Monday, May 20, 2013

Gaming the Curse of Eve

The always brilliant and cerebral Rollo Tomassi, posted another insightful piece at The Rational Male, illuminating another facet of the feminine imperative.

Mrs. Tomassi looked me square in the face and said, “I am so glad I didn’t end up like that!” I was actually kind of surprised at the tone of her voice. “Thank God that’s not me, how horrible to be in that position at her age.” I nodded my head because I knew she was expecting my usually analyzations of post-Wall women and the beds they make. Then, with a hint of a tear in her eye, she gave me one of the best compliments I’ve ever heard from her, “I hope Bebé finds and marries a Man just like you.”

That made me feel really good, and what I’m about to type here sound really shitty. After not a small swell of pride, I thought, while it’s nice to be appreciated in this respect, would this realization have come without the influence of our friend and her state of life?

We know the answer to Rollo's rhetorical question.Of course it sounds shitty. That is the essence of the red pill: UGLY TRUTH.

In his incessant campaign to take over comment sections of the most influential blogs in the MAndrosphere, exhorting to all who will listen, the MAndrosphere's most infamous adderall and Ritalin junkie, GBFM, repeatedly makes his case that the only way to stop the decline and restore civilization is to re-discover the truth of the highest ideal mankind can aspire to: the code of masculine honor. Honor as exemplified and expounded upon in the canon of classic Western literature.

It is apropos that his list of GREAT BOOKS FOR MEN, both begins and ends with the Bible.

For what is the very first story of the Bible? The story of the fall of following the whimsical lead of HIS Woman.

Dalrock's recent thread, What is the Manosphere? sparked a discussion about the origins of these fringes of teh interwebz. The basis for most of the discussions found in the 'sphere regarding the relations between Man and Woman, can be found in the very first chapter of the GREATEST BOOK for men, long before Al Gore invented teh Interwebz.

Lately, there's been a dramatic increase in the proliferation of "red pill Women" blogs that have been popping up in these fringes of teh Interwebz. These are they who we can rightly call the NAWALT-women. For truly, despite the humor found in the typical woman's snowflaking tendencies, we should recognize that indeed there are NAWALT ladies out there.

These are the ladies who are capable of introspection and self-awareness. Of course, the only way she attains this state, is by recognizing and accepting the axiomatic truth that ALL WOMEN ARE LIKE THAT - including, and especially, herself.

NAWALT-Ladies are the ones who consciously and vigilantly focuses on her thoughts and behaviors to fight her base, natural state of perpetual discontentment, fueled by her innate solipsism and hypergamous mating instincts.

While the number of aware women are increasing, they are still few and far between. Most women in Western society are mindlessly following the Janet Jackson programming:

There's an old MGTOW way joke I remember reading on some blog back in the ancient days, before the MAndrosphere:

Man built civilization, turned to his Woman and said: "Look what I made for you!" She replied, "That's what?"

The "red-pill" woman takes frequent moments to step back and observe all that her husband does for her and their family, and she appreciates it and expresses it to him with her words and her actions. But even the best of them will admit that doing so is a constant struggle to avoid taking their husbands for granted.

This is one of the reasons why unaware, "blue-pill" husbands are utterly destroyed when their wives give them the Eat-Pray-Love frivorce experience. From his blithely unaware perspective, he has a catalog of things he's done over the course of years stored up in his own mental ledger. An accounting of all that he has done, built and sacrificed for their her benefit.

He assumes she knows the score, even if she doesn't often express gratitude and appreciation for it. These are the men who are emotionally and mentally devastated to find out she gives all of that previous provisioning, support and stability absolutely zero consideration,  while she's explaining to him that  she's not haaaaappppy.

A good provider is dependable. Dependability quickly and easily becomes routine. Routine for men is comfort.

Routine for women is boooooorrrrrrring, and after enough time has passed in a routine, dependable existence,  Eve's Curse kicks in and she no longer notices nor accounts for all that she already recieves in benefit from being married to him. She starts to focus on what she still wants but doesn't have or can't have.

A husband's comfortable routine becomes the wife's greatest discomfort.

So what does this mean for the "red-pill" aware husband?

Unexpectedly and randomly break routine. Do it with confidence and authority, and surprise her with your planned unpredictability.

