{Husband's Letters}

Friday, October 22, 2010


Husband's Letters: Dear Mrs. Loerke, yesterday you purchased mascara for the first time in your life. I think your bravery is sexier than all the make-up in the world. Dear Scrubs, I wear you to concerts, to movies, and to buy groceries. If I could, I'd go back to the day I married Emma and sport you on the tandem bike that we rode away on. Dear OB/GYN Rotation, even though I took a class about you I feel as though I know nothing. I am both humbled and excited to learn about labor and delivery. Dear Little, before I knew you I thought a "carboodle" was a dog, "chester drawers" held our clothes, and "pay-ownie" was a perfume. Thanks for teaching me about Kaboodles, chest-of-drawers, and peonies.

Love,
Husband

The Mr. asks: Is there anything you'd like to know about Em and I that we haven't mentioned before?

HAPPY FREAKIN WEEKEND!

A Note from the Mrs: I own mascara. I FREAKIN OWN MASCARA! How the jack do you put this stuff on without poking out your eyes? And three fist pumps for making us laugh with all of your comments yesterday. Looks like owning mascara is right up there with owning a Kaboodle, curling iron, purse, eyelash curler, and big girl boobie baskets. XOXO

22 comments:

Han said...

Mr L: If you're doing OB/GYN do you deliver babies or just watch? (Okay I've only seen it in Medical TV shows like ER and Grey's please ignore my ignorance hehe)

Em: Okay deep breathe, don't freak out as you poke the stick near your eye. Remain calm if you do get it on your face it's okay you can grab a cloth and wipe it off it's all good :)

I hold the wand in front of my eye and then blink so that my lashes go across the wand then I move to one side and then do the other side on each eye - does this make sense? I'm pretty sure that there are tutorials on the web if you get desperate :) You want it reasonably even and not too thick :)

And make sure to remove the wand from in front of your eye before doing leg shimmies and fist pumps hehe. (ps Does Twinner wear Mascara maybe she can talk you through it?? other option is to chat via Skype or similar and I can pull faces at my webcam while putting it on as an example)

Han said...

P.s. The guitar on the right in the picture - what make is it? It looks exactly like my Mums - even down the pattern round the soundhole

Timothy Loerke said...

Han, I would theoretically be able to deliver babies but the site where the supervising physician delivers is not a place where our program has priviledges. I will be a first assist in GYN surgery though.

Darby said...

Oh my goodness... you totally crack me up. I just saw the picture of y'all in post below {I'm a couple days behind} and absolutely cracked up... then I saw my blog under fist pumps and got another smile and a little chuckle... happy freakin' weekend... and listen, after this OBGYN round I believe that Mr. Loerke will know more about babies {& women} than most human beings and without a doubt will be ready to have 5 or 6... babies that is... not women.

Anonymous said...

em, what do you do for work? each day i am amazed at the time stamp on your posts. you wake up so early!! ...or maybe you set your entry to post automatically at a certain time the day before...

Molly said...

tim, you should try to check out "a way with words" from last week. they talked about all the people that say chester drawers! i think you should be able to find it at waywordradio.com

CAgridlock said...

Carefully. :) I hold the wand near my lashes and sort of blink into it, if that helps.

Angel and Leigh said...

Tim, good luck on your ob/gyn rotation! I am a PA student in Las Vegas and start my very first rotation in adult medicine in a week...crazy! I just wanted to say hi because I love this blog you guys have put together and look forward to reading it every morning. You guys are so stinking cute! I had a classmate tell me about your blog who actually got to meet you at conference in Atlanta. Anyway, two fist pumps for mascara and babies!!

Daniela Wilkerson and Family said...

Em: I don't do the blinkie thing when I put on my mascara. I just keep my eyes open real wide and brush it on in long upward strokes. I find the trick is to keep your mouth hanging open when you do it. I don't know why...it just helps! Good Luck and have fun with it!

