Happy anniversary….such as it is


Well, 9 years ago, today, I married the big lug in Las Vegas.
As a symbol of our enduring love and commitment, he went out of town for work yesterday and won’t be back till midnight or later tonight. I guess that’s no worse than last year when I jumped ship to go spend the night with Paul McCartney. Or three years before that, when I sent him back to Oklahoma and stayed in California because I didn’t want to go home that early and he had to be back for work.
Romantics, we’re not.
We do plan to get a babysitter in the next week or so and go up to one of the big, fancy new casinos they’ve built around here and spend an evening being irresponsible. That’s more our scene than flowers and jewelry and long, romantic dinners. Shovel down the food as quickly as possible and bring on the gambling, I say. The demon liquor won’t be involved this year, my present condition taken into consideration. ‘Tis probably just as well; one vice at a time is enough for two old married farts like us.
Happy anniversary to us, at any rate!


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

3 responses »

  1. Albeit late (and I was wondering why I hadn’t heard from you in a while) — Happy Anniversary!!! I love you and hope you’re feeling better!!!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Hope the celebration is worth the wait. Ours is a week from today, Friday – 5 whole years. My cousin’s oldest daughter is getting married the following day in NY, so we’ll spend our anniversary driving there, and the evening in a hotel room shared w/our 2-yr-old. Wheeee! We’ll also be celebrating the date late, probably with dinner and a performance at the local theater.

  3. Happy Anniversary! Pat and I are not romantics either, so I totally understand where you are coming from. Enjoy your anniversary, whereever it finds you!

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