Why Are Men Such Babies About A Woman Cutting Her Hair?

photo © 2009 lina smith | more info (via: Wylio) I want to get my hair cut. Nothing fancy, nothing wild, just cut. Right now my hair is well past my shoulders and goes down my back. Its time to get my locks loved and tamed. Mr. Bernie is not having an easy time with this. When I mentioned that it was time to get my hair cut, he was unimpressed. He reacted as if I had suggested boiling one of our cats and severing said cat for dinner. Why is it men think women should have long hair? Every boyfriend I had, with one exception, wanted me to grow my hair out. I would agree to grow my hair, "just to see how it looks". I always told, the boyfriend of the minute, the same thing. If I grow my hair, the day we break up I will cut it  That seemed to placate them for some reason. Like clockwork, every time  there was a breakup, I had a hair appointment the next day. I suppose it was like that song, "Gonna wash that man right out of my hair." Instead my version was, "Gonna cut that man right out … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Mr. Bernie shoveling.

Billings, Montana got quite a snowfall over the weekend. This reminded me of a great perk in being married, I didn't have to shovel! Whooo whoooo!! I used to HATE having to shovel off my car and the sidewalk. Hate it, I tell you. When I was single I used to want a boyfriend by winter so he could shovel me out. After a snowfall I would wake up and hope that one of my ex's would decide they wanted to surprise me and shovel my car out. That never happened, but I had hopes. They didn't even have to come in and visit, just brush off my car and shovel the walk and leave. I toyed with the idea of teaching my cats to shovel, but that never panned out. The shovels wouldn't stay attached to their backs, even with duct tape. They were useless. Yesterday, I was feeling such joy and love as I watched the Mr. shovel us out and brush off the car. Sadly, at this point, we only have one shovel. So alas, I was unable to help. I was on my phone to my friend, Jenny, telling her how wonderful it was to … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Coffee Wars

coffee

Mr. Bernie and I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning. However, we both have an aversion to actually setting the coffee pot up. We have a coffee pot that you just have to put your cup up to it and it pours in your cup. The great thing about our pot is that its programmable, and can be set at night to start before we wake up. What a handy feature, what a time saver and how convenient. Unfortunately, we are both too lazy to bother with it the night before. A typical night would be one of us looking at the other and saying, "Someone should set the coffee pot before bed." This is followed by Mr. Bernie giving me a blank stare and, finally saying something like, "Yes, you should." Then he smirks and thinks he is going to toddle of to bed. At that point, I start to sing my made up song, "Its time set the coffee pot up." I'm not a good singer, so  you would think that the Mr. would fly to the coffee pot just to shut me up. You would think.  Instead, he just disappears into the bedroom … [Read more...]

~Bernie