Monday, April 20, 2009

I think my husband is prettier than me!

Okay, I had an experience over the weekend that MUST be shared and MUST be discussed.

I was shopping at WalMart aka WallyWorld aka WalMarts aka the store one step below Target.

MountainSport Man was with me.

Go figure.

We were checking out, minding our own perfectly oblivious business...

The Checker, nice lady named Barb, said her Hi to us.

I looked at my husband and said, "Hon, do you have your card handy?" Because mine was in my purse underneath ALL the groceries...why I put it there? I don't know? It's just one of those habits that is hard to break (It's a HARD habit to break...come on, SING IT WITH ME--you know you love Chicago).

MSM: "Yea, here I got it"

Barb the Checker: "Oh!" looking surprised! "Are you guys...oh...your married?"

Me: Giving her a DUH look.

MSM: Giving her a woman-your-crazy-if-you-think-I-would-deal-with-this-girl-if-I-wasn't-married-to-her look.

Barb the Checker: "WOW...you guys have picked up each other's characteristics. You look similar."

Me: Giving her the whatthewhat?-you-did-not-just-say-that-I-looked-like-a-guy look.

MSM: Starts to smirk.

Barb the Checker: Looks at me and then starts back pedaling, with a sweet as honey smile she says, "I mean to say, you guys compliment each other...a very good looking couple."

I just smiled. My husband THANKED her for the compliment.

We bought our groceries and started walking out to the parking lot.

My husband being, my husband, turned to me with a smart smirk on his face and said, "So...do you think she was saying I was getting prettier? Or you were getting more handsome?" pause... "I think she was saying I was getting prettier..."

In her defense...and for the sake of my pride... I was wearing a hat, hadn't showered, and my natural beauty wasn't shining through (I'm sure).

Either that...or I should be worried that my husband is prettier than me.

He DID buy designer jeans that looked freaking HOT on him a few weeks ago.



This one is pretty recent, self photo, and yea don't know why I looked freaked out here... my hubby is 30 pounds heavier here, I think he would like me to make note about that, he's pretty vain about it...



Hmmmm... can't tell with the sunglasses really... maybe that was her trying to tell me I had a 5 o' clock shadow?

No, not possible...I just got waxed... :)



Okay...now this one freaks me out a bit...

What does that MEAN? I wonder when my hubs and I are holding hands or necking in the parking lot if incest comes to people's minds?

Oh my GOSH, I gotta go, I just threw up in my mouth.

Anybody else out there get this? Am I alone? Please tell me I'm not getting Handsome-er!

Love,

Shelle

P.S. Hope y'all had a good weekend!

P.S.S. If you got time, go check out the most recent post at The Real World Venus vs. Mars...and then do yourself a favor and FOLLOW cause we are having some GREAT discussions over there...it's like our OWN suburban neighbor hood where we BBQ on our street and the kids are running around being crazy and the Adults are chatting away tuning them out! It's GREAT!

38 comments:

Kristina P. said...

First, you have a very high opinion of Walmart to say it's only one step below Target.

And I have to say, in that last picture, I do see a slight resemblance.

Who cares if people think you are sleeping with your brother! People are so judgemental!

devri said...

Sleeping with your brother... Kristina.. where are your prioritys here woman!! jk

Sis, you have like 10 ups on him.. whatevah.. he is cute (for a white guy) but hey, you are one hot chick.. hugs to you!

American in Norway said...

I will have to post my brother/sister pictures of Bjørn & me...
When we were working on ships, wearing matching uniforms people would often ask us if we were brother & sister... I would reply... "after last night, I sure hope not..." : )

You are both pretty... (your prettier- but he is a hottie...) : )

Barbaloot said...

I'm so sure the checker would be named 'Barb.' Was she older? Cuz there's no such thing as a young girl with that name...except for me.

But anyway---my mama sometimes comments that married people start to look alike after it's been awhile...so don't worry. You're not a freak. Or, if you are, you're not the only one:)

Barbaloot said...

Oh, and I totally LOVE Chicago. I lsot my greatest hits CD a few years ago and still have not recovered.

Cuz going out a buying a new one would be impossible....

