30 Day Blog Challenge – #23 & #24

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#23 – Give Pictures of Five Guys Who are Famous Who You Find Attractive.

Alright…I am extremely picky, so this one’s gonna be tough. Although, maybe I’ll include two who have since fallen from grace in their “before-they-were-a-holes” state…

Hugh Jackman is my #1, I think because he’s so versatile…did you know he’s also a Broadway actor who sings and dances?

I just saw Josh Duhamel in “Life as We Know It”, and have no idea why I never noticed him before.

I have had a thing for John Cusack since I was in high school. He just seems to keep getting better with age!

Don’t get me wrong, I only have the hots for the Mel Gibson that existed before he became a total nut-job!

Brad Pitt. What a waste of a gorgeous man! He wouldn’t have ended up on my “before they were” list if it wasn’t for the fact that he thinks we’re so stupid that we believe him when he says nothing happened with Angelina when they were working on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”.

#24 – My Favorite Movie & What It’s About.

Honestly, I don’t have a favorite movie. I am somewhat of a movie “collector”…not that I go out and buy movies a lot, just that I love a ton of them, and my favorite changes depending on the mood I’m in. I’ll give you a few that rank on my “watch-whenever-they’re-on” list.

  • Titanic
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Mamma Mia
  • Say Anything
  • The Notebook
  • Dear John
  • Goodfellas
  • Interview with a Vampire

There are a ton more, but that’s all I can think of right now, lol. Don’t worry…not all the movies I love are “girly” movies. Braveheart, Transformers, The Gladiator, Troy, and a ton of guy movies rank right up there too.

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Husbands & Selective Hearing

I am honestly beginning to believe that once a couple has been married for an amount of time, the husband starts developing selective hearing. I’m not talking about completely not hearing what the wife says…more like hearing what they want to hear – substituting what was actually said with what they want or think they should hear. This condition seems to worsen as time passes, the longer the couple is married.

It is a fact that women are much better listeners than men. It’s been scientifically proven that when a woman talks, the same part of the man’s brain lights up that would also light up if they were listening to a complex concerto, or solving a complicated math problem. It’s actually work for them to listen to us talk. Maybe we should let them claim disability and give them special parking spaces at the supermarket!

I’m sorry – but that’s just not an acceptable excuse for me. If I say, “Let Connor play his video game for an hour, then we’ll feed him”, I should be able to expect that that is what my husband heard. What he really heard was, “Let Connor play his game for an hour, then I’ll give him a bath”. And he got angry with me when I tried to tell him that’s not what I said! What the hell!

And why, if I don’t hear something my husband had said (while screaming it from across the house – at the same time I’m in the same room with a running washing machine), does it mean that I’m ignoring him? Isn’t it common sense that if someone isn’t in the same room as you and you wish to talk to them, that you actually go to the room they are in to talk to them?

I’ve been brainstorming on ways to curb this “selective hearing” disorder…here are some of my ideas:

  • Time-outs – these have been successful with my four-year-old, so what the heck! It’s worth a shot (however it might be more difficult to force him to sit on the bench than it is my son).
  • Electrify all the floors in the house and press the appropriate buttons to “steer” him towards me when he shouts from the other room.
  • Set off a foghorn near his head to knock all the wax out of his ears when he mis-hears what I say (I’ll bet he could supply Ireland with potatoes for over a year with how dirty his ears must be!).
  • Get one of those janitor’s key-rings with a retracting chain strong enough for a cast iron frying pan and just clonk him on the head every time his hearing seems to be acting up.

I’ll let you all know how things work out…in the meantime, I’m off to see about getting an megaphone surgically attached to his head.

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