Why Is She Mad?
Friday, June 10, 2005

My wife in I got in a quasi-heated conversation about my tickets to the BDM advance screening. She said "Are we meeting someone there?" I said "Yes, a woman called CallMeSerenity. I said I'd get a ticket for her."

She humphs and looks away disgustedly. So, I have to ask: "What? What are you mad about?"

"What am I mad about? You're talking to women on the INTERNET and not telling me about it, and you're giving tickets to them."

"First off, I am not giving anyone anything. I am selling her a ticket at face value. Second, I hardly ever talk to her, we just talked today so we could coordinate and try to get tickets. That's all."

"Is Weird Girl going to be there?"

"I sincerely doubt it. She lives elsewhere. And what does that matter?"

"I just don't like it. Are we making a profit off the extra tickets?"

"NO! I would never do that! There are scalpers charging at least 50$ a ticket on the internet. I'm not that guy!"

"But, we could make some money."

"No. Doesn't the fact that people are price gouging advance screening tickets to a movie they know people are desperate to see bother you?"

She sits in contemplative silence for a moment. I know that the next few moments are crucial, or I could end up having a very bad night.

"Yes, it bothers me. You're right. Its not right that people are doing that." She said, grudgingly. You see, my wife loves money, but she loves what's right too. She knows I'm right about this.

And, as for the other thing. When my internet came back up, my AIM signed on automatically. Of course there were a few Browncoat names on there...Lochravin was one...ThatWeirdGirl was another. Now, no matter how I try to explain it, she just won't understand that I'm not trying to "get with" ThatWeirdGirl. She's just a friend.

To my wife, ThatWeirdGirl is someone that I met on the internet talking about Firefly (My wife likes Firefly, but only likes...She has a different view of fandom. She doesn't obssess or tlk endlessly about it.) something I dearly love, and to my wife's view, Weirdess must be someone I have more in common with than her. I think its a strange way of looking at things. I like ThatWeirdGirl...she's one of the nicest, strangest, and well, best people I've ever met on the internet, but she is a friend. I know she sees things the same way. And, the both of us are in committed relationships with people that we truly care about.

Also, for some reason I have to explain to my wife that I'm pretty sure she's the only one on the face of the earth that finds me attractive. There have been times when I've gone to the bar, come home, and had to answer this question "Were there girls there?"

Well, of course there were. But to them, I'm that lump on the barstool. I take a passive stance in the bar...I won't harass you, you certainly won't talk to me, so I'll sit here and get drunk, and never the twains shall meet.

My wife. I love her dearly, and with all my heart. She's the mother of my children, and my partner...I'll say it again...partner. As I go through life, she's the one next to me, making me feel better about what's bad, sharing what's good, and constantly providing challenges that make life interesting. And, when she isn't sharing the good, she's making the good herself.

And, lastly on the CMS thing. I said "Yes, we'll be meeting her at the theater...We will. You'll be standing right next to me...You jealous shit!"

Hey, can't let her have the upper hand forever, can I?


Friday, June 10, 2005 1:01 PM


You know, I have this same discussion with Jake all the time. He thinks you guys are after me or something. 'Just friends,' I say, 'I swear!'

Anywho, sorry to upset your wife. If you'd like, we can set her and Jake up to complain about our computer time.

Sigma, I'm soooo upset about the Apple thing. You know what this means? No more Apple OS. Jobs has always said he wants cool hardware. Now that his hardware will be able to run anything, there's no need for anyone to make Apple compatible software. I love my Apple OS. Sigh.

Friday, June 10, 2005 7:26 AM



I didn't mean for this entry to be anything but funny...It struck me as funny, for the most part...but, the situation I described pretty much played out the way I described...With a further addendum about yesterday evening...

This morning: "I thought we were supposed to be having sex last night. You came home and went to sleep on the couch!"

Her: You were on the computer!

Me: If you said sex, I would have thrown the computer out the back door and hopped on the good foot!

Her: I just thought you'd rather be on the computer.

Me: Riiiiiight.

Friday, June 10, 2005 7:14 AM


Oh, do I know about having a somewhat jeleous wife (we lived in different countries for a year).

Anyway, just to inject some humour into this, my buddy send me this acouple days ago (hope you haven't seen it before).


Saturday, May 21st 2005

Saw him in the evening and he was acting really strangely. I went shopping in the afternoon with the girls and I did turn up a bit late so thought it might be that. The bar was really crowded and loud so I suggested we go somewhere quieter to talk. He was still very subdued and distracted so I suggested we go somewhere nice to eat. All through
dinner he just didn't seem himself; he hardly laughed and didn't seem to be paying any attention to me or to what I was saying. I just knew that something was wrong. He dropped me back home and I wondered if he was going to come in; he hesitated but followed. I asked him again if there was something the matter but he just half shook his head and
turned the television on. After about 10 minutes of Silence, I said I was going upstairs to bed. I put my arms around him and told him that I loved him deeply. He just gave a sigh and a sad sort of smile. He didn't follow me up but later he did, and I was surprised when we made love. He still seemed distant and a bit cold, and I started to think that he was going to leave me and that he had found someone else. I cried myself to sleep.


Saturday, May 21st 2005

Apple switched to Intel.

Absolutely gutted.

Got a shag though.

Friday, June 10, 2005 4:56 AM


There is no need to feel bad...My wife is a bit overjealous at times, and while I'm not saying it isn't warranted sometimes...Its not here. I'm not cheating on her, I love her. She rocks the hardest!

Plus...glasses. Mmmmmm...glasses...

Friday, June 10, 2005 4:23 AM


Oh, I feel SO BAD I was the cause of an argument with your wife! (Or at least part of it. )
But I'm glad she's coming. I was going to ask you if you were bringing her.
If it helps, you can tell your wife I find you vulgar and repulsive and I'm just using you for tickets. (Except that'd be lying and I'm not so big on lying.)
But I can understand why your wife would be upset. For her, if you're spending time with other women (even if it's just friendly internet chatting), it means somehow there's something wrong with her because you're not spending that time with her. Typical woman response. I'd probably feel the same way. Plus, there is the fear of the straying husband. These days it's very easy to "cheat" on the internet.
Anyway-I hope the argument's shortlived and I'm looking forward to meeting BOTH of you in Charlotte. And hopefully lots of other browncoats too. *giddy with excitement*

Friday, June 10, 2005 4:21 AM


Lol, I've yet to see a man who "let" the woman have the upper hand. . .

But good for you anyways. So what was that about coming to Charlotte?


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