Overachievers have more sex

My fiance was going to visit his parents, sister and brother-in-law on Saturday. It’s a six-hour drive, Fridays are always a grind for him at work, and traveling in general stresses him out. Enter me, Princess Helpsalot.  I got up extra early fully committed to making it the easiest trip in history.


I framed some pictures of him and his family, wrapped them in pretty paper, picked up greeting cards, bought wine and chocolate for the ladies, scotch for the guys, put everything in a fantzy gift bag, and skipped off to work feeling super happy.

Later that morning he told me he planned to sleep on the couch in his parents’ condo because there were only two bedrooms.

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He’s a dyed-in-the-wool introvert.  I immediately booked him an oceanfront room and sent him the e-mail confirmation.

Then I ordered him lunch and had it delivered to his office because overachiever.

Still eager to do even more, after work I went to his place to continue being my very helpful self.  I had two hours before he would arrive, and my goal was a big reality-TV reveal.

I did four loads of laundry, straightened the living room, cleaned the kitchen AND the fridge, took out the trash, changed the sheets, and placed the bag of cheer on the table with the cards laid out for him to sign.

I was wiping the sweat off my very satisfied face when he walked through the door and said, “Hey babe I just talked to my parents – I got the dates wrong. It’s not this weekend, it’s next weekend.”


But then…


All the chores are DONE – we get to have sex all weekend!



  1. Winner winner chicken dinner.

  2. The only thing that was not good was the booked room. Everything else, perfect.

  3. HAHAHAHA Well, it wasn’t such a waste of time. Good thing the things you bought for the goody bag don’t go bad!! 🙂

    • True story! Hey what’s happening with your blog? I tried to check it out and I got no results. Am I doing something wrong or is this the universe’s way of hounding you into publishing your first post? Thanks for chiming in!

  4. Um, wow! You rock! Is it bad that “sex all weekend” is probably twice max? Lol.

  5. I’ve got news for you. The brotherhood is strong. We have a secret bond and we’re not supposed to reveal our methods but the entire episode unfolded just the way it was intended. The “wrong dates” ruse works EVERY TIME.

  6. Alls well that ends well hey!

  7. It seems the motto should be housework before homework. Fun fun fun.

  8. Haha! Excellent! 😛

  9. oh… all right…

  10. Cleaned… the .. fridge? If that’s what I need to do to have sex I’ll stick with only getting it once a month 😉

  11. Pace yourself.

  12. I see no downside! YAY!

    • Right??? Thanks for chiming in. What’s up with your site? I’m trying to stalk you : )

      • Stalk away! I’m having a mini midlife mental meltdown. Needed something to look forward to at the end of the week.. Don’t want to live in the shadows anymore, and needed something extreme to get me out in the open. Here I am! And the blog is a good place to vent, and so my kids and friends know I haven’t been abducted by aliens or taken up with an ax murderer, or anything like that! Ha

    • Okay. So I’m clicking on 321jami and it says the site can’t be found. Cuh-learly I’m doing something wrong. Help! I want to check out your blog!

  13. Reblogged this on socialbutterflyxxl.

  14. I hope your hubby appreciated all the effort you put in! I was waiting for something like “and he didn’t even notice – screw that guy” but sounds like there was other screwing to be had. Easily my fave post I’ve come across in a while 🙂

  15. Hahaha this post! My boyfriend gets so stressed when we travel! He seriously turns into jerk when we take one wrong turn. This is the first post I have ever read on your blog. Are you a stay at home mom/wife because thats my dream job?

    • Omg just visited your blog for the first time – love love love! Nope not a stay at home anything. Although I agree that would be pretty dreamy. But only if there was more money than I can spend. Otherwise I think I’d be bored haha!

  16. Elizabeth May says:

    Oh man this is literally one of the funniest blogs I’ve ever read!

    • The name of your blog alone makes me feel warm and fuzzy, like we’ve been friends since the 8th grade. I’ve visited it many times but it’s time for me to come back! XO

  17. ha ha ha. i like that

  18. This is an awesome post! Made me laugh out loud. I need to take some notes from you on how to be a better girlfriend. My idea of being nice is when I ask if he is hungry and wants to go out to lunch and he says no, I offer to pay to manipulate him into saying yes! LOL. Excited to follow your adventures!

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