Or SSB, as Carrie Bradshaw put it.
It was the episode where Aidan moves in and Carrie reluctantly comes to terms with having someone else in her space. She felt she could no longer freely snack on her stacked saltines, while standing up in the kitchen and reading Vogue. She’d too embarassed having a man see her indulge in such a weird ritual.
Personally, I don’t find that to be too bad. My boyfriend has seen me do much stranger things.
It got me thinking about my own SSB. What behaviors have I acquired over the years that I’d be a little embarrassed to have Bob see me do? Now that we’re living together, we’ve gotten a pretty good idea of each other’s quirks (that’s a nice way of saying “annoying habits”, by the way). But is there something else? Something unusual – like when Charlotte stared at her pores in the mirror for hours.
The thing is, Bob has some pretty bad habits himself, so I’m not really ashamed to do much in front of him. But here goes my list anyway:
1.)Sleep with tweezers under my pillow.Let me just say this: I do not do it anymore. But my poor friend Jen once almost poked her eye out while she was sleeping in my bed once (good thing she had a sense of humor about it!). But when I was sleeping on my own, one side of the bed was usually covered in magazines, makeup tools, clothes, pens, you name it. I happily and comfortably always slept on the left side. There was room for both of us. As in me and my mess.
2.) I practice my America’s Next Top Model poses in front of the full-length mirror. Sometimes, I’ll even put on heels for added effect. I’ve already perfected the hunch.
3.)When I’m cooking, I’ll pretend I have my own show on the Food Network and walk my imaginary audience through the steps. And combine the ingredients like so…you guys, this is going to come out so great! I’m a really cheesy host.