Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Nine glorious and long years ago, I married my first and current wife. This week we celebrate our anniversary.

We have tentatively agreed not to exchange presents this year. We're about to add a room to our house and so we prudently decided to spend our money on the project rather than on gifts. Although we are still going out to a nice dinner, I agreed to the no-gift deal with great trepidation. I don't mean to be sexist (which is a not-so-thinly-veiled way of saying, "Hey, I'm sexist!"), but dames dig gifts, right? I oughta give her something.

I informed her the other night that I was considering changing the sheets on our bed. This is a chore that gets performed every ewwwww-I-can't-stand-these-sheets-any-more in our house. It's about that time.

"Baby," I said lovingly, "I'm gonna change the sheets for our anniversary!"

I checked the chart. The first anniversary is something paper, 50th is gold, and 9th is clean sheets. Hoo hoo!

Anyway, not only will I be giving my sweet baboo clean sheets, but I will also be giving her something else and equally priceless, RIGHT NOW! In honor of our 9th anniversary, a truly momentous milestone, I think it's time to give my wife a name in this blog other than "Wife".

I've written before about how I'm not very good at naming things. Throughout my life, however, one name has come up time and time again when I needed a moniker for something that I cherish. Honeypie, in that spirit of respect and love, I do hereby christen you "Hank".


Happy anniversary, Hank. I love you.

11 comments:

Leesa said...

Oh you *romantic* you....being a wife that always agrees to "no gifts" and I really mean it......(I've heard, you still better get her something.)

Mike said...

Doh!

Thanks, Leesa

Christie said...

lol, that is the best name I've ever heard

Mike said...

Thank you! *curtsy*

Colby said...

You are undoubtedly the greatest husband in America.

Tasty said...

Congratulations to you and Hank. Here's to many more delicious years together!

Mike said...

Colby, that's very sweet of you to say. I'm not sure about "greatest" though. Top 10,000,000 for sure.

Tasty, thanks! Nine down, infinity t go!

David said...

It's a good thing that I caught this entry or I would have been slightly confused the next time I would have visited. So congrats to you and Hank.

Mike said...

David, I aims to confuse.

Will said...

Somehow, I just think that in spite of this (or maybe because of it) your 10th will be even happier /: )

Mike said...

10th?!?! Christ, we're getting ahead of ourselves now. I figure I'm good for another month or two, TOPS!