Category Archive: Domestic Bliss

Apr 17 2015

Imaginary hospitality


Dr. Darling and I have a long-running joke between us in which we both casually make references to (what I HOPE is) her imaginary girlfriend. The idea is to out-cheek each other, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it over the years if today’s round is any indication. It started when the Swede won her office’s “there-are-too-many-people-on-the-schedule” lottery this …

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Feb 20 2015

So much for my imperviousness to cold & flu season


As a general rule, I’m a really healthy person. I rarely catch whatever bug is going around, even when Dr. Darling brings it home. In fact, it’s kind of a running joke between us that contagious diseases only travel one-way in our house. Not too long ago, I was bragging to some colleagues about how I had not …

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Jan 17 2015

The clean pants shuffle


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


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 — Laphroaig Whisky (@Laphroaig) September 25, 2014 I’m not a fan myself, but this explains a lot about my civil status. Like this:Like Loading…

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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