Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's A Decade Damn It!

10 years ago today I had a nervous breakdown in a nail salon, picked a fight with my betrothed, did a shot and quietly mumbled my way through my wedding ceremony. Don’t get me wrong I was overjoyed to be marrying my husband; I just wanted to do it privately. I didn’t want anyone else to witness something so important to me, but I’m kooky and slightly neurotic. FINE! I’m completely neurotic.

You have to understand, I never dreamed about having a wedding. In fact, I wasn’t totally sure I was going to get married. But then I met "him" and my world was overturned faster than a Jersey housewife flips a table. Our courtship was the stuff movies are made of and although I poured my heart out privately all I could muster on our wedding day was, “ditto.” I couldn’t get out of my own way long enough to tell the love of my life everything I’d written to him.

I thought about sharing my vows here but they still seem too personal. But since it’s been 10 years and we’ve grown as a couple, here’s an updated version:

- I still promise I won’t cook.

- I promise I can’t fix it. If it plugs in, needs batteries or a trip to the ER, it's all you.

- I promise I will NEVER like football. However, I will give zombies and Cold War movies a chance so I can spend more time with you.

- I promise to always let you know how happy I am to see you when you walk through the door.

- I promise to try not to speak in “thingy.”

- I promise to always love your “thingy.”

- I promise to laugh with you, a lot.

- I promise I'd never do this with anyone but you.

**Happy 10 year anniversary, my love. I’m better when you’re around.

16 comments:

Your Bitchy Barista said...

You're my hero. I hope to have something like this someday. Happy anniversary loverrr and Mr loverrr :-)

Jason said...

Very cool. Congrats my friend. Keep up the humor. Post more on the blog too, ok mang??

Why Is Daddy Crying said...

I cried, I laughed, I even threw-up a little in my mouth while reading this.

Happy Anniversary to you and your man!

Allison Zapata said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend! I love reading your words. XOXOXO

Lin said...

Aw...that's so sweet. Happy anniversary!

KeepingYouAwake said...

Speaking into the thingy means you're doing it wrong.

For real, though; very nice. :)

Stefanie said...

Congrats on a decade! Isn't the 10th anniversary gift anal?

Rebecca said...

I find it mildly humorous that you said "wanted to do it privately" and now you have a blog. Ha ha!

Nicole said...

Tear...
Happy anniversary!

tracy said...

I love & hate you for making me cry.

xoxo

Nici @ PeasAndCoos said...

Awww I love it! Happy anniversary! I love your blog, post more! I think you're hilarious :)

Brandi C said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm in the middle of planning wedding #3 myself and if I had my way I'd run like hell to Vegas. But I don't think I'm going to get my way, so I predict drunken mumbling & lots of xanax.

yogurt said...

I'm with you. I really did not want a lot of people sharing my wedding day. I wanted my husband and I to quietly and sincerely exchange vows, rather than the spectacle that modern weddings have become. Still, it's not the ceremony, it's the love and the commitment that matters.

Happy Anniversary and Merry Christmas!

julie said...

Those are the most awesome vows ever.

Happy anniversary.

Green V-Neck said...

- I promise to always love your “thingy.” just cracked me up!

Carla (@chickmae) said...

Wow! You sound just like me. Married 10 years ago as well. All I could say was I love you. That was my wedding vow. I love you. I also didn't want a big wedding with a bunch of people I didn't give a crap about. We had a small wedding with close family and friends. Simple.