November 16, 2009

Who Says Romance is Dead?

I was at work today, we have a project coming due, my Tech Lead is out on business starting tomorrow evening until Friday, I'm off next week, this week is crazy, and I'm trying to figure out how my group is going to get it all done.

I was looking at my calendar, set to leave to pick up a kid from school in 10 minutes, trying to make sense of who was working when and doing what when the following conversation ensued... to the best of my recollection:

Me: Hunh. Is today the 16th?

Someone in the office from their cube: Yup.

Me: Hunh. Today is my anniversary.

*laughter in the office*

Someone in the office in their cube: Really? You just realized it?

*laughter in the office*

Me: Yup. Dang. I think he forgot too...

Woman voice: I bet he's at home right now planning a big dinner...

Me: I bet he forgot *beep beep beep- beep beep beep beep* *dialing phone* too.

Hunhead: Hello?


Me, trying to talk over the whrrrr: Hey. Did you know today was our anniversary?




Hunhead: Is today the 16th?

Me: I can hardly hear you...

Hunhead: Sorry, I'm blowing up the kids' tires to their bikes. Is today the 16th?

*muffled whhhrrrrr*

Me: Yup.

Hunhead: I knew it was coming up. I just didn't know it was THIS week.

Me: Me either. We're not going to dinner tonight. Ringo has double bass lessons.

Hunhead: Yeah. Wow.

Me: Love you. Bye!

Hunhead: Love you too. Bye.


*Laughter in the office*

Me: He forgot too.

Someone in the office from their cube: How long have you been married?

Me: 18 years. We're obviously in some sort of groove...

*more laughter*

And it kind of deteriorated from there.

Eighteen years. Dang. And they said it wouldn't last... (That's a joke...)

Posted by Boudicca at November 16, 2009 05:45 PM

Mine and the wife's anniversary was the 14th. Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: diamond dave at November 16, 2009 09:55 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Morrigan at November 16, 2009 10:03 PM

There will be many more happy anniversaries to enjoy, I'm sure, for both of you.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at November 16, 2009 10:08 PM

Happy Anniversary! :-)

Posted by: Pam at November 16, 2009 10:15 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 16, 2009 10:36 PM

Here is a card for the occasion.

Happy Anniversary

Posted by: Sticks at November 16, 2009 10:37 PM

OMG, Bou! Ours is during the week after Christmas, and ever since the first one, we have made dinner at home ... always steak and lobster (esp when we couldn't afford to eat it out!). And when the kids started coming ... four in toto ... they ate with us. Every year. We've never gone out for our anniversary!

And it's gonna be 30 years next month.

We never forget. (Neither do the kids!)

Happy anniv to the whole L. clan!!

Posted by: kay at November 16, 2009 11:16 PM

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at November 17, 2009 09:10 AM

LOL - a slightly belated Happy Anniversary to you both.

Posted by: Teresa at November 17, 2009 12:56 PM

Happy Anniversary when you get around to it! ;)

Better to think of belated holidays this way: It's the anniversary "season". Kind of like Christmas season ... you can have a birthday season, etc. My friend Molly came up with that, to make up for the fact that we can never seem to schedule celebrations on the day of the event.

Posted by: PeggyU at November 17, 2009 02:56 PM

Happy belated anniversary!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at November 17, 2009 08:44 PM

Happy belated anniversary! Don't worry about missing the exact day - you two have so much love and respect for each other. I like PeggyU's idea of the "anniversary season".

Posted by: Mary at November 17, 2009 09:19 PM

Doug and I forgot ours this year. Until 2 days later- on Brenna's birthday. And we've only been married 6 years. :)

Posted by: Jody at November 17, 2009 10:36 PM

I don't understand how you could forget it.

Its the day after the opening day of Deer Season!!!

Posted by: The Thomas at November 18, 2009 12:26 AM

In Michigan, firearms deer season runs from Nov 15th through nov 30th, every year.

As Remnar Soady says, "Its like Christmas with guns."

Posted by: The Thomas at November 18, 2009 08:58 AM

"Its like Christmas with guns."

I didn't realize Christmas was gun free ;) Boys and husband always get ammo in their stockings.

Posted by: PeggyU at November 18, 2009 02:57 PM

... congratulations!..... even though you both forgot it, you remembered it in time!.... happy anniversary to you both!.....

Posted by: Eric at November 18, 2009 09:29 PM

Someone gave us a really nice quilt as a wedding present...Very discreetly, the date we were married is sewn damn quilt I've ever had...and a great idea from the quilt-maker-giver.

Has saved my ass more times than I can count.

Posted by: Yabu (EOTIS) at November 20, 2009 07:30 AM