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My lover has two bad habits.
1) Snoring
2) A tendency to wear tracksuit bottoms in the evenings and on the weekends. As far as I'm concerned the only mollyfing thing in that regrettable habit is that they are not shell suits. [In a friend this wouldn't bother me, but in a lover it does, because it's unattractive damnit].

I can understand that it's comfortable, but it doesn't look very stylish and damnit Mars in Libra is not wooed by sloppyness.

So I am trying to wean him from this by showing a great deal of enthusiasm for the fine figure of a man he cuts in proper trousers and how sexy it is.

It is possible he is starting to thik I'm a nutcase [the strange looks he has been giving me suggest this], but it's the only way I can think of of being diplomatic and gentle while still achieving my purpose.

Although I'm open to hearing other suggestions [except "but it's not important how people dress, it's just what they have inside that counts" as that line of conjencture is heretical, and CLEARLY WRONG and I'll have no such trash polluting the fine principles of this lj]

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casaubon
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Every time you see him wearing tracksuit bottoms tear them off him.



this may give him the wrong idea
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

in times of despair, i toy with that option too...
casaubon
Apr. 7th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
Threaten to buy him a utilikilt.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
*guffaw*

actually that might be a nice compromise. I think it would be more attractive than tracksuit bottoms and he might go for that what with having pockets to store all his gadgets.
mzwyndi
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
Mmmm. Summer is coming. These pants should give way to something cooler...
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
Yes!
Although in Britain tis a half-hope, but we have been promised a freakishly long hot summer. I am hoping for the appearance of fetching shorts.
mzwyndi
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
Well, there's also the SUMMER SALES, which allows a girl to help her man purchase fetching attire... this also provides ample opportunity for coaching.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

hahaha yes, i hear in you the voice of experience and Very Good Ideas. :)
mzwyndi
Apr. 11th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
My current boy doesn't have an issue with wardobe. I have to dress it up a bit not to look like a schlep around him.
strange_powers
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
I snore, and can recommend Boots homeopathic snoring remedy (a throat spray used before bedtime) as a counter.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
oooooh, thanks muchly for the tip! i shall try that.
the_heiress
Apr. 7th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
I can vouch for the fact that it reduces snoring volume by about 50 per cent, which for me is usually quiet enough to continue sleeping through.

However, I fear as a couple we illustrate both of your dislikes - I don't exectly wear tracksuit bottoms at home, but I often like a hot bath in the early evening, after which it seems strange to get dressed again so I tend to put pyjamas on. I often worry that this is making me domesticated and therefore unappealing to Mister Powers. BUT I still do it. Luckily I have some quite cute pyjamas, and I think the answer for me is to invest in further cute ones for the summer.

I'm not sure how to counter the tracksuit bottoms sensitively - unless perhaps you buy him something that's inbetween your ideal and his. A sarong? I would actually recommend going for the non-sensitive but entirely healthy route; I'd front it out here and now. Niggles can grow into grounds for divorce frighteningly easily!
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
However, I fear as a couple we illustrate both of your dislikes - I don't exectly wear tracksuit bottoms at home, but I often like a hot bath in the early evening, after which it seems strange to get dressed again so I tend to put pyjamas on.

I do this too :) And I don't loathe all tracksuit bottoms and pjs, honestly. :) I even *gasp* have some of my own that I wear, because they're cute and they suit my figure so they actually look good [as much as it's possible for trousers to do on unslender thighs].

Luckily I have some quite cute pyjamas, and I think the answer for me is to invest in further cute ones for the summer.

Yep, and therein is the key. Cute pyjamas = very, very good. Utterly shapeless clothes that just look manky = a Transgression.

buy him something that's inbetween your ideal and his. A sarong?

casaubon has suggested utilikilts which might do the trick as it would allow him enough pockets to store his gadgets and wouldn't look heinous on him as it would show off nicely his muscular calves.

I would actually recommend going for the non-sensitive but entirely healthy route;

I think that probably is a good option. I'm just deathly scared of being direct.
ratherberucking
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
you have mars in libra too? Fussy bunch, aren't we ;)
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
i think i'm roughly two months older than you
Fussy but fair, which may be the finest combinations of traits known to Mars. ;)

good use of it for you as a lawyer-in-training.

squaddie67
Apr. 9th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
Re: i think i'm roughly two months older than you
And I still haven't a clue what planet I have in whatever. Ahem.
meepettemu
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
Poke him so he turns over? Nasal strips from boots?

Strap apples to his back so he must lay on his side?

Useful, i know.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
I think the apples idea may work on more than one level, as then i could usefully just nibble them if i get heartburn in the night.

snoring is not too bad because i'm getting used to it, and he stops if i move/make a noise [or sigh, if he snores hard enough to wake himself].

but the tracksuit bottoms! *weeps*
mockduck
Apr. 7th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Trackie bottoms are better than flip-flops though.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
honestly, i wouldn't mind flip flops [unless they are worn over socks, which is just WRONG and only excusable if it's a matter of hypothermia] as I think flip flops are quite funky and fun.

twistedserious
Apr. 7th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
[In a friend this wouldn't bother me, but in a lover it does, because it's unattractive damnit].

Amen!

Although I'm open to hearing other suggestions [except "but it's not important how people dress, it's just what they have inside that counts" as that line of conjencture is heretical, and CLEARLY WRONG and I'll have no such trash polluting the fine principles of this lj]

Suggest that he walk around in undies instead so you can better check out his bottom.
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)

Suggest that he walk around in undies instead so you can better check out his bottom.


he he.

well in the absence of being able to check out your bottom, I'll call that Plan B. ;)
twistedserious
Apr. 8th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
*turns red* Atashi no...? *points to self*
prophetessamy
Apr. 7th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
He he.

WELL, I once had issues with a man who's hygiene wasn't terrible, but could have been better. I tried positive reinforcement, by pouncing him every time he came out of the shower (all naked and warm, who could resist?). I didn't reinforce it often enough, but I'd say, something like that? Positive reinforcement and patience? Sounds close to what you're already attempting...
rainsinger
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
I tried positive reinforcement, by pouncing him every time he came out of the shower

*laughs*
oh man i've done that/am doing that too. [*mmmmmm, honey you're all clean that's such a big turn on!] he probably thinks i'm some kind of water fetishist.

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rainsinger
Apr. 8th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
Mwahahahahahahaha!
He made the mistake of forgetting a pair of tracksuit bottoms in my room this morning. THey are going to be hidden in some dark safe place at the back of the wardrobe.
I plan to pick them off one by one.
mzdt
Apr. 8th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Surely yellow tracksuit trousers must exist - when's his birthday?
rainsinger
Apr. 8th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
Traitorous Antichrist!!!

You can give him the tracksuit of your choice as long as you also give me sedatives to cope with the effects.
dubaiyan
Apr. 9th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
More men should wear lunghis...
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