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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Salute Her When Her Birthday Comes

Christie turns 23 on Saturday, & since I'm lucky enough to see her tomorrow & Saturday this is the last chance I'll get to embarrass her on the internet.

Whenever I talk about something that happened in the past with Christie, I always tend to refer to how old I was the year it happened & then I figure out the math of how old she was. For example, the year I got my driver's license was 1995. I was 16, Christie was 11. 1984 was the year the last year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series. I was five, Christie was...well Christie was alot younger than five.

None of that matters, of course, until you fast forward to 2006. I was 26 at the time, she was 22 & it was the last time we had a dart tournament. I don't remember who won the dart tournament, but I do remember that it was the first time I met Christie. She claims that I didn't talk to her too much that evening, which doesn't surprise me, I'm kind of shy about these things.

Almost a year later she still puts up with me even though I rarely let her listen to her country music in the car, & it's been one of the happiest years of my life.

For those of you unfortunate souls who don't know her, let me tell you a few things about her.

-She hates movies with sad endings.

-She loves ketchup, & will put it on just about anything.

-She loves country music, & once, when I came over to her house, she had the song "Stupid Boy" by Keith Urban on repeat for about an hour & still wasn't tired of it.

-She loves dogs, if she sees one walking by she says with a high pitched voice "0oooh!" & gets excited at the prospect of petting it.

-She loves the beach, the public one.

-She's been to three different continents, but has not yet fulfilled her dream to visit Fiji.

-She loves to clean & organize, & I, being the faithful boyfriend that I am, give her the opportunity to do so on every occasion (okay, maybe it doesn't work quite that way).

-She likes helping people, she once drove all the way back to Grand Rapids to give some lady she didn't know $40 for a place to stay & a bag of chips.

Everything else you'll have to find out for yourself. Happy Birthday, Christie, I love you! "You're so embarrassing!" Okay, I'm sorry.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Stupid Boy-Keith Urban

push it! push it!

Nobody's Fault But My Own-Beck, Mutations

We Live it Again-Beck, Mutations

With These Hands-Alejandro Escovedo, With These Hands

Simple Twist of Fate-Bob Dylan, Frankfurt Germany, 2003

Raise a glass of Diet Coke for Christie's birthday, friends!



Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Christie! Don't let him give you grief about being the younger one!

Joyce said...

Have a Happy Birthday Christie, I'll raise a glass of something but I can guarantee it will not be diet Coke.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday from me, too, Christie! We are blessed to have you as part of our son's life! (I almost said "almost family". But I didn't want to embarrass you like Uncle Mark did.) God bless you with a wonderful new year of life!!

Christie said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! Andrew, I think my favorite age difference that you have brought up would be you playing tennis at Jenison High School as a freshman in college, and I going to that highschool, as a freshman :)

Thanks for the blog, it made me laugh. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christie - I'll add my good wishes, too. Many Happy Returns.
P.S. Andy knows a good thing, when he sees it. Love, GG

Pam said...

Wow, Christie! You are special. This is the first time GG has commented on any blogs!

Good for you, GG! I hope we hear from you more often. How about your own blog?? That would be fun.

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