Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Introducing My Husband

Meet Drew, my husband of 18 months (and two days, not that we’re counting). If you’ve followed my writing on The Frisky or on my personal blog, City Wendy, you probably already know a little about him. But if you’ve only read my advice columns, you may not be as familiar. Since I’ll be referencing him here occasionally — especially in my personal essays — and he’ll make appearances from time to time, I wanted to properly introduce him.

The video above is from Drew’s video series called “Good Luck Everyone,” where he tells funny little stories and stuff. He started his first video series last year when his job sent him to Vancouver for six weeks to cover the Olympics. If you watch carefully, you can see me make a drunken appearance or two (I joined him for the last two weeks of his stay.  …I have since joined a gym. Also, my hair doesn’t look so dumb anymore.).

In addition to making short videos, Drew also makes short films, writes funny songs, plays the ukulele, makes a mean meatloaf, and impersonates Henry Kissinger on Twitter. He was born and bred in Manhattan, went to the “Fame” high school, studied art in college, published a comic strip called “The Adventures of a Tuna Fish Sandwich,” ran a baby clothes business for a short time (he screen-pressed his own drawings onto onesies and t-shirts), and has written and illustrated a couple of fantastic children’s books which he hopes to eventually publish. He’s also one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever met, and he makes me laugh even on my bluest days. At the risk of sounding shmaltzy (too late?), I really adore him.

Also, he is a die hard Yankees fan. He would want you to know that.

P.S. Isn’t my cat, Miles, cute?

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  • megabrooke January 26, 2011, 10:08 am

    aww, drew is charming.

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  • plasticepoxy January 26, 2011, 10:42 am

    Pleased to meet you Drew!

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  • Nuttin January 26, 2011, 10:50 am

    I quickly glanced at your post from today and saw:
    “My Husband’s Mistress Confronted Me”
    “Introducing My Husband”

    I thought we had a dude who got it handed to him buy his wife and he was to come on here and apologize to the community for being a creep.

    Damn, oh well.

    You husbands seems like someone I’d have a beer with. That’s a compliment.

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    • Wendy January 26, 2011, 10:52 am

      That would be awesome.

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  • TheOtherMe2011 January 26, 2011, 11:03 am

    Wendy, is that you in the background ?

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    • Wendy January 26, 2011, 11:08 am


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      • TheOtherMe2011 January 26, 2011, 12:19 pm

        Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us ! You have a beautiful home 🙂

        Ps Everyone : When I registered my avatar there was apparently a conflict with my user name so for anyone who knows me as TheOtherMe ( or T.O.M. ) on TF please know that on this site, I am now TheOtherMe2011 … same girl, different year !

  • Emsz January 26, 2011, 11:04 am

    Most awesome about the video: The Cat. 😛 I’m a cat person.

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  • Tudor Princess January 26, 2011, 11:04 am

    Where can I find “The Adventures of a Tuna Fish Sandwich?” It sounds awesome.

    Your cat is adorable, and apparently camera shy. 🙂

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    • Wendy January 26, 2011, 11:12 am

      Miles is very shy, indeed.

      Unfortunately, TAOATFS isn’t available online. I’ll have to see if Drew can upload some of it to his site and then I can share the link. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek. (We have several of them framed in our apartment).

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      • Tudor Princess January 26, 2011, 11:24 am

        That’s awesome.

        I think they would make a cool coffee table book. I know I would buy it.

      • Drew January 26, 2011, 11:33 pm

        Thanks for showing interest in the Tunafish Sandwich. I just posted the first one that was published (A hundred years ago.) on my site . I’ll start posting a new one every week. Hope you like them and thanks again.

      • Tudor Princess January 27, 2011, 2:12 pm

        Thank you for posting them. I will definitely be checking back for more.

        Hope you and Wendy are staying warm!!

  • Chaotonic January 26, 2011, 11:08 am

    What an awesomely random video. 🙂

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  • Anne (I Go To 11) January 26, 2011, 11:16 am

    Haha, that was funny! Miles reminds me of my cat, Dinah, who whines a LOT. She’ll whine when I close the door to the bathroom and not let her in…can’t a girl pee in peace, kitty? (My other cat, Eloise, doesn’t whine nearly as much as Dinah.)

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  • Wendy January 26, 2011, 11:21 am

    Our bathroom doors are sliding pocket doors, so unless I lock them Miles simply slides them open when I’m in there. It’s like, dude, can’t I have a minute to myself? Simone, our other kitty, isn’t so nosy (or needy).

    I love cats.

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    • absurdfiction January 26, 2011, 12:02 pm

      I used to have a cat that would climb in the sink while I was brushing my teeth, and tried to hop in the shower with me on more than one occasion. A very strange kitty, indeed.

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      • TheOtherMe2011 January 26, 2011, 12:23 pm

        Mine drinks my bath water when I’m in the tub

        ( I feel bad, this seems to be turning into the “Introducing my cat” thread )

        We love your husband but we also love cats !

      • willgirl January 26, 2011, 4:13 pm

        @TheOtherMe2011: Glad to hear someone else’s cat drinks the bathwater. Without fail, everytime I take a bath, she’s there!

    • AnitaBath January 26, 2011, 12:26 pm

      My new kitten is a Scottish fold that snuggles up right by my head all night 😀

      Introduce us to Simone next! 😉

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      • Anne (I Go To 11) January 26, 2011, 5:10 pm

        Ooh, new feature idea: the adventures of Miles and Simone!

