- I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Advice from a pirate
To set the scene - I was slightly loaded to the gunwales (2 glasses of wine is all it takes these days) and I'd had a difficult day (trying desperately to justify my first alcoholic intake in weeks here) so when he sent me a simple text asking if I was ok, I kinda went on a wee rant.
Again to set the scene I'd already had a conversation with a (male) friend who told me that men are the dregs of the human race, programmed by nature to procreate as often as possible with as many as possible and that few mammals mate for life anyway! I'm sure this was all said with tongue in cheek or least I hope it was!
So when my pirate friend suggested that men are not all shits I had to tell him about the 'kind offers' I'd already had from a couple of said shits. Apparently without a husband to discourage wrong 'uns with ulterior motives I should treat everyone with a degree of suspicion! Where's the fun in that??
Anyway by this point I was starting to feel the full effects of the wine and suggested I become a teetotal nun. Apparently being teetotal isn't a great idea (well it felt like it the next morning!) and black clobber and crosses ain't a good look. Oh and lesbians think like men so that wouldn't be an option for me either.
His parting advice was to forget any male involvement for a good 6 months and enrol on a wine appreciation course!
Now if you've worked out who my agony uncle is you'll realise that I've cleaned up a lot of his advice and actually haven't mentioned the rest of it!!! But on a serious note, it's good to get a man's view on stuff. I'm not turning into a raging man hating feminist. Au contraire. I read Men are from Mars when it first came out years ago. Men and women just think differently and that's ok. Vive la difference!
Right now a relationship is the last thing on my mind but if anyone knows of a single Captain Jack lookalike who can cook, reads, loves movies, is handy around the house and can make me laugh, give him my number!