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Wife's out of town

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by johnw86, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    I love my wife dearly, but yesterday I sent her ahead to her parents, two days before I go.

    Yesterday afternoon: bought two ties at Filenes Basement (one by Villa Bolghieri, the other by Hickey Freeman).

    Last night at home: a 10-ounce NY strip, grilled to medium rare with a side of grilled onions and peas (she hates peas). Beverage: 2001 Clos du Val cabernet. After dinner, vintage Evan Williams bourbon.
     


  2. Mike

    Mike Senior member

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    All I could think of when I read the heading of this was the following scene from the movie Bachelor Party staring Tom Hanks Rudy: Let's have a bachelor party with chicks and guns and fire trucks and hookers and drugs and booze. Gary: Yeah. Yeah yeah. All the things that make life worth living for. Guess I'm sick or something. Have some fun by yourself for a few days.
     


  3. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    10 oz?

    Girl.
     


  4. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I love my wife and son, but I would go crazy if I didn't travel half the month. there is something to be said for a man's solitude.
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    When my wife is away, I can eat things like anchovies, and really spicy curry and not get banished to the guest bedroom.
     


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    Stu Senior member

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    If you really want to live large, you need to follow that up by sitting in your boxer shorts and firing up a cigar the size of a baby's arm and smoking it indoors.
     


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    PHV Senior member

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    10oz? I really have to echo that... seriously John, you need an upgrade.
     


  8. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    You know...once you hit 40, the larger steaks just get you in trouble (of the heart, stomach, and intestinal variety). So I'll take the insults. The 20-ounce steaks of my youth are a fond memory--and they'll stay there. [​IMG]
     


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    Yep, my wife is in South Africa putting my son into prep school.

    I can drink any of my nicer wines (Phelps Insignia,etc) w/o guilt, eat whatever I want and most importantly watch whatever I please on the telly. (My wife is addicted to sitcoms....)

    I can also spend as much time reading these forums and actually contributing...

    Life is good.
     


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    Fabienne Senior member

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    If these various points matter to you, you ought to bring them up with your wife upon her return.
     


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    Roy Senior member

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    Or just get rid of her altogether? [​IMG]
     


  12. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    Nah. Dating is too hard. [​IMG] My wife's a good egg. She accepts me for who I am and what I do. Still, there's that brief period of freedom that's occasionally nice to experience. (And I'm sure she has the same thoughts when I'm out of town.) I was talking to another friend about this, and we came to the independent conclusion that one night alone is great...by the second night you're a little lonely...and by the third night you just want her to be back.
     


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    I'm the one who travels most (for business), usually a week at a time. I know at least he misses my cooking. [​IMG]
     


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