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Since: Aug 08

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#96105 Feb 15, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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And play Herb Alpert on the... phonograph, like this?
http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/BigImg/wc.jpg
(The album came out in 1965, so we Boomers have been there, done that, but anyway...)
They had a signed trumpet from Herb Alpert on Pawn Stars not too long ago, if I remember correctly.

Whipped cream never looked so good.
PEllen wrote:
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FWIW, a woman I worked with tried this to greet her guy for Valentines Day in roughly 1982( was that the year of Miracle on Ice? About that time). Body temperature melts whipped cream so it doesn't stay on. DeeDee said she had to time it closely, soak in a cold bath to get her skin temp down and it was more fun in thought than execution. She also , um, embellished with chocolate shavings and a couple maraschino cherries.
But thanks for the thought
Okay, how about cheese, then. Everyone likes cheese!:p

He might not be prince charming, P, but it could be worse. Instead of quietly listening to music, he could be the type of old man who follows around men nearly half his age on internet chat sites that have repeatedly tried to ban him. They call that livin' the retirement dream.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96106 Feb 15, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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They had a signed trumpet from Herb Alpert on Pawn Stars not too long ago, if I remember correctly.
Whipped cream never looked so good.
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Okay, how about cheese, then. Everyone likes cheese!:p
He might not be prince charming, P, but it could be worse. Instead of quietly listening to music, he could be the type of old man who follows around men nearly half his age on internet chat sites that have repeatedly tried to ban him. They call that livin' the retirement dream.
Anyone who dates thinking they are going to get Prince Charming is in for a bad time.

In another context someone asked what age had taught people. My response was, to marry for like. It has worked for me.

(I don't check on what he does on line. I am not sure I want to know. I just trust what I know of his character and let the details take care of themselves)

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#96107 Feb 15, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Chicago has a cure for the late winter doldrums.

The museums had a lot of free days in January and February.

There was Restuarant Week. Fancy and normal restaurants had 3 course lunch for $22.00, and 3 or 4 course dinners for $33.00 or $44.00. Excellent value, excellent food far outside my usual price range. Mmmmm. I partook.

Now its Theater Week. The live theater in town and in the burbs has tickets for either $15.00 or $30.00. Last night was Into the Woods (Stephen Sondheim muscal). Tonight was Hedda Gabler. Tomorrow is Duke Ellington's opera called Queenie Pie with pre-performace lecture explaning presumably how Duke Ellington came to write an opera.. Sunday is Day in the Death of Joe Egg.. Mmmmm. I am partaking.

I just wave blithely at my husband and tell him I am off to the theater. He nods, waves goodbye and puts his earbuds back in. Out 30th anniversary is Tuesday in case any of you are interested in what future might be in store for you. We will go out to dinner. We will come home. More likely than not he will put his earbuds back in. See middle aged woman's lament above.
Happy Anniversary!

Are you upset that you don't do more together? Have you always been like this as a couple?

My husband and I love sports, but I have many other interests that he couldn't care less about. BUT, he would never hold me back from going out and experiencing those things with my friends or by myself. I know that at the end of a night of political debates or ballet at the State Theatre, I will end up at home with my husband, where he feels most comfortable and he is happy to have me back there knowing that I am not feeling resentful.

Our tenth anniversary is in a couple of months. I wish you and your husband the best, and many more happy years together!

Since: Aug 08

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#96108 Feb 15, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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Anyone who dates thinking they are going to get Prince Charming is in for a bad time.
In another context someone asked what age had taught people. My response was, to marry for like. It has worked for me.
I think there is some truth to what you say. If you are hard to please and expect too much, you will have a difficult time finding anyone who will make you happy.

I donít think I would be happy with a lump tho. I want some passion.

We had to postpone our plans last night because of the weather. So we are going out tonight. She just texted me and asked me if I am ready to be her date Ö I said yup, you ready to get liquored up front, lmao.
this just in

Medinah, IL

#96109 Feb 15, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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Anyone who dates thinking they are going to get Prince Charming is in for a bad time.
In another context someone asked what age had taught people. My response was, to marry for like. It has worked for me.
(I don't check on what he does on line. I am not sure I want to know. I just trust what I know of his character and let the details take care of themselves)
You show Sub this:

http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/02/some-70-...

