Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In Which I Enjoy Some Freedom

Due to the way our work schedules line up, there is pretty much one day each week that I have off while The Boss goes to work. Despite how much I truly love and enjoy the time I spend with The Boss (which is a lot, people. We are a clingy couple), it is nice to have a day off to myself.

Anyone who has been with someone for a while knows what I mean.

Let me elaborate a little bit on some of the things I enjoy:
  • I can putter around the apartment and do the errands and chores I need to do at my own pace.
  • I can listen to music or watch movies that I like, at volumes that I think are appropriate.
  • I can take a nap.
  • I can make fun of the hosts of various late afternoon talk shows without being told to shut up.
  • I can belch and fart with reckless abandon, and not say "Excuse Me" afterwards.
  • I can drink milk right out of the carton.
  • I can eat an entire box of macaroni and cheese for lunch if I want to.
  • I can pick my nose anywhere in the house.
  • I can watch porn online without the sound muted.
  • I can tease the cat and not get punched in the arm.

I don't want to make it out to seem like The Boss is a wet blanket. These are just some of the simple pleasures I enjoy when I have a day to myself. It reminds me of how I felt as a kid growing up, when my parents started leaving me home by myself, and I keep the same mentality now as I did then: Never do anything that you can get in trouble for later.

What are some of the things you enjoy doing when your spouse/significant other are away for the day?


Moonspun said...

Ok, not nearly as tantalizing as your porn, but I catch up on watching my taped decorating shows. They tape everyday, so I am never caught up, which is ok with me! I don't limit any of my bodily functions, though. Hubby is a worse offender than me.
When are you going to tell us the origin of the Boss' name?!

scatterbrain said...

Ew! nose picking. Now I can't see what I'm typing, 'cos my face is all scrunched up with distaste.

As for what I get up little as possible.

Cape Cod Gal said...

Even though I spend way too much time alone, there is something comforting about doing your own thing when you live with someone.

I like to eat my mac n'cheese right out of the pan I cook it in while watching rerun after rerun of Sex in the City, while wearing old ripped PJ's, with my glasses on and my hair in a bun.

It's your "secret single behavior" rearing it's ugly head!

SouthernBelle said...

Hahaha! I so get it, I only have one day off by myself too.

If I get lucky & they're on, I watch shows that Husband disdains, like The Soup and Tabatha's Salon Takeover. (Tabatha is my hero BTW, a no-bullsh*t Aussie, she makes me homesick for Oz).

Sometimes I have a technology-free day, no computer, no TV, not even any music, and just laze around reading books and hanging out with our 2 dogs. it's so quiet and peaceful.

And I totally LOVE naps!!!

Kim said...

I will wear a big t-shirt, no *ahem* foundation garments, (as our grandmothers may or may not have said),eat strange comfort food combinations and watch geek shows, like BookTV, which my family hates.

Sometimes I also get up to more interesting things, but I don't like to be graphic like the 2 women in the booth that Badass heard the other day.

That post made me sad, both for the women and the men they are with. Not much respect for the people in their lives, is there.

Jen W said...

I get to watch whatever I want on TV (like 3 hours straight of Heroes) without my husband telling me how crappy it is. It's AWESOME.

Badass Geek said...

Moonspun: The Boss can out-burp and out-fart me any day. As far as the origin of her nickname goes... I'll consider writing about it! =)

Scatterbrain: My wife hate's it too. I don't enjoy it, but its something I have to do. My nose produces an abnormally large quantity of boogers.

Cape Cod Gal: Mac&Cheese out of the pan in awesome!

Southern Belle: The technology-free day sounds awesome... I'll have to try that.

Kim: Those women were definately strange creatures. I've never heard the term "foundation garments", but I think I catch your drift.

Jen W: I FREAKIN' LOVE HEROES. I didn't get to catch the premiere this week, so don't spoil it for me! I'm going to watch it online tonight.

Employee No. 3699 said...

If I have a whole day to myself I like to lay in bed all day watching movie after movie, preferably old classics, with my comfy PJ's on and eating junk food.

Lola said...

Oh, hell, I do the exact same thing when he's not here as I do when he is. What you see is what you get with me and with him!

scatterbrain said...

Thanx so much Badass - after your detailed analysis of your left nostril, my appetite has gone. Result in the weight loss department.

Heather said...

That's a normal day at my house, since I stay home. MJ is gone like five days a week. I am pretty used to it, and don't have the urge to walk around in my undies or anything. And besides, I can pretty much do whatever the hell I want whether he's here or not. Now, when it's the other way around and he somehow finds a few hours without me in the house, he watches all the Sci-fi he can choke down.

Aunt Becky said...

Dave is gone/AWOL for many extra hours a week than most people, but I do have some things that I can only do when he's gone.

Watch uber trashy TV. Like the worst stuff, ever.

uhhh.....sadly, I do most everything when he's gone, so I don't quite have the "I'm FREEEEEEE!" feeling when he's not here. Damn. That's sad.

Rachel said...

Dude, I pick my nose all the time. But don't tell anyone.

southernbelle, I freaking love Tabatha's Salon Takeover. She and Stacy London are my heroes.

Badass Geek said...

Employee No 3699: Nothing is better than movies and junk food.

Lola: I figured as much! =)

Scatterbrain: You're welcome!

Heather: The Sci-Fi channel is pretty kickass. Too bad I don't have cable.

Aunt Becky: Trashy TV? Like... Flavor of Love? That's pretty trashy.

Rachel: Okay. Your secret is safe with me. But, I think the Internet might have overheard, so you might want to work on a coverup story. The Internet simply CANNOT keep a secret.

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