So what will I do today, then, to start off 2008? Today, I update my "List". You may call it "The List", the "Laminated List", the "Get Out of Jail Free List" (thanks, Kat) . . . whatever name it goes by, its still the same. You know, those 1, 5, 10 . . . whatever the number is . . . people for whom no permission is necessary should they proposition you with extramarital sex. And I know I just updated it in November. But its 2008. New year.
You talk to newly married couples and both will feign indignance - what kind of marriage could you have that you would ever permit your spouse to be unfaithful? You talk to old married couples and they can rattle off their own list, rattle off their spouse's list, and probably discuss the last 5 years worth of comers and goers to their respective lists.
I think we had one or two of those blissful years of ignorance. Then, we both became practical people. So we had a serious discussion and set the ground rules. (A) Only famous ** people - no one from the office or anything too close and personal. (B) Only 5 people on the list at a time. I don't know, does 10 make you a slut, but 5 is socially acceptable infidelity? It really just seemed like a good number, so we went with it. (C) Any updates to the list must be communicated timely (i.e., before said infidelity takes place). There are no retroactive adjustments to the list ex post facto.
So to start 2008, I propose to update my list for all to see.
- Hugh Jackman
- Antonio Banderas
- Jason Statham
- Johnny Depp
- Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Mel B's partner on "Dancing With The Stars")
On reserve, just in case I need to update quickly, are (in no particular order)
- Murilo Benicio ("Woman on Top")
- Oded Fehr
- Clive Owen
- John Cusack *
- Edward Norton *
Less than 4 months 'til the hubby is home . . . and his workout schedule has left him pretty buff, based on his last picture. Bring on the propositions, boys . . . I might be busy in April!
Until then, your shoes are welcome under my bed.
* Editor's addition - how could I have forgotten
** Editor's clarifcation: Thank you, Betty, for your insight. Although we have not scripted out the exact definition of "famous", I believe, for purposes of this list, that "famous" would NOT included any bloggers, internet degenerates, or anyone else my husband would consider "close and personal". Even A-listers. Unless you become President or a famous movie star or buy a professional sports team or something else that qualifies you.