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The Good Greatsby’s Tips for Getting Your Spouse’s Attention

November 10, 2011


In yesterday’s post, Muy Caliente! Tips for Adding Spice to Your Marriage, I responded to an article outlining methods to add some excitement to your marriage.  Today I’d like to suggest some of my own time-tested methods for keeping Mrs. Good Greatsby interested in yours truly. #1 Leave each other notes around the house from […]

Muy Caliente! Tips for Adding Spice to Your Marriage

November 9, 2011


A friend sent me an article on 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage with the suggestion it might make a good blog post, although it’s also possible she sent it at my wife’s request. My wife and I don’t need any help in the spice department.  If anything, my marriage has too much spice.  […]

Saturday Salad: Dressing on the Side

October 22, 2011


My seven-year-old, The Fonz, showed me a story he’s writing and the first sentence made me laugh: Once upon a time 3 kids were best friends named Jay, Henry and most of all Jack. Here was an opening line that sucked me right in and I had to keep reading to find out why Jack […]

Dear Good Greatsby: How Do I Get My Husband to Realize I’m Perfect?

September 21, 2011


Today’s question comes from gojulesgo of, who worries her marriage is becoming too equal for her liking.  (If gojulesgo sounds familiar, perhaps you’ve heard from your friends Jules has her very own barn.) Dear Good Greatsby, Over the past 8 years, my husband has grown quite spoiled by my wit, generosity and what some […]

Did I Ever Tell You About the Time…?

August 18, 2011


My wife has heard all my stories.  I’ve heard all her stories.  Every childhood memory, every funny anecdote, every life-changing experience had been exchanged within our first few years of marriage.  Conversation in years four to seven was full of stops and starts: “Did I ever tell you about the time–” and the other partner would […]

Splitsville for Jennifarc

July 21, 2011


If Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony can’t make marriage work, what hope do the rest of us have? The couple hasn’t given a reason for the split, but my insider source says Marc Anthony was bitter that the media never gave them a catchy couples name like when  Jennifer was together with Ben Affleck and […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane

July 18, 2011


If you ask for directions to my home I’ll always tell you to turn onto my street from the main road on the east.   I would never tell you to take the road from the west because I can’t remember the street name, even though I’ve lived here for six years. Scientists believe Internet […]

My Wife’s Facebook Status: Single if George Clooney is Asking

June 23, 2011


Did you hear George Clooney is single again?  And did you hear women everywhere changed their Facebook statuses to ‘Single if George Clooney is asking’?  The actor and his girlfriend of two years, Italian model Elisabetta Canalis, recently split.  No reasons were given for the break-up, although my inside source tells me George was disappointed […]

Your New Exercise Program

June 17, 2011


This time you’re going to do it! Nothing is going to stop you from getting in shape. You purchased an expensive exercise machine and you plan to work out every day. Allow me to help you create your exercise program: Day 1: Open exercise equipment box. Day 1: Lay out parts. Day 1: Misplace parts. […]

Unromantic Gestures

May 16, 2011


One of my favorite memories of my wife occurred when we were driving back from a weekend vacation in Dresden while living in another part of Germany.  We shared the drive together with three German friends, and the friend sitting next to my wife got a phone call from her boyfriend and they conversed for […]

Putting a Hold on Holding Babies: Subtle Schemes to Convince Your Wife to Wait

April 20, 2011


She’s ready to start a family.  You’re ready to consider thinking about maybe thinking about starting a family. She sees babies everywhere.  You see babes everywhere. She wants a stroller.  You want to stroll down to karaoke night at the pub–if she can make it, great! The honeymoon just ended, and she’s already talking about […]