Day: July 14, 2011

The Back Up (Husband) Plan

“If we r both single when we both r 50 we marry?” It’s just after 9:00pm in the US, which means it’s just after 3:00am in Norway and my friend Ove (who you may recall from his appearance on My Single Male Friend Friday a few months ago) is just coming home from a night out.  He’s been drinking, which means his English is a bit more… creative than usual, but he’s awfully endearing when he’s drinking and tonight is no exception. “Sure,” I tell him.  “But 40 would be better.” He agrees, based on the logic that “we r still young and beautiful at 40.”  (Whereas we’ll be “old and ugly at 50.”) I’m tempted to remind him that he will be nearly-50 by the time I’m 40 (so I’ll probably have to trade him in for a younger and more “beautiful” model) but I resist the urge because if I am still single at 40, Ove would make for a good fall back husband.  I’d get bilingual kids with EU passports and dual …