Sunday, March 21, 2010

In Which Some Things Are Grand

Hi, folks! Miss me? Sorry to fall off the face of the planet. I have, as I've indicated elsewhere, been Experiencing Technical Difficulties, and all my non-email posting has been painfully curtailed.

But I had to post today. March 21st is important.

No, not because it's the first day of Spring. That's important! But it's not personal.

No, not because it's the day my ISP finally decided to function and reconnect me to the world, after a week of mockingly timing me out of every single forum and thread I frequent (to all my dear forumites: I miss you, too!). That's certainly essential and cause for rejoicing, but I had no way of knowing it would happen.

Today is important because, 12 years ago, I made a ludicrous and ill-advised decisions to stagger down a row of pews, stammer through some vows written by people who died a long time ago, and let a crazy man lead me off into a hall of mostly strangers. I was ridiculously young, he was unemployed, we were both horrifically unprepared for marriage or indeed independent living of any sort.

Today we woke up early so we could celebrate before he had to go to work. Celebration, in this case, consisting of him giving me things and me being thrilled.

And I really am thrilled. It's our silk and linen anniversary, apparently-- he's the one who keeps track of these things-- and he bought me two square yards of jaw-dropping emerald green silk, three sets of buttons in four colors, and a custom four-color linen skirt. And a green band major's shako. Which last is insanely awesome, and which I have been wearing around the house all day. Washing dishes takes on a whole new dimension when one is wearing a green leather shako.

I think there is maybe one person reading this blog who has any idea at all of the full extent of awesome involved here. For everyone who doesn't know, well, it involves a sort of obscure fandom, and a long-stifled urge to cosplay one extremely minor character (she takes over a kingdom with knitting needles! Essentially so she can eat chocolate! And then begins a fantastic artistic career among creampuff trees! It is everything I aspire to.)

So to get me all this, in theme, he had to pay attention to a wee minor fixation, come up with the costume plan himself, hunt down a seamstress (thanks, Etsy!), remember my measurements, and hide multiple packages in the house. And plan it all weeks in advance.

Twelve years ago, I made a stupid, lunatic choice, for a stupid, lunatic reason.

Now I have an awesome hat.

I have an awesome husband.

And good sense and sanity can leave a message, but we're not likely to answer any time soon.


Merily said...

If you ever find good sense and sanity, send them my way for a bit. haven't seen those two in *years*.

That's so sweet that you got some awesome stuff! I probably have no idea what the cosplay is, but I'll ask anyway.

Man, and I'm in a relationship that's the exact opposite of marrying crazy and young- I've been with Josh... 7? 8? years at this point and we may be married by the time we're 30 (wow, that's sneaking up, isn't it? We'll be 27 and 28 this year), but who knows. I *hope* we can can married next year, though. But I'm rambling.

thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

I have always wanted to be Bender, (Futurama), since I was a child.

I have the same panache, clothes sense and cigar lust. Now, I hope for a shiny metal ass.

14 years eh? That's the age difference between manager/spouse and moi.

Next years anniverary manager/spouse wants to go an a world cruise. I want to send her to the moon.



Undaunted said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! We've been married 12 years too - these days I have to buy my own gifts! lol

The Lone Dollier said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! My hubby and I did the same thing too, almost 22 years ago. Both of us were 19, I was in college, he had just started working. We had no clue what we were in for, but being young, foolish, and head over heels in love. But, something worked out, though good times and bad, and now almost 22 years later, I'm still happily married. But, sounds like your hubby pays attention a little more than mine! Mine keeps hunting and fishing on the brain too much LOL!!!!! Though, he does try.

Have a great Anniversary day and I wish you many, many more.


MissKoolAid said...

Looks like you had a wonderful anniversary. And seems like your husband "gets" you. That is very cool.
Happy anniversary.

PS I never received my OWOH prize. I hope it didn't get lost somewhere....

mermaiden said...

all you really need is a stupendous hat.
and an answering machine.

many more happy years to ye two!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to drop in, go "Awwwww!" and tell you to tell your husband "Way to go, dude!" Please waggle your hand with your pinky and thumb extended with the other fingers closed into the palm. Gracias. I mean. Sweeeeeeeeet. :)

Clairezilla said...

Aw, happy (belated) anniversary.

O, en espaƱol: ¡Felicidades!

MarZel said...


Jennifer said...

Congrats on your wonderful Anniversary!! So cool! Hopefully many more happy years ahead of you both!

and to Miss Koolaid I don't believe she has sent them out yet as I haven't gotten mine either.

Jennifer Hall

Ellen said...

happy anniversary!

btw, did you receive your OWOH gift yet?