        (Side note: I changed my Gravatar to a pic of Eloise playing Scrabble. It still cracks me up, and I took it last summer. :))

    • TheFabulousmzm January 26, 2011, 1:10 pm

      I had a cat that would not only barge into the bathroom when I was in there, but he’d climb in my lap while I was on the toilet! And he wouldn’t think twice about trying to get in the shower with me. Aren’t cats supposed to be -afraid- of water??

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      • Wendy January 26, 2011, 1:15 pm

        Miles tries to jump on my lap when I’m on the toilet too! And both my cats try to get in the shower with me. If they’re afraid of water, their curiosity sure beats the fear.

    • AnitaBath January 26, 2011, 1:35 pm

      There are some breeds that actually really like the water. My mom has a Turkish Van (my avatar on TF) and he’s OBSESSED with the stuff. He’s always hopping in the shower.

      Then there are cats like these, which just make me giggle the entire time:


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      • TheOtherMe2011 January 26, 2011, 1:48 pm

        @AB. Your TF avatar cat is mesmerizing !

  • AnitaBath January 26, 2011, 11:26 am

    I can’t decide which one is cuter, your husband or your cat! 😉

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  • absurdfiction January 26, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Aw nuts, my gravatar isn’t working. I swear I don’t look like a mess of purple tangrams!

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  • frances January 26, 2011, 1:42 pm

    OBSESSED!! (knock, knock)

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  • Kristen January 26, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Funny video! I’m with Tudor Princess. It would be fun to see more of “The Adventures of a Tuna Fish Sandwich!”

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  • Laurel January 26, 2011, 2:19 pm

    @Drew, thanks for helping Wendy get this site running!

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  • Sarah January 26, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I can’t see the video but I think it is because my work blocks streaming videos…

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  • sarita_f January 26, 2011, 2:58 pm

    Does your husband have family in Co. Laois, Ireland? Condell is my mother’s maiden name… Anyways, nice to meet him and I’m happy you’re doing your own thing, and daily to boot! Congrats!

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    • Wendy January 26, 2011, 3:12 pm

      No, not that I know of. I’m not sure, but it’s possible his surname is an Ellis Island name. He thinks his ancestors were from Poland.

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      • sarita_f January 26, 2011, 10:36 pm

        Interesting nonetheless! I’m now curious what Polish name got translated into Anglo-Saxon… as Condell is actually an English/Scottish name (we’re also part of the 5% in the Republic who identify as Church of Ireland, aka Episcopalian).

      • Wendy January 26, 2011, 11:13 pm

        Well, Drew has a cousin who followed the Condells back to Poland, apparently . They may have spelled it with a K back then, he thinks. They were/are all Jewish, not Episcopalian, though.

  • Dennis Hong January 26, 2011, 3:21 pm

    Oh, god. Seagulls!! &#$@ing seagulls!!! I worked at SeaWorld for several years, and that clip only brought back some horrible memories I’ve been trying to repress.

    I’m gonna go twitch in the corner now….

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    • Laurel January 26, 2011, 3:37 pm

      Dennis Hong! I have really missed seeing you around the Frisky–I’m so glad you’re commenting here!

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      • Dennis Hong January 26, 2011, 3:58 pm

        Aww, thanks. I still read the Frisky on occasion, but honestly, I just got so sick of that Plucking interface. My two-second attention span couldn’t handle the wait every time I tried to comment.

        At least it’s easy here. 😉

      • TheOtherMe2011 January 26, 2011, 7:21 pm

        Happy to see you too Dennis !!!

      • Dennis Hong January 26, 2011, 10:00 pm

        Hey, TOM! Glad to see you on here. Long time, no… uh, type. 🙂

  • Maracuya January 26, 2011, 8:08 pm

    Aww. Hi, Drew and Miles!

    I’m excited at the prospect of this new Dear Wendy team adventure.
    Also, the world is conspiring to convince me to get a cat.

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  • cdj0815 January 27, 2011, 8:36 am

    I can see one of the reasons why you married him. He is a hoot, a wonderful since of humor. My ex-fiance had a since of humor like that. It is hard to find a good man like that. Congratulations Wendy. You got yourself a keeper, and he got one in you.

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  • fast eddie January 27, 2011, 8:44 am

    Your husband’s a hunk
    Your beautiful
    Your cat’s adorable
    That’s just the way life is.
    hugs to all…

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  • Carol January 27, 2011, 4:55 pm

    Cute Husband!
    The cat’s good practice in peeing without privacy in case you decide to have a kid. You’ll miss Miles self restraint.

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  • eee kitty! January 28, 2011, 4:32 am

    Oh my God, Miles is the cutest ever! Give him pets for me!

    Your husband is adorable as well. You definitely don’t need to pet him on my behalf, though. That’d be really creepy.

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  • maru February 3, 2011, 4:58 pm

    OMG! I was so excited when i read the caption. I always tried to imagine what your hubby was like since you mention him in a lot of your post. You’re so awesome and insightful what would your male equivalent be like?? =drew, hes perfect! The cat behavior explanation… my SO does this constantly, love it!

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  • Dj February 3, 2011, 10:57 pm

    he said, “Miles, my cat”……

    “MY” cat!?!

    Drew’s a keeper.

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