I remember when I was a young Husband just starting to earn decent money after getting my first "real job" after college graduation. We began eating out at restaurants almost daily, with dinner and movies (either at the theatre or a DVD at home), becoming a regular, nearly every weekend routine. Eventually, the complaints that we "never do anything anymore" began to frequently rumble from her discontented id. It got to the point where taking her to the best restaurants in town was not enough to stave off this building discontent.

I distinctly remember one instance in which we went to an expensive seafood restaurant in a renowned Waikiki hotel, and I paid over $200 for appetizers, drinks and dinner, and she never said one word of thanks for the entire evening, nor expressed a single iota of delight or happiness at the fine dining experience. It was just par for the course. Another typical Friday night.

It put me in a bad mood, but at that point in my blue pill addled mindset, I was afraid to express my disappointment in her lack of appreciation. The hindsight of 20/20 vision illuminated by the red pill can be a painful and humiliating reminiscence...but it is quite instructive nevertheless.

Now that I've gone "Paleo" for the past 5 years or so, eating out at restaurants is something done rarely once every other month or so. To this day, whenever I issue an unexpected "Get ready, let's go out to eat," invitation, it is cause for excitement and anticipation in the Galt household....and it doesn't have to even be a nice restaurant. A cheap noodle house or plate lunch meal is gratefully appreciated and a cherished, delightful experience.

Of course, there's a flip side of that coin. Part of the transition to the paleo paradigm of eating, was to embrace cooking on a daily basis. I now cook 50% of all the family meals. When I first took this up, she was impressed and full of praise, compliments and gratitude whenever I labored to create a tasty and nutrient dense culinary dish in our kitchen. But here we are five years later, and my efforts at creating unique and distinct meals with the highest quality ingredients, is largely now taken for granted.

Now, it doesn't bother me.

The old me used to seethe with anger whenever I got the "we don't ever do anything anymore" complaints.

"What do you mean? I just took you to a nice steak house last night, then we went and saw a movie after?!?!?!"

Now I know better. I know where this complaint is coming from, and I know what it will lead up to if I don't do something about it. Aside from my greater understanding of the underlying dynamics, I've found I actually have a true passion for cooking. I don't need her appreciation or approval to keep practicing the culinary arts...though I do have to say, she still does express appreciation from time to time. But most of the time, my cooking skills and service are largely taken for granted now.

It is what it is....for the curse of Eve is also expressed in the old maxim: "Familiarity breeds contempt."

At random intervals at unexpected times, don't be familiar. That's how you game the curse of Eve.

Eve had all the fruits of Eden at her disposal save the fruits from the trees of life and knowledge, but the allure of the forbidden was eventually too much for her to resist. As a husband, your history of dependable provisioning and caring is like all the other fruits of Eden. She enjoys eating it on a daily basis, she derives sustenance from it....but after awhile, she's just not thinking about it. She's only thinking of the fruit of those other trees she's not supposed to taste.

The curse of Eve is the irresistible allure of the unknown. It is intrinsic to the structure of her psyche. A primary feature of this mental dynamic of her thought process. By default, the feminine mind takes anything and everything she already has for granted, unless she receives some sort of up close and personal reminder -- like Mrs. Tomassi's expressing gratitude to Rollo after getting to know the details of their friend's life as a lonely, post-wall, spinster divorcee.I've experienced similar conversations with Mrs. Galt in the past as well when she discussing the depressed and lonely existence of some of her divorcee co-workers with me.

Surely Eve regretfully reminisced more than once of the bountiful fruits of Eden they used to freely and effortlessly enjoy, before God drove them from the garden and forced them to toil for their subsistence. She "HAD IT ALL" and she didn't know it, until it was taken from her.
She had the best house on the best piece of real estate, endless bounty of food, and her Alpha male for a husband (as the only Man in creation, by default he was the AMOG...lozlzolzol)...and yet it was not enough.

She HAD to have more, which made her susceptible to the serpent's temptations.

In the MAndrosphere, this is well understood and oft discussed characteristic of the female sex, and the discussions about it are deadly serious. But even the typical blue-pill, firmly-plugged-in-denizen of the Matrix of mass media controlled society, understands it at a visceral level. This is why nearly all (except fat, humorless feminists) laugh at this old "The Husband Store" e-mail joke:

A store has just opened in New York City that offered free husbands. When women go to choose a husband, they have to follow the instructions at the entrance:

“You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are 6 floors to choose from. You may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you CANNOT go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the store to find a husband. On the 1st floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs

The 2nd floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

The 3rd floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids and are extremely Good Looking.

