Thursday, February 12, 2009

Top 25 Things I Learned From Jimmy Buffett

25. Everybody's got a cousin in Miami
24. I want a smart woman in a real short skirt
23. Cliches. Good ways -- to say what you mean and mean what you say.
22. We're just cavemen in faded blue jeans
21. The more we learn, the less we know -- what you keep is what you can't let go.
20. They don't dance like Carmen no more
19. The left foot will follow where the right foot has travelled
18. There's booze in the blender
17. Moderation seems to be the key
16. Come Monday, it'll be alright
15. Fifteen may get you twenty
14. I've got a school boy heart
13. There's a little bit of fruitcake left in every one of us
12. Beware of grinning Federales. They don't just want to be your friend.
11. The years grow shorter, not longer
10. I need two more boat drinks
09. Tonight I just need my guitar
08. In a hopleless situation, make the best of it's 'bout all you can do
07. I just want to live happily ever after every now and then
06. Life is just a tire swing
05. I got a Carribean soul I can barely control and some Texas hidden here in my heart
04. I have found me a home
03. With a little love and luck we will get by
02. I know it's my own damned fault

And the number one thing I learned from Jimmy Buffett is....

01. If we weren't all crazy we would go insane!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

17 years

(I backdated this post a few days so it would jive with our anniversary)
Seventeen years. And they just keep rolling by. I've seen so many fall by the wayside over the past few years. So, how do we do it?

Well, we're both basically nice people, and we try not to forget that about ourselves or each other. This means cutting each other slack when the other is stressing about something, or tired. And like everybody else, we have changed over the years but we've basically drifted in the same direction -- so someone who shares your basic outlook on the world is a good thing, IMHO. Makes that more likely.

Let's see... I've been swimming with Trenton at a couple of his Mommy and Me classes that his real mommy is teaching. That was a lot of fun. Apparently it's not strictly "mommies", since there were a couple other guys there with their kids as well. Oh, and I guess we missed my birthday on the blog... we went out to Emmit's in Fayette with family and friends. And for our anniversary, we basically spent the evening before with the same people -- Ryan & Kristie, Brian, Kristin, and Trenton -- after going out to El Maguey's for dinner. Real low key. That's pretty much us. Ryan and I stayed up talking until about 2:00 in the morning when Kristie popped her head out on the deck and pointed out our insanity. We went to Breakfast and ... well, we were both really tired all day. We watched the Superbowl for our anniversary, at least the first three quarters.

I pay little attention to professional sports anymore, but I grew up a Cardinal fan. I disowned them when they moved to Arizona. I was also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. But, you know, underdog, first time in the Superbowl, and maybe some feelings of unrequited fan love... I rooted for the Cardinals. Until I could see they were hell bent on defeating themselves. So we flipped to a Survivorman that we had recorded.

Apparently it was an exciting 4th quarter, but it still ended in the Cardinals snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, so I'm glad I missed it.

Kristin said Trenton started kicking and moving his arms and sticking his face in the water at Tuesday's Mommy & Me. He seemed to enjoy the water the couple of times I went but was not really in to much but me pulling him around in the water, and definitely did NOT want his face wet.

He started crawling ... almost two weeks ago. He pulls himself up on just about anything he can and "walks" along as long as he can hold on. Things are about to get a lot more complicated ;-)