Friday, September 3, 2010

Knock My Socks Off?

As some of you might know, Binderclips and I have major issues with communication. Now, I've never really came right out and said this before, but I feel it's necessary. What I'm trying to say is - I believe it's all his fault. There. Now it's been said and I'm sure you agree. If you don't, clearly you have issues. ;)

Anyways, a while back I was running quite a bit. After I was done running I would neatly place my socks on top of our closet door (which, opens inside of our closet). Since we always leave it open I thought it was a perfect spot to let my sweaty socks dry off after a run. I am aware that this is gross and don't care. Also, I have the kind of feet that stink when they sweat, probably TMI, but I felt like you should know.

The other thing you should know is that Binderclips and I argue about socks (specifically, my socks) often. Socks and melons, those are the two things we argue about most. When I say "argue" I mean playfully for the most part, it's on rare occasion that we get upset with each other over anything. Still, with that being said, socks and melons are both sensitive topics around these parts.

For a while, he would tell me to throw away socks, you know, that had holes in them or were so worn that all you had to do was look at them wrong and a hole would spontaneously appear. I am not a fan of this. I have a very hard time throwing stuff away. I mean, not in general, I don't hoard things or anything. I just don't like spending money and when I throw something away it means I have to spend money to replace it (read: I am not a shopper, I do not enjoy shopping). So, that's basically what we argue about. Him wanting me to throw away socks and me not wanting to because it means I have to buy replacements. The other thing, is that he doesn't like me putting my dirty, sweaty socks on top of the door in the closet because his dresser is in there. Which means he has to smell them when he goes in there. However, that doesn't mean that he can just remove them from on top of the door whenever he wants to (at least not in my eyes). My peeps got my back here, right?

So, on the this particular day we were both in the bedroom, me getting ready to go for a run. He was outside of the closet and I was heading in. Because he had removed my socks that were on top of the door before I felt the need to ask him a question:

HulaBuns:  Did you knock my socks off?

Immediately I hear him start to laugh, then I realize what I've just said. I look up to see my socks still in position on top of the door, then walk out of the closet and say "I guess not". To which, we both started laughing hysterically.

The lesson here: "Did you knock my socks off?" is on the top ten list of questions NOT to ask your husband/spouse.  Take it from me, he is most definitely not going to take it the way you mean it. LOL Can you guys help me come up with the rest of the list? I have a list of my own started ("Did you put my shoes in the microwave?" is another question on the list) and will post it soon but want to hear if you have some also.

Also, I'd like to leave you with this picture:

A little over 7 years ago I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and this was one of the pictures that was taken that day. Not the best picture of me, but I really felt like it needed to be shared. Isn't that a handsome man that I'm with?

Later gators!


  1. Very cute!!! I am currently writing a post about socks...wierd.... Must be in the air. How about "Would you like to know where I would like to stick my socks?" would be a good one to stay away from as well....

  2. I don't understand how you reach the top of the door! The picture is a perfect illustration of why I think this is not possible/not convenient.

    My list contribution:

    "Would you like a leg or a breast?" (when having chicken for dinner)

  3. Oh, too funny! On principle alone, I'd keep a spray bottle of Febreze on top of his dresser and spray them after you place them in your deserved spot. If he doesn't care for the smell of the Febreze, tell him, "tough noogies, baby".

    There are SO MANY things that guys will take in their own way:
    I don't like it when it gets all hard. (Stale bread)
    How hard can it be? (One of my favorite expressions...but not for what you're thinking.)
    Is that one of your balls? (Spying a golf ball in the grass)

  4. Nice post! I'm a hoarder too, can't throw clothes away - even with holes! Thanks for stopping by the blog and your nice words :) But you don't like sweets?! Yikes i feel for you :P


  5. BB and TB: Thanks guys! I love your suggestions for questions not to ask your spouse! LOL

    Kathryn: The Febreeze isn't a bad idea, I think I might start doing that!

    Rick: Thanks! Yeah, I really don't. It's weird I know. I'll have them every once in a while because it's even hard for me to believe, although after I have them I'm always reminded that I think they are gross.