There's a lot to be said for love between (only) two people at a time! Viva monogamy! Good for you and the mister!
Dr Aline Zoldbrod

Winston Salem, NC

#96110 Feb 15, 2014
I'm thinking he went with the monogamy article because the internet is wholly lacking any article that espouses the virtues of being a shriveled old man who has no one to love and who follows much younger men around on an internet chat site that has repeatedly tired to ban him.

Since: Aug 08

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#96111 Feb 15, 2014
Okay. I better stop before I get banned too.

<back on ignore>
ScarletandOlive

Indianapolis, IN

#96112 Feb 15, 2014
RACE wrote:
3rd row for Alan Parsons tomorrow night.
I didn't realize he was still playing, but that sounds awesome!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96113 Feb 15, 2014
this just in wrote:
<quoted text>You show Sub this:
http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/02/some-70-...
There's a lot to be said for love between (only) two people at a time! Viva monogamy! Good for you and the mister!
I don't have gray hair, no wrinkles, no Depends, don't call people poor dear either out loud or to myself unless I am being patronizingly sarcastic... what other assumptions are in play?

But thank you for the NPR link. I do like substance.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#96114 Feb 15, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Happy Anniversary!
Are you upset that you don't do more together? Have you always been like this as a couple?
My husband and I love sports, but I have many other interests that he couldn't care less about. BUT, he would never hold me back from going out and experiencing those things with my friends or by myself. I know that at the end of a night of political debates or ballet at the State Theatre, I will end up at home with my husband, where he feels most comfortable and he is happy to have me back there knowing that I am not feeling resentful.
Our tenth anniversary is in a couple of months. I wish you and your husband the best, and many more happy years together!
Sometimes. sure, like your guy, he wouldn't object to my going out .

At some point our tastes in entertainment diverged. No one stays static. But I'll have BBQ with him and he will come with me to a white tablecloth place. He might do symphony but won't do opera. I don't like C&W- hence earbuds.

I have always been independent; he always had a streak of "grumpy old man". His other features balance those out;presumably mine do as well. Like I said, marry for like. It lasts longer..

Date nights were more important when the girls were younger just for respite as well as reconnecting

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#96115 Feb 15, 2014
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Sometimes. sure, like your guy, he wouldn't object to my going out .

At some point our tastes in entertainment diverged. No one stays static. But I'll have BBQ with him and he will come with me to a white tablecloth place. He might do symphony but won't do opera. I don't like C&W- hence earbuds.

I have always been independent; he always had a streak of "grumpy old man". His other features balance those out;presumably mine do as well. Like I said, marry for like. It lasts longer..

Date nights were more important when the girls were younger just for respite as well as reconnecting
Together 18 years last month.

I married him for like, respect, love, common values, plus he was a good kisser. ;)

He married me because he didn't want to get to take the time to get to know someone new (inertia). Plus, he loves me.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96116 Feb 15, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Have we all survived V-Day?
Eh, eh, poke , nudge, Dog?
I love being kicked out of bed by someone who hates to cuddle.
"Okay, I'm done, get out."
I find that strangely erotic.

But congrats to you and Jess on your respective anniversaries!

If I was married, I'd likely be divorced by now!

Since: Aug 08

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#96117 Feb 15, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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I love being kicked out of bed by someone who hates to cuddle.
"Okay, I'm done, get out."
I find that strangely erotic.
You let women throw shyte at you and boss you around in the bedroom? smdh

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96118 Feb 16, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
You let women throw shyte at you and boss you around in the bedroom? smdh
Jealous much??

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96119 Feb 16, 2014

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Cincinnati, OH

#96120 Feb 16, 2014
PEllen wrote:
Oh, btw, Aisle Sitter- Happy BD. The view from the other side of the hill ain't so bad is it?
thanks! It's not so much that i feel "older" as i feel "not young any more"... It's kinda weird to explain.

The funny thing is, the day after my BD, hubby & I went to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner (not the celebratory dinner), and he got carded! i had to laugh (i wasn't drinking that night). The waitress asked what was up, and hubby said "i won't say what happened yesterday"...

and today, i get to help celebrate another milestone BD - the older nephew is having his 5th BD party today...

Since: Aug 08

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#96121 Feb 16, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Jealous much??
No. I don't playing the b1tch in the bedroom.

I'd have the wannabe bossy b1tch calling me daddy by the end of the night.:p

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#96122 Feb 16, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
I'd have the wannabe bossy b1tch calling me daddy by the end of the night.:p
She likes that too...

Since: Aug 08

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#96123 Feb 16, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>She likes that too...
Did she make you sit in the corner and watch her do that with another guy?

:-p

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

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