HallMark Holiday, my shiny white butt

It’s Valentine’s Day. Break out your cynicism and pessimism and all your other isms.   Just keep them to yourselves.

See, it’s not just Valentine’s Day over here at Casa Contrary, it’s Pookie’s and my anniversary as well.

Before we were married, Valentine’s Day was primarily the day I found myself helping to write out classroom valentines at 6 in the morning and saying really bad words to myself (or out loud. Whatever)

Pookie brings the romance, let me tell you.   I remember the first time he charmed (and therefore romanced) me. He brought me a copy of National Geographic because it had a huge article  about the evolution of the dog.    Now, this might not seem so romantic to you, but it was to me.  It was the perfect little courting gift.  He contines to do this kind of thing to this day.   He’s not much for sending flowers (but he does), but he’s awesome at finding the perfect little gift and often does for no reason other than that he knew I’d like it.

One time, when we were dating, he decided that my door locks sucked  (they did) and that they needed changing (they did).  He drove 80 miles, replaced my locks, took a nap in a chair and then drove home (80 miles) to go to work.    Yeah, it was a practical thing to do and it certainly needed doing, but it was the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me.

We were actually going to be married in June and realized there was no way we wanted to live apart that much longer and made the decision to move things up in about 5 minutes during an IM conversation.  It went like this:

One or the other of us: Dude. Seriously. I cannot wait till June to jump your bones on a daily basis.  What do you say we move up the wedding, say, 4 months? To Valentine’s Day?

The other one or the other of us:  Dude. That’s an awesome idea.  You’re smart AND good lookin’.   I sure am glad I’m marrying you!

That was pretty much verbatim, except that Pookie wouldn’t say ‘dude’ if he was getting paid to do so.

Happy Anniversay/Valentine’s Day, Honey.   I love you.   You light up my life, is what I’m saying here.

And now, for the audience participation part of our program, what is the most romantic thing you’ve ever done or someone has done for you?

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10 Responses to “HallMark Holiday, my shiny white butt”

  1. Lynnster Says:

    Since yesterday you were exclaiming things about dog buttholes, and today you tell the tale of Pookie giving you dog evolution material to read – I am convinced that you two are a match made in heaven.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!

    I’ll have to get back to you on the romantic thing for me, my current case of the plague has temporarily fogged my memory…

  2. Pookie Says:

    Glad you thought about me while I’m on my deathbed, Snookums. I may have mentioned you over on my blog, too.

  3. Pat K Says:

    Happy Anniversay,Valentine’s Day
    to a couple so cute , you could just
    vomit.

  4. Chris Says:

    Happy anniversary…and Valentine’s Day!!

  5. Holly Says:

    Awww Happy Anniversary 🙂

  6. kate1976 Says:

    I got dumped the day before Valentine’s Day once – does that count? I had spent hours deliberating in the card shop about whether to buy a ‘boyfriend’ card or something more ambiguous. I eventually bit the bullet, bought a ‘To My Boyfriend on Valentine’s Day’ and the dillhole dropped by on the 13th to tell me it was over. To put it in perspective, I was more pissed off about the £2 I had spent on the card than the fact the ‘relationship’ was over so lets just say I bounced back quickly. Perhaps he just couldn’t decide what card to get either and took drastic action??!

  7. Organic Mama Says:

    My husband derides VD day as nothing more than a cardshop conspiracy, but he does romantic and sweet things other times of the year so as not to be constrained to Feb 14: last year on a whim he bought me the ENTIRE Buffy collection around our 14th dating anniversary just ’cause. Made me all melty.

  8. Andy Says:

    I don’t really have any romantic stories. Sorry.

    Though yesterday at school I did pony up a dollar to have a diet red creme soda sent to… myself.

    It was warm and tasted rather nasty.

  9. jobaby Says:

    He gives me flowers… send mushy text messages, does alot …
    but one day.. he showed up at work.. with just one rose…
    a poem.. the poem promised a romantic, nonkid, nonparent.. just US weekend…. he told me the date.. to pack a bag.. and what time to be ready.
    Turned out we drove to Jefferson, Texas.. to a Bed and Breakfast… where we spent a beautiful weekend.. never mentioning kids, parents… it was the definition of romantic.. wine… a bath in a claw foot tub… antique shopping during the day.. (in between more baths and well.. me showing my gratitude) .. you get the picture.
    No man has ever done anything like this or even similar for me. And this is why I will never abandon this man.
    God is good.

  10. hmmmm Says:

    VD= venereal disease not valentines day(does make you wonder though


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