Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Did I Hear a Niner in There?

I'm at a total supreme black hole-esque loss regarding the topic of this blog. I was thinking about coming up with something fun to commemorate our ninth anniversary, which is tomorrow. 

I don't want to be too sappy. Because B and I aren't exactly sappy people.

But quoting a bunch of lines from "Anchorman" or "The Office" doesn't necessarily seem appropriate either. 

Pictures seemed like a good idea to post, but I honestly have no idea where any photos circa 1999 might be. I can narrow it down to the general vicinity of the basement, but that doesn't really put a dent in the exact location.

My guess is that they're packed in a box with B's "Wayne's World" wig, some Legos, and a few favorite Happy Meal toys.

Summer 200?

So I am going to take a true journalistic view and interview B to see what he's thought of the first nine years of marriage. 

And maybe some other topics that come to mind.

I will probably pull more from the "other topics" category than from the marriage category. 

Just because.

N: Who is your favorite celebrity couple and what can we do to be more like them?

B: I would say Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Because we don't have nearly enough tattoos. Or children. Or expensive vacations. Or homes in France. But we're 50% of the way to greatness because we have the same name.

N: I know you're an avid reader. If you can narrow down the list, what are the Top 10 best books you've read so far this year?

B: I'm reading Sports Illustrated right now. Does that count? I'm o-fer on books this year. And last year. But I'm an expert at the History Channel and Discovery Channel. And John Cusack movies.

N: Do you feel a lot of pressure to make our tenth anniversary next year an out-of-this-world experience that we'll never forget?

B: No.

N: What is the biggest material sacrifice you've made since getting married?

B: Probably going to the gym. Since you're not into fitness, I've had to give up my chiseled physique.

N: That's ok. You just wish you could fake tan and shave your whole body to show off the muscles.

N: I know I am a little obsessed with food. What are your food obsessions?

B: Deli sandwiches and pizza. And cereal.

N: Any reasons why?

B: There's a lot of variety between those three genres. I could eat a variation at each meal and never get tired of them. 

N: Who is the Video Game Grand Master Champion of Awesomeness in our Family?

B: You are.

N: ME?! For real?! Thank you very much. I'm humbled! Especially considering I don't play much.

Ok folks, I think that's it. It's really hard to make up questions for someone you've known since the first grade. B is truly one of the funniest people ever, but his talents are best suited to musical impressions and sight gags. And comedy dancing.

You'll have to come to a wedding with us sometime.

We promise not to dress like this:
Halloween 2006

I am serious. That was Halloween. Not our actual prom.

Although I did wear that exact dress to Turnabout in 1992. I am appalled that B's arm is covering the rhinestone bow.

(But please notice my Swatch.)

So to celebrate this momentous occasion, we're going to have some barbeque, watch a movie, and buy each other some new Nalgene water bottles.

(I may have lost both of ours at the gym. Within a week. The same week in which--ironically--I spilled an entire water bottle on my cell phone.)

Ah, young love.

Or middle-aged love.

Whatever. Let's go eat barbeque.



Andy Rowell said...

Happy Anniversary. We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Nicole- Shack passed along your blog and I crack up each time I read it! Every time I read it I can "hear" you say it. . . I love it! Thanks for sharing! Hope all is great in the state of CO!

Mandie said...

Congrats on the 9 years! Love the interview. It was riveting.

tootie said...

Happy Anniv!!

By the way, your husband sounds a lot like mine. Especially with his close friendship with the Discovery Channel and History Channel :)

Meg said...

hey -- did you find something fabulous and perfect at the mall yesterday? i went with the gift card. for the whole mall. that way i didn't have to make any decisions. congratulations on 9 years. i want to see that dress, cumberbund, swatch, and brad's lovely earring at church on sunday. i think that would be perfect.

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary! Blessings to both of you! We love you lots and lots!

Brenda and Bob

gwynne said...

Congratulations Brad and Nicole...we are only 40 years exacty ahead of you! And we still like the Discovery Channel:):)

I remember the wedding with a smile, and hope you all are celebrating tonight as we are...9 for you...49 for us...Gwynne

Amy said...

Ok, this is one of my all-time favorite posts. Oh, but there are so many that I've loved including the flood in the basement, and the new tank top shopping sprees! You and B are such a beautiful couple, especially in your prom outfits.

Suzy said...

Nicole, please tell me you love Chris Farley in Tommy Boy as much as I do! (the title about hearing a niner). You just went up about 800 notches on Suzy's cool-oh-meter for that title. Congrats on your anniversary. You guys seem really happy and like you have fun together.