An ode to my husband, and marriage in general.

Categories: About Me,Family,Listening To
April 29, 2010
Toronot Island Excursion

Sorry to embaress you honey... Taken with: Canon Digital Rebel

Last night Scott asked if I was going to write about him again soon in my blog.  How cute is that?

You see, we are still in the newlywed phase of our marriage where we both get a thrill out of calling each other (and being called) ‘husband’, and ‘wife’.  (If you’re married, I’m sure you remember this feeling.)  I think he likes it when I refer to him as my husband on here, and he also likes being portrayed as such a swell guy.

And he is a swell guy, for many reasons, a notable one being that he makes this writing thing possible for me. He has the steady job which supports us, and I have a fledgling writing career which, at the moment, makes negative income (but hey, it has potential).  I couldn’t do any of this if it weren’t for him and his faith in me.

But, this isn’t the point of my story.  I won’t bore you with how very much in love we are (yep, gag).  We’re bad enough PDA’ers as it is in real life (and I quote Scott’s Mom to his Dad: “John, they’re at it again!”).  Taking the public display of affection into the very public blogosphere would be a little excessive, don’t you think?

Anyway, last night we watched Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (I have the amazing soundtrack on repeat this morning.)  Afterward, we lay in bed and rhymed off lines from the movie with our best imitations of a southern drawl.

Him: “Damn, we’re in a tight spot!”

Me: “Well, I don’t want Fop, goddamn it! I’m a Dapper Dan man!”

<giggle giggle>

Him: “They loved him up an’ turned him into a horny-toad!”

Me: “Oh George, not the livestock”

<giggle giggle giggle>

This went on for about twenty minutes or so, though I can’t say for sure because we fell asleep while still talking and laughing.

And that part, the ‘falling asleep talking’ part, is the point of my story.  Please, oh please dear, let’s make this honeymoon phase last forever…

**And now for a clip from my favorite scene in the movie…

“I’ve spoken my piece and counted to three.”
~ Penny Wharvey McGill from Oh Brother, Where art thou

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  1. Well speaking to another newlywed, I completely relate so much to the whole “husband” -“wife” thing. The PDA thing, and the laughing in bed and talking until you fall asleep. I am with you 100% please don’t ever let the honeymoon phase die. If you are like Patrick and I and see each other as each others best friends it can only get better right? So here’s a cheers to the honeymoon phase, and swell husbands. If you and Scott ever want to hear true southern drawls come on down my way, then ya’ll can hear the real thang baby!

    Comment by Vandana — April 29, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  2. I knew I would reach you when I wrote this one. You and Patrick are clearly another example of newlywed blissdom. You’re right, it can only get better (although all the long-time married folks are probably shaking their heads right now ;))
    I’m lucky that Scott’s parents still flirt after 40+ years of marriage. My parents are the same, though with a few less years under the belts of their respective marriages. What a good example to follow :)

    Comment by Tori — April 30, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

  3. Awww Tori
    You guys are the cutest ever!!!!
    I hope and think that your honeymoon phase will last forever :)

    Comment by Christine — May 3, 2010 @ 10:32 am

  4. Thanks :) But, you can admit it, I probably made you gag a little 😉

    Comment by Tori — May 7, 2010 @ 9:11 am

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