Saturday, October 29, 2011

A 'Three-Fold' Issue!

     Mrs Wug: What shall we talk about this week?...I know...Laundry! Especially 'folding' of laundry. It's an issue. O_0
Mr. Wug: An issue for who?!
       Mrs. Wug: An issue for 'us'!
Mr. Wug: Okay...the issue is we both fold laundry different ways. You have to be 'prim and proper' and I like to roll it up and stuff it in the drawer! Plain and simple....I'm a simple man. :-)
      Mrs. Wug: I wouldn't be saying that too loud if I was you...about the simple part. LOL But be that as it may, how dare you call my folding methods 'prim and proper'! I prefer to think of it as simply PROPER...period! :-]

Mr. Wug: Whoever heard of folding a washcloth a third one way, a third the other way, and then in half?! It seems like a lot of folding! I want my fellow men bloggers to chime in. I'm sure they would agree that a washcloth should be folded a half one way, and a half again, and you're done! You save a step! :-))
     Mrs. Wug: Okay, let's talk about this from two directions. Number one...a washcloth folded your way is gonna take up more room in the drawer...that is, if you can actually get it 'in' the drawer in the first place! I've got so much stuff in there now......

Mr. Wug: What are you trying to say?!
      Mrs. Wug: I'm trying to say that the 'Stuff and Go' method doesn't work for laundry!! That works for those ridiculously huge sandwiches that you make, but not for laundry!! Laundry in the drawer is not suppose to be in there saying to each other: "Move over!"..."No, you move over!"..."Hey! Get your corner outta my side!"..."Watch out! He's coming! Hold on to the side of the drawer because when he snatches this drawer open we're all gonna fly out!!" LOL

Mr. Wug: What?...Now you got the laundry talking to each other?! ^_^ you're gonna go there!...In that case, my laundry says this: "There's a party going on around here!'..."I wonder whose coming next!"..."This is exciting!'..."Don't you love being in with the crowd!?" ^_^
       Mrs. Wug: Oh Boy!...*shaking my head*...Let's move on!...Number two: When the laundry is folded my way and put on the open shelf in the bathroom where everyone can see it, it looks prettier. It doesn't have open flaps hanging out like yours does. It just has a rounded, neat, pretty look, and the design is sitting just in the right spot!...
     ...You could take pictures for 'Better Homes and Gardens' in my bathroom if they're folded like I fold them!!

Mr. Wug: What?! Did you get a phone call I didn't hear about?! Is 'Better Homes and Gardens coming over here with a photographer?! O_O Should I get out my properly folded apron and put it on and act like Martha Stewart?..."Welcome to our humble abode!" ^_^
      Mrs. Wug: Now you're just being silly. Why would you be wearing an apron?!

Mr. Wug: Why indeed!
       Mrs. Wug: I was saying, you and I are the only two who live in this house, but we do have guests sometimes. What do we want them to think about us...that we're really homeless people, pretending to live inside? And that we have no 'couth'?!...Or that we might be letting our guests use unclean toiletries?...because folded the way you fold them they look like somebody's been rolling them around on the floor, playing with them!...And don't get me started about the way your shirts look when they come out of the drawer!

Mr. Wug: And that's why we got a steam dryer, so that I could just toss them in, press the cycle, and a few minutes later...Wallah!...They come out smooth as ice!
     Mrs. Wug: Smooth as ice, huh?!...Well why do you sometimes look like 'Wrinkle Johnson' when you leave here to go to work!! LOL Apparently putting the shirts through the cycle takes time.....And that brings us right back to where we started. The clothes need to be folded up 'properly', and put in the drawer or hung up 'properly', so that they can be worn, without too much bother, whenever you get ready to put them on!

Mr. Wug:  What can I say...haven't you noticed, the wrinkle look is in!
      Mrs. Wug: Not in this house, it's not!...Take the time and fold the clothes properly please.

Mr. Wug: Okay...a third, a third, and a half. Oh boy!! O_0 Hmmm...maybe I'll get a feature in 'Better Homes and Gardens'! LOL

Saturday, October 22, 2011

You Say Tomato....I Say Tomahto!

