Tada! The Significant Other blogfest!
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My partner's text is in black and my comments are in purple:
PS: English is my partner's second language so excuse the short post.
I'll start with writing habits. She spends too many hours in front of her computer and I’m really worried about her eyes, actually – given that I love them! I would do anything to change this but I know that it’s not going to happen. She loves her computer more than me!
I do not! I love your eyes too, Sweetie. :o)
I know it’s always difficult to catch your dream. I was exactly the same. You need to sacrifice things and be absolutely devoted to it. If you have been through it at least once in your life, you are able to understand why someone does everything possible to get there. It is hard to realize that they are somewhere else, not here, beside you –most of the time at least - but it’s quite understandable :)
It frustrates me when she keeps asking me to read the stuff she wrote! And it's hard for me. It takes me twice as long as it would someone who speaks English fluently. I wish I could. And I wish she'd understand when I say I can't and not get upset and start yelling and crying and bringing up all the things she does for me and makes me feel guilty. I will read your book when it's published, baby, I promise! No matter how long it takes, I will do it. I love you.
I love you too! I'm sorry I get so upset. It's just that I want to share my joy with the man I love. I'm sorry it's so hard for you.
So there you have it. Can I just add something kinda funny about sharing a life with a man whose second language is English? Just for a laugh: One day we were sitting on the balcony, discussing some odd jobs that needed doing around the house, and he said,
"We need to get the pimps fixed."
"Yeah, they're leaking."
"Oh! The pipes!"
:o) Have a great weekend everyone!
He sounds just adorable and sweet, Jessica!ReplyDelete
Pimps? Pipes? You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to!ReplyDelete
Great post. Funnily enough, it's the same in our house too--and my wife's first language is English!
Thanks for sharing!
Boy, do I hate it when those pimps need fixing...ReplyDelete
Aw, he's worried about your eyes. He's sweetReplyDelete
Bless him. I couldn't help but laugh about the pimps!ReplyDelete
It must be strange having a partner whose first language isn't English. My OH doesn't read fiction and is a very slow reader. He will read my stories but it takes him forever!
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Wonderful Jessica. It was lovely to hear from your other half.ReplyDelete
Wonderful Jessica. It was lovely to hear from your other half.ReplyDelete
He sounds very special, Jessica. I had a bit of a giggle as I remembered discussions between hubby and me that I wanted a larder and he wanted a pantry - until we figured out it's the same! See, English is my second language and I have given friends/colleagues a lot of good laughs :-)ReplyDelete
My wife reads fine, but I try not to bug her to read my stuff. Besides, she's tough on my work!ReplyDelete
Good stuff, guys.
I think all of the significant others will say we spend too much time in front of the computer.ReplyDelete
I loved the honesty and lack of sugar-coating. Also the way he understands what its like to chase a dream. This was a joy to read, thank you so much to both of you for taking part and making today so special! :)ReplyDelete
Aww...I love this post - honest and funny. Your honey definitely seems to "get" you.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, Jess and Mr. Jess. =)
I love the irony that an English-language writer's SO has English as a second language. You should write a story about that... humorous women's fic, it'd be fantastic! Great post and very sweet.ReplyDelete
I'm hearing a collective theme throughout these posts: we all spend too much time in front of our computers. Hmmm...We are addicts.ReplyDelete
PIMPS! LOL! Hubs and I have these kind of funny mix-ups, too. I love how he calls Bruce Willis 'Bruce Willies'. Ha!ReplyDelete
He sounds so sweet, Jess! :)
He's so sweet to say he'll read your book when it's printed! That's more than my hubs promised, though you have to forgive when English isn't their first languages. It's the support that counts. And I loved the pimps story. My husband still asks us to pass the "salt and peeper." Cracks us up!ReplyDelete
So sweet! The language barrier/doorway (I like to think of it as a fun thing rather than barrier) sounds like wonderful writing material... ;o)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed this immensely!
Visit My Kingdom Anytime
Awww, he just sounds so cute, but I can understand you wanting to share with him while writing. I'm glad my SO is interested as well as invested in my writing. Check out my post.ReplyDelete
Don't feel bad Mister Jessica, my significant other speaks English fluently, is from the U.S., and still won't read what I write.ReplyDelete
What a sweetheart!!! I loved this!!!ReplyDelete
I love Matthew's comment, down right hilarious!
As far as the pimps comment that had me laughing out loud!! Reminds me of visiting my friend for her wedding last year. She married a guy with his second language as english and he approached me and said...
