Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wife Rule #128

Stop writing Wife Rules and focus on your real writing.

This will be my last wife rule for a while. I am going to be focusing on my large book writing projects and my new writing blog. So of you want to follow me there I would be thrilled to have you. The blog is Writing Myself Crazy and you can find it at

Monday, September 28, 2009

Computer Problems

I am not back on vacation.  My internet is down.  Hopefully it will be back soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wife Rule #27 Revisit

Small technical details are rarely of interest to a wife. Updating and upgrading the new computer may be important to you but it should be done when your wife is not arround.

After my wife got her new computer she of course wanted to use it.  I wanted to make sure everything was up to date and protected.  This lead to conflict when I tried to install updates during a time that she was needing to use it.
I won the conflict by appleaing to her logic and telling her that a little maintainance now would save more time later.  She begrudgingly agreed but reminded me that I could update the computer while she was at work.  So now I do.

Wife Rule #127

If you get up to use the restroom during the middle of the night, still close the door.

My poor wife walked in on me in the middle of the night while I was using the restroom.  Now in her defense in the middle of the night I normally leave the lights off so I don't have to stumble around blind and I leave the bedroom and bathroom doors open because our dog does not like it if one of us leaves the bedroom without her being able to follow.  I was trying to keep the dog from waking her up.

Well she woke up anyway, and it is bad enough to walk in on someone when you are alert, but when you are dazed and sleepy...its a nightmare.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wife Rule #26 Revisit

Happiness is narrowing a decision to a few options that you can live with and then letting your wife make the final decision.

When we were looking for a new computer for my wife I knew that I would have to live with her choice for a long time.  So I went to work doing my homework on a bunch of different brands and models and when I was finished I have about a half dozen laptops that I was satified with.

My wife and I looked at the laptops and even though she did not pick my favorite, I was pleased that she got one that I could live with.  The bonus was that she was pleased that she got to make the decision.

Wife Rule #126

Don't try to change the alarm clock setting during the middle of the night.

The other night my wife and I set our alarm and went to sleep.  During the middle of the night I remembered that I would have to get up a bit earlier in the morning so, while still half asleep, I tried to update the alarm to be 30 minutes earlier.

We did not wake up 30 minutes earlier than planned, we work up nearly two hours later than planned.  Why? Because in my sleepy haze I did not finish setting the alarm.  When we woke up the timer was still blinking 8:45 AM, meaning that I did not turn the alarm back on.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Hello Loyal Readers,

The Wife Rules will be taking a couple weeks off. I have been an amazing husband lately and have very little to learn. Check back with me on 9/25 and I will have new posts for you.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wife Rule #125

If you are making a life altering decision, consult your wife.

Sometimes you have to make a snap decision and you maynot be able to get a hold of your wife. In this case you should probably not make the decision to change your life. It is not enough to take your wife's implied consent and use that to make life altering decisions.

Wife Rule #25 Revisit

One part of getting married is making compromises, so you may get to keep your sports stuff but a lot of it might have to be put away.

When my wife first moved in she complained that our new home looked like a dorm room.  The problem is that right now we just have a one bedroom apartment so we don;t have any place to put any extra stuff.

This means I have had to constantly defend and then move the wall hanging that are important to me while my wife battles to female up the apartment.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wife Rule #124

If you wife will let you have the guys over, make sure that you acknowledge her sacrifice.

My wife is working on her masters degree but she has granted me permission to have the guys over to watch football whenever the Bears are on national tv. She cheerfully agreed to lock herself in the bedroom to do homework so that the guys and I can enjoy the game without worrying about her studying. So make sure that you not only acknowledge her sacrifice to her, but to your friends as well.

Wife Rule #24 Revisit

If you blog about your wife make sure you acknowledge her in your blog on her birthday. I love you honey, Happy Birthday.

It is not my wife's birthday today but this rule is just a reminder to remember her birthday, get her nice things, and make sure everyone else acknowledges her special day too.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wife Rule #123

If your wife encourages your sports watching, be appreciative.

My wife has given me permission to have the boys over any time that the Chicago Bears are on National Television. She is awesome and I am giving her major appreciation on my blog.

Wife Rule #23 Revisit

It doesn't matter how right you are, if you try to convince your wife to admit that you are right you will end up being wrong.

Yes there are going to be times when your wife will know that you are right about something but will not want to to admit it. Your response should not be to try to get her to admit it or else you will end up in more hot water than you would have been if you were wrong. I cannot remember the exact situation that occured before I wrote this rule, but this is some thing that I have needed to work on. But you still will not get in as much trouble as trying to get your wife to admit she was wrong.
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