Category Archive: Domestic Bliss

Jan 17 2015

The clean pants shuffle

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Dr. Darling and I have a long-established and fairly functional division of labor when it comes to household chores around the Penthouse Nordic. And we have had, up until this point, a particularly good system for the laundry. The deal is that I do laundry on the Saturdays when she works, and she does it …

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Jan 09 2015

Because gays are customers, too

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Some parts of the internets are going gaga over the new Tiffany’s print ad featuring a real (though conventionally gorgeous) same-sex couple. While I am always grateful for the acknowledgement of gay people’s lives in mainstream media, make no mistake that this is about reaching out to a pool of customers that in many cases …

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Oct 25 2014

The not-so-secret admirer

When Dr Darling‘s office underwent a consolidation 18 months ago, she gained a bunch of new colleagues … including a nice middle-aged man who had immigrated from one of the western African nations that starts with a G (she can never remember which one). For the purposes of this story, let’s call him Montague … …

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Sep 26 2014

So THAT’s why I did it!

If you find a woman who drinks Laphroaig, take our advice and put a ring on it. #OpinionsWelcome pic.twitter.com/peks2yIMS8 — Laphroaig Whisky (@Laphroaig) September 25, 2014 I’m not a fan myself, but this explains a lot about my civil status.

Dec 12 2013

A decade of “Dr. Darling”

Dr. Darling: Honey, it’s my anniversary. Shazz (frantically searching mental memory bank): It is? Oh, you mean since you defended your thesis and got your PhD? Dr. Darling: Yes, it was 10 years ago today that I became a “doctor.” Though a lot of good it’s done me. Shazz: You’ve been my favorite doctor ever …

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Oct 23 2013

Once a scientist, always a scientist

Shazzer: Honey! I’m naked and very clean! Dr. Darling: I should hope so given that you just got out of the shower. Shazzer: Some people would take that as an invitation rather than just a statement of fact. Dr. Darling: That’s an interesting hypothesis. Got any statistics to back it up? Shazzer: No. And even if …

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Oct 19 2013

Love means occasionally having to be late for work

There’s a famous line from the cheesy 1970 film “Love Story” (which I have written about before) in which a very wooden Ali McGraw tells an impossibly cute Ryan O’Neal that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Which anyone who has ever been in a healthy long-term relationship knows is TOTAL BULLSHIT. Love means saying …

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