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?)