Friday, September 01, 2006

Happy 10 year wedding anniversary to me!

Also to Hank, I suppose, but mostly to me. I mean, it's pretty amazing that she hasn't dumped my annoying ass yet. This is a big accomplishment for me. I'm not sure whether Hank deserves congratulations or condolences, or maybe just a boatload of respect for her immense reservoirs of tolerance. My nickname for her used to be The Goddess of Tolerance and it still holds.

A converation from earlier this week may be illustrative:

Me: So, riddle me this, how many minutes per week of conversation about my baseball computer program can you handle?
Hank: I don't like how this is starting.
Me: No, don't worry. I don't have anything in particular to say about it right now, I'm just wondering, in general, how much of that topic you can stomach.
Hank: Oh, don't worry about that.
Me: Well, I don't want to completely bore you too often, so how many minutes per week?
Hank: It doesn't really matter. I'm really good at just tuning you out. Talk all you want. I can work on the laptop or do any number of productive things.
Me: Nooooo! I'm not talking about those types of minutes. I mean the kind where you actually listen and interact.
Hank: Oh. Really?
Me: Yeah.
Hank: Hmmmmm, per week? Uh, maybe 30 to 60? Like 5 or 10 minutes a day?
Me: Hooohoo! That's way more than I need!
Hank: Good.
Me: .....
Hank: ....
Me: Soooooo, as long as I have a few minutes, here's the latest report on my baseball program....

Somewhere in that dialogue is the secret to a 10 year marriage. We'll see if it holds for 11.

We're off to Yosemite for the weekend. Hank has never been, which is shameful.


Janelle Renee said...

Congratulations to you and Hank on your 10 year anniversary!

Hope you two have a lovely time in Yosemite.

Mike said...

Thanks, Janelle!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

patsy said...

wish you would take a camera to yosemite and take some photos for me.congratulations to hank for lasting 10 years of you. are you going to camp out again?

Will said...

Hope you see some wolves. Happy 10th.

Mike said...

Anon! I didn't know you cared!

Patsy, noooooo, no camping. This time, we're staying in style, by which I mean we're living beyond our means.

Will, wolves? What an odd sentiment. Is like telling an actor, "Break a leg!"? Instead you tell an anniversary celebrant, "See some wolves!". ?

Will said...

OHH... I'm getting my national parks mixed up. Yellowstone != Yosemite.

Mike said...

Will, regardless of park name, wolves are scary.

Will said...

Sorry, I just figured it was like going to the Loch Ness to see the Loch Ness Monster.