18 February 2010
With the exception of Carrot Top and a single colleague, I've never met a ginger I didn't just adore. So yes, definitely an arranged marriage with a Viking. That would totally lighten my load. He could pillage as an extra source of income, and save the ravaging for our bedroom. Sounds like a great fantasy for me! Pros: they were large in stature, strong, funny, engineering geniuses, and- a little known fact- Vikings were actually a very clean lot, with couples washing together at night and in the morning. That's gotta count for something.
I had a good laugh, then thought about it for a moment: If this has crossed my mind, would there be some type of a website people actually use to find insta-husbands? A quick internet search had me both laughing and cringing. Under "Mail Order Husband", google generated over 21 million results. 21 million! It seems you can choose from among a host of nationalities from South American, to Eastern European and everything in between. There are even sites for men on "How to Be a Mail Order Husband"! Color me shocked. And I'm from Jersey- not easily shocked.
I'm sticking to my guns on my choice of a Viking for a mail order husband. Sadly, the only search results for such a beast (pun intended) only yielded hunting & cooking advice, along with some ancient wedding rituals. Oh well. I totally thought I was on to something. I will continue to go stag for now. But a girl can dream. :)