“Wow,” she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the 4th floor and sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

“Oh, mercy me!” she exclaims. “I can hardly stand it!” Still, she goes to the 5th floor and sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, help with Housework and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the 6th floor and the Sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 71,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that you are impossible to please.
Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

While this old joke is a funny take on the curse of Eve, it's not really an accurate reflection of the current reality.

Plenty of women purchase husbands from the first 5 floors. And of course, under the current market regulations of our Brave New World Order, women are allowed to visit the Husband Store as often as they wish, as long as they discard the older model first. In fact, they can ditch the older model husband and go get a new one while still ensuring the discarded one must still give her provisioning and support while she resumes her shopping. The only catch is this: every husband that can be found in The Husband store, must agree to be purchased before she can buy.

Many women indulge in multiple shopping excursions to the husband store...but eventually they all hit the wall. They find out that none of the men on any of the floors will agree on her desire to purchase them.

That's when she finds out that she can no longer go shopping at the Husband Store, so instead she starts going shopping at the Pet Store.


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Keoni Galt said...

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Myrddin said...

There's a follow-up wife store joke which ends with the line "no-one's ever checked if there's a floor beyond the third. "

Anonymous said...

@ Keoni:This is why mystery works so well with women. They keep trying to find out what it is and it keeps them interested. The more they dig for it the more their hamster spins and creates more drama and intrigue for them.

Its interesting you mentioned GB4M. The blogger Pook actually mentioned the classic works of literature frequently. There is nothing new under the sun. Woman's nature hasn't changed in several thousand years.

@ first Anon: I barely escaped 2D porn. What hope does any boy of the future have? This is the ending of humanity. Not with a bang but with a billion little boys all stroking themselves to tiny little orgasms in the comfort of their homes with no motivation to achieve anything.

- TGR White

. said...

"Man built civilization, turned to his Woman and said: "Look what I made for you!" She replied, "That's what?"

Tee hee! Now we destroy it!

Just like women feel that abortion is no big deal, because "we can always make another"... so it goes with what men ultimately give birth to: Civilization.

PS. We can always build another!

No really, we can!

SarahsDaughter said...

NAWALT-Ladies are the ones who consciously and vigilantly focuses on her thoughts and behaviors to fight her base, natural state of perpetual discontentment, fueled by her innate solipsism and hypergamous mating instincts.

NAWALT-Ladies move on faith that their inner most weaknesses can be exposed. They choose honesty above all else, it feels like a gamble. Then, when they've presented their most vulnerable truth, they learn the truth of men. The lies of feminism are revealed. Men are not judgmental beasts, they are patient, honorable, and forgiving. They receive truth and humility as expressions of respect towards them. They do not take advantage or exploit another's vulnerability, rather they see opportunity to instruct and mentor.

I am in awe at the grace men dole out in response to honesty and humility.

Keoni Galt said...

Don't be silly, SD. We live for nothing else but the chance to oppress teh Womynz!

Anonymous said...

"Just like women feel that abortion is no big deal, because "we can always make another"... so it goes with what men ultimately give birth to: Civilization.

PS. We can always build another!"

Ha ha! So true.

And we don't need to actively destroy it either. It'll fall down of its own if not maintained.

But if you want to start throwing a few rocks at those windows, do what you like boys. Us older guys just don't care anymore.

We'll build a new one when we're good and ready.

When we feel like it.

In the meantime ladies, go to trade school.


Amy said...

Another homer, KG.

That LOLCAT at the end is truly priceless, and I'm stealing it to put on my FB page to tease a few friends.

SarasDaughter, perfectly said. Waking up to the truth about men was a relief for me. I remember when it happened for me, almost 7 years ago. I was having a moment of insecurity and anxiety in my relationship, and when my (then bf, now husband) asked me what was wrong, I just let it all out: my fear of people, of going out of the house, of being left by him after he decided I was too old, of having to deal with life alone...

He said to me: "Don't you know any good men in your life? What about your father, or brother? Your grandfathers and uncles? Aren't they good men who didn't stop working or trying when things got tough? I'm not one of your buddies, I plan to be your husband. There's a difference."

