Sunday, February 24, 2008

Yay! and Crap! And 'splain this...

Yay! Thanks to a referral from Amy, I will be writing from time to time at the Chicago Moms Blog! It's pretty exciting and very honoring to think that people might actually like what I write. And,

Crap! I suddenly have no ideas of what to write for a group blog. Zip. Zero. HELP! And,

'Splain this. My husband was an anti-nuclear submarine warfare sonar technician in the Navy. (I do believe that is the proper combination of words). He was able to tell the difference between 7 different types of Russian subs, different propeller sounds, etc. etc. while filtering out the distracting and soothing sounds of whales and other marine animals. He was able to listen to ALL OF THIS, and yet, while playing a video game, cannot hear his own kids asking a question 2 feet from his head. How is this possible? He claims that the threat of a general-type guy standing over his shoulder was incentive enough to not screw up and pay attention. To which I replied:

"What exactly do you think I AM ?!?"

11 comments:

Melissa said...

I shouldn't be laughing... but I am... and probably will continue to laugh for the rest of the day...
And congrats on your new writing gig! I'm sure you'll do a great job!!

Family Adventure said...

LOL! I love this! And I so hear ya.. My husband has several skills that are selectively poor, such as listening, responding, cleaning, and the list goes on....

Heidi

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Hilarious. And a little too close to home for me:) My dh keeps reminding me of his hearing loss. Which apparently only affects his ability to hear me, nothing else. Except maybe his mom.
congrats on the new 'job'!

Kristi said...

Congrats on the writing gig! That's fantastic! And I think your husband suffers from the same illness that prevented my husband from hearing my daughter's ear-piecing wails in the middle of the night, even though her cries could have stirred the neighbors down the street.

Dana said...

Testosterone seems to be synonymous with selective hearing. I've learned at least that much in my household! LOL.

Kami said...

Congratulations Tracey, that is fantastic news. You will come up with great things to write about of that I am sure.

And the story about your husband? TOO funny! You'd think he'd be an expert at filtering by now. I guess the selective part is what he's mastering now.

:-)

Kailani said...

Congratulations on the writing gig! You'll do great!

kailani
an island life

Real World Mom said...

I loved your response to hubby's attempt at an excuse! LOL! You are *good*! ;-)

Congratulations on the writing job! I bet you'll be just fine!!

Tonya said...

VERY FUNNY! Also very cool about the chicago moms blog :)

Alex Elliot said...

Too funny! My husband is also just like that! Congratulations on your new writing gig. I write for the New England Mamas and when I'm not sure what to write about, I review some place even if I figure everyone and their dog must know about. You never know who's reading it that might be visiting or moving to the area.

painted maypole said...

i'm not sure if it's videos or simply husbands, but my hubby has the same problem (although not quite the same resume)

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