Monday, August 16, 2004

On a personal note...


August 16, 2002 Posted by Hello

Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary.

2 years may not seem that impressive to those of you who have been married for five or more, but for two self-confirmed loners, this is something!

Let me share some cheesy tidbits today, and I promise I will go back to my regular posts tomorrow. One can only handle so much fluff. Keep your buckets handy, kids.

Some little useless info about us:

1) We met online, on a non-romantic message board.
2) We were friends for nearly 4 1/2 years before we met in person.
3) Rick's Canadian; I was born in Indiana.
4) We got married at City Hall with just three of our friends present, at 9:15 am!!
5) We are both addicted to The Simpsons.
6) Our friends make us look like midgets (we're both under 5'6").
7) Rick's allergic to cats; I have a cat.
8) We're both autumn babies.
9) Rick's 1/2 Japanese; I'm Scotch-Irish. We will kick your ass and politely bow afterwards.
10) We're both first borns.
11) We own a graphic design firm.
12) Both of us are university drop-outs. Go underachievers!!
13) We're creative -- Rick paints and Aleah writes poetry.
14) We both love Ron Sexsmith but think his head is shaped like a frying pan.
15) We got married only 5 months after we first laid eyes on each other.
16) Rick likes to cook; I like to eat.
17) Rick is 5 years older than moi. Geezer.
18) Rick likes to argue; I hate to argue, but we are both incredibly stubborn.
19) We use "nacho chubby" as a pet name for just about everyone.
20) Rick sent me chocolate chip cookies on our first Valentine's Day.
21) My phone bill was close to $1,000 before I moved to Toronto.
22) Pro bono.
23) The first year of marriage was really hard.
24) Rick has his first childhood stuffed toy, a monkey named Jacob. Don't call him Jake. I have mine, too, Leo the lion hand puppet.
25) We were both fat babies.
26) Rick cannot dance. Really.
27) Oatmeal is the key to optimum health and happiness.
28) Rick's first office was in a converted sauna.
29) I used to be a fundraiser for a children's home.
30) We have the world's ugliest kitchen table and chairs. This is really superfluous, really, but I really want to get rid of the set.
31) I have never met Rick's mom or his only sibling.
32) Rick has an Uncle Ben whose real name is Kyoto Tateyama. Go figure.
33) Ricks middle name is George. I have a friend named George. George Kostanza is our favorite Seinfeld character.
34) I bought Rick a guitar for xmas two years ago and he can play quite a few songs now.
35) I hated every minute of high school. Rick was popular in high school.
36) Chocolate covered almonds have no shelf life in our house.
37) All of Rick's friends have kids. None of mine do, give or take a few.
38) We want kids some day.
39) Rick's a solid Virgo; I am a mercurial Libra.
40) Nobody thought we'd make it through the first month together, but here we are!! In yo' face!

Okay, my other half is giving me the evil eye, so that means back to web work.

jane_crow, pondering two years of marital bliss

9 Comments:

Blogger June said...

Congratulations! You both look adorable on the picture. I wish you another 100 happy years together or how many you will want.
Interesting, points 1, 12, 13, 15 and 18 are about us (me and my husband).

9:45 AM  
Blogger June said...

oops, 10 instead of 12. First borns are usually very stubborn, but ambitious, too.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Congratulations, we're onto 4 years this September, it just gets better and better. Go Libra Underachievers!

10:10 AM  
Blogger aleah said...

Thank you both. :-) It is nice to be able to post cheesy things every now and then, even if it goes against my cynical side.

12:10 PM  
Blogger zombieswan said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary! Are you doing anything "special?" The hubby & I usually ignore "special" days and do special things on random days. I hate it when someone assumes I "SHOULD" do something just because everyone else does. But I can understand other people doing it.... this comment comes off a bit bad... first I ask you if you're doing something then I criticize people who do stuff.... okay. I'm an idiot. That's not what I meant. I mean, I could just delete this and move on, no harm no foul, and you wouldn't realize what a dork I am. But but but. :)

No matter what, I hope it's a sweet day. Filled with whatever it is you want to fill it with, from chocolate covered almonds to nothing in particular. :)

(For us, it's Pizza Night. I'll have a bite of gooey cheesey pizza in your anniversarial honor.)

2:50 PM  
Blogger Sage said...

Hey, bring on the fluff. Good news is GREAT NEWS, in my book.

My partner and I celebrated our 7th anniversary this summer (well, I should say we observed it -- too much family tragedy to work up to a celebration).

We haven't yet tied the knot. We want to, but organizing projects together is not a strong point for us. Something quick, you bet! But long-range planning. Oy.

5:05 PM  
Blogger aleah said...

Yeah, we aren't much for the long-and-drawn out planning, either. That's why we got married two weeks after we decided to do it, and at city hall. We had a simple, non-denominational, Celtic-influenced ceremony. It lasted all of 1/2 hour. :-)

7:14 AM  
Blogger Ricksticks Inc. said...

That's pro BOno! ;) xo

8:46 AM  
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3:43 AM  

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