Wow. What a moment for me, and I changed right then and there, and while I still have moments of insecurity, I have a rock to which to cling in him and work very hard to keep myself and the house and the kids in great shape for him. He paid me in wages greater than gold; he gives me love and mental and physical security. You don't walk away from that into a void.

Unknown said...

The serpent in the Garden of Eden is a symbol of envy. Adam blames Eve and Eve blames the serpent. It's pointing out the fact most of blaming your problems on others - the biggest problem in the world - is caused by envy.

Feminism is based on the envy - and hate - of men, and when people envy they wish to destroy, even if they destroy themselves.

Men in the Mansophere should think about to which it is based on the envy of women and the wish to bring them down.

Just Saying said...

"she never said one word of thanks for the entire evening"

This is why I will never marry or commit to fewer than 5 women - I've found that 5 with several up and coming is a good number so that they are always grateful to spend time with you, and you always have new ones moving up through the ranks.

Of course women hate this arrangement, but that is tough. My concern is keeping myself happy - I will NEVER be able to keep her happy, so my happiness is the only thing I am willing to work for, and work toward.

These days if she gets to see a nice show and dinner, we are in bed shortly thereafter and it's her turn to WOW me and thank me for the evening.

As you note women quickly come to see things as their "due" so the key is to never let them get to that point. They are actually happier like this as when they get to see me and me in my company they are thrilled - compare that to guys who have one woman... She's bored stiff... So take my advice - keep yourself happy and don't worry about her...

Lena S. said...

Sounds to me like the Christian adage, "There but for the grace of God go I." That's just a general truth of being human, therefore, it isn't a facet of the 'feminine imperative' unless every truth is a facet of the 'feminine imperative'. Another way to say it would that it is simply a facet of the human condition.

It's not that there isn't truth in this whole FI theory, it's that everyone seems to be trying to make something out of it that isn't there, and that these truths are more simply explained by other means.

Lena S. said...

Or, even more simply, it's like saying "well, it could be worse", and who hasn't said that?

Anonymous said...

I found the manosphere through this blog from your Paleo Baby post, then read the post where you gamed your wife & I thought that sounded great - I wanted to be gamed, lol! (Problem was how to get my husband to game me.)

I read a few more blogs & kind of laughed at them (16 Commandments of Poon, harharhar) & then something clicked & I recognized my bad behavior in the posts. My solipsism & hypergamy, my unhaaaaappiness, my booooredom, My shit-tests, etc. I was absolutely horrified.

So yes, all women are like that, and even though I try my best to avoid bad behavior sometimes I still find myself throwing down a nasty little shit-test. I don't have a problem with hypergamy because my husband is super hot, but the solipsism is bad because, look, this is all about me, lol!

Anyway, I'm working on all of that & my husband is starting to learn how to pass my tests. I'm trying a lot harder to express my appreciation in all that he does & tell him how much he means to me. I'm still horrified by my past behavior & am trying to make it up to him.

Boredom is kind of a problem though; I wonder if that is how my hypergamous nature manifests. I'm relatively self-entertaining, but a break in the routine really helps.

RedPillWifey said...

"These are the ladies who are capa­ble of intro­spec­tion and self-awareness. Of course, the only way she attains this state, is by rec­og­niz­ing and accept­ing the axiomat­ic truth that ALL WOMEN ARE LIKE THAT - includ­ing, and espe­cial­ly, her­self. "

I'd never considered it this way, but you're entirely correct. Struggling against my natural inclinations has been the hardest part of my red pill journey.

Great post, Keoni :)

Vanessa said...

Men get bored with their wives, too, they just don't usually profit as much in a divorce.

Lena S. said...

First world problems: I'm boooooored!

Cybro said...

You figured it out. Start from the beginning and you will understand why females are the way they are. The serpent didn't just tempt Eve there was more to it than that but after the fall they were all like that. In other words they all want to bang Satan. Hey, it is what it is.

Keoni Galt said...

Sounds to me like the Christian adage, "There but for the grace of God go I." That's just a general truth of being human, therefore, it isn't a facet of the 'feminine imperative' unless every truth is a facet of the 'feminine imperative'. Another way to say it would that it is simply a facet of the human condition.

Well, the feminine imperative is certainly based on the human condition...despite what some women-haters round these parts profess, ya'all are still humans. :-)

The difference, Lena, is that I think women's tendencies towards solipsism and projection IS the "FI."

