Monday, August 23, 2010

An unlikely couple (warning: explicit)

This may classify as one of those things you don't just "put out there" on the web, but I thought it was hilarious.

Every once in a while, I like to say something that takes my hubs by surprise, something that I just normally wouldn't say. It is not that I am particularly prude, but I am definitely not crass.

We were looking at some photos he had taken at an expo last week. He went with a co-worker of his and his wife; they are newlyweds. He had taken a picture of the two of them. They are both very nice, but in many ways they are just an unlikely couple. Even physically, they don't quite fit. He is very tall, probably 6'5" and very skinny. She is from Mexico, very short, about 5' and what you might call chubby. We were talking about how it is that unlikely couples come to choose each other.

(There is a concept, I believe in evolutionary psychology, called assortative mating that asserts that people ususally end up with a mate of equal value-though exactly what "equal value" means might be debated)

So, I said: "I wonder if people think that about us."

He looked at me and said: "What do you mean?"

Me: "Well, you know, because I am so hot" (totally tongue in cheek btw)

We both laughed. Then I added: "People must think you have an enormous pe.nis."

(hysterical fits of laughter--which is not meant to insinuate the contrary, btw--during which I may have even offered to help him carry it)

"Of course" he said, "why else would YOU be with ME?"

Then later, he adds: "I like that story better, actually, than assuming that if a hot woman is with some old, ugly guy, it is because he has a lot of money."

Me: "yeah, and that is so clearly not the case here."


It reminds me of something I read in a novel called Mating (Norman Rush) that I am reading (very, very, very slowly, I might add):

"Causing active ongoing pleasure in your mate is something people tend to restrict to the sexual realm or getting attractive food on the table on time, but keeping permanent intimate comedy going is more important than any other one thing."

What do you think? Do lovers that laugh together, stay together?

(and does the word "lovers" in reference to a married couple creep anyone else out?)


Phoenix said...

Permanent intimate comedy - I really can't think of a better phrase for it.

I asked two friends of mine, who are ridiculously cute after 5 years together, what makes them click. "I never stop laughing around her," the guy said, and the girl melted and I did a little too.

I finally found a guy of my own to never stop laughing around. It's awesome.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I believe lovers that laugh together, stay together. Hysterical fits of laughter make the togetherness even better. But you knew this already, didn't you...

mosey said...

I can still remember non sequiturs that English hubby spouted 14 years ago when we were dating that made me chuckle for hours afterward. He can still do it. (and hopefully vice versa)

So yes to the intimate comedy, and kind of yes to the description of lovers for married couples. But only because the funny lasts, but the lover part... um... doesn't.

Danielle said...

I love it when you write about taboo things! It's all so funny and SO true! Most people just don't admit they talk about those sorts of things, but they do!

txtingmrdarcy said...

Army Boy and I were just talking about this the other day... Not about his penis, per se. But about couples being drawn to each other. Your take on things is more fun. :)

Eileen said...

that couple in Chile, as you must know, would be called "la pareja diez." (10 couple, for the non spanish speakers, it refers to their relative shapes.).

I'm glad you still make each other laugh!

Maggie May said...

like Phoenix i love the phrasing 'permanent intimate comedy'=

mrs.notouching said...

That WAS funny :-) I do believe that laughter brings us closer. In fact it makes my day whenever I make my husband laugh out loud.

Eileen said...

I just checked back to see if you'd said anything to my comment, and really I have nothing to say, but the captcha is


as in "you be illin." I just had to let you know.