Manly Men

Slick got me thinking about the difference between manly men and real men. I think there is a difference at least and I plan to tell you.

First let me explain that my man Erik is not a manly man although he does often refer to himself as “the manliest man in manly man land” and that in itself makes him that much less manly. He doesn’t watch sports (he can play them he just finds them boring to watch) and he’d rather hang out with me than spend an evening drinking beers with a bunch of dudes.

He doesn’t feel the need to conform to male stereotypes such as that he wears bracelets and at times paints his nails. Of course, you all know he likes Hello Kitty. It’s not like he has dolls or anything but he just collected a few things over the years.

He is however a real man as he’s very honest, strong and passionate. He can fix just about anything in the house and he can lift anything I need him to. He can take out the trash, build me a table and cook me a fantastic dinner in one night.

Now that’s a real man.

  1. Slick

    October 25, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Sounds like a man in my book. So, when Trish and I buy a house, can I borrow him? Without the nail polish of course πŸ˜‰

  2. Slick

    October 25, 2007 at 9:58 am

    I’m still a damn virgin??

    Geeezus

  3. Maureen

    October 25, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Of course, Kipling said it nicely, in “If” ( http://www.swarthmore.edu/~apreset1/docs/if.html )


    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!

  4. Mr. Fabulous

    October 25, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    And when he and I eventually get together and enjoy some man love, that doesn’t affect anything, right?

  5. blueyes

    October 25, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    I feel like I’ve fell into some manly world here I prolly oughten be in lol

  6. Robin

    October 25, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Slick – Sure! Once I get him to finish everything on our house…he has a pretty long list. You are a virgin until you get to the next level of comments.

    Maureen – You always have a great piece to add.

    Mr. Fab
    – Well I’ve always thought heterosexual man lovin is very manly but maybe that’s just me.

    Blueyes – Yeah, be careful where you step.

  7. MisstressM

    October 25, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Oh sunshine so sorry school has been kicking my ass. And I have been hideing underneath a pile of textbooks and essays. So sorry I have been MIA for a while

  8. Erik

    October 26, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I think you meant to say “the manliest man in ManlyLAND”. Nice quote Maureen.
    I say to be a real man is to really understand women. πŸ™‚

  9. Robin

    October 26, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    MistressM – I can understand, good for you for going to school.

    Erik – Good catch honey, I fixed it. I must agree with you…and I know you don’t think I do that very often.

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