Thursday, August 03, 2006

TT # 4

Thirteen Things About Ace, My Helpful Hardware Man

1. He is a wonderful father.

2. He is an even better husband.

3. He ran off sweepstakes entry forms from Target to win a Nintendo 64, and he would stop by and stuff the box FULL of his entries. Guess who won that game system?

4. He once gobbled like a turkey to get a free rental ... a porno.

5. He knows even MORE Star Wars trivia than I do.

6. He was "seeing" someone else when we started to see one another. Her name was Rochelle.

7. His nickname in one dorm was "The Cassanova."

8. He gets queasy at the sight of blood, especially his own. He passed out one time when they were drawing TWO VIALS from his arm to check his cholesterol.

9. He found $ 900 under a dumpster with a note that stated "whoever finds this, do with it as you want." He promptly deposited it in our checking account and then grudgingly withdrew it when I insisted that it go to the police for 30 days.

10. On our first date, he went to the front of the movie theater and started acting out the movie, even though he had never seen it.

11. He came up to me and introduced himself as "the guy who sits behind you in Macroeconomics" ... in a class of 150 or so.

12. He is a HUGE packrat. He kept his Atari from GRADE SCHOOL, even though it was broken because "you just never know when I might be able to fix it."

13. He went dumpster diving for said Atari when I threw it away the first time.

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Blogger -R- said...

$900? Wow! Did you guys do anything fun with the money after the 30 days?

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Bex said...

HOW FUNNY! That's too funny about the $900, and dude, I wouldn't have turned it in. I don't think.

Your husband is a NUT! Mine is made me laugh.

Oh, and my husband's first wife was named Rochelle! I am SURE it's not the same Rochelle. This one has turned celibate!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

I think we did something responsible like go out to eat and blow it on stupid things.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

Sounds like a fine catch. Thanks for stopping by my T13/

1:40 AM  
Blogger factor 10 said...

Fun list. Did you get to keep the $$ after the 30 days? Did the Atari finally make it out of the house?

1:54 AM  
Blogger 2 cents said...

I think I would've just kept the $900 dollars myself

Great list! He sounds like a funny guy! :)

1:56 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

cute tribute. what a guy that hardware man of yours!
my tt is up.

2:51 AM  
Anonymous ~ Stacy ~ said...

[chuckle] A porno, eh? Funny. And 'no way!' on the $900 find, how crazy, and incredibly lucky.
Your Ace sounds like a delightfully fun and endearing man. You are truly blessed. [smile]

2:53 AM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Great post!
At least the pack ratting was something small like an Atari...
I could write a post on the collection here.haha
He sounds very resourceful.
Have a wonderful Thursday...
My TT is up

3:50 AM  
Blogger Natsthename said...

I'm so impressed that he turned in the $$. Did you end up getting to keep it?

7:49 AM  
Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

He sounds like a terrific guy!
Great list!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Great Guy! mine is a pack rat too. I think we have finally thrown away college notebooks. does he get to see this list today?

7:54 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Yes, he will get to see the list today. But I am not telling him to look... it will be a surprise.

We did keep the money. We turned it into the police, waited our 30 days, and it was ours. It was spent quickly, if I remember correctly.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Pass The Torch said...

Ok, I definitely need to do a list like this. I write WAY to much about my kids. Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for visiting my TT - hope you'll enter the Pass the Torch Contest!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Why didn't I think of the ballot stuffing to win something! Smart man!

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Gail said...

Fun list, sounds like a fun guy! I totally relate to the packrat part.
Thanks for visiting mine.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh he is DEFINITELY a KEEPER! He'd get along great with my DH for sure! (DH's brother even invented a very popular Atari simulator ... like who'd want one??? but hey.. he's famous in Atari circles LOL)

Thanks for visiting my blog!



8:53 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

Oh, that's funny. He doesn't read your blog, does he? ;)

8:57 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

He sounds like a fun guy! My husband gets queasy at the sight of blood too. #9 sounds great!

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Ace sounds like such a fun guy! LOL at #4. And my husband is a packrat, just like him, and he is also very fond of dumpster diving and trashpicking. Once he tried to bring home a coffee table he found when we already had a perfectly good one.

Thanks for the visit!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

He sounds like a lot of fun!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

OH my...what a great guy!

And by the way, I LOVE your site. It's so cool!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Something's Missing said...

Your list made me smile!

My Thursday Thirteen is up!

Happy Thursday!

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for visiting me! I LOVE "doing the eating contest for free porn"! Jenny (a TT newbie :)

9:43 AM  
Blogger angela said...

I loved he could get one on ebay;-)

9:46 AM  
Anonymous nancy said...

LOL! It sounds like he keeps you on your toes and life is interesting in your house.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Lyn said...

