Green Recliner, Indeed

First, let me just say that as confounding as this whole process is, and will continue to be, the reason I am willing to wade through it is because my man is adorable. That, however, does not make the green recliner and man cave ok. But I'll get to that in a moment. First I must extend thanks for the lovin we've already received here.

I think the verdict is in, by reasons of obvious overwhelming evidence, as seen here, that the girl power will overcome. I believe, that in solidarity, all women should own this symbol of artsy lofties. How great is that name? I know, pretty damn great, huh? I could, technically take credit, since the person who deserves it refuses to comment on the girly posts of this site (hmmmmph) anyway, so it's not like he'd speak up to argue, right? But anyway...back to the man cave/green recliner.

My man would like to believe that a man cave, complete with enormous tv and green lazy-boy-esque recliner, would be a great addition to the new home. Here, he would display all sort of sport related paraphernalia, including the lovely poster of the Three Stooges in golfing gear. Now, you might think that this is fair, since the majority of the design choices in the apartment will be mine. However, this would require the division of the apartment.

How is dividing this new space, meant to be shared by the two of us, a good idea? Also, it should be noted, that my design sense? It isn't about flowers and pastel colors and lace. In fact, there is nothing about my decorating style that is decidedly feminine, so he is not looking to find masculine solace in a frilly, poofy-pillowed environment. He is looking for a place to sit, surrounded by testosterone, in front of a tv displaying a game of some sort, while I clean, do laundry, etc. Not happening.

I am all about compromise, despite what he may have you believe. As an example, I present you with the solution to this particular dilemma.

He can totally sit in that much lovelier chair and watch sports, after he helps with the dishes.
  1. Betty

    April 28, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    You might still want to consider a stylish LEATHER version. Easier to clean the assorted man goo and smell from.

  1. BG

    April 28, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Bitches just don't understand.

  1. on_thg

    April 28, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Chair B better *at least* come with an ottoman.


    And cupholders.

  1. lil bro

    April 28, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    whoa whoa whoa....

    Green chair???? the recliner is the way to me...the chair doesn't even recline, or have a foot stool, or have a rocking mechanism...if you can find a chair with those qualifications then you can buy it...just think of all those useful purposes and how they can be beneficial in your life (especially with babies when rocking them)...


  1. Drizztdj

    April 28, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    If it comes with drink and bar food service for not being able to put my feet up, its a go.

    Otherwise its better suited for watching Wheel of Fortune with grandma.

  1. Uncle Bracelet

    April 28, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    So you won't do the cooking, cleaning, and laundry while I sit in the green leather recliner. But you will if it's a artsie loftie green chair?


  1. elizabeth

    April 28, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    leather would be an option, if i could find a cute one.

    yes, a cupholder will be available. it's called a table. i'm all for an ottoman.

    easy you, with the baby talk. that's what they make rocking chairs for. they go in baby's rooms, and i won't be needing that chair or that room any time soon, thanksverymuch.

    drizz, if your grandma has that chair, she is super cool. bar food doesn't exist in my house, but drink service is. you get up and serve yourself a drink.

    wishful thinking is nice, mr. bracelet.

  1. DrChako

    April 28, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    FWIW - I had a chair just like choice #2 that actually reclined (well it did before my dog ate it, but that's another story).

    Now, I'm all about compromise (almost 14 years of marriage will do that to you), but the whole PURPOSE of a man cave is - whatever the man says is law. You don't get a vote.

    I'm not sure I see the issue here.


  1. Uncle Bracelet

    April 29, 2008 at 6:21 AM

    Hard to argue with a doctor, Elizabeth.


  1. Falstaff

    April 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM wife decorated my man cave....I think now I have to wear the Team Elizabeth thong...