When met with a strange-sounding statement or something he didn’t quite understand, the Fab Hub will often ask the speaker, “Your what hurts?”

It gets a laugh – or at least a quizzical look – every time.

So when I saw a headline at MSN.com the other day began with the question, “What’s a Yurt?” I had to at least check it out.

Turns out a yurt is a small, roundish tent-like dwelling often utilized by nomadic peoples.

Yurts so good (© Smiling Woods Yurts)
Front photo from the MSN Real Estate slideshow on yurts found at http://realestate.msn.com/yurts-so-good.

Who knew?

Apparently, the Fab Hub.

I thoght the whole “What’s a Yurt?”/”Your what hurts?” thing was pretty amusing, so I told the Fab Hub. When I asked who in the world even knew what a yurt was, his reply was, very simply, “I do.”

Me: Really?

FH: Yes.

Me: OK, so what’s a yurt?

And then he spewed forth multiple facts about yurts.

Me: Why do you know that?

FH: I just do.

Me: No, seriously, why do you have any idea what a yurt is?

He continued to explain about yurts and then added,

“Well, actually,* I came across them in a video game.”

Proof, I suppose, that gaming is not all terrible and there is some educational (albeit semi-useless) informational benefit to the whole endeavor. Because really, who isevergoing to need to know what a yurt is?

So now I am not only educated in all things yurt, but I am once agan awed at the super-intelligence of my Fab Hub. No wonder I keep him around. In addition, I have also managed to fulfill his frequent requests to post about how awesome he is.

And he really is.

* This brings up the opportunity to post at a future date about another game we play in this house called “Well Actually.” It isn’t quite as fun as “What Do You Want to Do About Dinner?” But it’s a way to pass the time.


Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

11 thoughts on “Your What Hurts?

  1. Ha! I knew a couple that had a 5yr old and the woman was 7months pregnant and due at Thanksgiving. They decided to sell their house and live in a yurt (no electric no running water) and raise chickens and some kind of sheep or goat or something. She ordered her yurt from Uzbekistan because it had to be authentic. Crazy.

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  2. I’ve seen yurts in Devon (England) that you can hire to stay in – would be quite cool, especially at this time of year. The thing about yurts is that they look quite cosy and comfortable but are designed to be taken part and transported. Makes sense if you’re a Mongolian nomad. Personally, I think I’ll be sticking with the cabin down the garden – very Waldenesque – where the wifi is weak and the gaming possibilities have to give way to books and being still.

    1. Hi, Peter and welcome! Oh, I think a Waldenesque cabin with books and stillness sounds like a wonderful idea. (Thoreau and Emerson are two of my favorite guys.) I have been really concentrating on making sure to carve out – or carve in – time for these things as part of my regular routine. Some days are more challenging than others, but the benefits are remarkable. Thanks for visiting!

    1. Yeah, was worried about you. Where have you beeeen?

      For real for realz? Mine would probably live in one, given the opportunity. Maybe we should send them off together? Guys do that, right? Sit in a relatively confined space and not bother with each other, grunting only when necessary?

      1. Yessss. They would get on fabulously.

        I think the WH’s fascinating with all things yurt has to do with the limited storage space. The man could be a monk. There is nothing he loves more than getting rid of things. Just imagine the divesting opportunities a yurt would afford.

        1. Oh no…we may have a divorcing of the Hub Club before they ever get their yurt assembled. Fab Hub will keep things for-ev-er, but mostly because he probably doesn’t remember that he has it. So maybe it could work.

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