Over the time we have known each other I have teased Curtis about this and the other day I was joking about doing a Thursday Thirteen about his more... ummm feminine traits. He then proceeded to tell me that there wouldn't be enough. So as a joke we sat down and unfortunately ,for him, we both were able to come up with MORE than 13. So without further notice....
13 Reasons Why I'm Surprised My Husband Isn't Gay
When we got married and combined our CD's, for some reason we had three, seriously THREE, copies of Les Miserables. I turned to my new honey and asked, "Why do we have three copies of this? Should we get ride of two?" My husband's face looked shocked, "What...no. My two version are different casts and have some different versions. And I don't want to just listen to yours because your version will have another cast that I am not use to....and it won't be as much fun to sing with". So, because of my husband's reasoning, we have three different arrangements of Les Mis.
The other day we were trying to pick a movie to watch and Curtis suggests "Pride & Prejudice" and I mean the A&E 6 hour version! I get excited and stunned. He sees the look of surprise on my face and says, "What? I wanna see what the big fuss is about this Mr. Darcy." He got so sucked in, we ended up watch the whole 6 hours in two nights. The last night we were up till 1 AM trying to finish it. Now he walks around the house spouting old english sayings, "Capital Capital" "May I have a word?" "I do protess, sir!" He cracks himself up.
Curtis loves to learn new things and is fascinated by almost everything and I love that about him. But I think I have one of the very few husbands that thought it would be "cool" to learn dancing and I mean ballroom, salsa, tango... you name it, he would want to learn it.
When it comes to chick flicks I am not realy a fan. I like some, but as a whole I can find most of them irritating. I get upset with Reese Witherspoon in "Sweet Home Alabama", Meg Ryan with "You Got Mail", Eva Mendez in "Hitch". Please don't hate me, but I just don't really like them. But when it comes to the cheesy tongue and cheek ones... those REALLY don't flip my switch. But here we are at Blockbuster trying to rent a movie and we come across "Sydney White" an Amanda Bynes teenie bopper flick and Curtis is asking if we can rent it. I chuckled thinking he was kidding, than after realizing he was being seriouse, we walk out with "Sydney White". But on a side note we both actually kind of liked it :)
My mom has a really cool tea pot. It is real china and has that typical cute flower pattern that 80 year old grandmas have. Curtis and I both love drinking tea and he got excited when I showed it to him. He gets a grand idea of having a tea party upstairs! We got the tea ready, grabbed some cups, and snuggled upstairs with our nice warm tea pot and cute little cups. And of course since we were drinking tea and Curtis and just discovered his love for Pride & Prejudice, he suggests another Jane Austin movie. So we sipped tea, cuddled, and watch Sense and Sensibility. Not too shabby of an evening, if only the guys at work could have seen him.
When Curtis was younger, apparently all of his sister's dolls weren't to her liking, so Curtis would volunteer! I learned that his sister would get him to play dress-up with her clothes and then go find his dad and say, "We'e the boys! Right dad!". I'm sure it was a proud father-son (daughter?) moment for him.
Curtis has more shoes that I do! NO JOKE! He has shoes for all occasions and situations. Plus, he cannot get rid of any of them. I can guarantee that any time we move we will be having a "discussion" over his shoes. I try to get him to let go of some, but he likes them all too much and swears that he has his reasons, "Those are my working boots; I've had those since high school; those are my NICE soccer shoes, but I still need my crappy pair too!" I swear he sees his shoes just as much as his soul mate as me.....but get it? Shoes....soul mate! Oh yea! I am on a role :)
My husband hates to go here or to any other craft store to be more specific, (so there is something to show his manly side) but when I do get him to go with me he knows where everything is. Curtis's mom loves craft stores too, so he was dragged to them a lot when he was younger, which I think is why he is scarred with hatred for them. But he is amazing, I always get lost and have a hard time finding the row that I need, but not Curtis. He is like a blood hound in those stores and can sniff out whatever it is that I need. Unfortunately that power is a blessing and a curse...blessing for me, curse for him.
I don't know how, but Curtis has every cooking answer that I could possible want. There has been so many moments of cooking illiteracy in my life and Curtis has fixed practically everyone. I have been in the kitchen cursing at my odd looking cookies, that I wouldn't even give to a dog, and he can just glace at them as say, "Oh, you might not have put in enough flour". Then unfortunately at that moment I may either want to smack him or give him a big kiss of thanks! Depends on my mood. :)
I was looking down at my nails the other night and was saying how much I missed getting my nails done and how nice pedicures and manies were. I even offered to Curtis that if he wanted I would give him one just to prove how good they are. He declined, but then offered that if I really missed them that he would give one to me. I got all gushy and then wondered, "Do you even know what to do with a pedicure?". But he explains to me, "Oh yea, my mom had me do her nails all the time, when I was younger." And wel... yea....I don't think I need to explain that one any more. :)
Just open this link in a new window and watch Curtis from this past Christmas. It will explain itself. Trust me you wont regret it!
We had just gone and seen the movie "Hairspray", which we loved, and Curtis came out of the theater singing and a' bopping away to "I Can Hear The Bells" and other songs. We finally got the soundtrack, and what did he do? He SNAGGED it from me and stashed it in his car so he could listen to it on his way to work. So, I am out on a walk, a few days later, just enjoying the nice weather and I hear this music blasting. I turn around and see a car. Not just A car, but a Kia. Huh.....we have a Kia. Oh....and it is even a silver Kia....that looks a lot like our car. And then I see it.....My husband...the apple of my eye, driving by with the windows down, blasting the song and singing at the top on his lungs, "GOOD MORNING BAAAAAALTIMOOOOORE!".
Even though I am teasing him, Curtis is an amazing man and I am lucky to have his love. And even with this whole post teasing my lovely husband, all he asks is that at some point I post "13 Reasons Why My Husband Is So Manly!" Grrrrr! Don't worry hun. that will be an easy one! But I just have to say that I am lucky to have a wonderful husband that has tea parties, watches Jane Austin movies , singing to musicals, and want to go to the theater. Curtis I love you!