Monday, March 16, 2009

survivor type

My man & I have been fans of Survivor since the 2nd season [on principle I reject anything hyped when it first comes out; it only hurts me and causes anxious catching-up yet I stick to my guns]. Every time we watch, I gravitate first toward the cute boys then any teachers while Stu tends not to have a particular system though he will root against the cute boys and whiny women. We always engage in a minor spat when I mention how I would someday like to apply just to test myself; I get grouchy as he snickers and looks at me sideways, but the reminder that I don't swim eventually brings me back to my senses.

Really, Stu is the one who could be a contender. He's dug in sprinkler systems, built sheds, torn out walls, put down flooring, put up stairs; like a suburban Dr. Frankenstein, he created his car from pieces & parts; he has lived through the loss of his mom, the ongoing illness of his dad, and the departure from his job of 13 years. I realize those are not typical Survivor challenges so I'll submit that the man has also been lighting fires from flint since he was a Boy Scout and was a legendary swim team stud in high school [my interpretation based on hottie photos of him in his Speedo; will post soon]. And now he has been hired to design aircraft interiors for PECO in southeast Portland - it's a significantly farther drive, we'll have to pay 8% of his salary to Oregon's income tax, and much to Mason's sadness, PECO might not offer a family Halloween party, but IT'S A JOB, it involves engineering, and it allows us to keep our home (with heat).

My man wins immunity.

P. S. Thank you to everyone who kept us in their thoughts & prayers & meditations, et cetera.

14 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Congratulations! Yay!

I have always thought Mr. Fix-it would be great on Survivor. He knows how to do everything and he has that laid back personality where he never conflicts with anyone. We could definitely use the million bucks.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Yay!

Also? Stu would rock Survivor. Tom and I have watched every single episode, every single season. So I know from what I speak.

I may or may not have a couple of buffs around the house from our favorite seasons. I said may or may not; I'm not saying for sure.

Now Laura has joined the Thursday night ritual in recent years.

I'm pretty sure Jeff Probst would have a crush on both of us Stephanie, if he just got the chance to meet us.

The tribe has spoken.

Oliver Rain said...

You definitely have quite the man there. Would be Survivor champion AND he comments on your blog. I'm glad everything worked out.

Karen said...

We too have watched every episode of every season. And I think Stu could win that million dollars. But ya'll kinda like being together, so maybe you should do the Amazing Race instead.
Oh, did you say something about a new job?! Let's hear it for employment and mortgage payments! Congrats Stu!

Jen on the Edge said...

Congrats on the new job!

The Girl Next Door said...

Yay and congrats to you both! And yeah, he is a keeper. He would Rock Survivor! Of course i've always wanted them to come out with that "Dad Survivor" I've read about in emails, where you have 5 kids, a minivan, a limited budget, and you have to get all kids to all activities, fed, homework done, to school and not lose your head, all as a single dad. HA! But sounds like yours could do it!

cousin amy said...

Yippee! I feel really happy for you guys - way to go Stu! :)

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I'm so very excited for you. I know the taxes and the drive are a pain, but it'll become less bothersome in time. (I speak from experience.)

So yay for new beginnings.

Danielle said...

Yay on the new job! That is such great news for you and your family. And I'm happy the job didn't require you to move accross the country. What a pain that is...

Hairline Fracture said...

That's great news! Surviving in real life is the true challenge.

Stu said...

You will be in some serious trouble if you post speedo pictures...

It's not the speedos so much but the sexy swim cap that does it for the ladies.

-Stu

Shana said...

Oh, that's wonderful news. And Southeast isn't a bad drive, much better than, say, Gladstone or Oregon City.

Look at me finding the bright side!

Congratulations : )

katydidnot said...

yay stu! i knew it! except the part where he is designing aircraft interiors, because wha??? he knows how to do that?

Suzanne said...

Been out of the loop for a while, and didn't know about Stu losing his job. Ugg, the stress... But I'm so glad he found something else. Here's hoping he adjusts to it well and enjoys it!

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