An example of why couples shouldn’t work together

Mark: Are you mad at me about something?

Marie: No. Why?

Mark: You have a funny look on your face.

Marie: I’m trying to think of something to blog about. I haven’t blogged in, like, forever. And only two things are coming to mind.

Mark: What’s that?

Marie: My views on abortion. But I don’t want my blog to become one of those unhappy places where people are discussing whether or not a fetus can scream.

Mark: Okay… well, what’s your other idea?

Marie: How I’m, like, an amazing internet stalker and figured out how to hack into the student accounts at ABC University (like heck I’m going to give the details on this one. I’m still afraid they’ll catch me and I’ll end up in jail or something. Just call me Marie: the Original Fugitive). AND remember when I used my skillz to find her* Myspace page knowing only a first name, city and hair color? I’m amazing at stalking.

Mark: Yeah. Don’t blog that. Makes you look… weird.

Marie: I thought so, too…

Mark:  What were we laughing about in bed the other day?  And you said, “Man, I should blog about this”?

Marie:  I kinda say that about everything.

Mark:  I think it was when you were telling me about your bellybutton and the ice cubes.  That was funny.  Blog that.

Marie:  Brilliant!**

So, I have this mini-obsession with my bellybutton.  Ever since I was a baby I would put myself to sleep by (I so do NOT know what verb is best to use here) “petting” my bellybutton.  And to this day I will still do this if I’m having trouble sleeping.

As Mark and I lounged around in bed watching the awesomeness known as cable (we just got it, yay!) I decided to share a little  more info about my bellybutton fetish.

“Sometimes during the summer I will put an ice cube in my bellybutton and let it melt.  And then when there is a pool of water I count how many splashes it takes to empty it.  That’s weird, isn’t it?” I asked.

“Very,” he replied.

And that’s the story.  About my bellybutton.  And the ice cubes.

*If you know anything about our history, you might figure out who this person is.

**Writing with someone you sleep with is probably never “Brilliant!”.  Ask John Lennon.

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4 thoughts on “An example of why couples shouldn’t work together

  1. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    umm… You can “hack” into people’s email? Holy crap!! You are insanely smart!! I am a little scared though. How do you know how to do that?

    About the bellybutton story…too funny! I’m so proud of you admitting that in front of the world! (Yeah, the world. The world reads your blog – in case you didn’t know!)

    Love ya!!!


    So I emailed you about my hacker skillz. I’m such a bad person. And I’m glad that you appreciated the bellybutton story 🙂 You’re so good at not leaving me hanging. Love you!

  2. Monica says:

    WOW. I don’t see why couples shouldn’t work together. The bellybutton story was awesome (I’m still smiling and chuckling) Tell your hubbie I said thank you.

    BTW, this post did not go AT ALL how I thought it would, with the bedroom, and the ice cubes, and the husband….

    *shaking my head at you.

    Oh, you can totally join my stalker club. In undergrad, my friends and I spent TOO MUCH TIME internet stalking boys (maybe why my grades were so shaky). And now it’s only easier to stalk everyone.


    So this whole time I’ve been thinking my stalker ways have been rooted in my deep self-esteem issues or something. To hear that you, Awesomeness in Woman Form, also stalks makes me breathe a huge sigh of relief. Seriously, I’m thinking, “Thank God, I’m not completely nuts.” With that said, I’d love to join your stalker club 😀 Do we get shirts?

    And I just meant that letting Mark help me decide what to blog about turned into a really lame post. More power to ANY couple that can seriously handle working together!

  3. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    Marie – I think most people are online stalkers at one point or another. Just not everyone admits to it.

    About the stalker club…You asking if there were shirts… LOL That SO reminded me of Phi Mu. lol Are you going to the 40th anniversary thing in July? (Is it june or july?) My sister expects me to be there. So, please please come!!!


    So I didn’t even get emails about that… or I don’t think I did. If you’re going I’ll go. Is Thomas going? Mark’s never been introduced to my “sorority side”… it will be interesting 😀

    Oh, and will they have shirts? 😀

  4. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    Yes, there are shirts. There are always shirts. I’ll forward you the email. (There is a copy of the t-shirt proof.)

    I think I have to go. Is Thomas going? LOL He doesn’t get a choice. He has to come.

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