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Post-marriage realizations

by Kiran on September 7, 2011 · 36 comments

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Good thing, I blog. Bad thing, the Husband does get ratted out on the blog, occasionally. Not to make fun of him, just to share some of our post-marriage life antics. And to point out the obvious. Because in our opinion, discussing is way overrated.

Give me some attention!

If not all. It definitely feels like it was some long time ago where Tarun would enthusiastically plan our date nights. These days, he is preoccupied with online games. Not Wii, Kinect, Xbox or such console games. But Sudoku’s, Solitaire and pool games. Apparently, he needs to catch on with the latest game. Oh, did I just suggest that? Darn.. Don’t remind me of Angry Birds. It just angers me.


There are many things to not love about house chores. Highest on my list is having to do the same chore, twice in a row. And that my friend, I introduce you to dishwasher loading and unloading. I loathe thy. Seriously. Swamped with daily house chores, I hate loading-unloading-and-loading dishes all over again. The problem also lies in the fact that the Husband happily accepts the unloading bit. But doing it on his own clock, doesn’t cut as being the most helpful person around. Overflowing kitchen sink doesn’t have a timeline, honey.

I am pretty, even though I look disheveled & in my PJs whole day!

While busy playing Sudoku (let me throw in Angry Birds as well in the mix), he has this believe that complementing me on my looks without even looking up from his gaming device would be appreciated. Is his way of saying, “I’m busy, leave me alone“. He tends to forget, by passing empty or meaningless compliments, he is just risking dinner. Or a clean shirt.

Marriage is a very expensive way to get your laundry done for free.

How was dinner?

We have a rating system. Don’t ask me why and how did the Husband gets to decide. Tarun generally rates my cooking on the scale of 5 to 10. There was a 3 once, and I told him to cook his own dinner, unload-load-and-unload the dishwasher. He regrets it till date.

The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.  

Never question me about the treadmill. Got it?!

Tarun: “When was the last time you got on the treadmill?

Me: *crickets*…..Ignorance is bliss.


Either way, we are happily married 😀

Image source.


1 Destination Infinity September 7, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Does he read this blog? After all, half the name of this blog is his! You have such a nice husband who doesn’t forget to complement you even while playing games. You should appreciate it.

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2 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Obviously he reads this blog. And of course I appreciate that Tarun complements me no matter how busy he is or otherwise. This post was meant more towards satirical than taken seriously.

3 Destination Infinity September 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Even the comment was satirical. I forgot the smiley after my comment – Here it is now – 🙂

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4 Dev September 7, 2011 at 6:10 PM

When I read posts like these, I start questioning the very purpose of institution of marriage.. ;-D
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5 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Don’t question the institution of marriage. Everything in life has to be taken with a grain of salt. Life without it’s ups and downs, are no fun. Trust me 😀

6 Priyanka Srivastava September 8, 2011 at 4:01 AM

Wow… Very entertaining blog…good humor and good stories 🙂 Marriage is truly an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open…. 😉

7 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Thanks for the compliments and glad you are enjoying the posts here on my blog.

8 Aathira September 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Oh yes… I loathe dishes and cleaning up after cooking.
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9 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Couldn’t agree more 😀

10 sm September 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM
11 Gayatri September 8, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Haha what a nice post! I’m sure every married desi girl can relate to this! I can empathize most with the dishwasher scenario and food rating system 🙂
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12 Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport September 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Hi Kiran! I have so much yet to learn about marriage. I am only at the starting line 🙂

So happy you found my site and therefore I found yours 🙂 The Spaniard and I will be moving to FL next year. I feel like you and your hubby will be great sounding boards for him as he will will be adjusting to all parts of American life. I am sure I will seek advice from you – if you don’t mind 🙂

Love your site! Can’t wait to look around some more…

13 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for chiming in with your story & compliments. Marriage is a bed of roses, but it has some fair share of thorn’s too! So glad y’all would be moving to the Sunshine State next year. We would be honored to share advise on any questions you would have for us – warning, we are no experts. Just a common couple trying to make a life, abroad 🙂

14 The British Asian Blog September 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM

A good insight to a married life. I can’t say I know how it feels as I’m not married. But like all relationships I can imagine how things turn out over time, especially when you get use to each other.