Happy Freakin Weekend you guys!!!!

PS: I totally say "chester drawers"

Scatterbox said...

Mascara! Yeah, that gapey, open-mouth thing does help, though on me, it looks ridiculous. Don't pump the wand because it puts air inside and dries it out... Brush from the bottom up in long strokes... I go a second coat if I'm being fancy and going out... If you do the bottom lashes, turn the wand vertical with the point up and just lightly brush it side to side across them... You can get an eyelash/brow comb thingy to separate and fleck out clumps, and if you're really feeling frisky, you can graduate to an eyelash CURLER! Mmmmmm!

Tim - I don't know how *I* will get through labor, let alone being someone who doesn't even have girly parts. Much kudos and bravery to you, sir.

onecraftylibrarian said...

Carefully and with your mouth open.

Robbi said...

wowzers! Em...when did you turn into such a girly girl?!?! Mascara...aka...eye paint?? Now if only Mel and I can teach you how to apply it yourself...
much love...

Jamie said...

I totally thought it was "chester drawers" until a few years ago! My husband thought it was "blessing the the skies" until I explained it was blessing in disguise.

bigsoup said...

For me, the best way to remove mascara is with the "Neutrogena Make Up Remover Wipes". (the light blue package)

^ Anonymous, I too would like to know: I am guessing you do something for an architectural or interior or communication/design firm?

Darla said...

A. I can't believe you just bought mascara. That's funny.

B. I love tandem bikes SO very much.

C. I wrote an article for Home Life magazine a few years ago about what I learned about marriage while riding a tandem bike. I'd love for you to read it:

http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/rd_article_content/0,2815,A%253D169068%2526X%253D1%2526M%253D200812,00.html

Darla said...

PS I thought that link might work but it doesn't. You could copy and paste or just google "Darla Baerg" and "tandem bike". I swore I put this article on my blog but maybe I never did. I can't fine it. :)

Michelle said...

How did you meet? A favourite question I ask a lot of couples. You should, however, feel free to decline answeing a personal question like that on the internet.

Hannah said...

how did y'all meet?

Timothy Loerke said...

Han, it's a Alvarez. It used to be my dad's.

Molly, listening to the podcast right now and feel assured that I'm not alone (case in point, a few of the readers thought the same).

Angel&Leigh, so glad you found the blog! I remember standing in a crowd waiting to enter the Challenge Bowl. There were hundreds of PA students all decked out in the school colors. Out of nowhere, a girl yelled out to me in a sea of people "I read your wife's blog!" I knew right then how quickly the blog had grown. Thanks for speaking up! You will love rotations! Enjoy Medicine!

Great questions, everyone! Em and I will work on how to best answer them in a post. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Han said...

Aah my Mum has an Ekho or something like that lol. I'm not sure what it really is now lol.

Christina said...

Hi,
I didn't read all the comments so I don't know if someone else told you this...but I was a make-up artist for MAC for ten years, and this is how I taught my customers...so here goes:
1. Don't pump the brush in and out of the mascara tube. Just pull it out and then dab the end of it on a piece of tissue (this gets off the extra gunk).
2. Hold the brush horizontally, next to your eyelashes...and then push it as close to the base of your lashes as you can without freaking out.
3. Gently wiggle it back and forth a little bit while pulling it to the ends of your lashes. This gets more mascara on the base of your lashes, where it will actually do something, i.e., make your lashes look darker and thicker.
4. Do that a couple of times...on the inner and outer corners, too.
5. You may not need it on the bottom...try it and see if you like it.

If you're just sort-of flicking the mascara on the ends of the lashes it doesn't do much.

And my boyfriend thought it was "chesterdrawers" until last week when I heard him and mocked him a teeny bit and then explained the real words. But I have been calling it a chesterdrawers ever since...kinda like it!

Happy day,
Christina

Alison Treadaway said...

I still don't own mascara. It scares me. Makes my eyes itch.

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