Labor Day

meet my beloved. he is scrubbing the grease from the stove
(always puzzling, this grease, considering the stove's minimal use). this should make me happy, but when i see the brillo-pad out, i worry. when he takes on the cruft build up in the fridge's floor and beneath the never-cleaned-under-of-the-drawers (spilt chocolate milk, mushed lettuce, carcass of a rotting lemon)
i approach with caution, my puet* squeezed rather tightly.
despite feeble attempts at excuses:
"blogging is such tedious work!"
"i didn't notice"
"where i am from, ants are not really such a big deal"
i know i have failed again.

sometimes i wonder, what is in it for him?
i'm not talking about a clean stove or a fridge that does not gross out guests......
i am not obtuse. (nwl** from shawshank redemption)
i am aware that he works long hard hours.
weekends and holidays included, such as today, labor day.
for him there is truly no rest for the weary.
what can i do to make it really worthwhile (for him)?

does every merger have an unspoken reciprocity?
should it be unspoken?
at what point in a breakdown of reciprocity does a merger fail?

if all i need to protect the merger involves occasional cruft work, i am in.
as for working with a brillo-pad, i draw the line--
surely those muscles are not just for show.
* buttocks
**new word learned


  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    This picture is every woman's fantasy- a hot guy cleaning the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Steve looks amazingly like George Bush in that picture. Personally, I find the President attractive..:)

  3. if your merger doesn't have the 'smelly sock clause', consider it good!

  4. A sign of "merger" failure is when both parties (to the merger) decide that they are not giving in, no matter what. Believe me, I've been there, done that, seen it all...

    -ayo silva


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