Mark, my next-door neighbor’s cousin, has earned himself a permanent position as one of the Five Men I Have To Have In My Life. He has been building my new kitchen, and while we’re waiting for the granite to be cut he’s building a shed in the backyard. He has also put new brake pads on my car and re-wired a light fixture in Jack’s room. Mark can FIX THINGS. Now, for those of you who haven’t read Jill Conner Browne’s classic “The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love” in a while or in case someone out there hasn’t read it at all (buy it immediately, your life is not complete without this book!) the Five Men You Must Have in Your Life are (in no particular order):
1) someone to dance with
2) someone to have great sex with
3) someone you can talk to
4) someone who will buy you things
5) someone who can fix things
Just think about that list for a minute. Really, isn’t that all you need? And some men can fill more than one category. If you find one that can fill three you’d better marry him fast, ’cause I don’t know anyone who’s gotten higher than a three.