Comedy · Everyday Life

A Little Paranoia Never Failed to Amuse Anyone

Once upon a time, I casually mentioned to my husband that it’d be cool if he grew his hair out. After all, no one here in the States would care. Husband interpreted this comment as a direct order, and spent the subsequent three years letting his locks grow unfettered. Now he has a foot and a… Continue reading A Little Paranoia Never Failed to Amuse Anyone

Comedy · Holiday

What Dinner Is Like When Your Husband Lacks Tastebuds

I’m not saying that marriage causes spicy curries, I’m just saying that three out of the four curries that have been too hot for me to eat have been cooked since Husband and I got married a couple years ago. Which is what happened this wedding anniversary. It was one of those fatal meals where… Continue reading What Dinner Is Like When Your Husband Lacks Tastebuds

Comedy · Technology · Writing

Smartphones Are For Idiots Like Us

I am not a technology person, so of course I married the sort of man who thinks a month-old phone is “a bit dated.” In some ways, this is perfect. I hate all things that require more set-up than plugging them in and pushing an “on” button, he positively revels in finding little bowls to… Continue reading Smartphones Are For Idiots Like Us

Comedy · Everyday Life · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

My Husband Is the Plant Whisperer

  A few weeks ago, Husband decided to grow some herbs. He went about this in his usual fashion, where he said, “I’m going to grow herbs in our apartment!” and I said “No” and he did it anyway. Before I knew it, five little pots arrived in the mail, pastel-colored in concession to my decorating… Continue reading My Husband Is the Plant Whisperer

Comedy · Everyday Life · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Recycling and Me: A Melodrama

Recycling: what is it? Is it the thing where instead of throwing out that old T-shirt, you clean a floor with it? Is it putting aluminum cans in a bin? Or is it a vicious battle of individual versus bureaucracy that won’t end until one side perishes? Every country has its own recycling mandates, and… Continue reading Recycling and Me: A Melodrama

Comedy · Holiday · Japan · Why I'm a Ridiculous Person

Romance Is For People Not Baffled By It

I am not a romance person. First of all, I’m not good at it, second, I tend to scoff when the subject comes up. Not on purpose, just in a general pah-aren’t-I-such-a-cynical-adult way. Luckily, Husband and I are well-paired in life, because while I’m not much for romance, he doesn’t have a flipping clue what… Continue reading Romance Is For People Not Baffled By It