Wednesday, January 28, 2009

love the bad boys

emaciated idol, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

It's been a nice morning. I meant to get up at 7:45 but since I was out late at my friend's house (silvertag...she hasn't been updating lately!) I slept in until 9:00 and now I am having a coffee and catching up with everyone.
I have to get into the office soon because I have some forms to print off as well as another course and exam, and my 7:00 rebooked for this afternoon. This means I get to spend the evening with my hubby, who's being very attentive today.
Sometimes I look at him and wonder what my life would be like without him. Not in paranoid way, but as if I had married someone else. I used to think he was different than the usual type I was drawn to, but he's not really. He's the bad boy with an addiction to adrenaline, but he's forty-one so he's slowing down. He can't do the extreme sports he used to (thank god) and he's not taking anymore extreme jobs (getting shot at by bedoins was enough, thanks) and if he had to choose someone to calm down with, I'm glad it was me. Still, enough of his old ways remain that he's definitely not boring. It also helps that he channels all that unused energy into his sense of humour and his love life. I'm a lucky girl.
Have a good one!


  1. I'm fascinated by that idol.

  2. I think about this kind of thing with me and C all the time. I was always attracted to the bad boy and he is such a good man. I am glad he is past the bad boy phase! I am a lucky woman too.
    Congrats to Jamie~

  3. That is so sweet. My own wife has told me on more than one occasion that, when she looks back at her life with me, she finds herself saying to herself "better than nothing."

    I'm a lucky guy.

  4. Ah, yes channeling the bad boy energy!!

  5. sure are a "lucky girl" :) Good thing your hubby is finished going to "extremes!"

  6. How sweet.. What a tribute to your love. maggs

  7. So cool to know you are lucky are when you. It's the best place to be.

  8. Sounds like your guy has lead a pretty interesting life!
    And you are lucky

  9. Kate - how lovely to see this note. My late husband was absolutely in the "bad boy" league but a total softie inside. My new hubby is nice inside and out and I am glad that I will be growing old with him.

    So the extreme athletes do slow down?? My son is an extreme junkie - always throwing himself off mountains but maybe his latest purchase will be the beginning of slowing down.