It’s still cute, no matter what.
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15 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for chiming in. Life has it’s fair share of ups and downs, so is marriage. Marriage is similar to wine – better as it ages 🙂

16 Anita Menon September 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM

What an entertaining post! I completely relate to each one of the points. Especially liked the quote – “The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.”

17 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 2:42 PM

So glad you enjoyed this post 😀

18 sujatha sathya September 10, 2011 at 1:33 AM

absolutely- marriage is too expensive for free laundry ;))

great post. marriage is a universally,eternally favorite subject
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19 Kimberly September 10, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Does Angry Birds come to bed with you? Because the other night, I could hear birds sqwaking while I was trying to sleep and my husband who is 33 years old was hiding underneath our covers playing angry birds…le sigh….
i love blogging about my husband. It’s a good thing he rarely reads my blog 😉
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20 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for commenting 🙂 Angry Birds usually come to bed with me. Aarrghh!! I don’t mind the Hubby enjoying games, just know that the darn iPad does have a mute button!!!

21 Jayendra sharan September 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Nice post. i enjoyed reading, but cannot comment, i am far away from these points now 🙂

22 Priyanka September 10, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Thanks for your sweet comment, Kiran!

Oh, does this post strike a chord with me or what?! Thank goodness, my husband isn’t into games, but that does not mean he doesn’t have other means to annoy me.
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23 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for commenting here as well honey 🙂 You lucked out on the gaming part, though I can relate something else isn’t as easy as well 😀

24 Bikram September 12, 2011 at 8:57 AM

he he he 🙂 sorry I had to laugh .. especially the the picture aboce .. offcourse Problem SOLVED 🙂

I love games but havenot come ot the online ones yet , still trying o get the most out of the PS3 🙂

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25 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for commenting. Glad this post had you in laughs. It’s the small things in life that usually matters 🙂

26 Ameena September 12, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Does your hubby read your blog?

I had to laugh because as you know I share most of these issues…except that I am not so polite about it! My husband isn’t addicted to the Wii though, it’s more of his laptop, the iPad, and his variety of phones. Lucky for us I have not seen him playing Angry Birds. I fear I’d never be able to talk to him if he did!
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27 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 3:45 PM

We share our names in the url – obviously he reads the blog 😀 It’s not about addiction, more of irritating the heck out of me. Which works, almost every time!

28 sophia September 13, 2011 at 12:28 AM

LOL! I’m not married, but a friend did tell me marriage is all about compromises.

Just curious: why don’t you like Angry Birds? I’ve never played the game myself, but it seems to be super popular. All they are to me are fat birds with big “V”s as eyebrows.
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29 Kiran September 13, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for commenting 🙂

I am not totally against Angry Birds, just the sound. It’s so annoying that the Husband refuses to even mute the volume. Birds squawking at night on bed, isn’t a lullaby that encourages me to fall asleep 😀

30 Team G Square September 13, 2011 at 9:20 AM

My wife also feels same . Think i should also make her read this article .

31 Kankana September 15, 2011 at 2:47 AM

oh the angry bird game !! either he will be on TV … or on laptop or playing angry bird in his mobile… aaaggghhh.
I keep blabbering till he shuts down and pay attention to me 😛
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32 Richa@HobbyandMore September 16, 2011 at 4:52 PM

haha.. yeah vivek doesnt even need headphones anymore.. he can tune be out like background noise..:)
though he is not a gamer.. he is a total workaholic.. same thing.. rebound talks with myself when he is working!:)
btw if you want some reading or discussion for going vegan, ping me on fb or twitter/betit19 . since u had mentioned abt your curioisty about it some time back. My household is transitioning, each for a different reason, so i have multiple perspectives:)
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33 dinu September 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM

sweeet post 🙂 I better not comment 😛 you know why..

loved this part “The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. ”
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34 Tanvi September 29, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Hahah … how cute! 🙂

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35 Reema March 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

D isn’t hooked to online gaming..instead he loves playing guitar incessantly 🙂 In fact I am the gaming pro. And he is a huge help around the house. I just have to say please as sweetly as I can 😀
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