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Sunday, March 18, 2007

No Shame

The morning after the condom incident, McHotty went to the drugstore to stock up. He returned with two-dozen condoms, as well as toothpaste, the newspaper and some shampoo. He is embarrassed to buy just condoms!

This is bizarre to me. I could go to the drugstore and buy condoms, Monistat and haemorrhoid cream and not give a shit. They could ask for a fucking price check on lubricant over the PA system and I could care less.

How about you guys? Are you embarrassed buying personal products?

Motherbumper tagged me for a musical meme to list seven songs I’m diggin’ right now. Here they are:

Metric Monster Hospital (this is the coolest video) watch

Bif Naked We’re Not Gonna Take It watch

The Arcade Fire Rebellion (Lies) (Cakes’ favourite right now) watch

Broken Social Scene Cause=Time (one of my all-time faves) watch

Johnny Cash Hurt watch

Chris Cornell
Black Hole Sun (I’m so pissed, he’s in town when we’re on vacation) watch

Gwen Stefani Wind It Up (I love anything Sound of Music related) watch

I tag Niloc, who’s holding down the fort while Jana’s away.


McHotty and I finished watching Firefly last night. The show is awesome—it is a very cool blend of sci-fi and western.

I’m so pissed they only got to make 14 episodes.

Joss Whedon is brilliant. I’m going to console myself with re-watching all seven seasons of Buffy.

Any other Firefly fans reading?



Blogger jen said...

nothing embarasses me. or at least nothing i can purchase at a drugstore.

great music recs, met. will explore.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...

HUGE Firefly fan, Trillian too. Watched every episode Fox showed, which I believe was 9 (and out of order!). Bought the DVD as soon as it was out, watched the other 5. Saw Serenity opening night, even though we didn't have a babysitter--Trillian took the early showing, I took the late, we stayed up even later so we could discuss. Own the Serenity DVD. I think I was even more in love with Firefly than Buffy, which is probably some sort of sacrilege, but true. While not a Whedon product, BSG fills some part of that void--similar sensibility, though not as much humor.

6:04 PM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

We are Whedon-atics at Casa Earth! We've watched and own all of Buffy, Angel and Firefly. Whedon himself loves BSG and Veronica Mars, so if you're looking for something else to watch - try those, they're great.

I'm not embarassed to buy most things, but I made Mr Earth buy the home pregnancy test for the Boy. I didn't want to be seen doing that, for some reason. I'm very superstitious.

6:48 PM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

Buying condoms embarrasses me a bit. Sugar Daddy usually does it. But I remember early in our relationship we went to buy condoms and he was too embarrassed to let me come in the store with him.

6:50 PM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

PS great list! I almost tagged you but chickened out... (yes I said the same thing at mama tulip's but I'm not just saying it...)

6:51 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Josh won't even BUY the darn condoms. One time the cashier girl said to him "These are my FAVORITE kind." and it freaked him out...then the next time he got the guts to buy some, he was holding our then 4 month old and the guy who unlocked the cabinet for him said "Don't you think its a little too late for these, buddy?" Now he is forever terrified to buy them. If we are at the store and I put them in the cart, he covers them with other items. *lol*

We love Firefly, too!!

7:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

I will admit I feel embarassed buying these type of things. Not that I would buy other things to hide what I was buying. Its just that at the checkout I always think the cashier knows what you are up to and really its not of their damned business.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Fire-Fly! Fire-Fly! Fire-Fly! I saw the movie Serenity first because the show was canceled before I had a chance to watch. So, I went out and bought the series DVD's and then the graphic novel which takes place in between the series and the movie. Yeah, I'm obsessive like that. Oh, and I found some weird little video clips online that someone at a fan site pointed me to. They are interviews with River at The Academy. Over the course of two or three little vignettes, you see River start to deteriorate. Very Cool. (See, I wasn't exaggerating.)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Just in case any of the other Firefly fans would like to check out the River Tam Sessions, here is the link:

Just click on it and wait, several little clips will play, one after the other. And the interviewer? It's Joss Whedon. These were sent out as a viral marketing campaign for the movie.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Denguy said...

I do ALL the shopping in my house. I go out and buy plenty of, um, products. A (stay-at-home) man's got to do what a (stay-at-home) man's got to do.

