Friday, September 25, 2009

Models Get Paid For It

Beloved gay friend John is back from vacation, and I feel like my oxygen tank has been refilled. I get home and have many funny stories to share with my family, courtesy of John and they drink it up because it's been very Gedrosian in his absence.

"So then, John hung out with this woman and she had a boyfriend that she described as, get this, a janitor and a model. Can you believe?" I am wiping away tears, because I am chopping an onion while regaling everyone with stories. I multitask.

And then Husbandrinka sticks his nose in and says, "Why is that funny?"

Here we go.

Not only does Husbandrinka refuse to be annoyed by obviously annoying things, now he refuses to see humor in obviously hysterical things. To spite me and to make me insane.

"Because those career choices don't seem to go together," I tell him.

"Why? Maybe he needs the money."

"Yes, of course he needs the money. But it's not like he's a waiter and a writer.
He's a model. And modeling is one of those things that you either are or are not."

"You could be an out of work model, or a struggling model," suddenly Husbandrinka is the Voice of the Oppressed Model.

"Struggling model?" I sneer. "If you don't get money to be photographed, you're not a model, you're just good looking, ok?" Clearly, I have standards.

And since we're on this whole topic of models, I must object to calling Kathy Ireland a supermodel. The original supermodels, the big six are Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer. How do you think it makes them feel when they watch Dancing with the Stars and hear Kathy Ireland referred to as a supermodel? (By the way, I don't watch DWTS, it's too high-energy for me, but I'm assuming that they refer to Kathy as a supermodel.) And please don't go all "but Marinka, you called her a supermodel." I did it for pageviews.

20 Comments:

Blogger ♥ Braja said...

Honey get off the block. Elle McPherson was a supermodel....

September 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger ♥ Braja said...

And I don't think she had to do janitor work....

September 25, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Marinka said...

heart Braja--yeah, but she's Australian.

September 25, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger peajaye said...

someone who's good-looking, can repair a sink, AND cleans sounds super to me. i think john's friend should marry the guy.

September 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

Really... what is the deal with Kathy Ireland?
Who cares!

Remember, she had that voice thing and had to learn to talk in an inside adult voice....

She just has always worked both my nerves!! She's standing on one and chewing on the other!

September 25, 2009 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the original super model (the one who coined the phrase) Janice Dickinson?

September 25, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger daydreamymama said...

Seriously, what DOES Husbandrinka laugh about? Is he missing his sense of humor? It reminds me of that great old book by Cynthia Heimel, "Sex Tips for Girls." She says that being sexually compatible is great, but having compatible senses of humor is much more important, unless neither of you has one, which is much too macabre to think about.
At least you don't have THAT problem.

September 25, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

Husbandrinka and my husband should hang out. They could sit around not be annoyed, humored, or entertained in any way.

Loved the line about not being a model, just being good looking!

It's a curse many of us share, isn't it?

September 25, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Stimey said...

It's like you live on a planet where there is no Tyra Banks. Hello? Super-supermodel. She wears capes and everything.

September 25, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

who's Kathy Ireland?






snicker.

September 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Aunt Becky said...

You know who else is a supermodel? Becky Sherrick Harks. Oh yeah. I said it.

September 25, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger ~Laura said...

Sometimes, I think husbands like to argue just for the hell of it...

September 25, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Oh My Goddess said...

I would like a good looking unpaid janitor assuming it's a man and not a woman.
Or would it be an ugly paid janitor who doesn't want his picture taken? Or maybe a model modeling janitorial supplies?
I'm so confused.

September 25, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

And what about Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley; they were the original supermodels. OMG, I obviously know too much about this topic. I am a shallow model-stalking freak. Thanks a lot. Maybe I need to find out more about janitors...

September 25, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Anonymous selphie said...

oh, please. Kathy Ireland was a supermodel before Kate Moss was a smidge of cocaine in her mother's stomach.

September 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

and while we're talking about Cheryl Tiegs (well, we are in the comments!), did you know she's 62?! she looks amazing. wonder who she takes pilates *coughcough* from...

September 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Or maybe John should marry the janitor/model. With John behind him, HE could be a supermodel.

(Please don't tell me Mr. Janitor/Model is not gay. If he's a male model, it's just because he's not trying.)

September 27, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger HappyHourSue said...

"janitor and a model" is HILARIOUS.My husband wouldn't get that either. And I still don't have a gay friend.

September 27, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

I thought Kathy was your best Twitter friend. Didn't you guys hang out in cyberspace not too long ago? My how quickly we forget

September 27, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

I knew your minor in modeling in college would come in handy some day. You are so knowledgeable.

September 27, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

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