Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Every Married Woman Needs One



The Guy Pal is a necessity for any married woman. He should be attractive, preferably intelligent, and quite possibly straight (although gay is also possible in the right circumstances). He is there for all the things you can't do with your husband for whatever reason. The Guy Pal (or GP) will take you to the grocery store and actually carry in your groceries, for one thing.

Your GP has the strength to lift things that you can't lift. He can also pick up your medication if you are sick. If your GP is sensitive, he can listen to your problems and give good counsel. Should you need emergency road service or surgery for that matter, he is available to help.

He will share his muscle relaxants with you if you sprain a muscle. Your GP will also compliment your cooking. You can telephone him at any hour and say "There is a dead bird in my laundry. Please do something!" and by God, he will. Your guy pal will let you bitch about your husband, your weight gain, your less desirable family members, and never take it seriously.

In return, you feed him a couple of times a month. You offer your husband's services to him whenever it is appropriate. I took my GP on vacation with me and my husband. This photo is of Nelson and me at the El Rancho Hotel right outside of the Navajo Reservation in Gallup, New Mexico. My husband is also his friend. But most of all, Nelson is my GP. I don't know what I would do without him.

10 comments:

  1. Forget looking for another husband... I just need a GP.

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  2. From your photo, you're a great looking woman. Nelson is single too. Hmm. Maybe you have to come and pay me a visit!

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  3. That's exactly what I a need. Find out if Nelson has a friend in need of a Gal Pal.

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  4. Jayne, he's a delight! An intellectual. And he has a MA in theater arts. You would get along. He's irreverant, handsome and a truly good guy. I want to see him with a worthy woman.

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  5. Very cool. Nice photo. Can men and women truly be only friends? Yes..How lucky you and Nelson are.

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  6. yeah that always seems to be a question for some...can guys and girls just be friends.... havent blogged about that one yet...hmmmm

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  7. This is a great warm-fuzzy post...I just wonder if he could be so dear a friend if he were married. I guess that depends on how secure the woman is.

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  8. Dearest Blackbird, Trey, and Alyssa, thank you for your comments. I have alwa;ys had "guy pals" and for whatever reason, it's worked fine. They tell me their problems too you know. It's not a one way street! My husband Alex had a "gal pal" for a while (Ms. Lacy) and she had underlying intentions but it was fine. Alex didn't. Since Alex is 15 years my junior, I tend to rely on trust. He does too.

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  9. When I moved to this new town, I left behind my three (count 'em, THREE) Guy Pals and I miss them something fierce! I crave masculine energy, the no-BS, tell-it-like-it-is mindset. I like the raucous banter, I like men at the table when I'm out at a restaurant.

    I especially like having other people try to figure out just where I fit in with the three of them--was I their Gal Pal, or was I doing them all?!

    No more of that in this new town, YET. Just give me more time and I'll find new Guy Pals.

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  10. The guy pals always look for the smiling redhead. You'll find 'em and they will find you!

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