Friday, April 2, 2010

Sixteen Years.

Sixteen years ago today, my BFF and maid-of-honor convinced me that walking down the aisle was the right thing to do (as opposed to bolting out the front door). Today, I thank her for that not-so-gentle nudge.

In honor of my sixteenth wedding anniversary, I'm reposting one of my favorite posts.  My husband has a lot of bizarre quirks.  Enjoy them as I do.


Happy Birthday, My Love

Today is my hubby's 40th birthday.  I threw him a surprise party last week and it was quite a surprise and quite a party.  Today, for his actual birthday the children and I will be taking him to dinner at "The Cooking Restaurant," or as most people refer to it, Benihana.

I thought I might share 10 fun facts about my husband.

1 - He CRACKS himself up.  I mean literally.  If he says something that HE thinks is funny, he can laugh to himself hysterically.  And he has this deep, booming voice and when he really gets going, well it's a site to behold.

2 - He has one accent.  You know how when you tell a story about someone with a regional dialect or foreign accent, you try to imitate it?  He has one accent and they all sound the same. Hispanic, Asian, Inner-city, New Yorker.  When he attempts to do an accent, it's hard to concentrate on the story because it's very distracting and makes no sense.

3 - He does not know the words to any song, however he will sing words (of his choosing) to the tune of the song playing with feeling and gusto.  Even the kids have picked up on it and they're really starting to get a kick out of it.

4 - Everyone likes my husband.  I, on the other hand, am the type of person about which people say "you either love her or hate her."  I have no gray area.  However, he is the consummate diplomat and always tactful.  What can I say? Opposites attract.

5 - We were introduced by a mutual friend who went on to introduce at least three other couples that eventually married.  We call him our own personal Chuck Woolery.

6 - He likes to discuss hypothetical situations.  "Who do you think would win in a fight, a lion or a crocodile?" If you answer "I don't know," he will badger you until you give a response, which inevitably is not the one he would pick, and then he won't understand why you picked whatever you picked.

7 - He sang "Deeper Than the Holler" by Randy Travis to me at our Wedding Reception.  I still smile when I hear that song.

8 - He has an affinity for odd names.  Harry Pitts.  Richard Johnson.  If you ever get him started on this topic, well, refer to number 1.

9 - He is an extremely defensive driver.  It drives me crazy because he constantly jerks the car out of the way of nothing.  It must be his Spidey senses tingling.

10 - He says the same things over and over again.  If he gets a song or a saying in his head, prepare to hear it for the next four hours or four days, and chances are he'll be singing the wrong words (refer to number 4).  For instance, he recently found an old intro for the Hulk cartoons he used to watch as a child.  He sang the theme song for a week straight.  "Doc Bruce Banner, pelted by gamma rays, turns into the Hulk."

I love him for all these, and many, many more, reasons.  Happy 40th Birthday, Sweetheart.  You're my best friend and forever love.


forever folding laundry said...

I love that pic of you two. You look so happy! Congrats on 16 years. Have a great celebration tonight!


Mainly a midwife said...

Happy, happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful celebration planned!

Wendi said...

That was one of the sweetest things that I have ever read. I hope you two have a marvelous time tonight! ;)