Thursday, September 15, 2011

Things I hate to love about J

As promised, here's a post about the mystery man to most of you (unless you know me in real life. Then you hear about him 24/7).

What better way to get to know him than to get to know him like I know him? :]

Things I hate to love about J

 This picture of him makes me laugh every time I see it. And if he doesn't like it, he shouldn't have it on Facebook. I'm just sayin'.

How he feels compelled to shower every morning, even if he showered the night before and did nothing but sleep and wake up. Somehow showering energizes him. I couldn’t fathom this until one day I told him not to shower because we were in a rush. I watched as in a mere 20 minutes his body literally shut down and wasn’t revived until water touched his skin. It was remarkable.

His refusal to eat collard greens even though he knows damn well that I caught him eating them at a restaurant. Apparently what he meant to say is he didn’t eat my family’s collard greens. Oh, okay.

How eerily similar our grandmothers are. They look nothing alike but my grandmother is the Jamaican-Methodist-shopaholic equivalent to his cute, Jewish, always-wearing-pink grandmother. It’s very interesting to see how two women who have never met can have such a similar impact on their first grandchildren’s lives. There are times when his grandmother talks and I swear it’s like my grandmother possessed her body. Grandma, is that you?

How he loves me in sweatpants, hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on. Or in my case - pink super woman pajamas, glasses, and a headscarf. I hate when he invites people in with me looking like I just woke up, but he doesn’t think it’s a big deal because "I’m beautiful no matter what" – yadda, yadda, yadda. I’m no stranger to Vicki’s Secret when I need to be but he has seen me looking craaaaazy and I’ll admit to that. My whole thing is – as long as it’s not a habit, let me live. Thank you. And he does.

Him taking up SO MUCH space in bed. This isn’t the biggest deal because I like that he’s 6’3, but there are times when I forget that he’s a person with feelings and I want to fight him and throw him overboard. Somebody’s gotta go. . .

His Football Sundays. HUSH! I want no backlash for this. Everyone knows that Sundays are reserved for WE Weddings, The Kardashians and True Blood! But even though I’ve always been one of those girls who likes the team whose uniforms are the prettiest (as in, with the least color clashing), I appreciate him for being so determined to keep this tradition alive with his friends and brothers. I even learned a thing or two about how great of a game football is, and he trained me to recite Mark Sanchez as my favorite player on the Jets – but I will always be a Giants girl thanks to my dad.


  1. He sounds like a pretty great guy. The part about the bed made me laugh. You're so cute.

  2. lool I laughed a lot, he seems to be fun as almost all guys anyway this is a very interesting post I love the idea and I really hope that you're happy with him :)

  3. Aww you finally introduced us to J! At least you realize that the things you hate are the things you love because you love him. So cute!

  4. Awwww this is soo sweet! I want a relationship like this!! <3

  5. This is adorable! Thanks for opening up about your J! He seems like a really fun guy (and I really want to meet grandmas.)

  6. Finally we get to meet the love of your life! At least, in print, that is hahaha And awww... girl, your love and affection for him is so vividly reflected in this post.This is just so sweet, and I agree Myne, he truly sounds like a really great guy. So happy for you both, and I wish you both all the best!


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  7. haha some of these made me laugh! I seriously don't understand my BF's love for football either. He's coming up to help me move this Sunday, but says that he has to watch football in the afternoon!! Guys have to realize that we can't look pretty all the time and we need "sweatpants time " lol

  8. haha, I think all guys take up too much room on the bed! and true blood <3

  9. Aww there goes your J! My J is a bit similar to yours with the fact that he refuses to eat seafood at home but I know I've seen him eat seafood at his mother's. He also thinks it's okay to bring his company on in while I'm sitting in the common area with my scarf and super goofy pajamas on. What are we gonna do with them? lol

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  11. AWW this post is cute lol i totally get where youre coming from with the bed situation. i'm 5'7 and my booski is about 6'3-6'4 AND he snores so im always devising plans to make him fall off the bed lol im evil

  12. He is awesome, any guy who is happy to see a woman without make up in sweatpants is fabulous! And also every guy loves football sundays :) Thank you for stopping by and I want to see you rock the bowtie missy, the DIY post is up!

  13. A few things...I'm uber jealous that you have an amazing boyfriend. Where did you find him and are there more like him?!

    A few years ago, I dated this white guy from the sticks in VA. He made me dinner one night and he made some collard greens that rivaled my grandmother's. I was impressed. I usually stay away from vegetables but I'll crush some collard greens like it's my job.

    I would have killed any of my exbfs had they ever had anyone over while I was slumming. Sometimes, it's just not attractive and other people just can't see me like that.

    Guys always complain that I'm the one that takes up the most space in bed, regardless of how big they are. Oops.

    Sundays really are for football but you should compromise and get two TVs. That way you can both watch what you want at the same time.

  14. I love this post! I l always say it's the simple things that you love about the person you are in a relationship with. Great post!



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  16. aww he sounds so sweet.
    but the showering thing, is a plus..
    you know he's always clean

    mine is relatively new, but i love how he likes me a little bit toooo much and he only says it when he's drunk like he says the cutest things lol

    p.s. you are mean... why would you wanna kick him outta the bed


  17. J sounds pretty awesome! I definitely understand how he feels about showering. I'm the same way, I have to shower in the morning or I just feel like a waste for the entire day. It has a lot to do with my hair - it just feels icky if I don't wash it every morning lol. It's a strange compulsion but hey, there are worse habits to have :D

    I love that picture. The portrait of a very fun man.


  18. aww what a cute post Nhya!I think we all have a list of quirky things we love to hate about our "boo", I think mine may be a mile long!!! ha ha

    -Nicole Alicia

  19. Things I hate to love about you TWO.

    Is that you BOTH have each other :)

    Which is far from "hate" but more of a guilty-obsession for hopeless romanticism.

    Like HOW cute are you two, though?

    And I like to climb trees as well, so 6'3 is WINNING.

    You both compliment each other. Nice way to introduce us to J. A very tastefully done "tada"-type post.


    Sojo, FWB

  20. This is so cute!!!!!! :D XD
    You are lucky Nhya!

  21. 2 things:
    A guy who likes to shower: a blessing
    Eat your family's collard greens: LOL. It be like that.

    This post is AMAZING NHYA! You killed, yet, another one! It almost brought me to tears!!



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