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Why Husbands Shouldn’t Be In Charge Of The Budget

by Carilyn on November 12, 2013

Conversation between me and Hubz:

Hubz:  Have you signed up for Desert Solstice yet?

Me:  No.

Hubz:  Why not?

Me:  Because I’m not sure if I’m trained up enough.

Hubz:  You say that before every race.

Me: Well, this time I mean it.

Hubz: You say that before every race, too.

Me: Well, this time I double mean it.

Hubz: Okay, this is ridiculous.

Me: Stop pushing me!  I’m already feeling stressed about it.

Hubz: I’m not pushing you, but we need to make reservations if you are planning to go.  I don’t want this to cost a fortune.

Me: So, you’re saying that saving $50 is worth making me an insane person?

Hubz: (silence)

Me: Well?

Hubz: There’s no good way to answer that, is there?

Me: When will you learn that these conversations are never worth the $50 you might save?  In fact, I’m actually saving you money by waiting.

Hubz: Hmmm…how? The entry fee will be double. The plane fare will be double. And the hotel will probably be double.

Me: Because, tricking myself into believing I’m not running until the very last minute keeps me from freaking out and ending up in crazy town. Trust me, crazy town is expensive.

Hubz: You are hearing yourself, right?

Me:  I know what I’m talking about.

Hubz:  I would just think after all the years of doing this you would have learned some things.

Me:  I have!

Hubz:  Like what?

Me:  I’ve learned how to pee standing up without wetting myself and that Chocolate Outrage GU tastes the best going down but the worst coming back up.

Hubz:  Sounds like our money has been well spent, then.

 

Happy Running!

 

P.S.  I signed up for the race because I knew it would be more expensive if Hubz had a stroke over it.

 

 

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirstin C (@ultrarunnergirl) November 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

Dammit, you are hilarious. Love seeing your posts pop up!

Kim November 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

LOVE this!!! Y’all’s whole conversation made me laugh – great post today since I needed a good laugh!
And – good luck in the race!!!
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Sarah November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

I really need to learn how to pee standing up. :)
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Carilyn November 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

Thanks so much, Kirstin! You made my whole day :)

Carilyn November 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

Thanks, Kim! My job in life is to drive Hubz to distraction. And I take it seriously.

Carilyn November 12, 2013 at 11:51 am

Once you learn how, Sarah, life (and running) get significantly easier :)

Marcia November 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Hahahahahaha! Classic!

Carilyn November 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks, Marcia!

olga November 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Priceless. I guess my life is complete because standing peeing was the first thing I learned, and in my experience chocolate gels taste the worst either down or up.
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Char November 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Totally logical! You – not him. I don’t know why he bothers to argue with you because you’re always right!
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Carilyn November 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Right on, Olga! The peeing thing is important!

Carilyn November 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Thank you, Char! Now, would you mind e-mailing Hubz?

GiGi Eats Celebrities November 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm

BAHHHHHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA AH AH AHA HA!!! Too funny. Too funny in deed. I am sure your husband is very proud of the fact that his wife can pee standing up! You have to teach me your technique! LOL! There are all too many questionable toilet seats out there in this world 😉
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Kate November 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hilarious!!
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Carilyn November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

Thanks for stopping by, Gigi! Even though Hubz has never said it to my face, I think you must be right. I mean, don’t men love to brag about how THEY can just pee anywhere any time?

Carilyn November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

Thanks, Kate!

Pam November 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Yeah – so glad you signed up! Bring your friends and it’ll be a rocking great party out there! :) Also, if you wanted to write the post “24 hour racing for dummies”, I’d appreciate it!
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Carilyn November 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

It will be fun, Pam! And I know you will rock it! :)

Jeff Dinkin November 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Hilarious!!!

Carilyn December 3, 2013 at 8:04 am

Thanks, Jeff!

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