Post # 1
Fiance has this hellaciously ugly and huge bean bag chair. He’s had it since college. This thing is GIANT…probably about five feet in diameter, and in true bean bag style, just sits like a big, ugly, corduroy blob. This thing has no place in any home because all it does it take up space and look juvenile. Fiance WILL NOT PART WITH IT. I have offered to purchase new chairs to replace it and to help him to find someone to buy it from him. Nope. It’s both hilarious and frustrating at the same time because there is no mancave in the house for him to hide his ugly decorations/man things.
What “man things” has your SO/FI/DH latched onto? Did he eventually let them go, or will you have to pry it from his cold, dead hands?
Post # 3
BWAHAHAHAHAHA. Omg. This made me laugh so hard.
My Fiance has two beanie babies. No joke. I have no idea what to do with them. I put them on the window just to get them out of the way. When I asked if we could donate them, he said that they were given to him by a friend who passed away. Since they are sentimental to him, I cant bring myself to force the issue. So, there they sit. Two dolphin beanie babies…
Post # 4
LMAO!!!! I had to give up some stuff kinda like that, too. *sigh*
Post # 5
I feel your pain!!! My hubby actually had 4 of these things! 4! They were made with memory foam and he decided that rather than buy a couch, he needed 2 memory foam bag chairs. They are HUGE. Then he liked them so much, he bought another 2 for the spare bedroom that was actually his “mancave”. Our house was built in the 50s, the rooms are not that big. Those 2 chairs took up 75% of the room!!!
I did get him to sell 2 of them. I let him keep one in the living room…though I absolutely hate it. It doesn’t go with anything else…he bought them in bright red…and it’s not really all that comfortable. They’re big enough for two people to sit, but really only semi-comfortable for one. So, it takes up all this space that COULD be where I put the chair-and-a-half I really want. MEH! Compromise is stupid!
The other one is in the former “mancave” that is now my room. It’s kind of an office/place where all the crap we don’t have a place for goes. I hate it, because it’s not ever a thing anybody sits on. It just takes up precious space in my tiny house.
Those stupid chairs (and the giant projector screen and projector in place of a TV like normal people) are the primary reasons I want to find a bigger house…WITH a finished basement. I don’t care what he crams in the basement. 🙂
Post # 6
HAH! I am both happy and sorry to hear that others experience this same thing.
@missrobots: I think your husband and my fiance are twins. We have an inordinately large television because it was “a good deal.”
Post # 7
We have UF Foam Fingers, Hulk boxing gloves (they make noise), and a whole mess of UF paraphenalia. Note, I didn’t go to UF. We are looking at getting buying a house soon, and I can’t wait to banish all this stuff to the basement mancave…
Post # 8
This is hilarious.
Fiance has little collections here and there of odd and ugly things. I donate them one at a time so he doesnt miss it all at once.
However, not sure what you can do about the bean bag. Can it “mysteriously” get a hole in it?
Post # 9
This reminds me of the Public Storage commercial where the girl moves in with all of her unicorn stuff, and the guy says “oh yay, another unicorn…” in a very sarcastic tone. lol!
Post # 10
@MadameTussaud: lmao! i remember that commercial
And L.O.L! at this post!!!!!!! LOVE IT!
Post # 11
omg. LOL. yeaaaa…those would “mysteriously dissappear”
Post # 12
Is it a LoveSac?? DH has actually talked about getting one for our basement where he has his gaming systems set up.
Post # 13
My SO has these 4 toy ‘cars’ on his dresser. a Bobcat, a trailer, a truck, and a crane. Perched up there – spaced apart perfectly – takes up the entire top of the dresser. Ok, so rewind awhile back, and we are watching his ‘nephew’. SO brought out his toys so the boy could play with them. When we packed up to take the kid home, he wanted to take one of them with him. I have never seen a grown man ‘fight’/reason with a young boy (5 years old) bc HE DID NOT WANT HIM TO HAVE THE DAMN TOY!! So, I stepped in to reason with them both (face palm)…if we let you play with it on the drive home, would you be the big boy that you are, and give it back so that (my SO) is not sad?! The kid agreed, thankfully!
On our way home though I had to ask…is it really that BIG OF A DEAL?! He said, ‘yes, I love them, and I want to hold onto them.’ And what happens when we move together, and I do not want toys displayed in my bedroom?! You can guess where the convo continued to go. MEN!!
Post # 14
well, I moved into his place so I can’t be too critical.
I did jokingly ask if we could take the Samurai swords off the wall. He was not pleased.
Post # 15
@OUgal0004: LOL!!!! Which one is the child??? I love it!
Post # 16
My husband has this black-and-white oil painting on solid wood of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow saying “But why is the rum always gone?”. In fairness I was there when he bought it, and it was cool to have when he lived alone, but nothing in my house is black or dramatic like that. He’s kept it hoping we can find a place for it but I’m not sure that’ll happen anytime soon… 🙂