Friday, July 11, 2008

Puss in Box


The other day, I was going through Alex's closet, taking out clothes that don't fit anymore and making room for more. I found a forgotten box of beanie babies and pulled it off the shelf. When we moved to Utah, I put them up there until Alex was older. I opened it up and it was a bunch of kitties.

Fun, I thought. The kids will love these!



Keith came home that night and began to freak out.

Keith: Why are my kitties all over the floor!

Me: Those are your kitties? I just found them in Alex's closet. I didn't know where they came from.

Keith: {counting kitties} I had them in my apartment and one of them is missing. A white one. Where is my white kitty!

Me: {still confused} It has to be here somewhere. Is it a special kitty?

Keith: No, I just....I had them displayed in my apartment.

Me: You did? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have dated you if you had kitties displayed in your apartment. You must have hid them before I came over everytime. I mean the action figure displays were almost a deal breaker.....

Keith: My Mom gave them to me when she gave up on me having kids. Let the kids have them...but I'm keeping the black one for myself. {Keith affectionately pets ZIP the Kitten.}

This is what Keith looked like when I met him....



We will be celebrating our 4 year anniversary next week. I am still amazed at the stuff I find out about my husband that cracks me up! And then I fall in love with him all over again!

124 comments:

  1. You always put a smile on my face with your posts!

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  2. BAHA That made me laugh out loud too funny!

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  3. Who loves kitty?! He needs to rename Zip, Hobbs. Then it will be Calvin and Hobbs!!

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  4. LOL! I keep a box of beanies in my daughter's closet as well, I only pull them out occasionally to let her play with them, so then they are more special. Not valuable, out of sight, more special.

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  5. This was so funny - I made my husband read it.
    -Kate

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  6. Now THAT was funny. Sweet that he has sentimental value for them like that, though.

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  7. OMG. I am laughing so hard in a place that is really inappropriate for laughing this hard! That is so great.

    Thanks so much for linking!

    Can I repost this next Wednesday? Email me if you are interested. I loved it.

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  8. That is great. I can see your confusion over the cats! Glad I found you through Holly.

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  9. So glad Holly pointed me to this post. Love it! Can I assume they all had the original tags on them?
    BTW- Men with action figures are HOT.

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  10. This is SO funny. I just found your blog via June Cleaver Nirvana and had to say how classic this story is. And your photo of the 40 yr old virgin...I was dying. Looking forward to reading more of you :)

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  11. Visiting from SITS! Oh how funny, this post just made my day. Funny yes, but I still wish my husband was so sensitive!

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  12. Funny the things men sometimes collect that we don't think of as "manly." I think it's very cute he loves his little kitties so. My husband has a "Little House on the Prairie" doll collection and some others as well. We both like stuffed animals and have them all over our house!

    First time visitor here from SITS.

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  13. Popping over from SITs! love the SNAGish husband that you have. Bean there, done that!

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  14. He he.... I found out last night that my husband had a flower press when he was a boy. And he used to do quilting!!

    How funny about the box of kitties though!

    Stopping by from SITS.

    LBM xxx

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  15. Oh, that is too sweet!

    "The action figure displays were almost a deal breaker" - when I met my hubs he had a poster sized cutaway diagram/map of the Starship Enterprise hanging above his bed. I married him anyway.

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  16. So funny! I love how possessive he was over it. Isn't the complexity of husbands intriguing?

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  17. Over from SITS. Ok, I have to admit the puss collection would have been a HUGE turnoff to me too. I would have run the other way like my hair was on fire. Mercy.

    Oh well, at least he only wanted one to pet -- uh, I guess that is better than all of them. :-/

    Ha.

    Beth

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  18. That's freaking hilarious! I totally needed a good laugh like that this morning, so thank you. BTW, I love the name of your blog! Happy SITS Day!

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  19. This made me LOL! Congrats on making it to 4 years. My 4 year anniversary was in June.

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  20. That was funny. It's great to see a Man's "softer" side.

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  21. Your husband is so sweet!

    Have a super SITS day.

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  22. That's so funny! I'm pretty sure my boyfriend doesn't collect beanie baby cats...=D

    Happy SITS Day!

    (and I'm having a giveaway! Check it out if you get the chance. =)
    http://thesweetestpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/08/no-175.html

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  23. This made me laugh!I myself fell in love with a man who had a life sized cutout of C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars.

