Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday - This ought to do the trick

The other night, while I was retiring for the evening. My lovely wife gave me a gift that I really don't deserve. I mean - only a handful of times, in a lifetime, is someone blessed with a gift like this.

For those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting Amber, know that she is someone that is sweet, thoughtful, hard working, crafty (in a scrapbook and cross-stitch kind-of-way; not a curly mustached menacing sort-of-way), and smart. A real example of what a modern woman is.

Amber had just finished reading a book, and seemed to be in thought when she said: "I don't think I'd ever be able to write a book." Showing sympathy, I asked why she thought such a thing. "I'm just unable to think. You know, think of something on my own that hasn't been thought of before." Was her reply.

So it was as if the heavens opened, god looked down, smiled, winked, gave a thumbs-up and said: "You're my hero. Bob. Bravo."

Knowing that I needed to effectively "set the hook" I moved in with confidence building talk, and reminded her of the writing process. It was set! Amber took over: "Oh I know. I can certainly build off of an idea, that's not the problem. It's getting an original idea. I'm not able to do that." And when she said "I'm" she means: WOMEN. For "I AM WOMAN", "I'm Every Woman", blah, blah, blah.

Now before I get inundated with e-mails from readers, because most of my followers just send telepathy mail, or e-mail rather than have their insights left for everyone to see; there is no doubt that there are exceptions to females being able to have original thought, like Stephanie Meyers. However, if it were not for man - then we wouldn't have the lightbulb, automobile, space flight, and yes even vampires. Sorry Stephanie Meyers.


"Yes it is, but you're skirting the issue. We really need to resolve this, and I'm not talking about tantrums, or running off. We need to come up with a real plan."

"There really isn't that much time left, but time never stops."

"And?"

"Precisely."

3 comments:

Steven M. Adami said...

I think if you can put up with Bob, you can do anything.

DangGina said...

I started out understanding, and then it left. (Don't you EVEN make a wise-crack about "it's because you're a woman" Mr!)

You have a valid point about men inventing the lightbult, etc., etc. Life would not be the same without that Y chromosome. At. All. And heaven knows, I think men are easier to get along with (for the most part). But life would be pretty dang nasty without girls. We soften the world and make it smell better and look prettier.

And I can't believe you brought up Stephenie Meyer. I mean...I guess she wrote a best-selling series, but she's got NOTHING on Ms. JK Rowling. Psshhhhh.

Eskimo Bob said...

Steve - yes, if you can put up with me, that means you're with me. And I CAN do anything, so who ever is with me is along for the ride.

Gina - I'm sorry I went over your head, I wasn't saying that there should be no women. Cause they are pretty, and make good food.