For instance, when Men discuss whores on a blog like Dalrock's, your average women who stumbles across the comments and is horrified and denounces everyone involved as women haters, losers, can't get laid, living in mommy's basement, etc. This happens all the time...even if the woman is a so called devout Christian and living a chaste lifestyle, she still experiences a visceral distaste when men are discussing slutty whores. But if a woman is no such thing, why should she get offended on behalf of all women everywhere and proceed to try and shame and denounce all men involved?

This tendency to take general discussions personally based simply on gender is in my view the essence of the "FEMALE IMPERATIVE."

BTW, ladies, every last one of you that commented here on this thread so's reading your blogs and your comments these past few years that have got me to recognize the truth of NAWALT.

Some of the most compelling prose ya'all have written deals with your introspection and self-awareness of struggling with your base tendencies. Prior to finding ladies such as yourselves on teh Interwebz, I did not even think ladies like you even existed. lozlzol

Vanessa said...

In truth, you've just finally been driven overboard and we're figments of your imagination. LOL

Steve Canyon said...

I've seen a bumper sticker on a car, a car typically emblazoned with other SWPL stuff like "Coexist" "Obama/Biden", and various other oft-repeated slogans that are indicative of the person's political bent and general degree of lunacy. It reads:

Eve was framed.

When I first saw this about 20-25 years ago, I thought it was just something stupid that only some smarmy fat chick in birkenstocks and tie-dye would find intelligent. I'm a bit older and hopefully wiser now. This statement is one brilliant piece of work.

But not for the pro-feminist bent typified by the driver. There's never been a more succinct argument for the proof of the rationalization hamster than "Eve was framed".

It's beauty is that it is such a telling statement of how the female brain operates. Not only do we have a person showing that she sympathizes for what was the catalyst of the downfall of the human race, but we have evidence as to how the hamster operates, we have an example of the solipsism of women, and we have, in all it's succinct brilliance, a statement as to how women need strong influences to save them from themselves.

ladysadie1 said...

"NAWALT-Ladies are the ones who consciously and vigilantly focuses on her thoughts and behaviors to fight her base, natural state of perpetual discontentment, fueled by her innate solipsism and hypergamous mating instincts."

Precisely. Only by seeing that you, as a woman, MUST look at your own motivations and examine WHERE your internal dialogue is coming from can you truly be a Red Pill/NAWALT woman.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to dissent here.

I don't see very much evidence of NAWALT: least of all among the female parasites hanging about the Manosphere.

On the one hand, I see a lot of aging cougars who rode the cock carousel throughout their youth and went through one or two previous marriages and now troll around the Manosphere complaining that younger women are slutting around with thugs (mostly because they no longer can).

It's no argument that they've swallowed their enormous egos to fake an orgasm for a husband once in awhile. They still hate men and it's transparent reading their posts.

On the other hand, are femRAs of the sort that populate AVfM right now: a pack of anti-male, anti-sex dykes who think that feminism would be a wonderful thing if only men had their own version of it.

This article probably sums up the reality better than anything else:

And see if there's ONE of those 15 points that aren't exactly as he describes it!

NAWALT? Not hardly!

Anonymous said...

A woman can't even love a man. Not really.

They expect us to provide for them, care for them, pass their shit tests, internalize game and such a load of shit and yet...

They have nothing to offer. Most women are not pretty, and the ones who are lose it as they age. Sex can be ecstatic for them, but for men it is just 10 seconds of pleasure.

My heart fills with joy whenever I see a lonely old woman. Those hypergamous masses of flesh MUST enslave a man in order to feel fulfilled. Thankfully, we do not need them to be happy.

Such a shame. Once a time I thought women were supposed to be our companions. Now that my sex drive has vanished, I see them for what they really are. Less capable. Less intelligent. Their only virtue is the ability to give birth. Apart from that, they are nothing more than a burden to a man.

Martel said...

Whether it's a woman trying to be a NAWALT or a guy trying to successfully navigate the Matrix, accepting reality is your best and only hope of changing it.

When we know the limits of our own gender and instincts we can start to take control of them. When we see the lies society teaches us, we can successfully navigate through them.

There's nothing wrong with idealism, but everything in the world is wrong with delusion. They're not the same.

Fantastic post.

Anonymous said...

'Their only virtue is the ability to give birth.'