    The things we overlook in the name of love.

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  24. I bet the look on your face was priceless, especially when he began counting the kitties!

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  25. that's so funny! i can just picture the "are you kidding, me?" face that you must have made! lmao!
    happy sits day!

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  26. Oh my...what a thing not to know! That's hilarious WHY his mom gave them to him!

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  27. how I wish I could've been a fly on the wall!!! LOL
    Happy SITS day!
    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  28. First time visitor from SITS. Can't wait to read more...you are hilarious! Love your pics too!
    Kerri
    www.sickofmg.blogspot.com

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  29. Happy SITS Day! That's too funny!

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  30. How FUNNY! Love that 40 year old virgin pic too.

    Visiting from SITS.

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  31. How funny! I love that he kept one.
    Visiting from SITS

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  32. I just um....hmmmm....don't know WHAT to say to that. LOL> cracking up!!!

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  33. haha how funny! Happy SITS day!

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  34. LOL Now that cracks me up! My husband is into the whole action figure collecting too....he used to have all his GI Joes put up, but now he's let the boys have them to play with....shocking, I know....that he let them go.:)

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  35. Happy SITS Day!

    My husband has Star Wars Droids all over the place. I feel your pain. :)

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  36. lol! Me and my husband are both geeks, but there were never any kittens :) His brother might have some kittens though...he is thirty living with mommy still.

    Happy SITs day!

    Ashley ♥
    http://ashleyclarkphotography.blogspot.com/

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  37. Oh my. I think it is even funnier that his mom gave them to him because she had basically given up. LOL

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  38. Oh my. I think it is even funnier that his mom gave them to him because she had basically given up. LOL

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  39. Ahahahaha, that was hilarious. Great blog!

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  40. just coming over from SITS. great post. reminds me of my hubby. He heard me tell my oldest daughter he was a geek when I met him and got all upset...but he really was.

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  41. Very funny. I've been with my guy Richard for 17 years and am still finding out new things.

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  42. GREAT BLOG!! Thank you for making me laugh! I love how you have made something personal relevant to the rest of us, really really great!

    -Robin
    www.robingillis.blogspot.com

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  43. That is stinking hilarious!
    My husband had a random assortment of bee related items because his mom kept giving them to him. Funny, huh? Just another reason I am now his Honey Mommy.

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  44. That's too cute!! Hello!! All the way from SITS!!

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  45. ROFL! That's hilarious! Thanks for the good laugh. Hope your day in the SITS spotlight is great!

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  46. I could tell ya a story about a man and his bear, but I don't wanna steal your thunder. ;-)

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  47. A man that wouldn't lie about his beanie baby collection is a man you will always be able to trust :-)

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  48. So funny that you never knew!

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  49. Hilarious! I'm glad you referenced the 40 Year Old Virgin because that's exactly who I thought of!

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  50. ahaha, this was such an adorable post! :) At least your husband admitted it!

    Be sure and pop by and leave a note! :) I'm having a giveaway for anyone who follows.

    -Laila
    www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

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  51. Hello over from SITS...great pos, how funny!!!

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  52. What a cute story! Happy SITS Day!

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  53. Niiiiice =) My husband has weird attachments to dorky TV shows, so I know exactly how you feel!

    Happy SITS day!

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  54. Oh my! I guess we learn new things about our spouses every day! :-) Happy SITS day!

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  55. *LOL* obviously his sensitivity is why you fell in love with him.

    Happy SITS day

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  56. That is the most adorable story I've ever read... Gotta love a sensitive man!!
    BTW, those are the greatest pictures at the bottom of the post. I LOVE them!!! :-)

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  57. Ha ha that is so silly. Wow. Atleast he is letting your kids have all but one.

    HAPPY SITS DAY!

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  58. It's always good when the men in our life can still surprise us.
    Happy SITS day.

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  59. How good of him to "let" the kids have them. Aww. Too funny.
    Stopping by from SITS. Happy FB day!

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  60. haha that's too funny! Love that "first met" picture, lol!

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  61. This is absolutely hilarious!!! HAHAHAHA

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  62. You made me laugh, thank you. :)

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  63. Hey. I'm over from SITS and now I'm laughing out loud in a computer room at sea, en route to Bermuda. People keep shooting me hairy eyeballs, but your post was terrific and now I'm going to follow you, but not in a stalker-y way. Also love your well-edited photos. Great details.

