Sounding off about romance with The Sisterwives

imageWhen The Sisterwives ask if you’d like to be a guest on their amazing blog, the answer is always:

“Oh yes… Yesss… YESSSSS!

Not necessarily in that order.

So when the lovely Samara offered a chance to represent the male point of view regarding Valentine’s Day and romance, I saw it as an opportiunity to open a real dialogue between men and women. Something that could have a lasting impact. Something that could bring the sexes closer together through mutual understanding!

And something that wouldn’t be doomed to failure because we, as men, can’t stop staring at their boobs.

So, continuing the newly-established tradition of offering an audio preview of Monday’s upcoming post, I am including it here. Keep in mind the newspaper version is a bit tamer than what will appear on The Sisterwives, which mentions naked midgets and “Free Mustache Rides” t-shirts. Again, not necessarily in that order.

Both are things newspaper publishers tend to frown on.

At least in print.

In the meantime, here’s a snippet from what I’ll be talking about at The Sisterwives on Monday…


I am hopeful this post will give men and women a better understanding of each other when it comes to our romantic connection as a species. Assuming, of course, men who read this can actually stop thinking about their Valentine in that negligee from Victoria’s Secret.

See you Monday!



(Ned Hickson is a syndicated columnist with News Media Corporation. His first book, Humor at the Speed of Life, is available from Port Hole Publications, or Barnes & Noble.)


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56 thoughts on “Sounding off about romance with The Sisterwives”

    1. PHENOMENAL! Great group of writers who have the ability to deliver a belly laugh and gut punch…sometimes in the same sentence.
      Man sprinkles…OMG…I can’t wait to see what you sprinkle over there on Monday.
      Now, that I’ve butted into the comments, I’m off to take a listen.

      1. Yep, I’m a big fan of everyone over there. On a different note, I’m thinking of getting “man sprinkle” tattooed on my…

        Well, it doesn’t matter where. But I’m thinking about getting one (a tattoo).

    1. Your post is so right about that character, Susan. I’m glad he always seems pop up around Valentine’s Day as a quintessential “romantic guy.” The “Fabio” era was hard to live up to…

  1. Can’t stop to listen until I get back from running errands, but I just have to know how you managed to get a gorilla into tight pants and a baseball cap? Do you have scars? Video?

    Will be sure to enjoy your dulcet tones when I return. πŸ™‚

  2. Dear Lord, help us. In my day Man sprinkles had a totally different connotation. (As in :”No man sprinkling in the garden – please use the bathrooms provided.”)

  3. I don’t know whether I’m more excited that you called my “lovely” or talked about naked midgets.

    I’m pretty sure it’s the midgets.

    Can’t hear the audio clip where I am, but I’m looking forward to listening when I go home! xo

  4. Looking forward to your post Ned. I’ve been a “Sister Wives” admirer (and an admirer of yours, too!) a long time.

    My husband and I agree that Valentine’s is 100% marketing bs. We don’t spend on it at all. (There’s a female point of view for you. πŸ™‚ )

    1. I know you were one of my first follows, and I will always be appreciative of that, Lynette πŸ˜‰

      And I agree to an extent on the commericalization of Valentine’s Day. At the same time, I’m a real supporter of any day that offers extra incentive for folks to express their love and appreciation for each other. Not that we should NEED a special day for that (it should be every day, right?) but sadly, some people need the reminder. I’m glad you and your husband aren’t among them πŸ˜‰

  5. LOVE the SisterWives and all the posts. I am particularly excited for your post, Ned. Lucky for my husband, I will be away on VD so he does not have to scramble and can sit in front of the TV, eat chips and fart! LOL.

        1. I’d have a very hard time being away from my wife for that long. And in my experience, even the first fart feels old. That has nothing to do with my age, by the way. I’m just saying…

          Make sure to have a safe trip;)

  6. Looooooooooove The Sisterwives!

    You must be special if Samara asked you to be on their blog.

    I mean, they don’t have many dudes…you know what I mean?

    So, you must be somethin’.

    That’s all I’m sayin’.

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