Because of a COMMENT by Cowboys and Crossbones

I feel a potentially infectious bout of truthiness coming on and before it dissipates, I need to revise yesterday’s post, A normal life…for now.

Disclaimer: The picture of of my captain and myself IS accurate, we do sit by the fire and read or read before going to sleep–HOWEVER– Cowboys and Crossbones commentary shamed me into a fuller version of the story:

Cowboys and Crossbones says:
How do you keep from talking to one another while you’re reading?! I think it’s a sweet routine.

(ES-She’s just setting me up here, acting all so “sweet” with her and her party lifestyle and wild ways and her BFF cat, Teddy. She knows how to yank the real scoop out of me and I fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. Watch out for her, people, she’s a sly one.)

Enchanted Seashells reply:
Well…you are a smart one, I annoy him constantly with commentary, questions:

“whatcha reading now, what page are you on, why aren’t you paying attention to me,  you look funny in your reading glasses,  can you feel me pulling your arm hair,  does it hurt,  am i annoying you yet…”

…those kinds of things which are prolly more interesting than the vision of us sitting quietly reading. hee hee.

To which C&C wrote back:

I thought I had you figured out!!!!! And yes, your questions would be MUCH more interesting than words on a page.

(ES-Darn that C&C! She wasn’t happy just getting the dirt on what goes on at Casa de Enchanted Seashells, NOW she’s saying that’d be more interesting than my original  story, which obvs was BORING!)

Because I strive to be a truth seeker and I rise to any challenge, I have to set the record straight. It’s NOT always uninterrupted evenings of tranquility around here–well, sometimes it is–but more often or not, out of the corner of my eye I’ll see his foot or leg twitch and that upsets my concentration so I need to RETALIATE and TORTURE him in some way.

As a reminder, my theory of a successful marriage: if he’s annoying, be twice as annoying.

In addition to the incessant questions of a two-year-old, I’ll say stuff like, “Do you want me to read you a paragraph from my book?” and he’ll invariably say, “Does it have sex in it?” and I’ll say, “Geez, you are such a baby.” And then he’ll say, “Let me see it. If it has any sex scenes, I can find them like magic.” {insert a finger snap here} …as he fans the pages and then stops, points to a passage and says, “See, I told you I could find it!” So proud of himself as he’s leering at the page. That’s when I say, “You are SUCH a dumb tugboat captain.” (Since I have to have the last word. Always. Always. Always.)

I feel ever so much better having gotten this off my chest. Let’s just say that if C&C hadn’t forced me to come clean, you might have walked away with an inaccurate picture of our serene life. This is, after all, CONFESSIONS of a Tugboat Captain’s Wife.

Are you happy NOW, Cowboys and Crossbones?

32 thoughts on “Because of a COMMENT by Cowboys and Crossbones

  1. Yes, I am happy now. And I love you all the more because you’re just as much a little shit as I am! And I had to run to the bathroom after reading to keep from having an accident. And yes, tears were also running down my cheeks from laughter!


  2. This post really had me laughing! And sharing what you are reading is really part of the reading experience – it really shows that you like what you are reading and just need to have someone else hear it, right? Enjoy the book! (I’m French and it was a huge bestseller when I was still living in France – it seemed like the whole country was reading it. A charming read- I hope it translates well!).


    • My French is rusty, no way is it capable of a read en francais unfortunately! But the dust jacket says the translator had done another one of her books and I’m really enjoying the read, so-so far so good. Thank you for your comment!


  3. Mine reads…most of the time. We will get into ‘discussions’:”You never told me”,” I did tell you”, “I was probably reading when you told me”. “You are ALWAYS reading” .”I didn’t hear you; you always interrupt me and didn’t hear you” ,”You are ALWAYS reading so I have to interrupt and YOU ANSWERED ME!”. Here’s how it originally went, either :I say something I need to tell him. No response. I repeat it.No response.Again, “I HEARD YOU!” “Well acknowledge me”. He probably won’t remember.
    OR: I say something and get no response.I say it again and ask if he heard.He says “Oh”. I know he heard nothing.


    • Like hubs always says now—“blog it!” I know it’s a departure from what you’re doing with your blog, but I think it’s nice to see a slice of life along with the pie. ha ha. That’s funny. I’m gonna use that next time. I have a pie recipe I’m doing. Tonight it’s this

      On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


      • It’s not far from what I had intended to do with FFF, I simply haven’t had the time; trust me, I have a million of them!However,I have to take it easy on Husband; not much of a sense of humor about himself.
        I have a couple of gusts lined up,one is ready (again; things keep panning out).I hope you’ll check them out and if you ever feel like doing a recipe or host-playing one and want to guest, let me know.


      • I would love to be a guest, thank you! It looks like he’s leaving again around Feb 1, so I will have plenty of time. My hubs has a sense of humor about himself up to a point, ya know?

        On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • Just a joke, but I AM kind of annoying to everyone, ask my son, too. Kinda naggy, kinda like the baby who never grew up. But only a small percentage of the time! for reals!

      On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


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    • As they say, my truth is my truth, ha ha ha! like I embellish everything with seashells, everything looks better when it’s encrusted in shells–mirrors toilets, doors, walls, frames. Imagine living with THAT!

      On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  5. My hub doesn’t read – except for magazines about motor homes or tools. When he reads, he turns on the light in the living room which blocks out my total TV viewing experience. I have to read in bed AFTER he falls asleep if I don’t want to get interrupted.


  6. It’s good to know there are other bloggers around to keep you on your toes. I was getting a bit worried in my absence. And I can just see you annoying the hell out of him now! So cute. 🙂


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