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  64. "Why are my kitties all over the floor?"

    LOL!

    Happy SITS day!

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  65. THAT is hilarious! My uncle used to have all of the old lego sets set up on his dresser. But I'm pretty sure ZIP and friends take the cake!

    Congrats on your SITS day, BTW!

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  66. First of all, I love your title! Very funny! Second, your post is hysterical!

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  67. Happy SITS day! This is a hilarious post.

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  68. LOL!!!....

    So funny.......BTW....Those are TY Beanie Babies. People were collecting them about 15 years ago. My mom sent them to my daughters all the time.
    I have 4 rubbermaid boxes (shoebox size) stacked up down in the basement. Inside them are Beanie Babies. I'm waiting for grandchildren....then I'll start sending them back to my girls again (for their children). :-)

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  69. I can't wait for the blogging backlash when the husbands start blogging about us!!

    Congrats on your Sits Day!

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  70. Great post! and congrats on your SITS day! My hubby and I have been married for a little over 2 years now it amazes me too when I learn something new about him. :)

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  71. congrats on your SITS day. my brother had a Zip kitten - it was always his favorite too. actually i think we have all of those beenie baby kitties located somewhere in my parent's house..haha

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  72. Isn't it funny how you think you know each other and then you find out things like this?

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  73. I would be a little disturbed LOL

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  74. Happy SITS day. I think it kinda cute.

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  75. oh the furry sweetness!!! :) Men are so funny. And its good taht they can be endearingly cute sometimes, it covers over a multitude of sins :)

    visiting from SITS!

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  76. Isn't it funny the things we learn about our husbands when we thought we knew them?
    What a hilarious post!

    Happy SITS day!!

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  77. may want to hold onto those...I hear beanie babies may be making a come-back :)

    Have a fabulous SITS day...and thanks for sharing such a great story

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  78. Hilarious!!!! I can't believe he freaked out like that.

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  79. Awww! Hahahaha! Not something I would've expected a guy to have a collection of!

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  80. from SITS

    Love it! I once worked with a guy (in his 30s) who loved Beanie Babies and was always up on the latest ones to add to the collection.

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  81. I think I'm most amazed that he knew that, not only was one kittie missing, he knew which one it was! Wow! I'm impressed. Now I want to know more about the action figures!

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  82. Ahahaha! Your hubby would love my daughter's room ... 500+ beanies still on a shelf high on the wall all around the room.

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  83. LMAO, that is hysterical! My husband is the SAME way. Now that Webkinz are cool and he can get them "for the kids" we have a whole new issue....

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  84. WOW!

    That's all if have to say..... :-)

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  85. I can't believe your husband is Steve Carrell! ;-)

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  86. okay now that is seriously funny!

    tiarastantrums.com

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  87. Happy SITS day!

    We still have all the kids Beanie Babies too, and their 22 & 26 now~

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  88. As a mom to a 28 year old who seems to have no sentimental bones in his body, I think that's extremely cool. :)

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  89. Just as long as he stays out of your underware drawer! ;)LOL

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  90. THAT was really funny. I'm still laughing.

    High Five SITS girl!

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  91. My dh has over 100 tshirts that don't fit him but they ALL have sentimental value. Your story cracked me up... glad I read it.

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  92. ok, so I'm a bit late...but...what a funny story, and happy sits day!

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  93. That is probably the most hilarious thing I've read and/or heard all week!
    "Why are my kitties all over the floor!"

    Hilarious! Makes me almost miss my kitties too now...
    Although I do find it surprisingly cute that his mom gave him the box 'o kitties. :-)

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  94. I have been sick and MISSED your SITS Day!! I am so sorry!! But I do love this post hahahaha the white kitty :) How perfect is that?! haha love it Connie!

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  95. LMAO, oh my that was hilarious!!!

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

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  96. Too cute!

    Belated congrats on your SITS day!

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  97. OMG that is hysterical!

    Sorry I'm a day late stopping by from SITS!

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  98. That is absolutely hysterical. Why didn't he want to keep the white one too :)

    Happy belated SITS day!

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  99. LOL okay laugh for the day, thanks.

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  100. I'm cracking up that he used the work kitty. Kind of like it cracks me up when the hubs uses the word panties. Ah ha

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