     Mr. Wug and I have been married for more than 29 years now, and we were together 4 years before we were married. So, let's just say we've got a lot of years of communicating under our belts! But.......and it's a big BUT!...we have never communicated in the same way!
     Just as a little background, I grew up with tons of siblings,  and we communicated all the time!!!... it wasn't always productive communication! LOL But hubby's growing up household was COMPLETELY different!

     Mrs Wug: "How would you describe your household growing up, Bae?"

Mr. Wug: "It was sorta like living in a house full of acquaintances, nobody saying too much, and every once in a while...when the moon was full...there would be some sort of conjunction with the planets and everybody would be talking and playing games!...But that would last a 'hot second', until someone got either angry or bored!"

     So, needless to say, this contributed to both of us learning different communication skills. And those skills have progressed and changed over the years...When I (Mrs. Wug)  was young I wanted to keep the communication to a minimum. That way there was no chance for me to get in trouble!! So I was sorta like a timid squirrel...
      "Ooooo! I didn't do it! I'm gonna be over here, under the bed. See you later!" :-)) And then later on I became a 'fraidy cat'!...
     I barely wanted to talk at all!!....I know! Hard to believe, isn't it! LOL
       But hubby...was a Mama's boy...
     He was the oldest child in his house, and he didn't need much way of words I mean. All he had to do was 'hint around' dropping his clothes on the floor and walking away (his mom figured out that they needed washing, and she did), or standing in the middle of the kitchen floor when he was hungry (and his mom figured out that he was she would fix him something!).
      Mostly this was because he had asthma and was sick a lot of the time. His mom gave him a lot of special treatment because of it...And he says he thinks his brothers were jealous. Can you hear the crickets?!....There was a lot of quiet in his house! ^_^
      So, you get Mrs. Wug, from a loud 'chattery chattery' household, together with Mr. Wug, from 'low-key central', and what do you get?!...
     You get two little communication turtles, with hard shells, and carrying a lot of baggage...who love each other, but have a little issue with learning how to communicate!
      If the subject matter is sports we are simpatico!... :-)
      (Amigurumi pattern from pepika)
     Mrs. Wug: "Do the Denver Broncos have new uniforms again?!!"

Mr. Wug: "Yeah. They had 'em for a couple of years now!"

     Mrs. Wug: "Are all the teams changing uniforms, because I saw the Green Bay uniforms the other day and they looked like we were back in the 1930s!"

Mr. Wug: "Ha! Ha! Well, I think the leagues are doing throw-back uniforms for special games."

        When it comes to food?...
Yikes...the issues!! Because of my health conditions the last few years, hubby has been the one that does most of the cooking and shopping. Because of his being a pastry-loving, junk and processed food eating nut!, we have had no end of 'conversations'...well, let's call it what it is...fights!...about his eating habits and his lack of wanting to cook anything that might take more time than hitting a microwave button!! ^_^
    Of course he would say: 

Mr. Wug: "I have become a good cook! I learned how to know the exact buttons to push to keep things warm, and I can time it just right between two microwaves. And I know how long it takes to boil an egg...But what I can't figure out is what Mrs. Wug wants for lunch!...All I hear is 'This don't taste right!...Did you put 'so-and-so' in it?!...It don't taste like it!' LOL"

     Mrs. Wug: "WHATEVER!!!!" ^_^

     But when there are serious issues that have to be talked about, this is where the communication between us really gets tested! I (Mrs. Wug) am a 'Black Bear communicator'!
       (Black Bear by Puzzimals)
I stand my ground. I can be aggressive when I think I'm right. And I'm very, very wordy!!...Hubby is a 'turtle communicator'!...
        (Sea Turtle by HamjArt)
      When a subject is on the table he usually is in 'defensive, protect-your-outer-shell' mode! I do all of the talking....wait for the response that never comes (it's tucked in there somewhere, inside the shell! LOL)...wait some more....and then when I say just the wrong thing......'SNAPPING TURTLE' pops his head out, says a few lines, and then retreats again!.....UGH!
        You don't know how many 'conversations' we have had over the years about these very kinds of 'conversations'!!!...In fact, because my style of communication is to talk....and then to talk some more, and if that doesn't talk a lot more and a lot faster...hubby's communication style has many different facets too!
       He listens for a while and then starts yawning...
....I think this is a learned response from his 'hinting abilities' as a child! LOL Of course he would say:

Mr. Wug: "I is a learned behavior. And with all of the wordiness I just want it to STOP!! I prefer conversation like a blitz in football...quick and fast! Say what the problem is, express your feelings, acknowledge it, say I understand or apologize, and then it's over with!"