I actually saw Serenity first, then I got the Firefly series.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Big Papa said...

For the record I bought two packs of condoms("her pleasure" funny they don't sell "his pleasure") , a pack of AAA batteries for my bike light and a KitKat.

Big Papa

8:32 PM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Mary-lue: Thanks!

Mouse: I saw Serenity when it came out and loved it. I want to re-watch now I've seen the series.

Big Papa: I stand corrected.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

We borrowed Firefly from friends and we're on the second disc. So far, we really like it. The characters are well-developed, and it has the Joss sense of timing and wit.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Ms. Porter said...

I don't get embarrassed buying items off the shelf but I have been embarrassed filling prescriptions when the pharmacist reviews the medication and sometimes asks what it will be used for so he can explain how to use it.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Alley Cat said...

It's funny you should post about this topic. Last night when my husband and I were heading home from dinner, I asked him to stop at the drugstore as we were out of Vaseline for my daughter's diapered bum. It was also a good time to buy candy since dessert was in order. Once I got to the cash, I was suddenly very self-conscious about buying Vaseline and candy at 10:30 at night.'s for my daughter, I swear!

9:06 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

nothing embarrasses me since i started that home sex phone business.

10:37 PM  
Blogger niloc said...

buying condoms makes me feel like i'm back in high school. the uncertainty. the lack of confidence. feeling like you are in spotlight. it's stupid but it just happens.

thanks for tagging me on the meme. Jana got tagged twice so she will be doing it soon as well.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Condom buyer here. Condom buyer with kids in tow Thank god they're both still too young to know what's going on.

And a big Joss fan too. I've only just recently discovered your blog, and all things considered, tastes etc. I think I'm going to like coming back ;) :)

3:42 AM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

Another Firefly fan checking in here. I watched the whole series on DVD after a recommendation from my sister (the biggest Whedon fan ever), and then got my wife to watch it with me a second time. Really well developed character arcs and excellent dialog are what made it for us.

6:58 AM  
Anonymous ali said...

i cannot buy tampons.
pretty much anything else is not a problem. for some reason, i can't do the tampon thing. i'm always afraid i'm going to run into someone i know.

11:42 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

I'm not embarrassed about that stuff anymore, though I was long ago. But I usually end up with a basket full anyhow because I'm in the drugstore, so surely I have several other things I need for the house!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

I have no shame. Therefore, I have no problems purchasing personal products.

And BIG Firefly fan here!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

My husband embarrasses me like this all the time. Just this weekend, he yells across several aisles, LOUDLY, if I needed the 2 or 4 pack of stool softener. So, I guess I'm a weiny. I get embarrassed.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

I have never purchased condoms. Never. So if I had to buy them I'd be completely red faced at the check out counter.

Great music choices. I love the Johnny Cash song. Better than the original!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

"Wind It Up" is on my cell phone! Love Gwen....

I'm not embarrassed by much at all -- and not by buying condoms or anything "personal" like them.

9:34 PM  
Blogger NotSoSage said... TV, but selling condoms to people at age 15 (I worked in a pharmacy, it was legit) took all the fear out of buying them myself. You get some WEIRD people at the know, adding batteries and kitkats as if that distracts the cashier from the condoms.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

I can sympathize with your husband. I am incredibly embarrassed to buy pads and tampons. I always either buy them with the groceries or I send my hubby to the store to get them...

11:18 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

I am only embarrased by being such a repeat customer at the wine store.

Johnny? Hurt? I love you more and more every day.

2:19 AM  
Anonymous FENICLE said...

In college I was thought I was preggo & was scared to go buy a test at the drug I made my guy (now hubby) go get it. After all it was half his fault! BTW - wasn't preg thankfully!!

And I totally hide my boxes of tampons in the shopping cart of Wal-Mart. Ever since some very old wrinkly man picked up a colorful box one day and asked, "How do these Popsicles taste?"

9:31 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

Guess what! I have some freebie condoms from Texas and they are all yours. (But they were made in Thailand so use them at your own risk.) By the way you can get for them for both your pleasure.

Love your song selection! I see that you've displayed the necessary requirement of Canadian Content.

5:11 PM  

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