T said...

great - now I'm going to be humming Chicago tunes all day...

and you two are a long way from looking incestuous - I've seen THOSE couples... and had to actually do a little quiet research once or twice to ensure myself they weren't just putting me on...

didn't "handsome" used to be gender neutral? just imagine yourself 100 years older and you'll feel great about yourself - especially since you look smokin' hot for a centenarian!

Southern Sage said...

Are you slamming the deep south with that last remark? I am somewhat offended. I mean when did it become uncool for blood kin to be married. Sheeesh some folks are so judgmental, and, just for the record, she is my SECOND cousin. She had better teeth (well, tooth) than all of my first cousins. Well my first cousins are double first cousins but anyway I'm off task here.

It seems being pretty is something your husband and I share. I mean it really seems a coveted trait by many but it isn't always beer and wings! Its tough to go out when you know folks will judge you for your outer beauty, they instantly adore us. Movie producers always propositioning us. Women flinging themselves at our feet. Odd under garments being thrown at us. Autographs. Women crying, just at the chance to touch us. Pics pics pics. Its insane really. But its a burden we bear.

So the next time you wish to be stunningly beautiful, charming, charismatic,of genus intelligence or just nearly perfect in every respect know Shelle that it is truly a burden. Well if you decide to strive for those things then just ask your guy about the burden it is.

Sigh, being beautiful ain't all its cracker up to be, I should surely know.
:-)~

Loralee and the gang... said...

yeah, I really love it when people say that my husband and I look like brother and sister...but then maybe I deserve it cuz I once mistook a husband wife couple for siblings - and mentioned it to them that they looked so much alike. Took me quite awhile to get my big foot out of my mouth after that!
:~D

Amanda said...

Looking alike is good. It means that you will have good looking kids.

Seriously. Think about it...

Heidi Ashworth said...

She thought you were siblings? I was thinking that maybe she thought your hubby, in his prettiness, was, er, gay. Or that you, in your handsomeness, were gay. Or both gay (Oh, I'm totally kidding and in an evil mood today--bwaahahaahaaa! But it's okay b/c I'm linking to you in my blog post I'm currently constructing with great care . . .which is how I ended up here when I did . . .)

T said...

so, next year do we nominate MSM for hottest mommy blogger?

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

You are just both FRICKIN hot :) that's all.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Kristina P's comment is pretty funny as is Sage's.

I kinda thing they covered it ;)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Kristina P--right judgemental jerks all of them...lol

Devri...yea he's fly for a white guy, but is he prettier?

American in Norway--YOU HAVE to post those pictures...I am so curious and in need of a good laugh! :)

Sorry Barb...she was OLDER but SO stylish...so that helps right?

T-Of course, that's what it is...handsome is the new DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! and HAHAHAHA...YES we should nominate him as HOTTEST MOMMY BLOGGER...but then you better nominate me in the running as HOTTEST DADDY blogger! :)

Sage-I feel my cause to ground you is hopeless...honestly, even though you are "fat and bald" your words not mine, you still feel like you are the SHIZ... but so does my husband... But your people's I was not trying to offend, I was just stating facts...and isn't it a compliment to throw up in one's mouth when you mention incest or eat limb rat??? Just look at it that way...

Loralee--my foot is permanently stuck in my mouth!

Amanda--You're right, we do have hot smokin kids...but none of them are REd Heads so that is proof right there we aren't related! I kid guys, no one send me hate mail! :)

Okay Heidi--I'm going to admit, that in my original post I mentioned that I was scared he might be GAY...but I took it out.

Emily--apparently HOT is the new incest!

Blogging Mama--I know, there comments were hilarious!

Kate said...

At least you don't look like your dog yet. if you have one.

I agree with Kristina P,--- (Joe Dirt - "You're my sister!) hah hah.

Angie's Spot said...

I think you guys make a good looking couple, but I don't see the resemblance...at all. Maybe I'm crazy. That check out lady definitely is.

Anjeny said...

Hey at least you guys don't look like he's kidnapped you from your family and holding you hostage or something. My first few years of marriage to my hubby, people were always thinking and even the bold ones approached us once and actually admitting to thinking that my hubby has kidnapped me from my home----abduct me from my island(lmao) like one of those stolen brides kinda thing that they were thinking about calling the cops on my hubby (talk about crazy)...I admit I looked like a high school kid back then and he looked way older..eheheh..but I've caught up with him now so it's all cool.

