Sunday, November 29, 2009

Handsome and Handy

If the women don’t find you handsome they should at least find you handy.
Ever since I heard Red say that on the Red Green Show I have tried to be handy.
I have been thinking about changing my profile picture to my brother’s picture – the women find him handsome and handy. Now that’s a combination.
I am bringing this all up only because today was a special day – a first. And as we all know when firsts come they never come again. I got on the scale this morning and guess what – I now weigh exactly one hundred pounds (45.3 Kilograms) more than I did when I first got married – I sure hope my wife is finding me handy.
I know many of you are thinking wowzer Grayquill, you really must have been busting out the Twinkies – actually I haven’t had a Twinkie in years – HA!
In-spite of this banner day my pride is peeking his head around the corner and yelling defend yourself Grayquill this sounds horrible.
Okay, pride – stop whining I’m coming. Even though I stood 6 feet tall when I got married I only weighed 125 Lbs. My waste was 27 inches. I am not sure what my wife saw in me physically; maybe it was my hair. That was the early 70’s and if I do say so myself I had great hair. Once a service station attendant came up behind me and seeing my flowing locks said, “May I help you mam?” I decided to grow a beard – I am not sure that helped the back of my head look, but it did make me feel more manly.
So, is there a lesson here? Of course there is why wouldn’t there be – I don’t want to say it – It means pain, hard work, denying myself, stepping away from the refrigerator – D’OH!


Lynda G. said...

As long as you are healthy! That's all that really matters.

Sylvia K said...

I agree, being healthy is what counts. Besides I doubt if any of us "older" kids are as skinny as we were 25/30 years ago! I'm not fat, but I'm surely not that 118 pound college kid anymore! Bet I have more fun though!

Have a great week!


Debra said...

I've been talking about getting on a healthy diet since Thanksgiving. So far it has not happened. Sigh...never ending story, maybe tomorrow...

Kevquill said...

With that much weight gain you must have found video games and I would bet there is another guilty pleasure beside the twinkies... possibly doughnuts or smarties?? Diets are over rated make a few small changes and find something that is fun and active, maybe yoga!!

Amrita said...

That is good GQ...only 100 pounds at 6 ft. Its fine.

Grayquill said...

Lynda G: Healthy is as healthy does or something like that. I rarely get sick that is all I know. I hope all is well and you had a great Thanksgiving!

Sylvia K: I like that older kids –that’s a good one. I think I will start using it. Just so you know I steal openly and without shame. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Debra: I am sorry, for bringing up such a weighty subject. Food, that nasty pleasure.
I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with joy.

Kevquill: NICE NAME – maybe it should be Smartalickquill or Creativequill, I read your blog and got a great laugh. I wonder who your great father in law is he sounds amazing – how very lucky you are. I bet you never realized what a bonus came with that beautiful lady you married. I envy you! Your father in law reminds me a lot of myself. Thanks for stopping by, you made my day! You are the best!

Amrita: Thank you – one nice kind soul in the lot. I think you are my new best friend.

Arkansas Patti said...

Surely you jest. Six feet and 125 pounds??? I am 5'2" and 125 would be a good weight for me. You really were a narrow dude. I'd say 100 pounds later, you are probably just about right.

Anita Jeyan said...

Wow u truly are a big man, Grayquill, ... a cute lil Santa!!!Im sure you are more adorable than your handsome brother. Women really love teddy bears, so be proud of being such a lovable, adorable, level headed and good hearted Teddy bear!

Karthik said...

There goes another tip for me. Yippieeee!! :D
Thanks a million. :-)
Did you say you were 6 feet tall and waist was 27 inches? Size zero models must have been jealous of you then, eh?
Wonderful post. Keep 'em coming. :-)

Rose said...

So that's why I weigh (mumble, mumble), not enough walking away from the fridge. Cute post and I am sure your wife thinks you handsome and handy!


betty said...

I have always found it very easy to start a diet. I've started one every year on January 1 since 1970. The problem is finishing one!

Grayquill said...

Arkansas Patti: How does the old song go” If you could see where I came from, If you could see where I’ve been,…I was definitely the skinniest kid in my class.

Anita: Not funny Anita, not funny at all :)
Okay – now that is settled. Thank you for your kind words. But you think more highly than you ought.

Karthik: I am glad I could offer something of value – hey and don’t be comparing me to a girl – not funny!
Thanks for the compliment…

Rose: We will encourage each other

Grayquill said...

Betty: I relate to your pain. Good luck this year.

Blunt Edges said...

i say ban the scale!!!

i don't even go near it! :D