Saturday, May 30, 2009

Housewife Hottie Alert!

Full Name: Hugh Michael Jackman
DOB: October 12, 1968
Why is he a Housewife Hottie?: He is a superstar, has a fabulous accent, great actor, good father, and seems to appear to be an all-around good guy.

Hugh Jackman has starred in some great movies like, Wolverine and The Prestige. But let's be honest...his body of work is second to his actual body! He is deliciously gorgeous and his accent only adds to his overall deliciousness!

Enjoy, Ladies!

-N & M

Why We List Endlessly

By definition I'm a list person. I actually got the idea for this post off of an actual list of post ideas. demented is that?? Anything I can list, I do. Every single day, I have a to-do list of some sort. Whether it be personal or work-related. Sometimes, I have to get out of bed to add something to one of my many lists. It's insane! Seriously...I already made a Michelle Obama list a post! lol

The reason I list, besides the obvious need to remember to do something, is that I honestly get a visceral satisfaction of crossing my accomplishments off of my lists. Some people like to timidly put a tiny check mark next to their accomplishment, but not me! I like a thick line or two through my list item. Analogically speaking, I get the relief I imagine cutters do (I didn't say it was a good analogy!!). I actually feel physical relief. When a list is actually finished, I want to frame it up and say to the world, "I DID IT!!!"

I know M is also a huge fan of lists as well, but I wonder if this a woman thing, a housewife thing, or what? I find it interesting that some people share my eccentricities, so do share!


** I liked the picture above, because I would love to start listing with a beer in my hand. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Seriously? I Laugh on So Many Levels...

Maybe she can be part of our "Characters in Real Life" series!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Like Flies on Shhhhh....

I made my way to Costco this afternoon to get some quick shopping done without the grotesque weekend crowds. As I weaved my way through the aisles, I came across one of those sample stations. I didn't exactly know it was a sample station at first, it just looked like a crowd of people surrounding a poor old lady.

As I attempted to pass, I witnessed a scene that literally made me laugh out loud. The poor woman who was dishing out samples of Ghiradelli brownies was no match for the crowd before her. As she furiously dished out the chocolatey goo, people were snatching it off of her tray. If she paused to wipe off her utensil, the crowd stood there, mouths watering, staring her down like I would imagine a lioness does an injured antelope. It was sad. I laughed as I steered my cart around these heathens, who appeared to have never had a brownie and/or a free sample in all of their heathen lives.


What Would You Think?

I received the following text message from my single (oh yes, she's bitter about it) friend, Slim: "Husband and wife arrive in heaven. Wife says, "Here we are together again." Husband say, "Fuck that shit! Deal was till death do us part. Bitch, I'm single!"

As a mostly-happily married woman, my first reaction was, "What the hell does that mean??" Was it simply a stupid forwarded joke? Or was she trying to make some type of comment on my marriage?

After about ten minutes of reflection, I responded with this: "You must have meant that for some other girl's horrible husband. I will disregard."

I thought that I sent the proper amount of bitch-tone to get my point across that I didn't appreciate the "joke" and I didn't think it applied to my life.

Slim's response: "Hahaha..not horrible husband! It was cute! You and I both know that Mr. N is the shit..."

If this was me forwarding a joke on to someone I didn't think it applied to, I would have put a little note in front of it, like, "Just thought this was cute, and wanted to pass it on." Obviously, she thought of me when she read this, so I am slightly offended.

So my question remains...would you be offended in this situation? Or am I just overreacting?


Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Memorial Day! Enjoy your day off, the BBQs, the beers, and anything else your day has in store for you.

As you relax and spend time with family and friends, don't forget to give a little time to reflecting on what Memorial Day represents for those who have lost their lives for the United States of America.

Personally, I will be thinking about my generation's men and women dying in Iraq and Afghanistan in an illegal war. I hope that President Obama can bring them home soon!


3 Bad Reasons to Buy a Home

I just read this article on 3 bad reasons to buy a home. These reasons are what soooooo many people use all the time. As a renter in a large and expensive city, these reasons have always bothered me.

  1. It's a good investment
  2. I'm tired of throwing my money away on rent
  3. I need the tax deduction
If you or someone you know use any of these reasons for purchasing a home, I suggest you check out this article. It made a lot of sense to me, and I thought I'd share.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Housewife Hottie Alert!

Full Name: John Burke Krasinski
DOB: October 20, 1979
Why is he a Housewife Hottie?: He is tall, sweet (I've met him!), and sexy!

You know John Krasinski as Jim Halpert from my favorite TV show, "The Office." John has also appeared in movies like, License to Wed and Leatherheads, but he will always be Jim Halpert to me! :)

Enjoy the view ladies!


Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Michelle Obama

When President Obama was campaigning and was elected, I gave little thought on what Michelle's impact on me would be. I was confident that President Obama would help rebuild the America I was raised to love, but had no idea how in love I would fall for Michelle.

So here goes...

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Michelle Obama

10. She is an example to women around the world that you can do it all. Having a career and family is attainable.

9. She bares her arms! I love that she is proud of her body and shows it off in the manner she wishes. She works hard to tone those arms!

8. She's uber smart. A practicing lawyer with a big career, not just a supportive wife and baby maker.

7. She is my generation's Jackie Kennedy. A young mother, fashionable, vibrant, and interesting. Not just some old hag in her pant suit.

