebook???

DeeMarie said...

Twenty-somethingth! (because right now it's 21, but by the time I post it'll be more, I'm sure.
Thanks for ending our political blog time so nicely. I'm so coming to the Blob Conference. For real. Loves and hugs and all that good stuff.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

haha, dangling chads. HAHAHAHAHA

Sprite's Keeper said...

Yes! Dr. McDreamy should be on the ticket! I'm surprised Jeremy doesn't know better than to not annoy someone when that someone is handling his white skivvies. Love it! You're linked, girl!

DCD said...

I definitely need a chalkboard. if only to write:

DON'T PUT MY SWEATERS IN THE DRYER!!

Casey said...

I snuck away for a minute to say hi! I'll see you at Blog World, can we hold it here? My yard is pretty big if you don't mind the dog landmine.

Way to stay Switzerland. You guys are all nice and neutral and I came out with my guns shooting. Now I feel bad.

Cape Cod Gal said...

Why is it that guys always want the nookie when it is incovenient?

Rhea said...

Oh man, we need some chalk boards up in this house...heck, a whole wall of em. Boy, would that be FUN.

Heinous said...

Free T-shirts? I am so there. If Jeremy would have gone down to fold the laundry, he might have gotten some. I'm just sayin'.

bfs said...

Hubby in this house won't even check voice mail, much less read/respond on a chalkboard! Consider yourself lucky to have such zesty, bold, brassy, sassy communication rockin' between ya!

Challenging! Invigorating! Entertaining!

Michele said...

I know I'm a little late to this party but I just want to say.

Blog-World 2009 will be held at the Phoenician Hotel & Suites. In beautiful downtown Scottsdale. Where everything is over priced and cougars chase men 20 years their junior.

In your stupendous shag bag you will receive pen that don't write, pads of paper with 3 sheets, tons of crappy promotional material, those stupid rectangular shape letter openers, mouse pads shaped like a mouse, and a T-shirt that will self-destruct upon washing. See you all there.

Can you tell I go to way too many conferences.

Robin said...

I have to say, I was with Jeremy until the very last rule. (Leave it to a man to toss one in there and expect us not to notice! Like that would ever happen!) President of Hotness indeed!
PS- Could you just refer to it McJunk and call it a tie?

goodfather said...

Dang, I thought I was the only person in the world to name my junk 'Dangling Chad'. Oh well, I was getting ready to rename him anyway. Something like, 'Joe Plumber'...

Awesome blackboard, btw.

Captain Dumbass said...

The poor man was just trying to show his wife a little appreciation and what does he get?

By the way, I'm totally offended by the 'dangling chad's.' If there's anybody who gets to call their junk that...

Chris Wood said...

So, Jeremy is Tyler Durden?

Cool!

You should let him have his evil way before he turns into a figment of somebody's deranged mind.

Mmmm ... figment of somebody's deranged mind ...

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, not me. I LOVE to be outspoken on political issues, and I am NOT going to spare ANYONE the pain of listening to mine! ;)

Ellie

Colepack said...

I am last, at the moment , but have to say that I love the blackboard.
Feeling educated after reading....

Carolyn...Online said...

The ol' red sock in the load of whites. Oldest trick in the book. You win.

anita doberman said...

I want the blackboard!
Would be awesome but I would have to hide it from the kids.....

Lola said...

First, Heinous is a very smart man!
Second, I prefer to make my husband a nice hot cup of Smooth Move tea when he annoys me.

He still hasn't figured out that it's not just a wonderful chocolatie treat. It's great for a laugh when he's complaining about "it must have been something I ate"!

April said...

i'm a lover of vendor booths and free t-shirts. i will go to events that i have no interest in, just to see the booths. i love them. it's a weird addiction.

as you already know, i too loved ms. stiletto's post. it was brave and good and NICE.

dangling chads? ew. sounds like a dingleberry.

gingela5 said...

I don't care who you are or what year it is--dangling chad jokes are ALWAYS funny and appropriate.

Heinous said...

One more thing from me. There's an award for you at my blog.

Tricia said...

Oh yea, I need a blackboard!

Black Hockey Jesus said...

Did you see McDreamy slowly stop pumping that old lady's heart last night? That old man destroyed me. My wife checked to see if I had a penis.

Miss Grace said...

Dangling Chads has got to be the greatest phrasing EVER!

beth said...

46th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When is Blog-World 2009? I want details!

Kat said...

hanging chads...hehehehehehe

shopgirl said...

I'm like #50 - or something - I'm changing the game - I'm going to be the LAST one to post a comment - ha! I win I win - Victory is MINE!

Not really - I just hate being the "last one in the know."

Great post once again - you are too funny girl!

And - blog conference - hells yeah - free t-shirts? double hells yeah!!

Jennifer said...

Say it ain't so, Joe!

I did see Joe (Samuel) the (not) plumber on TV one day saying he is writing a book, and considering a run for Congress. Hopefully he will take care of his little back tax bill before then.

Shan said...

Wait, your husband knows where the laundry room is? Is this a joke? muahahaha, I suppose he probably wasn't down there actually doing laundry, so I suppose I am not totally being punked. No talking about joes eh? I would hide the coffee from him and hide any subsequent coffee that entered the house, because it is also a form of "joe"
Now see, I guess either my hubster doesnt have the drive, or he knows he is no match for my degree for mental style cage fighting. Only the menatlist of giants go there, and those with a perverbial mental death wish. Or some nonesense! Ha.

cris said...

did your husband really predict that Obama would be a president?
I once predicted a president too - for my country

Jennifer said...

The last one--LOL! I think I need to start communicating w/ my husband via chalkboard!!

jen said...

oh yes...it should always be referred to as junk. that's it.

and chalkboard messaging...i think you are onto something...

possibly communicating with someone in your house...hmmm. interesting concept.

Sammanthia said...

If I had a blackboard like that, I could rule the world. Just sayin'.;)

mommypie said...

I'm with BHJ -- Grey's KILLED me last night. The old couple? Dead Denny?

I digress. We're having drinks at Blog World, right???

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Just stalking ya.

Ann said...

Hey,
I will go to Blog World 2009 if they have a really nice travel mug. I need a new one.
But it's gotta be NICE, you got me?

TattooedMinivanMom said...

58!!!!!!

aww...maaaan...I LOVE useless vendor booths and free T-shirts.

I've missed you hooker, oh my hooker. The private eye photos just aren't doin it for me anymore.

for a different kind of girl said...

59th!! Awesome!

Listen, when people put those free Tootsie Rolls and Hershey Kisses out on their vendor tables, I will stand there and listen to them talk about anything they want to. I. Love. Kisses.

I shall write my vows for our unholy union on a chalkboard if it makes you happy. Your happiness is my only goal. Well, at least in the top three. But THE TOP of the top three. :)

Preston said...

I love your posts. Of all the steenky bees, you're my favorite!

Debbie said...

Sitting here holding my breath until I turn blue and fall over while waiting for a new post.

MommyWizdom said...

OMGosh,you crack me up... so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I followed your gross, lazy blog graphic from somewhere... Lol. Love your blog!

:-)

Blog-World 2009?

Tracy said...

I so want a chalk board now! Maybe this way, my hubs will do a little less following me around squawking about his new rules for me and a little more wearing pink!

apathy lounge said...

If you were my neighbor, I would keep a chalkboard in my kitchen and we could drink and compose lists of forbidden words and phrases all day long. If I ask Santa, do you think it might come true.

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