"I love the bitch."
I was confused. I had hoped he wasn't talking about my friends. Turns out he meant beach.
Very sweet...and quite honest, huh? At least he's up front about it!ReplyDelete
Getting pimps fixed would solve a lot of problems, I think.ReplyDelete
Seriously, it is tough from a writer's point of view when you loved ones don't just devour your book in one day. We just have to remember how supportive they are and we wouldn't be without that support.
Dan - here's my wife's post.
The pimps always need fixing. Something about the leisure suits and jewelry.ReplyDelete
Ahahaha! I've got to find a way to use "the pimps" in a sentence about the car, lol. So cute.ReplyDelete
Awe, this is just so sweet, Jessica. He sounds lovely.ReplyDelete
Pimps? LOL! Your life together must be so entertaining. :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like you never have a boring day! So nice to have a guy stand with you especially when English isn't his first language!ReplyDelete
OMG that was so funny! the pimps!ReplyDelete
Very nice! :)ReplyDelete
Awww . . . such a sweetheart! :-)ReplyDelete
I'm the opposite, I try and not let my family read my stuff, it feels odd to me. Strangers are ok.ReplyDelete
Ha! Love the pimps vs pipes story!ReplyDelete
I also love how honest this post is about both of you. He's so open about struggling to read your drafts yet still supporting you whole-heartedly, and it's so relatable and real.
He sounds patient. I like that you make him read your book even though English is not his native language. Sounds fair. ;)ReplyDelete
I love this post and how it's completely honest.ReplyDelete
What a great post! So honest. Your husband is so sweet. :)ReplyDelete
Oh what an adorable husband you have, Jess. Thanks for dropping by my blog, too. The story about the pipes is very funny! LOL.ReplyDelete
Aww its sweet he cares for your eyes...I'm glad you have someone who supports you.ReplyDelete
My husband speaks ENglish fluently and it's like pulling teeth to get him to read anything I write.ReplyDelete
It's so sweet that he gets that you are after a dream and supports it! You be nice to him!ReplyDelete
I really like the honesty in this one. You're lucky Jessica!ReplyDelete
At least your SO has a ligit reason for not reading. Mine speaks English just fine and still doesn. He too complains that I love my computre more than him. I think his favorite thing to say is: you should buy your computer a wedding ring, or maybe I'll give it mine...ReplyDelete
Ha! That was pretty fun, sounds like a cool guy.ReplyDelete
My DH sympathizes with yours, I'm sure. It's only possible to write or read when he's not around.ReplyDelete
Those pimps are still funny!:)
That was so funny! I should have thought to insert my comments amongst what my husband said.ReplyDelete
LOL! hmmm... what a passionate household. :D yes, get those pimps fixed~ ;p good stuff! xoxoReplyDelete
That's so sweet. I bet he says some great things in Greek too!ReplyDelete
Aww, so sweet.ReplyDelete
Lol on getting the pimps fixed. :)
Awwww...what a sweet post!ReplyDelete
We had a couple of friends over once (one of whom was from Columbia). He looked over at the other guy and said "You smell like skank!" "Skank?!" He meant skunk =)ReplyDelete
He sounds sweet and so loves you~ReplyDelete
You two make a great couple!
Aw, what a sweet man. So loving and caring.ReplyDelete
Great post! Ha, I bug my husband to read and reread my stuff, too.ReplyDelete
New here, popped over from the fest. Your S.O. sounds like a real trooper. How lucky you are. LOL, leaky pimps!ReplyDelete
A good weekend to you :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
He sounds so sweet and obviously loves you. The language blips only add to the laughter and fun!ReplyDelete
...wonderful post:) Love the honesty!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Applause! Lol, I love the pimps story.ReplyDelete
I think my wife probably feels much the same way. And English is her second language as well.ReplyDelete
Tossing It Out
lol this is very sweet. and its nice that you two had the opportunity to share your feelings this way. He sounds special, pimps and allReplyDelete
Would you fix those pimps already??? How funny - I love it!ReplyDelete
He sounds like a sweet man! I know I love sharing what I write with my husband, and he will read it but I know he doesn't really want to because I wrote romance and fantasy, two of his least favorite things. Oh well.
This is so sweet, and the pimps is a perfect laugh.ReplyDelete
That was really sweet, and the exchange about the pipes is just too funny!ReplyDelete
My husband is just back from Ireland after fixing the pimps in our house there. Those pimps can be pesky little devils can't they!ReplyDelete