Friday, September 27, 2013

Dear future hubster,
I am sure there are millions of supersmart tips on how to be attractive to women, and most of them are probably worthless. Or annoyingly vague and obvious. "Have an engaging personality." Well thanks, that was helpful.
In any case, if you need just another tip, dear future hubster, here is one. Know your wine. I know next to nothing about wine (my policy is that if I like it, it must be good), but boy can it be unexpectedly attractive when a man knows his wine. Don't be a snob, don't lecture, just have a solid taste. Maybe it's simply called self-confidence in a bottle? 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dear future hubster,
there are days that I just spend wired up, aggressive, impatient, wanting to hit somebody. It would be so much of a relief if you were home waiting for me, waiting to take that punch, tell me I'm dangerous, and that I should apologize to my colleagues tomorrow, and then everything would be just fine.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dear future hubster,
when you draft a motivation letter, on the back of an old boarding pass, in about 7 minutes, instead of the usual painful two days of writing and re-writing and still not making any sense and hating it all, then you know you've found something you actually really want to do. And that's uplifting.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dear future hubster,
I've spent the whole weekend fitting into society's stereotype of a housewife. I cleaned the flat, cooked for a week and ironed for two, exercised and did my hair. Now I'm going to read my newspaper (not a girls' magazine, an actual newspaper) so I can be not only a pretty one who can feed a family, but also an informed one who knows what's going on in the world.
Mind you, it took me two entire days to do all the above, so don't expect the same when we have children.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dear future hubster,
I either need warmer pyjamas, or you really need to come home. Mornings are getting chillier, I'm shivering under my blankets.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dear future hubster,
my feelings towards the different devices developed to store and transport personal items could be summed up as follows.

  • backpacks: being young, being free. Knowing we're young and free. Taking a break from life to be young and free for a while. Excitement over the upcoming trip, the journey, the people; over life.
  • suitcases: cool. chic. urban. annoying. Choosing chic over comfort and regretting it heavily. Travelling for a reason, not necessarily leisure, but still a hint of excitement about the journey itself. Growing fear of separation, memories of too many goodbyes, longing to belong.
  • moving boxes: annoyance of the procedure, excitement and anxiety over the unknown, and hearts getting heavier every time. Every single time.