Great list...Star Wars is good to know. Useful in connecting with other like-minded individuals. lol Anyway, my T13 - Various Jobs Edition is up at Bloggin' Outloud -

10:00 AM  
Anonymous MInTheGap said...

It's great that you admire your hubby, but I don't know if I'd brag about a porno!

My TT is up.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous MInTheGap said...

It's great that you admire your hubby, but I don't know if I'd brag about a porno!

My TT is up.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Peter Plum said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT. VT can keep you singing, that's for sure!

10:05 AM  
Blogger LaShawn said...

#8 is EXACTY like my husband.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Your hubby sounds like a great guy. :)

10:33 AM  
Blogger YellowRose said...

He sounds like a fun, great guy! You are one lucky gal!

Oh and mines a pack rat too.....ugh!

Happy Thursday!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Eagle Lover said...

Was he dumpster diving for the Atari when he found the $900.00? And did you get it back after 30 days? The money. NOT the
Great list.
Thanks for stopping by mine.

12:09 PM  
Blogger C.A.Marks said...

LOL funny stuff. Sounds like you have a keeper. ;-) Good for you cause apparently they are rare.

12:10 PM  
Blogger MysteriousLady said...

LOL! He's a keeper!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

#9 is funny! Once your husband deposited it, it was no longer the SAME money that he found, when he got it back. :)

My TT is up.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

wow too funny about finding $900!

Great list!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Write From Karen said...

Whoa-Ho! He sounds like quite a handful! And funny, and imaginative and ...

a great guy! Thanks for sharing him with us.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Sounds like you're in love! :)

Thanks for visiting my T13!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

I love #9. How does a person get so lucky to win so many things? It sounds like he's got a wonderful, crazy, imaginative personality, which must be awfully fun to live with. If he doesn't tire you out. My first husband was like yours sounds, but he passed away in 1997. I still miss his clever ways of looking at life. The best to you both!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Did you let him fix the prescious Atari with the $900?

3:07 PM  
Anonymous terrilynn said...

You know, those Ataris are worth some money to collectors these days. I'm just sayin'...

3:35 PM  
Blogger TC said...

I love those! How nice to get to know Ace! Did you get to keep the money after?

3:42 PM  
Blogger k-diggity said...

I loved your TT. SOOOO Funny!!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

He sounds like such a wonderful man! I have to give you kudos for making him turn the money in. I dont think I would have been able to do that. Have a great T13

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Fun said...

I so would of spent that money in one day. No guilt either.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Zeus said...

This male homo sapiens sounds like a very good mate. Not only is he interesting, he's funny too! Very nice list! :)

Happy Thursday!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Lilize said...

hehehe i like memories from the start. i think it's lovely that you remember it and put it in your list :)

5:10 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Whatta man! Mine has saved some drawings that his older brother did as a, older brother did not give him the drawings. weird.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P has his Atari and numerous other items from high school. I know there is a ginormous box of baseball cards, several ancient video game consoles (in addition to the Atari), and a couple RC trucks that my oldest is dying to get his hands on.

Oh, and I once knew someone named Rochelle, but I'm sure it isn't the same one...unless Ace was into cross-dressing men. LOL!

7:47 PM  
Blogger BecK said...

Wow i like should keep him! Did you ever get the $900 back from the police?
Great list...makes me want to think about all the things I like about my hubby!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Pippajo said...

Aw, I like your list! It sounds like your life with him has been fun. Now you got me thinking about making a list about my husband...stay tuned...

9:39 PM  
Blogger The Merry Rose said...

very cool - thx for dropping by.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Happy0303 said...

He sounds like a fun guy! Laughter is always good for relationships! Happy TT and thanks for stopping by!

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have a pack rat husband. I sympathize (no, wait..I empathize!)
He also went through the trash a few times after I got rid of some ancient items. (one of which was a cracked tupperware bowl).

Wanted to say hello..I'll stop back again sometime.

2:49 AM  
Anonymous wrigley said...

ur hubby is funny!m sure he provides the entertainment around the house.

thanks for visiting!

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Agent Narc said...

I can tell you now - I would've kept that $900 too! ROFL

My husband cracks me up too.

Thanks for visiting today!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Leanne said...

How cute, dumpster diving for an old Atari system. He really is crazy in the best possible way! Lucky girl!

Thanks for joining in! :D

9:37 AM  
Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

He sounds like quite a character and in some ways similar to my own who is also a pack rat and lucky, good dad and husband and can be silly!

10:09 AM  
Blogger DS said...

Wish my wife would write something like that for me, lol. Congrats on the $900!!

8:45 PM  
Blogger tracifish said...

My favorite is his acting out a movie at the theater. Not only is it romantic, but he is not afraid to be silly. I bet he makes you laugh all the time.

1:42 AM  

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