Good grief, the best laid plans…
I had it all worked out: a comprehensive list of answers to several stereotypical male v. female questions. Cars, movies, clothes, hobbies, dating…bah, blah, blah. Decided to just answer the real questions and say thanks for the comments.
my husband is a surfer and I've been wanting to get him a watch that shows tides and is water proof. I have no idea where to even start researching. any suggestions?
April 11, 2010 10:35 PM
CK – Casio’s Pathfinder watches are pretty sweet. I think you can find one with solar charging, atomic syncing AND tide graphing. http://pathfinder.casio.com/
La Yen said...
W has this watch. He wholeheartedly agrees. It has lasted longer than his last wedding ring.
April 11, 2010 11:09 PM
CK – Did we have this conversation once? Déjà vu.
At our house we believe that if you are going to have a Casio it must be the CA53W-1 model (that is, THE CALCULATOR WATCH). That is because my husband is a nerd. Also you can spell BOOBS on it. Who doesn't love that?
P.S. I will forever remember to put Tabasco on my pepperoni pizza thanks to you.
April 12, 2010 12:10 AM
CK - Two of my favorite things in one comment? What? Watches and Pizza. What?
I'm sorry, it auto-syncs to the atomic clock? I want one.
April 12, 2010 2:00 AM
CK – It’s too late to apologize. Getcha one.
Sara Kate said...
Like the schedule--am particularly excited about flashlights and photography. On the photo front: we just got our first SLR and a flip video camera (baby no. 1 to arrive any day--today please...) and my husband has been experimenting with all the features. Any tips/ideas for accessories and/or how to store/organize the multitude of photos I am certain we'll soon amass with our newborn muse?
April 12, 2010 6:55 AM
CK – You a Mac or PC? I do plain old folders. There are some pretty sweet solutions for both platforms out there.
I would like to request a post on engines. I dont hear nearly enough about those at home.
April 12, 2010 8:03 AM
CK – I said irony, not sarcasm. :p
This was awesome - but I confess I can't wait for Friday and the photo post! I've been itching to know what equipment you use and whether you are really going to make the move to Canon like cjane hinted at (COME ON IN CHUP! THE CANON WATER IS JUST FINE!)
April 12, 2010 8:48 AM
CK – Nikon guy. Have a D90 presently, but not nearly as in love with it as my old D70. Who knows. Can a Chevy guy ever drive a Ford?
love it! a perfect blend of all elements. and now my husband will get a watch for father's day... :)
my question for wednesday...what is your favorite bit about pregnancy?
April 12, 2010 9:02 AM
CK – There are several things that I
love about pregnancy. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) For the purposes of our discussion, however, I’ll say this: every time a concern or anxiety has come up – two kids under two?! how can I love another one as much as I do this one?! etc., etc., Someone –usually in a comment on one of my wife’s posts- offers an insight or anecdote that...helps. The answers or advice are cool, but the knowledge that people, lots of people, have gone through all of this before (and come out fine…’rents AND kids) is confidence inspiring. I can do it. We can do it. Everybody does it. I dig it. like
The Cluff Family said...
I love that you made a list. Now, for the questions: how do I get my husband to be more like you? (kidding...maybe...). And what do you use to organize your digital photography? iPhoto? Picasa? Just lame-o folders? You must have thousands of pictures, and you seem like a guy who would have a systems for his precious images. I'd love to know!
April 12, 2010 1:00 PM
CK – Lame-o folders. I am pretty compulsive about their organization though. Year/Month/Day/Event. My brother loves iPhoto. Picasa seems cool. I’ve experimented a little with their face/color/shape recognition, and they’re awesome. Just haven’t switched. You?
question - do you know if it fits larger wrists? My hubby has a hard time finding watches because most mens watches don't fit his wrists.
April 12, 2010 3:42 PM
CK – Unless his last name is Yeti, I think it’d be fine. Me: 6’5” 275 lbs. My wrists are not dainty.
I'm glad I heard your voice in my head when I read "ABSOLUTELY!"
April 13, 2010 1:18 PM
CK - xxxoooxxx
I think husband is going to have to have one of these. Also, extra points for using the word wookalar.
April 12, 2010 11:06 PM
CK – 10 points right back atcha.. ;)
Seymour Chase said...
can you give us a rating scale? where would you place maglites in your flashlight heirarchy?
April 12, 2010 11:18 PM
CK – I’ll always love Maglites. I have several. Great construction and waterproofing. Indestructible. Bummer that they fell so far behind when LED tech took off. Seems like they just kept selling what they had for years. Just now starting to do some new, interesting stuff.
My husband got an AF issue one (maybe a sure fire, is that a flashlight?) while he was deployed that was the size of a mini mag. While on a camping trip he showed it off to me. He shined it from our campsite and lit up the forest which was quite far away. I'm bad with distances, but it was enough to get me, who usually glazes over myself while he displays his toys, to pause and think it was indeed a very cool flashlight. I never knew they were collectors items, though. Fun to see what other people (men) get excited about.
April 13, 2010 3:50 AM
CK – Sometimes I have this dream that I own everything in the Surefire catalog. When Military, Law Enforcement, and Film Makers use them, you know they’re solid.
just bought six of these for the men in my life. thanks for a good idea. ccc
April 13, 2010 6:13 AM
CK – Lucky!
I'm sending this to my Hoss.
He sells flashlights, you know.
You and Hoss could be friends...he's tall-you're tall, he's bald-you're bald...the flashlight thing--a match made in heaven.
April 13, 2010 8:56 AM
CK – Who you calling tall? Does he need a product tester?
So totally out there since I know this was mostly a review post...but where are your headlamps? You have a very impressive collection of flashlights and so I'm puzzled by the lack of the one kind of flashlight we have in the house: 4 headlamps.
Do you keep your flashlight on you at all times the same way my husband keep his Gerber with him? If so, which one you keep on you?
April 13, 2010 9:02 AM
CK- Have three headlamps. But they’re old enough that I “need’ new one(s). And yes, the Microstream is my EDC (every day carry.)
Oooh, I'm female and I love flash lights. I used to love my maglights, but have moved on.
Love this one...need to have one...or 10.
My collection may or may not resemble yours.
April 13, 2010 12:04 PM
CK – If you're not married, someday you're going to make some man very happy.
li'l mil said...
But you won't be a true flashlight geek until you mod them out! Our friend is always looking for new ways to get more candlepower or whatever it is and he's got THE brightest lights I've ever seen. Don't settle for what you can buy--aim high and CREATE!
April 13, 2010 12:18 PM
CK – 5 of the 10 Mags on the left are modded. Some have drop-in aftermarket emitters or switches. There’s a pretty sweet mod for the 3 cell Mag with a $2 bulb from Radio Shack and a few inches of PVC pipe.
I have a son who saved his hard-earned money for a Surefire flashlight when he was 15--then four years later when he was packing for his mission, it was the first thing in the bag. I pointed out that it wasn't on the list and he said "I'm going with the prompting I'm getting to take it." How could I argue with inspiration?
April 13, 2010 2:16 PM
CK – My type of guy. Do you know which Surefire it is/was?
Now I want nothing more than to start collecting flashlights! I had no idea what I was missing out on - my husband is going to be thrilled! Thanks for this post - it might be life-changing.
April 13, 2010 4:43 PM
I am c jane, my husband is sexy and I want the whole world to know it.