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Monday, November 21, 2011

The "Three"

On a trip to North Carolina last summer, my husband and I went to my best friend’s house for a cook-out.  As we were sitting around having a few drinks an Eminem song popped up on the radio.  At one point during the song my best friend says, “I love Eminem, he’s totally one of my three.”  Confused I have to ask, “what do you mean one of your three?”  She and another friend now begin to explain to me that the “threes” consist of the three people that you have your husband’s blessing to sleep with, should the opportunity ever arise.  My first thought: how have I never heard of this??  My second thought: really, Eminem???

Well of course my mind immediately starts running through back issues of People Magazine as I try to determine who my three lucky fella’s would be.  As I'm dreaming another friend announces that George Strait tops her list.  WHAT??  Isn’t he like, old?  And, I don’t know, old? 

As distracted as I was by this new revelation, I was still able to decide on my number one, which I was proud to announce: Johnny Depp!  Simultaneously both of my friends say, “yuck!”  Yuck?  Johnny Depp, two time People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive, gets a yuck, but Eminem and George Strait are acceptable?  I think not!  Shocked I of course demanded explanations for their stupidity.  “He’s so dirty looking,” and “he just seems scummy.”  Oh, and Eminem seems like a good choice for the clean-cut All American? 

My second choice, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, was met with similar disdain.  Not until my third choice, George Clooney, did I even get a “yeah, I could see that.”  Well duh, I think most of our children, parents, uncles, aunts and husband’s could see that.

I was truly baffled that three women, who have known each other since high school, who have very similar backgrounds and interests, could be that spread on our “threes.”  Hell, we’ve even dated some of the same guys, and yet when given the world’s buffet of men to choose from we range from white rapper, to a grungy actor, to a singing cowboy?

After hours of analyzing this conversation in my head, I finally came to the conclusion that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.  It’s obvious that each of us is attracted to different personalities and lifestyle traits in others, but I guess I had always just assumed that good looking was good looking, no matter whose eyes are viewing.  After this conversation I realized what one person is visually attracted too can be completely different than what another person is visually attracted too.

I decided to ask my husband who his three would be.  I was anticipating answers like Giselle, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lopez.  What I got was, “I don’t know, probably Drew Barrymore.” Don’t get me wrong, I think Drew Barrymore is gorgeous, but I never would have thought that would be the person my husband would choose to sleep with if given permission to sleep with any woman in the world.  Hell, she doesn’t even look like me!  Then again, as much as I love Travis, he and Johnny Depp wouldn’t exactly be confused as twins  either??? 


  1. People always think my three ( except it is more like five :) ) are strange choices. :)

  2. I have never even thought of this before. This would be an interesting conversation to have with the hubby after the kiddos have gone to bed. I think I can guess 2 of his 3 but still have no idea what mine would be.....something to think about.

  3. Stephanie "George Strait is on my list" RaikarDecember 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    I don't know how I missed this blog but OMG, I about peed my pants! Never thought that conversation would have been worth writing about but that was hilarious and so true!

  4. LOL. I am totally with you on Johnny. I've been a fan since 21 Jump Street - with all of his crazy looks - even the pudgy one in that movie with Angelina Joile. I just like him! Well he wouldn't be one of my 3 but I do really like him. The picture you put here of his is GORGEOUS!!!!


  5. Funny! I have no idea who my three would be - it would take some time to figure that one out. Sorry, but I agree with your friends on your choices. hahahah. We all have different boats to float. (TALU)

  6. Yeah, its like a hall pass. LOL. My hall pass would be Brandon Heath. Look him up. Love him. Very handsome. LOL. Eminem, George Straigt...ick. But like Debbie says whatever floats your boat. Johnny Depp I think was more handsome in his younger days. Thanks for hanging out at TALU.

  7. I forget who it is now (see, I blocked it because it made no sense), but this made me think of my brother-in-law. There is one particular actress who, every time he sees her, he comments on how sexy she is. And every time, I have to check to make sure he's not running a fever, because ewwww! Dang, wish I could remember who it was. Oh well.

    I'm with you - Johnny and George would definitely be on my list, but the #1 position will always be Antonio Banderas!! If I could only get him to leave Melanie. Sigh... Actually, I'm not married, so I don't need a list, but it will still never happy. Nice to dream about though. :)

  8. Love this! TALU greetings. I have heard of "The Five" from the TV series "Friends," but never "The Three." I forsee a great discussion with my Huzby on this topic. Ha!