     Mrs. Wug: "Yeah! And if any of those responses...acknowledgement, expression of feelings, or apologies...actually happened, I wouldn't be talking so much...or for so long!...with crickets in the room every time I stopped talking!! LOL"

      But if the hint of yawning doesn't work, hubby also has another tactic...
         (Bear wood by Puzzimals)
...Complete silence!! He waits until all talk stops...or he says something that totally distracts the conversation... "Look! A bird!"...Then he wanders off to another room and emerges, usually, with food! ^_^ How we even still talk to each other is a mystery!! LOL
      But, even saying all of this, these times of lack of, or no, communication is rare! Most of the time we're talking. And talking about everything!!
      We've done this since we were dating. :-)

     Mrs. Wug: "Do you remember when we were dating? How we used to call each other and talk for hours?! We even fell a sleep a few times, and woke up the next morning yelling into the phone to wake the other one up?! LOL"

Mr. Wug: "Yeah, we were silly back then. :-] But we really opened up to each other, didn't we?!"

     Mrs. Wug: "We sure did. :-)"

Mr. Wug: " I remember us just sitting in front of the house in the car, talking about stuff...Going for rides in the car, talking about stuff...Breaking up and then getting back together, and talking about stuff! ^_^"

     Mrs. Wug: "Yeah, I remember a certain multiple choice gift I got one year around Christmas...back when we used to celebrate Christmas! I couldn't believe that when I was thinking this was the year I would get an engagement ring, I ended up having to choose which gift I would get, and ended up with the same gift that you gave my sister!...I was so hurt!!"

Mr. Wug: "Yeah, I remember that. :-( I really didn't want to show my feelings back then because I wasn't SURE of yours."

     Mrs. Wug: "Yeah, I know...But I think you were just not a very good gift giver back then... ^_^ Oh! The things I have gotten!!! Ha! Ha!...Besides nice gifts like chocolates and a beautiful etched jewelry box I mean. I've gotten an electric fingernail dryer, a huge 4-foot blue 'Smurf', and a silk rose from '7-Eleven' for an anniversary gift!!!"

Mr. Wug: "Ummmmm...I don't wanna talk about that!" LOL

  (Let's call the whole thing off...Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)

Friday, October 14, 2011


       Hello Everybody!!...*both of us waving*...We're back!!! ^_^ And have we got a subject today!! Do any of you have nicknames?...

     Mrs. Wug: Do you like your nicknames I've given you over the years?

Mr. Wug: Yeah, some I do. Others I don' 'Boo-Stinky' or 'Booger'.  Why would you call somebody a mucus slimy clot? I'm NOT a mucus slimy clot!! :-]

     Mrs. Wug: Ha! Ha! Ha! Okay...I can understand why you're not that crazy about those. But I've given you a lot of cute names over the years too!...Like 'Squeaky'. :-) Do you remember why I called you that?!

Mr. Wug: Yeah, I remember. It's because when we were dating I took baths...LOL...and I used to put on my sexy cologne. So I smelled good!...
     Mrs. Wug: ^_^ I do remember that you used to smell really good...But...Uhhh...I didn't remember that in connection with your nickname. I didn't remember WHY I was calling you 'Squeaky'. It just was something that stuck! :-))

Mr. Wug:...But I have to be honest with you. I first thought you were calling me 'Squeaky' because I used to wear 'sneakers' all the time and they used to squeak on the floor.

     Mrs. Wug:  Ha! Ha! uhhhh...NO!

Mr. Wug: Did you like any of the nicknames I gave you?!

     Mrs. Wug: I liked ALL of the nicknames you gave me! My favorite is 'Puddles' :-) ...
         ...And I remember how I got that name too!

Mr. Wug: Yeah, I gave you that name because when we would be watching a movie or something, you would cry at the drop of a hat! I said 'Boy! You're forming a lot of puddles'!

     Mrs. Wug: ^_^ Yep! That's my claim to fame! ^_^ ...and my name!... :-) ...But I also like the other names you call me. 'Honey', 'Dear', and my all time favorite...'Bae' (shortened form of 'baby')! ...Well, that's not just 'my' name. That's the name we call each other!