6. I love, love, love her fashion. From the cardigans to the Jason Wu gown inaugural gown. Silly reason? Yes. But, I don't care! I'm a girl and girls love clothes!

5. I love that she is open about the issues her and President Obama have had about balancing work and family. These are issues most women can relate to, and it makes her more relatable to us.

4. She planted an organic garden on White House grounds. As a big city girl, I have to say it has been a fantasy of mine to have a garden and I'm completely jealous!

3. She has a genuine factor. I love her laugh, her smile, the way she teases President Obama, the way she looks at her girls, and everything else I see her do. At times I can agree with certain criticisms, but I can't deny that she is just being herself.

2. She wears sneakers! There was somewhat of an uproar when our First Lady showed up to an event with sneakers on. The horror!! Real women, obviously, wear heels 24/7...therefore, so should our First Lady!

And the #1 reason why I love Michelle Obama is...

She was born middle class and worked her way up in life. There is something to be said about people who aren't handed their futures, and actually earn them through sacrifice and hard work. As a middle class girl, she is a fantastic role model!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Hubby a Picky Dresser?

My hubby isn't very picky about most things. He'll eat whatever. He'll sleep wherever. When it comes to major decisions, I usually get a shrug and a "I don't care." But his clothes? Oh no. That's a whole different story. Here are only a small number of his demands:

1. No dark wash jeans. (I know. I know. )
2. Jeans also must be CARPENTER jeans. No other cut is acceptable.
3. No bright colors.
4. Absolutely no logos or graphics!

...the list goes on, but those are the basics. Obviously, hubby can usually be found in non-dark wash jeans with a neutral colored shirt. Boring! In the past I've made the mistake of dragging him from store to store and forcing him to pick out something, ANYTHING, because I dare not buy him clothing without his approval. This usually ends with me pissed off and him frustrated, especially if we are shopping for a special occasion.

So last week I was moseying around in Old Navy, and I saw that Men's tshirts were 2 for $15. I have some kind of chemical imbalance that does not allow me to walk away from sales empty handed, so I bought two. With no hubby approval. The horror!

I told him I bought him two new shirts, hung them up, and decided to wait it out. I was NOT going to nag him about wearing the shirts I just bought him. And lo and behold, guess what hubby wore yesterday? One of the shirts.

So here is my advice to the housewives with a similar problem: Just buy the shit for them!! You know he isn't gonna go buy clothes for himself, and what is he going to do, go naked? You will be pleasantly surprised, trust me.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Glenn Beck Gets Called Out For Lying...FINALLY!

On "The View" today, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters called out Glenn Beck on his lying ways. Even though their issues was petty and irrelevant, it's one of those things that shows a person's character. I hate to spread anything regarding this sideshow clown, but I have to admit, I got some joy out of watching his squirm as he was tag-teamed by Whoopi and Barbara.


Why I Hate Chick Flicks

Before you jump down my throat, hear me out. Not all "chick flicks" are bad....just most of them. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love classic chick flicks like Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, and Thelma and Louise. But for every classic I love, there are 25 shitty ones I despise.

Unlike most women, Matthew McConaughey does absolutely nothing for me. Not only is he dirty looking, he plays the same character in each of his cookie-cutter chick flicks. Amistad was amazing, but Failure to Launch was ridiculous. Don't even get me started on Matt's chick flick cohort, Kate Hudson! Why are women attracted to this ditz? Is the ideal woman/girlfriend/wife we are trying to be? Lord knows, I'm certainly not.

The chick flick I want to see is one that empowers women. One that says, having a man is great, but you don't need one to complete you. I don't need to see a woman always in a moment of desperation because of what a man does or says. Fuck that. I don't need to watch a movie to show a woman acting crazy to get a man, all I need to do is tune in to the latest "Rock of Love" season.

Note to Hollywood: some women aren't crazy, desperate, or just plain airheaded ( least not all the time!). Please make more movies that don't fit in that box, because poor Kate Winslet can't carry the torch forever.

The Streak is O-V-E-R!

For the record the streak is over!!!! Not sure what I'm talking about? Read this.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sorry Wifeys!

Sorry for the lack of posts on my part today! I had quite a busy day of fun and work. Since my job allows quite a bit of flexibility, I opted for Monday afternoon drinks and fun with two awesome gays. We had a fantastic lunch of cheesesteaks, beers, and lots of gossip and laughs. To say it was much-needed is an understatement.

Since I live in a U.S. metropolis (not Philly BTW!), I was able to jump on the subway and head to get some work done without endangering any lives while driving in my beer haze . My tasks were accomplished quickly and it was great that I went when I did.

All in all...a fabulous, but busy, Monday. Hopefully the rest of the week will be just as awesome!


Housewife Fantasy Man for 5/18/09: Jake Gyllenhaal!

Full Name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
DOB: December 19, 1980 (28 years old)
Why is he HFM?: Jesus, look at him! That's why!

You probably know Jake primarily from Brokeback Mountain, the movie that helped straight women comprehend why guys thought lesbians were hot. But he has also starred in a lot of indie gems, such as Donnie Darko, October Sky, and the movie that made M fall in love with him, The Good Girl. If you haven't seen The Good Girl, get off your ass and head to Blockbuster right now!

And we can't have Jake as our first ever HFM without a shout-out to another great Jake role...Jimmy Livingston in Bubble Boy!

You're welcome Jake .