Not even that much. 1/3 pregnancies end in abortion; 1/8 kids who are born are (by CDC statistics) suffering from a congenital psychological disease. Less than 1/3 of US children know who their real fathers are, and about 2/3 of kids under 12 are consigned to daycare.

So much for all the vaunted superior female 'maternal instincts'. We need these BITCHES in the Men's Movement? LOL They'll do for that what they've done to family, society, education, the laws, government &c---completely wreck it!

edub said...

A great question to ask is, who sinned first, Adam or Eve, and why?

Feminists have no good answer for this. Obv if Eve, then well, enough said.

If Adam, why? The only thing one can say is that he was not leading in a manner befitting of men, which shows that it is a man's job to lead his wife.

FWIW, I fall into the Adam camp, but there you go.

Градската Самодива said...

I find it amusing that when (mostly white) men are discontent with civilization and life in general, we call it philosophy, and when women do it, it's a mix of biblical and evo-psych transgressions.

Orion said...

Of course you would snowflake. Amusement on your part not showing understanding but rather the lack there of. I wonder if it is hamsters or black squirrels that power the wheel in Russia?

Anonymous said...

I've said, countless times:

The Book of Genesis is the greatest thing ever penned by human hands.

Regardless if the reader is an atheist or a theist.

You've demonstrated beautifully why I say that.

dannyfrom504 said...

great post. lucky for me i'm not getting married. you can have that shit.

qwert_Magyar said...

I now cook 50% of all the family meals. When I first took this up, she was impressed and full of praise, compliments and gratitude whenever I labored to create a tasty and nutrient dense culinary dish in our kitchen

Sounds like you are your wife's slave/pack mule. You work all day, and then come home and do most of her share of the work too?

Does she work even a fraction of the hours that you do?

Why must men insist on being such freaking pack mules? Maybe if women shouldered some of the burden instead of just having us serve their every need we wouldn't have to work such ridiculous hours and actually enjoy life sometimes...

Anonymous said...

On original sin....

Check this out....

1Tim. 2:12-15 But I don’t permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. Adam wasn’t deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience; but she will be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in faith, love, and sanctification with sobriety.

Keoni Galt said...

Sounds like you are your wife's slave/pack mule. You work all day, and then come home and do most of her share of the work too?


Not even close. We both work, and I cook breakfast every day. We're working poor...I can't afford to be a sole income provider with my wife being a stay at home mother.

Prior to deciding to go "paleo" she did all the cooking.

But when I started researching into diet and wanted to change it, I began cooking so I could take control of my daily diet. When I started doing it, I found I enjoyed cooking...alot.

My first job as a teenager was as a dishwasher and prep cook for a summer in a 4 star Italian restaurant in Honolulu, so I had already learned a lot about cooking. I cooked for years as a bachelor, but when I got married, she took over all the cooking (she loves to cook too).

Once I got back into doing it, I found out how much I really enjoyed it. To me, cooking real food is an art form, and I am definitely a practitioner. It isn't "work" as far as I'm concerned.

Believe me bro, I'm not pack mule for the wife. We both work hard...we have to, just to make ends meet.

We've been married a long time, and our division of labor was settled a long time ago. It basically falls along traditional gender roles, but I took over half the cooking simply because I want to.

Anonymous said...

I neglected to thank you for the linkage you've given me.

Much gratitude.

Anonymous said...


I don't follow this stuff much but there will be worldwide marches against Monsanto tomorrow.

Three are in Hawaii, one at Wakikki (Oahu)? One on Maui. One at Kailua-Kona which looks like Big Island (not very familiar with Hawaii).

Here are a spreadsheet of Marches worldwide with contact people, and the main website.

Short notice but thought you might be interested.

Elspeth said...

You totally missed my post about my daughter and her newfound fondness for you, HL:

Anonymous said...

Besides that, if she's like most American women, she can't cook either LOL

Anonymous said...

At least the "fruit wasn't GMO. I heard it mentioned that Eve may have had sex with the serpent, but I find that to be far fetched.
Did you hear that in the Southern US, some GMO corn is being consumed by the bugs who built up an immunity to the pesticide that was built into the corn. You eat that pesticide when you eat GMO corn. No wonder it's banned in many countries.

Paul Durow said...

The Curse of Adam and the Curse of Eve.

Paul Durow said...

Related: Devliniana.