I wasn’t there when he was pulled from his warm, inner sanctum screaming at the top of his newborn lungs. And for obvious reasons. I was probably just a thought away from conception myself. Funny, how 2 infants, complete strangers at birth, are inseparable soulmates 42 years after tying the knot. From umbilical cords to marital ties, a quantum leap…taken…one step at a time.
Faced with the conundrum of celebrating yet another birthday, I happened to mention it to my hairdresser Zorianna. We’re best buds, having my “crowning glory,” my hair, in common.
“I’ve no clue what to do for my husband’s birthday. After 42 years, what can I give him that he’ll really like. Men aren’t really into chachkas like we are.”
To which Zorianna brilliantly responded, “You should take him to the iPic Theatre in Redmond Town Center!” Thanks to her, hubby and I had a fantastic date night on his birthday.
Prior to the movie, we snacked on seared ahi tuna atop won ton chips. While I sipped on a delicate blackberry mojito, the birthday boy guzzled a tall glass of a real man’s beverage…beer. A half-an-hour later we made our way to our plush, reclining seats. Yep! You read right. We were going to lie down in public to watch Men in Black III in 3-D! And like the Greeks and Romans before us, we were going to be further wined and dined…lying astride our couches…underlings running back and forth to do our bidding. Well, not quite…
Eating our Angus sliders and truffle french-fries in the dark was a trick. Trying not to dribble ketchup down our fronts was impossible for my husband. He remarked a couple of times “I shouldn’t have worn this shirt.” It was comfy…but white.
Struggling to add cream and sugar to my coffee in the dark without spilling it on my lap was a juggling act I thought I’d lose. You see the cup’s cover was not giving up its grip without a struggle. Me and the plastic cover battling it out in the dark, while Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were duking it out with gross-looking aliens on the big screen. I could appreciate what they were going through.
An hour into the film, I think hubby and I both nodded off. I don’t think we snored. At least I hope not. Thankfully, I’d selected 2 seats with aisles on either side which put some distance between us and our neighbors.
Not being a fan of the “Men in Black“ films myself, I thought this, its third, was pretty good. The story line was a little sentimental, to my liking. The action was fun, without being loaded down with a lot of blood and gore. What there was of it was more corn than protein. Albeit at times it was both…corny and cheesy.
We decided, hubby and I, that as a destination iPic is a once-in-awhile luxury. Twenty-two dollars a pop for each member is fine in small doses, as is the decadence of dining on gourmet food while covered with a light blanket. Comfy, cozy…but more preferable…
…in the comfort of our home…and on my wonderful…memory foam mattress…aaahhh…
of course…we didn’t have to recline…but hey, when in rome… 😉
I really liked this post, I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents and how they’ve been married over 50 years yet no matter how much they know one another there is still that sense of nervousness to whether they will like what they get them. Love it! 🙂
While hubby and I were “hot stuff” in our younger years, I love who we are now that we’ve known each other intimately for 40+ years. We’re so much more compatible, willing to compromise and overlook the trivial disagreements that still pop up from time to time. I couldn’t imagine my life without him, and neither can he. He’s the one man made for me, loving me in spite of my “lost in the dark” moments. For good or for bad…for richer poorer…in sickness and in health…those aren’t just words…they’re our own reality show. hugs… 😉
that’s so lovely ! i want that someday definately, it’s just getting there that’s the hard bit :p
The “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” is well worth the ups and downs of getting there. Don’t give up. Love happens when you least expect it. 😉
Happy birthday! nice post 🙂
my parents are together since 1968. so I can imagine this closeness and love.
and I’m with my husband since 2005.
hugs for the birthday wishes…will pass them along to hubby. nice to know others share our longevity in marriage. congrats to your parents and you… 🙂