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Boo-Yah! To my Boo

Oh, yeah. I'm doing the my Boo-YAH! dance, dear internet. I'd graciously like to thank all my bloggy participants for allowing me to so unmercifully rub my hubby's nose in the fact that he is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Victory is so sweet. And I am nothing, if not a gracious winner.

What started out as a simple question because I was scrounging for blog fodder and my hubs and I were stuck in our own version of groundhog day, ignited a real brouhaha in our home. It wasn't good enough that I posed the timeless question on the ole interweb, but then I roped and dragged everyone I knew into our little debate. It turned into a real battle of the sexes. I learned (finally) that men and women really are from two different planets.

I also figured out pretty quickly that men are, well, for lack of a better term, pigs. Granted, not all men are pigs, and most certainly not any of the few men who come to visit and comment on my site, but the men in my visible, three dimensional life, are big, fat oinkers.

And I wouldn't trade their curly tailed, snuffling snoutish ways for anything.

So after I posed my brilliant and highly scientific poll to all four of my regular readers I was a little surprised by the results. First off, more than four people actually chose to share their opinions! (Thank you, thank you, thank you.)

Secondly, I was RIGHT!

Boo-YAH! Ha, ha, Boo. Sorry, darlin'. But it turns out the world is full of enlightened people, nowadays.

For those who are keenly interested in the results, they were something like this:

(Keep in mind this was a highly scientific poll with a statistical accuracy of, oh, say +/- 50 percent...)

The Yes voters (or the highly enlightened, wonderful, Boo-Yah! loving friends of mine) weighed in at a whopping 56%.

The No voters (or the probably more realistic people, my husband would argue) countered at 18%.

The Women Yes, But Men No voters (fence sitters, as I like to call them) rallied at 18%, as well.

And my personal favorites; Only if One is Gay or Ugly voters (I love you all for your refreshing honesty) came in at 3%.

And so, my hubs is picking the crow out of his teeth, so sure was he that the whole damn world thinks his way.

I'm not naive, (shut up, dear brother-in law) I do realize not all women and men can be friends. And not every married couple can handle outside non-romantic friendships of the opposite sex. But then, not everyone is me, and not everyone has the fabulous good fortune of being married to the sexiest, sweetest (albeit, slightly archaic thinking) husband like mine.

So until the hubs pulls the plug on my man friends, or until his lady friends start tossing their panties at his head (and let's face it, I'm sure more than a few want to,) I think I'm just going to keep my man buddies.

Because at the very least, they make me realize over and over again, how very lucky I am to have my Boo.

And if Boo secretly fantasizes about his lady friends, well that's okay too. Because at the end of the day, it's me he is wrapping his arms around, while letting me shove my icy toes between his butt crack. (Canadian foreplay, didn't you know?)

Besides, we all know who wears the pants around here.

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Reader Comments (25)

Atta girl.


And uh...what's up with y'all stickin' things up the hubby's crack? First it's the dogs nose now it's your feet. What's he got goin' on in his butt crack that I should know about. Forget it, the less I know about your hubby's butt and his crack the better off I am. Y'know what I'm sayin? I don't even wanna know what's goin on with my own Honey's crack honestly. I don't ever see it anyways, he's always sitting on the potty. Nasty ass.

I don't want to talk about cracks anymore.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkimmyk

I found the Chris Rock thing I wanted you to listen to. I posted it.
But ummm ... you may not want to let the Hubs hear. *wink*

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

I'm staying well out of the arguement.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJean-Luc Picard

I didn't partake in the survey, but I am in total agreement with the majority. You can be friends with the opposite sex, as long as you are open and honest with your partner.
That's all I have to say about that.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterroxylynn

A shame I missed the poll!

I'm laughing my ass off right now though. Seriously. Pretend you hear me laughing!


November 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commentersoleclaw

Enjoy it!

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBlogWhore

"Besides, we all know who wears the pants around here."

Yes, but it sounds like your hubby may want to put some on, too, lest he suffer butt-freeze. ;^)

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterB.E.C.K.

Girls rule!
I gonna stay far away from that crack from now on

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh come on! There were only 3% of us who believe that one of the people in the man/woman friend relationship need to be gay? Liars.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Chicky

i agree with mrs chicky to a certain extent... i dont think one of the friends have to be gay
cuz i have straight men as friends too ... but then its true ...im fat and ugly and im no threat lmaooooo
loved your blog :) very funny

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkim



November 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercraziequeen

Lord, I needed this laugh. For the record:

Me male.

Me have permanent woman.

Me have friend womans.

Me not like cold toes in butt crack.

Me thanks Blogwhore for once again leading me to laughter.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBen & Bennie

I missed the poll, but I would have sided with j.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCanadian Dude

Hi there - new to reading this blog but will definitely be sticking around (came via way of Jen's Everyone Loves Raymond blog). I wish I'd been in on your first poll as I'm actually going through this very thing right now with a guy from work - he's happily married to a woman that I admire greatly but boy, if he wasn't ... yeah, yeah, I know - shame on me but I'm being good - honest - and so is he! And no, I don't secretly hope that something happens to his wife as I know he loves her more than the sun, moon, and stars and I would never do something to mess up what I think is a totally perfect couple.

And if you think this answer is confusing, how do you think I feel writing it?!?

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Haha, you totally CRACK me up, lady. And I didn't vote but I know that my husband would have been one of the 3%. As for me, I plead the fizzith, as Dave Chapelle would say.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMrsFortune

Damn rights you can be friends with someone of the opposite sex. I don't think it matters whether they are gay, married, single or HOT! It's cool in my books!!

You just need to be open and honest with your partner as Roxy sez. She is one smart cookie!!

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDaisydee

A male friend of mine says about his wife (this came about because we were going to watch male strippers):

I don't care where she builds up an appetite as long as she comes home to eat!

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJunebugg

"icy toes between his butt crack???"

My butt just cried.

November 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercreative-type dad

I just weighed in on that post and I have to say I wish I could think like you! I am just too jealous!!

November 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

LOL!! Glad you won, and got an interesting debate out of it to boot.

November 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermamatulip

You go girl!

I usually just stick my toes on hubby's legs, however I will have to try that butt-crack thing! LOVE IT!!

November 29, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJenifer

Reminds me of the question that came up with Husband one day:

"Would you let your significant other go on vacation with your best friend?"

I would trust husband with my best friend but he was quick to jump in with a hard NO and say exactually which friend he wouldn't trust me with

November 29, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteralleygator

My husband says I have the coldest toes ever. Just wait until I stick them up his butt crack. hehehe

November 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAbandoned in Pasadena

Sometimes I think I was a Canadian in a past life.

November 30, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterECR

Long ago and far away, this topic came up at work when I was talking about some guys chatting me up at the gym and one of them stuck out his hand to introduce himself and shake my hand. My sweaty, gloved hand. So gross. But social niceties prevailed and I automatically shook hands, only later thinking "ick."
When I told the guys the next day at work, they said the guy was hitting on me. I was in utter disbelief. Their motto was "If a guy is talking to you, 99 % of the time, he's hitting on you because he already HAS enough friends and they're men. So what else does he need to talk to you for?"
I was stunned. They drilled it into me for several years and I began to believe it was true, especially after doing my own survey. Unless the guy is gay or married, he doesn't just want to be your friend. If he's married and being nice to you, it's because either he wants to sleep with you or because he feels safe talking to you behind the safety bars of wedded commitment.

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShaniqua

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