he’s a good egg.

2 Aug

i have no idea what the phase ‘a good egg’ really means or where it originates from, but in my almost-asleep-dom i think it refers to someone or something being kind of awesome.

so tonight as i fall into my advil cold and flu slumber, (because apparently food poisoning has morphed into a cold? yeah, i said what the f*&k too.) i am using it to describe my husband.

because man, he’s a good egg.

i really won’t regale you with all the exact reasons, because there are lots and that could get boring really fast for everyone involved, but basically today he said all the right things at all the right moments – and i just really appreciated that.

(appreciated it in general, yes, but also appreciated it more specifically because my day consisted of breaking down in uncontrollable tears-o-rage in a hospital parking lot during a rainstorm. a story for another time, perhaps? then again, maybe not.)

whether it’s listening as i gab about my coworkers, the people who are disappointing, the people who are uplifting, the ever-plotting diabolical dog or our high maintenance house – he just mixes a mean cocktail of 1 part support, 1 part humor and 1 part love.

so as i literally drift off i am, more than anything, just really grateful for him today. as my friend and my more-than-a-friend.

(cause forget all the marriage crap, what’s obviously most important is that he’s totally dreamy.)

‘night bitches!

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8 Responses to “he’s a good egg.”

  1. barnet August 2, 2011 at 12:29 am #

  2. Hannah August 2, 2011 at 12:41 am #

    I just keep wanting to add “head.” Hes a good egg head.

    I feel like that is something Jesse Spano would say. Egg head.

    • heyitsmeal August 3, 2011 at 10:16 am #

      im addicted to the new abc show “happy endings” and in one epi they go to “good/bad movie night” where you go to a bad movie and make fun of it, which is what makes it good. and of course, in the episode they were showing “showgirls” – and the girl getting the tickets goes:

      “two tickets for jesse spano’s boobs please.”

      it was comedic genius.

  3. A.A.B. (auntie angie baby) August 2, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    There seems to be agreement that in American English a good egg was originally an agricultural term dating back to Civil War times and was the converse of a bad egg which could not be marketed. The segue to ‘good egg’ to refer to a good person was a logical evolution. And yes he is a terrific egg head.

    • heyitsmeal August 3, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      did you google – or are these the types of things you just know…my guess is it’s the latter.

  4. ica August 2, 2011 at 4:31 am #

    Oh benny the big egg head ! How we love you ;) xoxoox

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