So the next time someone says that to you, tell them that you being the generous person that you are, you rubbed your pretty-ness on him so you wouldn't be so ashamed to be seen with him in public...lol..
He is a hottie and the clerk is right, you two compliment each other and all in all, a one KNOCK-OUT couple!

H.K. said...

You guys do not look like sibling at all! Cousins, yes, but not siblings. :0)

brooken'dus said...

I'm going to be honest....I don't think you guys look anything alike, maybe kuz I know you two in the real world but that's what I have to say. One time me and D were out to dinner and the waiter kept saying stuff to us like "do you want this on the same check" and do you want 2 different to go boxes" He kept saying kuz I don't know if your going to the same place or not.............I'm not sure what he was trying to get at but I had never had anyone not think that we weren't married, I mean look at us....were old....duh were married......

The Blonde Duck said...

You look nothing alike. She's as blind as a bat! :)

matesen said...

Hey Rachelle! This is Mariah and Alex and we just happened upon your blog the other day. Now maybe we can keep current on each others lives better! and by the way, you are gorgeous and look nothing like a man!

Melinda said...

Dude, he is not prettier than you! I would just tell him to stop smirking over looking girly. Haha!

Mother Goose said...

not siblings but possibly related.

Kritta22 said...

Such a habit, a habit to break...I just can't go oooonnn, I just can't go oooooonnn! I'm a ADDICTED to you BABY!!!

(Trumpet solo)

I saw them in concert...oh yes I did!

I think you two are both attractive people but in your own way...seriously...I don't see any similarities.

I think Kristina P is crazy. ...just for the record! :)

Kritta22 said...

AND Amen to Blonde Duck

Trooper Thorn said...

Maybe she just thought you were a very close brother and sister pairing. Were you shopping in West Virginia?

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Mountain Sports Man is pretty pretty! But you're pretty GORGEOUS!

Besides....if you HAD to look like your hubby (which you DON'T), just be glad you're not married to the Donald! Or Danny Divito (Rhea Perlman DOES kinda look like him). OH NO! I wonder if I"M starting to look like Roy now????

♥,LIlly

The Wixom Zoo said...

Yeah, we get that a lot. Not so much because we look alike but because we both have red hair. When we first got married we lived with his sister (who looks nothing like him) and we went to church one day. People got MAD at him because he was "holding his sister's hand and ignoring his wife!" What?!?!?! They thought that his sister was his wife. Nice.

wendy said...

which one was you --and which one was your husband, I just need to know where to start (tee,hee)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

No, he's not prettier than you. And that's a fact so deal with it. And you don't even look like each other so no one would suspect incest. He's pretty hot, but not as hot as you, girl.

You look exactly like my sister's husbands sister. It's so weird. And when I hear you talk you look even more like her.

Youngblood4ever said...

CRAZY talk! I am thinking that checker was smoking some crack or other illegal substance on break just before helping you guys because you are HOT and your hubby is Handsome! What in the world???

Camilla said...

Okay Shelle, how are U?
I´m a brazilian LDS and I like this post. You and your husband made a nice cuple, really.
You are invited to visit my blog, it´s so simple but is cool.
Bye,

Camilla from Brazil.

Homer and Queen said...

How freakin' old are you anyway?! Geez, I could be your mother! (A dang good one too I might add) Seriously, who cares if you are sleeping with your brother? Unless you teach R.S.? I'm just sayin...

CK Lunchbox said...

Not sure this counts but maybe it does... oh what the heck, it does. Ok, so anytime I go out shopping with any of my younger sisters (who are all married) we constantly are mistaken for a married couple.

We look like each other because we ARE related!

So this is sort of the reverse huh?

shannon said...

You guys look awesome together!!--

binks said...

It was the hat, I'm sure.
It was seriously confusing her.
You two look nothing alike and although you know I have a soft spot in my heart for MSM, you are WAY prettier. (even though MSM is a hottie).
Can I have the big house on corner with the green shutters? I mean, if we're moving to Mars, shouldn't we be picking the right homes?
BTW - thanks for the shout out in your future post. (my screwed up going backwards blog reading, again - SOrry)

tiffany said...

Well you do have the same cute little noses.... Just sayin.

SupahMommy said...

incest
lmfao!!!!!!!!!

xoxox

Here you Go SciFi Dad

Blog Archive-For SciFi Dad