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Old 08-15-08, 06:54 PM   #1
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Woo your wife with words...

I often leave my wife little notes on our whiteboard for groceries. She loves it and I thought I would share the idea. This is the latest one...

"Absence is inevitable
And although they say it makes the heart grow fonder
I don't it need to love you more everyday
And my heart grows fonder of you
Regardless of where I am"

I leave messages along these lines pretty often and it seems to have a very positive effect. I'm going to start posting all of the ones I do in the future. Plagiarize if you'd like.
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Old 08-15-08, 06:56 PM   #2
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Awesome!

I used to do something like that with my former girlfriend of four years (though we still talk...I think she's my "you don't know it, but she's your permanent girlfriend" friend-girlfriend). Since we met in high school, she would leave notes in my locker. They were (almost) always joys to read. I would return it by leaving notes in hers. We eventually got each other combos and I started leaving bigger stuff in hers, and her stuff in mine. I even drew her stuff; she folded some interesting origami she picked up from her sister.

She is also very much a Christian, and she tried leaving me verses in index cards. I taped them to my wall (though they are down now...but still saved in a folder at my parent's house). When she moved away, we sometimes wrote letters (long ones!). She even wrote one in Braille because I tried to teach her Spanish (she had a quite serious vision impairment); it was pretty cool.

Just so you know, you'll NEVER see this mushy side of me from now on. Savor the moment
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I often leave my wife little notes on our whiteboard for groceries. She loves it and I thought I would share the idea. This is the latest one...

"Absence is inevitable
And although they say it makes the heart grow fonder
I don't it need to love you more everyday
And my heart grows fonder of you
Regardless of where I am"

I leave messages along these lines pretty often and it seems to have a very positive effect. I'm going to start posting all of the ones I do in the future. Plagiarize if you'd like.

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"Hi hun, don't forget to have dinner ready by 6. I have a poker game with the guys at 7 and it's a 45 minute drive. Thanks."
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"Hi hun, don't forget to have dinner ready by 6. I have a poker game with the guys at 7 and it's a 45 minute drive. Thanks. Oh, and I forget to mention that my poker shirt is dirty, so you need to get that washed and ironed, light starch please."
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You want to really impress her? Let her come home one day and find you ironing all her blouses. Guaranteed to get you some husband points.
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You want to really impress her? Let her come home one day and find you have burned all her blouses by trying to iron them, mixed the lights and darks while attempting to do laundry and put all her sweaters in the dryer. Guaranteed to get you some husband points.
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You want to really impress her? Let her come home one day and find you ironing all her blouses. Guaranteed to get you some husband points.
Sort of like the Chevy commercial that has been running during the Olympics? The one with the shirtless guy doing the laundry and cleaning the bathroom.
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Old 08-18-08, 10:30 AM   #11
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You want to really impress her? Let her come home one day and find you ironing all her blouses. Guaranteed to get you some husband points.
This has only earned me more ironing.
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You want to really impress her? Let her come home one day and find you have burned all her blouses by trying to iron them, mixed the lights and darks while attempting to do laundry and put all her sweaters in the dryer. Then add that all that practice make perfect when you ironed your poker shirt - it came out well. Guaranteed to get you some husband points.
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I leave messages along these lines pretty often and it seems to have a very positive effect. I'm going to start posting all of the ones I do in the future. Plagiarize if you'd like.
I've tried stuff like this before or popping surprises. It backfires every time -- she always suspects I screwed up something and am trying to butter her up. I can get away with just cooking a nice dinner since she's finally caught onto my philosophy is that any day is a good day to celebrate. The only thing that consistently earns brownie points is working hard on something when she's not around, me saying nothing, and her noticing that something really useful was done days or weeks later.
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Old 08-18-08, 11:34 AM   #14
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My RL experience is that this shmoozy stuffs wears off after the first decade or so together. I actually find it rather embarrassing to read the notes I wrote to her 20 years ago.
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I've been married for 13 years. Notes no longer work unless I attach some money to it. Even then, it better be a good amount. Flowers still work tho, but the effects wear off in 24h tops.

The fitness I'm getting from cycling is having the best reactions so far, IMHO.
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I draw goofy animal cartoons for my wife and leave them around where she'll find them. She giggles furiously.

Once we had guests over who found them by mistake, and they were like, "Uhhh, what's this?" Needless to say, I'm more careful now.
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I often leave my wife little notes on our whiteboard for groceries. She loves it and I thought I would share the idea. This is the latest one...

"Absence is inevitable
And although they say it makes the heart grow fonder
I don't it need to love you more everyday
And my heart grows fonder of you
Regardless of where I am"
You misspelled absinthe on your grocery list.
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My mind does wander empty halls
Footsteps echo
Blank white walls
Earthen treasures
Shopping malls
Drawing closer to the falls
Feel my heart beat
Close your eyes
Feel the wind
It’s in disguise
And as it takes us to the skies
Deep inside we wonder why
Every corner every step
Reminds me of the hell we trekked
Peering over wire specs
Complaining that your hairs a mess
But all I see and all I feel
This withered soul that you helped heal
And in my shining hazel eyes
Were nothing more than cloudy skies
Pumpkin pies
I’m mesmerized
Entrapped within your deep brown eyes
Analyzed
Hypnotized
Used to live and breathe despise
Wearing ties
Honest man but in disguise
Off to work like autumn leaves
Little thieves
Draining trees
Winter comes
Its in the breeze
I hear it whisper
I have won
But in your arms I feel the sun.
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some of you guys are so dang cute! where do I find one?
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Awesome!

I used to do something like that with my former girlfriend of four years (though we still talk...I think she's my "you don't know it, but she's your permanent girlfriend" friend-girlfriend). Since we met in high school, she would leave notes in my locker. They were (almost) always joys to read. I would return it by leaving notes in hers. We eventually got each other combos and I started leaving bigger stuff in hers, and her stuff in mine. I even drew her stuff; she folded some interesting origami she picked up from her sister.

She is also very much a Christian, and she tried leaving me verses in index cards. I taped them to my wall (though they are down now...but still saved in a folder at my parent's house). When she moved away, we sometimes wrote letters (long ones!). She even wrote one in Braille because I tried to teach her Spanish (she had a quite serious vision impairment); it was pretty cool.

Just so you know, you'll NEVER see this mushy side of me from now on. Savor the moment
Mr Crassic, that's so cute... there is nothing like a hand-written letter, its like a lost art these days. I discovered it last summer when I was dating a guy who was away at basic training and the only thing we had were letters.. Its sad to hear you say that "you'll NEVER see that mushy side of me" again... suffice it to say when that relationship ended for me I packed up all the letters he wrote me and mailed them BACK to him out of bitterness... but I love being in love, and can't wait until I can find a connection like that with someone again.
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Does cybering with random women on the internet count?


If so...I have transscripts.
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+1 on the letters. emails just don't quite measure up.

I work with archives, and just the penmanship alone is so cool to see.
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I woo my wife with my imagination, Im always making something from nothing, either physical or in my mind, I dont plan these things out, they just happen and she loves the fact that they happen!
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