With Newf around, sushifan, you can guarantee that you'll never be the strangest one on FORT.
1) I understand about your father's perspective. My mother's infamous quote was "you don't have to like your job, you just have to do it and come home." Uh, no, Mom. I have to like what I'm doing for twelve hours per day!
3) In regards to food and your hubby that loves ice cream and fried chicken (yet another reason for hating men ), have you tried frozen yogurt? There are some really good ones out there that are very low fat/no sugar that are just as creamy as ice cream. And I know Weight Watchers always has some pretty creative ways of making chicken that can be very similar to fried chicken. There's one that I have to look for that is skinless chicken made with super crushed cornflakes that has the same wonderful texture as fried chicken. Quite yummy... experiment and I'm sure your hubby will go find something healthy that he likes equally as well.