Archive for September, 2014

“I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You”

September 12, 2014

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18775284-i-am-having-so-much-fun-here-without-you&#8221; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” border=”0″ src=”https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1403390765m/18775284.jpg&#8221; /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18775284-i-am-having-so-much-fun-here-without-you”>I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7382108.Courtney_Maum”>Courtney Maum</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1050073023″>3 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Here’s some shockers for you, protagonist and narrator of this book. Ready? Okay.<br>After you’ve been married for a while, maybe had a kid or two, seen your spouse brush her teeth and pluck her chin hairs and maybe even PEE for all I know, a certain sense of familiarity sets in. Does this necessarily breed contempt? No…but the mundane does tend to overtake the marvelous.<br>When your wife finds out you’ve been schtupping somebody else, and not only schtupping her, but have fallen in love with her, your wife probably gets pretty mad. And when she does, she probably won’t want you hanging around anymore, so she’ll probably kick you out of the house. You might want to have a backup plan. Just a thought.<br>Now, my thing about this guy is that he has an affair because he can’t seem to get back the — what is it? — romance? novelty? I don’t know — with his wife. Then, when she kicks his sorry unfaithful ass to the curb, all he wants is his familiar, mundane, everyday wife back. This seemed a little crazy to me. Then he tries to figure out how couples stay together long-term, partly by interviewing his parents and other paired humans about their favorite and least favorite things about their partners. Y’know what, genius? You just DO it. If you can’t find the romance anymore, you work around that. You get up every day, and you look at the guy dropping shaved whiskers in your sink, and you see him slouching around in his underwear, and you observe his penchant for Ultimate Fighting or horror movies or bourbon tasting or WHATEVER else you couldn’t care less about…and you think back to your wedding vows and/or you think that this is the father of your child(ren) and/or you think how this person has never betrayed you AND YOU DON’T BETRAY HIM EITHER. That’s how you do it. You get up every day and you live your life and BEFORE you screw it up royally, NOT AFTER, you appreciate that mundane existence because it has this other person in it that you do not ever want to harm.
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