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Actual conversation

Actual conversation

October 26, 2007

Woman #1: I love cooking. Sometimes I feel bad because I spend so much time preparing dinner that the house looks kind of messy. But there is only so much time in the day, you know?

Woman #2: Yeah, I hear you about the time. Although I hate to cook. It’s so boring. I’m not very good at it either. My husband likes to cook though.

Woman #3: I don’t like cooking much either. But I love to clean. There is something so satisfying about cleaning.

Woman #2: Hmmmm, cleaning makes me want to drown myself in a bucket filled with bleach. My husband likes cleaning though.

Woman #1: So what DO you do?

Woman #2: Today I went to Target twice. And bought mascara.

Posted by Chris @ 7:52 pm  

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  1. Lazy Organizer says:

    So are you woman #2? Just checking!

  2. Ardi says:

    Interesting Conversation.

  3. She Likes Purple says:

    I’d rather be friends with woman #2.

  4. jody2ms says:

    I heart you, #2!

    I was a Target today too. Only once though. I did manage to buy some mascara as well….Lash Out. Now I must remember to wear it.

  5. Manic Mommy says:

    I cook because we need to eat and the kids are not fit for restaurants. I clean because I can’t relax when the house is messy.

    I would like to be woman #2 but married guy number 4 (none of the above).

  6. Sara says:


  7. Marlee says:

    Oh! Oh! I’M Woman #2!!!

    Love your blog, got the link from a friend. Thanks for the laughs. :)

  8. Crisanne says:

    So what DO you do??

    I love that. As if there’s nothing more in life than cooking and cleaning.

  9. Karly says:

    You are so woman number 2 aren’t you? And if you are, would you loan out your husband? Seriously…what husband likes to cook AND clean? He’s dreamy.

  10. Heather says:


  11. still standing says:

    And see…I’m woman #4. The organizer, and by the end of the conversation I would have woman #1 cooking dinner for all of you. Woman # 3 would be cleaning for all of you and Woman # 2 would be shopping for everyone. Now isn’t that neat and tidy?

    I’m sick, I know. And not just because I’m having imaginary conversation.

  12. mimbles says:

    still standing, you beat me to it. I was thinking about that scenario before I’d even finished reading the post :)

  13. Isabel Kallman says:

    what still standing said.

  14. Lotus Carroll says:

    I think I just peed a little laughing.

    Need to do more kegels… or stop reading you….

    *clenches vaginal muscles*

  15. Brigitte says:

    I think “Woman #2″ kind of has her hands full before cooking and cleaning even enter the picture!

  16. dynamitt says:

    i am so woman #2 too and unfortunately my hubby too loath doing housework…I think we need to borrow your husband :)

  17. Jennifer says:

    I *puffy heart* woman #2.

  18. Elena says:

    I am SO with woman #2. Plus I do need more mascara. In fact, I think I should be declared Honorary Woman #2 because my kitchen is a mess and I do not plan to cook breakfast this morning.
    Well, okay, that would be because I need to unVelcro myself from the ‘puter and go to WORK (WORK ON A SATURDAY, OH GOD IN HIS HEAVEN).

  19. Elena says:

    I forgot to mention that the rest of my house in addition to the kitchen would be referred to by the British as a “tip.”

  20. Elena says:

    dons Honorary Woman #2 crown and prepares to stop commenting

  21. Karen Vogel says:

    Total honesty is so refreshing sometimes. And gotta love Woman #2’s husband!

  22. Wendy says:

    I think woman #2 drowned all the women in a bucket of bleach and then captured their husbands and never had to do a damn thing, again. I think woman #2 is my hero.

  23. kalisah says:

    hey, a girl’s gotta have her priorities.

  24. Suebob says:

    NOT cleaning stresses me. But cleaning, paradoxically, does not relax me.

  25. Karen Rani says:

    I’m also Woman #2. I have a cold right now and dude, SO MILKING IT.

  26. Haley says:

    I am totally woman #2, but I would go to Target twice for mascara, forget to buy it, yet somehow still spend $100 each trip in the process.

  27. Morgan says:

    You are so funny. I wish I was woman #2.


  28. Joanne says:

    Count me as woman #1.

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  30. peepnroosmom says:

    I’m woman #2. Is #2 really you?

  31. Just Seeking says:

    I agree with Still Standing—I was planning suggesting something like “co-mothering” (Some days, I’m so envious of those polygymists!) one of you shop, the other clean, the other cook and you’d all be good.

  32. carrie says:

    Woman #1 and woman #3 need to come and cook and clean for ME!

  33. The G-Ma says:

    Back in the mists of time I sat down (YES!) one morning when a third of my six kids (six kids in seven years! No multiples! Yikes!) were at school and the other thirds were still at home helping me get from 9 o’clock to 10 o’clock. I made a list of how many meals I would have to prepare until each kid reached 18 and was out of the house. (How naive was that idea? Out of the house, I mean. . .)

    I can’t even remember how I did the math, but I came up with 8 times 3 times 365 times 17, 16, blah blah, blah. The number was staggeringly horrific. So!

    I made a resolution to become the best damn cook I could, under the constraints of time and money. Five of those kids are now gone, and I am still the best non-professional cook I know.

    Don’t dismiss the satisfaction of mastering (well, you know. . .) something you hate to do but HAVE TO DO! Nuff said.

    I never did master cleaning, tidiness, order. Still can’t find my good scissors.

  34. meredith says:

    That’s too funny :)

  35. sue says:

    I can identify with woman #2 as I am just on my way out to Target for the second time today too!

  36. emily says:

    you are hilarious - thank you!

    i am dropping Kid off at grandma’s do i can go to IKEA for the second time today.

  37. jen says:

    Who needs cooking and cleaning when you have blogging! And woman #2 is darn good at it!

  38. Liz in Australia says:

    Well at least you do clean (as well as visit Target!). I hate cleaning as well and my house is a tip.

  39. Liz says:

    I thought this was hilarious the first time I read it - so much so that I re-read it today, having forgotten I’d just seen this: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/14441228/detail.html?rss=bos&psp=news. Yikes. Who would have seen that coming?

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