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Saturday, January 06, 2007

I'm Glad I'm Not A Girl

For several years now I have noticed that on a near day-to-day basis I utter the phrase, "Man, I'm glad I'm not a girl." I don't know why, but seldom does a day go by where something doesn't catch my attention and cause me to say this. Tonight, for example, I was closing at Chick-fil-A and a group of about seven high school girls and boys came in and ordered some food. I couldn't help but overhearing the "bubbliness" of the conversations between the girls and in my mind immediately classified them as the "ditzy" type. It was as though life was a bit more confusing and "light" to them than other people, and I found myself saying, "Man, I'm glad I'm not a girl." Here are some other things that have caused this expression to leap from my mouth: makeup, long hair, emotions/hormones (holy cow), PMS, irrationality (sorry, it's true), clothes, female friendships (yeah, I'd have more "guy friends" too), pregnancy (and it's cousin Morning Sickness... this is a new one for me), dependency on the word "like", a need to watch Oprah, gossip (are you kidding me?), dating jerks ("But I love him!"), "giggle attacks", bad driving, flowers (for crying out loud... there just plants! And, no they do not smell good.), decorating, "chick flicks" (yeah, life isn't like that), "Do I look fat in this?", "Do you think she's prettier than me?", "I don't care, wherever you want to eat is fine." (but it isn't fine)/ indecisiveness, speaking in code/not saying what you mean, directions that never mention street names ("Turn at the big, purple building with the pretty tree."), false audience (any psychology people out there?), musicals (go grease lightening), physically not that strong ("Could you open this?"), going to the bathroom is more fun in groups, sitting down to pee (or, "hovering", depending on the cleanliness of the seat), etc.

On January 8th my wife an I will celebrate our six-month anniversary. As the days go by I become more and more aware of how different men and women are (and more and more grateful that the good Lord has made me a guy). But, even though my wife and I are so different I look foward to many more confusing years of trying to figure her out.

21 comments:

Gabriel said...

Yeah, the gossip thing is rediculous. Especially at Chick-Fil-A.

Jay Scott said...

i tired to come up with something witty and clever to add to this list, but i couldn't.

it made me laugh though

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary. We're praying for you both and Baby.

Rose said...

Hahaha, that list is funny, and true, which makes it funny. Just remember that it is some of those things that make girls girls, and if it weren't like that and your wife wasn't like that then you would be married to a guy and that's just wrong :)

chance n said...

Jamie, thanks...
Rose, Amen!

Rose said...

Congratulations to you and your wife! That has to be exciting, babies are awesome, my favorite age is two, so far, (to look after) though they are all good.

Demissive, Delivered, Delighter said...

Hey Chance! I have tried getting in touch with you over phone and e-mail. I thought I might try this way. I wasn't that bad of a girl was I? A girl though, neverless. How are you? I really want to catch up sometime.

M-Diddy-Mo said...

as the individual who's been married the longest of the SA bloggers... understanding the women gets no easier I'm sad to say. One would think it does. But they seem to come up w/ new ways to confuse us every day. Some how the glory of God is in that fact... I just haven't found it yet.

Jamie Dunbar said...

Even as a woman, I have to admit, it's true (for the most part). Yet still glad I am not a man!

Demissive, Delivered, Delighter said...

My cousin once told me a story about how he was on pain killers after surgery and he was watching TV and in the same 10 minutes he was crying and then laughing histerically. He immediately got himself off of the medicine because of the way it affected him. That is a woman 24/7 and we cannot get off of the chemicals the Lord created us with. We can pray for self-control though.

Gabriel said...

Well maybe if you were a girl you'd post more.

Eron said...

Chance,

Hi, my name is Chance and I enjoy having a blog that I don't keep up with.

I like it a lot.

Thanks,
Chance

Demissive, Delivered, Delighter said...

Chance, I though about you quite a bit yesterday. Rob sang, "Worlds Apart" and a few other songs we used to sing together. Call me or e-mail me sometime.

Kari Plevan said...

Chance! NEW POST!!!!

Tell us how y'all are, how the mom-to-be is feeling. Come on...new post, new post!

:)

Eron said...

Chance,

DELETE YOUR BLOG!!! PERIOD.

Bryan and Susan Neal: said...

I'm just catching on to this BLOGGING stuff, and I see you have already almost given up!! I'm so excited for you and your wife!! Congrats on the baby!! :)

M-Diddy-Mo said...

Chance.... i'm sorry that you've died and can't blog any more. it was good to know you.

Jamie Butts said...

Where are you? Baby update?

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