Friday, January 27, 2012

I just discovered "The Art of Manliness"


Me and My Manly Husband Man ;-)

I'm a decidedly feminine woman and I love and greatly appreciate the masculinity in men. I think this love for manliness came from observing my father who is, as people say, "a man's man." He taught me how to bait a fishing hook with live earthworms when I was six (and I was not squeamish about it at all).He's into sports, hunting, tractors, cars, choppin' down trees, facial hair, killing spiders -- you know, all that kind of rough-around-the-edges, get-your-hands-grimy strong man stuff.  One hot summer day in our front yard in Texas, he set a tarantula (yes, there are tarantulas in Texas) on fire after dousing it with gasoline. The flames were four feet high! People were stopping along to road to watch. That was a memorable day, to say the least.

At the doctor's office, I like perusing men's interest magazines almost as much as any other read. I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to "Man-Style." And now I can add The Art of Manliness | Men’s Interests and Lifestyle to my reading list. This is a great site for the manly man in your life, with articles like "How to Fold a Pocket Square" (which would have been useful for the formal we attended last weekend), "How to Make a Citizens Arrest" and "A Resolution for Romance: The 52 Love Letter Challenge." If your man's not the type to read blogs or do a lot of online reading, that's okay. You can read up and share bits and pieces, slip some ideas here and there in casual conversation, or just read it yourself.



2 comments:

Miss Charming said...

Another Texas girl! (I think I would like to see how to make a citizen's arrest.)

Shones said...

@ Miss Charming, so sorry for the delayed response. I so adore Texas, so thanks for stopping in to say hey! Wouldn't it be cool to (successfully) make a citizen's arrest... I wonder if people actually do this?