We’re All Different, and That’s Okay!

by Marinka on January 27, 2011

One of the things that I keep reminding my children about is that we are all different and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! As a matter of fact, it’s something to celebrate.

For example, this past Monday night and I was wondering whether I should watch Gossip Girl and DVR The Bachelor or vice versa. I mean, The Bachelor is constant can’t miss excitement, but Serena has been so, so lost on Gossip Girl. Plus, everyone is so pretty. Well that applies to both shows, so no help there.

I turn to Husbandrinka with this moral dilemma and he sort of shrugs and tells me that he doesn’t give a shit because, and this is where I fear that he’s starting to sound a little Holier Than Thou, he will be at the local homeless shelter run by his Church (and by that I mean the church he attends, not The Church of Holy Husbandrinka, the Martyr of Marriage to Marinka) keeping the sleeping homeless company, but even if he weren’t, he wouldn’t be watching that dreck on TV.


So immediately I call mama to discuss this Moral Dilemma and she says, “do not let him come home from shelter. Make him put all clothes in bag in hallway, because there are bedbugs.”

And we’re off to the races!

As in who will arrive first at the door of the local asylum?

But it doesn’t matter. Because we are all different. No matter when we get institutionalized.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

January 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

Some day I really, really want to meet your mother.


Marinka January 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

You won’t be disappointed.


January 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

And Papa!


January 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

I like mama. Also, Husbandrinka makes me feel bad about myself.
Which did you choose?


christy January 27, 2011 at 9:43 am

OMG you have me in stitches, AGAIN! I wish I was one hundredth as funny as you are!

PS – congrats on all the fab five mentions! totally deserved!


Lady Mama
January 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

Yes, yes, this is true. But let’s stick to the importantly issue here – which show did you decide to watch?


Marinka January 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The Bachelor. Because it’s reality TV and therefore almost like a documentary.


January 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

This is the new response that I will use when my husband smirks at me for watching Real Housewives.


Kimberly January 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

Mama is not wrong.


Phoenix Rising
January 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

Why is your life not a sitcom? Because THAT’S what I would be watching on TV! I mean that as a compliment. By the way, who would you like to see cast in the roles of Mama and Awesome Dude?


anymommy January 27, 2011 at 11:24 am

This: “and by that I mean the church he attends, not The Church of Holy Husbandrinka, the Martyr of Marriage to Marinka” absolutely made my day.


annie January 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

this post made me itch.


January 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I think I like this depression-lite.

You have never been funnier, and I was able to sneak in a guest post when you were feeling most desperate.

Though I love you, I hope you take your time working through the downs of life right now.

And I say that with the most fullest heart of love for you.

And also because I don’t think I’ve read anything funnier than “Who will arrive first at the doors of the asylum.”

Just wonderful.


anna see January 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Not really wanting to worship Husbandrinka, or rather his church, b/c bedbugs freak me out.


Lynn MacDonald (All Fooked Up) January 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Hahaha…I quit watching gossip girl when chuck slept with Jenny. You crack me up!


January 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I’m pretty sure the church of Holier Than Thou is a real thing. It HAS to be, right?

I hope you don’t have to make such a tough moral decision between RHOBH and some other show tonight. A loving God wouldn’t ask that of you.


January 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I don’t want to alarm you, but when Italian-American men from NJ say they are going to be out all night “keeping the sleeping homeless company,” – and I think my friends from “The Jersey Shore” might back me up on this one – it think it might be code.


dusty earth mother January 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I just want to hear Papa’s take on all of this. Then I can go to bed happy. As a bedbug.


Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels
January 28, 2011 at 2:45 am

Of course we are all different. And while both shows are a true testament to that, I think Gossip Girl always wins. Because the Bachelor sometimes makes me want to fast-forward through some dates and blah blah moments, and that works better on DVR.


From Belgium January 28, 2011 at 3:39 am

So your husband is a member of the ‘Holier than thou – church’ too? You have my sympathies.


Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him
January 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

Your mother and my mother would be gangbusters together. My mom still sleeps on the bed cover at motels. Gag.

I love that you watch trashy TV, too, because people always say to me, “You don’t seem the type to watch that show.” Well…folks…I am.


Melissa January 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Husbandrinka is missing out on some good, solid entertainment.


Trish@Show and Tell
January 29, 2011 at 4:23 am

So funny Marinka!! As always (and despite the depression-lite).

I always say to my husband: “You’re driving me insane!!!!….And, apparently, it isn’t a very long drive!”



The Flying Chalupa
January 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

Is it too late to jump into The Bachelor? I can’t believe I missed the start of the new season. There is nothing better than trashy TV.

My husband only watches documentaries and tries to talk to me about world events. Shut it, McNeil-Lehrer, Kendra’s on.


Loukia January 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Your mama is awesome and right!


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