Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope.

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El Hub and I were watching Parks and Rec, and there was a scene that had me go, "No, no, no. Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope cannot get together. They will drive each other crazy."

So then El Hub just looks at me. And I look at him. And then it clicks - he is likening himself to Ron Swanson, and me to Leslie Knope.

And then I laugh for three minutes straight until tears are streaming down my cheeks.

It's a fair enough assessment - El Hub is "not a sharer," as another character described Swanson in the latest episode. He's quiet. He's even-keeled, and his deadpan expression helps him excel at keeping a straight face at all times. He may not do woodworking or have a couple of scary ex-wives named Tammy, but there are still a few similarities there.

And he thinks I'm like Leslie Knope - excitable, optimistic, and raring to check things off my to do list. I even spent many years working in Recreation and have a couple of public administration degrees. I may not have the hots for Joe Biden the way Leslie does, but hey, who cares when I've got my own personal Ron Swanson?

And look, I even stuck my foot in my mouth like Leslie is sometimes apt to do. I'm sorry, El Hub. Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope could totally get together. And they might drive each other crazy sometimes, but they would love and care for each other through it all.