Category Archive: Domestic Bliss

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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Aug 08 2013

Vacation mode finally kicks in …

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Our 3-week summer vacation started on Monday of this week, but Dr. Darling had been up in Halmstad helping her Mom with some stuff since Saturday night, and I had a few last-minute things to take care of for work that morning, plus a Skype meeting for a national board I’m sitting on Monday night. So …

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Jul 04 2013

The “birthday suit” does not always deliver

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Actual post-shower conversation from this evening: Dr. Darling: Are you still naked?  Shazz: Well, given that it’s my birthday, I thought there could be a gift forthcoming for which this state might be convenient. Dr. Darling: [unable to respond due to hysterical laughter].   Related articles Some tasks should not be multi-ed

Jun 27 2013

A different kind of sticker-shock

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Dr. Darling: Honey, do you realize that I’m now the same age you were when we met? Shazzer: Really? I hadn’t thought about that, but you’re right. Dr. Darling: I remember thinking you were so mature and full of wisdoms at the time. Shazzer: And now? Dr. Darling: Now I know that you were neither. Related articles …

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Jun 26 2013

A birthday gift for the ages

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Dr. Darling and I are super lazy about giving each other presents. Part of this stems from the fact that the Swede just doesn’t think birthdays (hers or anyone else’s) are that big of a deal, and I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t even know when Christmas was if the media or myself weren’t constantly pointing out. The other …

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