A thin slice of crazy…conversations with my husband

This was a real conversation the captain and I had just before he left on his latest assignment.

“Where’s your Super Glue?”

“What did you break?”

Worth saving, don’t you agree?

“A seashell

“Why don’t you just throw it away?”

“It’s one of my favorites.”

“Who glues seashells, I mean who does that?”

“Why are you giving me a problem about this?”

“Because you have at least a thousand of them that look just like that.”

“Who are you, the seashell police?”

“I mean, really, why glue a broken shell. Who does that?”

“You said that already. You should get some new material. I hear what you’re saying, but I could still use it someday, it came from that dumpster in Nantucket, remember the one that had mounds of scallop shells around it?”

“Oh, right.”

“Yeah and remember it was raining and freezing and I found a plastic bag on the beach and filled it up with shells and wanted to come back with a box and you told me that I had enough and I was bordering the line over to crazy and I said enough was when I had them ALL, and you made me leave, remember?”


He gives me a look.

“Well…if you had let me take as many as I wanted (all of them), I wouldn’t be so attached to this one but you made me leave all of his brothers and sisters behind so I feel obligated to rescue this little guy.”

‘What are you looking like that for? You knew I was like this twenty years ago; it’s not like this is new information. Stop stalling and hand over the glue.”

“Why don’t you use your glue gun?”

“OMG, what is your problem! Cos its not as precise and…geez. why are you giving me such a hard time? Are  you like a prosecuting attorney or something? Maybe you missed your calling; you could quit being a captain and go to law school.”

There’s that look again.

“OK, you are trying my last nerve. Just hand over the glue before you get hurt or you’re not gonna get buckwheat pancakes for breakfast!”

“Here ya go,  just don’t glue your fingers together like you did last time.”

This is what it’s like around here. Do you see why people say we’re like two peas in a pod?

Pretty good repair job, not perfect, but OK.


19 thoughts on “A thin slice of crazy…conversations with my husband

    • Exactly! Sometimes I think our chat is like a sitcom. Now maybe that’s an idea I could pitch to a network! I appreciate your reading and commenting.

      On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  1. Why do husbands always have to be so difficult? And I’d totally glue my fingers together. And I like the fact that you didn’t want to leave the “sister and brother” seashells. I’d so be like that. You are a woman who truly cares. 🙂


    • Well Fern, that is a very nice thing to say. And I don’t know why they are so difficult. Usually he’d just take whatever it was from me and fix it himself. It’s the seashell thing that causes him to act out. Stupid husband. Like he better get used to it, right?

      On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • Thank you very much! That’s exactly what I was doing after i thought for a while about the conversation we just had. It really seemed a bit insane!

      On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • Well….that little guy was one of about 300 I plucked from the dumpster until Captain Debby Downer pulled me away. He said I’m like an addict, “Just one more, just one more”- Regarding the tv show, he refuses. I’ve had the idea to pitch a reality show based on a tugboat guy’s life for a few years and he simply won’t and I can’t do it without him. I have other reality show ideas, interested???

      On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  2. Have glue guns will travel,, like a shoot out at the O.K. corral. Where’s our holsters. I’d LOVE to see you with your own reality show, I hate them but I’d watch yours! Smiles.


    • Ha ha, a glue out, that’d be funny to see. What a way to stop wars, huh, if everyone just used a glue gun to make things instead of destroy…ahh well. MEN. I’m serious about the show if anyone knows anyone who knows anyone, give me a call!

      On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


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