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living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


marital capital.

It's been said recently (see below) that Paige has built up a considerable amount of marital capital for sending me alone to Ann Arbor for two years. I certainly don't disagree.

So what should she get in return? I'm thinking a fantastic summer vacation, just the two of us, would be a great start. And I invite suggestions. Feel free to leave them in the comments section.


  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger michael budelsky said…

    You see, I'm not sure if you grasp the concept of "marital capital."

    A fantastic summer vacation for two is certainly nice, but you receive as much benefit from that as your wife. That doesn't take any debts off the ledger.

    Marital capital is paid off by you doing something thankless while your spouse does something enjoyable. Think spa day for her while you clean the garage. Think she enjoys a girls weekend in Vegas for her while you work overtime to pay for it. Now you get the idea. This concept will resonate more when you have kids.

  • At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, I'm "saving-up" up! Not to be mean, but a "spa day" or a weekend in Vegas is not at all equal to 2 years. Rest assured...my "payday" will be BIG!

  • At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Nick Lauriat said…

    I agree - Paige would be wise to bank that marital capital until you have kids.

    When she hands you a screaming child and heads off to the spa, that's a good use of the accumulated "capital."

  • At 11:10 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said…

    Oh, Paige, I recognize the magnitude of credits in your marital capital ledger. I think you have banked several years worth of spa days or at least a half a dozen Vegas weekends. Rest assured, your marital capital will not expire any time soon.

    For example, looking forward to a Vegas bachelor party weekend for Moose in October, I have recently banked the following: a pedicure for Alison (and Jen) and our last 2 "in the theater" movies were Music and Lyrics and The Holiday. I'm on my way!


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