April said something in her interview about getting inside a man’s head so I thought I’d tell you a little bit of what I found while trying to get men ‘right’.
I was inspired by this saying I heard, a quote by George Carlin.
Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it!
Calico Canyon is the story of the prissy Miss Calhoun from Petticoat Ranch and her forced marriage to Daniel Reeves the father of her most unruly students.
Five little boys who are as horrified to have her for their new Ma as she is to find herself stuck with the Reeves men.
She got his boys expelled from school.
He got her fired.
And then a completely innocent compromising situation forces them to marry. I mean sure she spent the night with him. Sure she’s in her nightgown. Sure he slept with her, but...nothing happened.
Daniel cannot get the parson to believe that.
No two people could be more unhappily married.
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In the meantime, one of the responses I've been getting about Calico Canyon, similar to Petticoat Ranch, is 'How'd you get inside a man's head so well?'
All I can say is...”who knows if I did?” How can any of us really KNOW if we've figured out men?
And what’s with the word MEN, like they’re not individuals, with their own hopes and dreams, personalities and behaviors. CAN we figure out MEN-plural? We can maybe...eventually...figure out A man, one we know personally, but is it fair to paint with such a broad stroke?
Here are some Man cliches....
All men are after only one thing.
All men are alike.
My husband says, Men think things through. Women talk things through.
Literature says, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
A jump rope ditty I remember goes:
Boys are rotten, made out of cotton
Girls drink Pepsi to get more sexy
Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider
Girls go to Mars to get more candy bars
George Carlin says: Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.
Nicole Hollander: Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women.
Mary Poppins: “Though we adore men individually, I agree that as a group they're rather stupid."
Marge Simpson: Most women tell you that you're a fool if you think you can change a man- but those women are quitters.
I'm going to mention here that if you think there aren't a bazillion woman bashing jokes out there, you're livin' in a dream world.--here's a good example:
Q: What's the difference between a woman having her period and a terrorist?
A: You can negotiate with a terrorist.
What I'd like to hear from you is 'guy stories'.
Can you think of a story with your son, your boyfriend, your co-worker, your brother, your husband that just makes you say, "He is SUCH a guy!"
And anyone who leaves a comment today gets their name in the drawing for a signed copy of Calico Canyon.
So leave a comment and tell me your 'guy' stories. And don’t even think about topping me. I can tell ‘guy’ stories all day long.
Thanks, Mary! I can think of a few 'guy' stories. I can't wait to see what the rest of the gang comes up with.