Mr. Wug: Yes, and I like it when our friends come over and tease us about it too..."Bae, would you like some tea?!" LOL

     Mrs. Wug: ^_^ Yeah....It also makes me think of Otis Redding's song "Sittin' on the dock of the BAY"...LOL...That's a different kind of 'Bae' though! ^_^ But you 'do' look like Otis Redding! ^_^

     Mrs. Wug: I like the nickname 'Wug'...Thank you 'Baby Wuglyee'!  :-) ...And I like that you're called by that name now too! But we both had some 'not-so-nice' childhood nicknames too! YIKES! I'm glad nobody's calling us them! LOL

Mr. Wug: Ha! Ha! I remember as a kid they used to call me 'Old Man'!...
       ...I never understood it. But they said it was because I looked like an old man...and I was only 14 years old!

     Mrs. Wug: Well, 'Dear' might have something to do with the way your mother used to dress you when you were a kid! LOL I mean...not many elementary school kids were wearing men's dress shirts buttoned up to the neck! Ha! Ha!

Mr. Wug: Now you know 'you not right'!! Ha! Ha! Ha...Kids used to call you names too! I called you 'Puddles' because you used to cry a lot, but the kids called you something else because you couldn't hold your water! ^_^

     Mrs. Wug: Ohhhhh, we going there?! We going THERE?!!! LOL

 Mr. Wug: You started it!! ^_^

     Mrs. Wug: That's alright! I'm owning the 'P-- Pot'!! LOL
       ...and just for the record, I don't have any issues now!

Mr. Wug: Okayyyyy...if you say so!! LOL

     Mrs. Wug: LOL....Okay, let's just move on....'Mr. Wrapper'!...
          ....Ha! Ha! Well, maybe that's not fair, because I don't actually call you 'Mr. Wrapper' to your face. That's what I call you when I'm talking 'about' you and your propensity to wrap me up like an octopus at night when I'm trying to sleep! ^_^

Mr. Wug: Ha! Ha! Okay, I accept that, but I can't wrap you up for too long anymore because you say you're getting too hot!...Or you put the 'Cold Foot of Death' on me!! LOL When that thing hits me, it takes my breath, sorta like when you go outside and that first cold blast of air hits you in the face! ^_^

     Mrs. Wug: LOL No comment!!!

Mr. Wug: Hey...I got a new nickname for you...

     Mrs. Wug: Yeah?!

Mr. Wug:  Yeah...'Wug the Bloggie'!.......No! I'll call you 'The Blogmeister'!! ^_^

     Mrs. Wug: Sounds like something I could grow into. :-]

Mr. Wug: Or how about 'The Blog-a-rama'!!

     Mrs. Wug: Okay...You're just getting ridiculous now! 

     Do any of you have nicknames?! Do you like 'em?!...See you next week!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What Have We Gotten Ourselves Into?!!

            We decided that because we both have our own views on things, and we're sure other long time married couples do too....that we'd share our journey and our views once a the house. :-)
        Today the subject is computers. The conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Wug went something like this:
Mr. Wug: How come I can't use your computer? I have a right! You have your shop, what you think? I'm going to mess it up?

Mrs. Wug: Uhhhh.....No! You can't use my computer...unless we're using it now! LOL You have a slight issue with wanting to click everything and move the mouse back and forth all over the place while I'm reading! I'm afraid that if I let you use my computer the whole universe might disappear!! ^_^

Mr. Wug: That's what I'm talking about! You know how to get anything that disappears back! I know some things about computers! I had one... remember? But I just wasn't online. So now, since you've been using this one, you've learned what to do.

Mrs. Wug:  Okay...okay. Is it that important to you?! I're usually at work anyway, or out in the backyard. I'm always online promoting for my shop or blogging...But, you know what, if it's that important to you....let 'er rip!....I won't look!...Or think about all of the other gadgets you were interested in that went by the wayside, got destroyed, or were sent to the 'I'm through playing with you' graveyard!!! LOL 

Mr. Wug:  Well, I have to admit you're right about the gadgets. But can I get just a little sympathy. Get a little tablet or something? So I can check on email?...or even keep up with you in your shop? Or even start my own little business?!

Mrs. Wug:  No!

Mr. Wug: Oh Well....I tried. You win this round. But remember...they'll be another conversation around here about yarn! LOL