In the past decade, its suddenly cool for men to be a little metrosexual. Men are esteemed for being sensitive, empathetic, and for expressing their emotions.
As I demonstrated in this post, I know about “real men”. I know what it takes to be “macho”. I know that it must have something to do with NASCAR, wrestling a wolf, x-box, beer, and tits. (Not sure what I just described there….but you get the idea).
Ok, joking aside, men are indeed known as the less emotional sex. Of course, it’s not “wrong” for men to get emotional. From experience, I can tell you its so unhealthy to keep your feelings bottled up inside.
So when is it okay and when is it not ok for a man to cry?
Here’s my opinion (remember, take everything I write with a grain of kosher, pink, Himalayan, sea salt):
If a Loved One or Pet Dies: come on, your only human (as much as I’m sure you want to be a robot).
When You Didin’t Get That Promotion: Are you wearing a dress?
When Your Children Are Born: MAYBE a tear or two, and semi-discretely. And it should be a tear of joy, so it’s cool.
When Someone is Mean To You or Calls You a Name: Actually, no. It is NOT ok to cry. And maybe you should have your ovaries checked…Actually, not even that, maybe you need to wait for your balls to drop.
They CAN Cry While Watching Any of the Following Movies:
- Shawshank Redemption
- Old Yeller
- Iron Giant
- Life is Beautiful
- Dead Poets Society
- Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
- It’s a Wonderful Life
In Baseball: You can’t cry here either. I don’t know why; I don’t make the rules
If Someone Performs A Non-Medical Procedure On Your Genitals: Suppose you were an asshole and cheated on your girlfriend with that young, hot, intern at your office. Hey, I get it. It happens! Anyhow, say your current girlfriend finds out and as you’re sleeping, she tries to do a vasectomy using those infomercial knives that cut through coke cans.
Then you can cry. Cry the fuck out.
To be honest, I think its fine if a guy a cries every now and then. It doesn’t mean he grew a uterus and it doesn’t mean he’s a pussy. We all need to cry sometimes. Its like farting.
Even if it is in baseball.
When do you think its ok/not ok for a man to cry? Do you think the same rules apply to women? When do you find yourself vulnerable to a good cry?
And now, I give you some food for a girl clearly lacking a man in her life.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with pasta cause I feel like I could eat the whole batch. So when I make it, I make one or two servings at a time. Speaking of time….I’m also super impatient. So impatient, that I never feel like busting out a pot and waiting for water to boil just to make a single serving of pasta for a meal for myself.
Here’s my solution: microwave pasta bake.
- 2-4oz bow tie pasta (this depends on how hungry I am. 2 oz is about 1/2 cup dry pasta)
- hand full of veggies of choice (in this case, I used frozen broccoli, fresh carrots, and cabbage)
- a couple spoonfuls of your favorite pasta sauce
- parmesan cheese or cheese of choice on top
- basil (optional garnish on top)
To make the pasta, Place pasta in a microwaveable, shallow dish. Pour in hot water and add salt. Cook in center of oven, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir. Cook for 3 minutes more. Now pile in the veggies and and sauce
and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Top with cheese and put it back in for about a minute or two or until the cheese melts . Finish with some basil.
No sharing required.