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Monday, March 30, 2009

all my powers of expression & thoughts so sublime could never do you justice in reason or rhyme...






Christie's birthday is tomorrow, & I've thought about 10 different ways to start this blog about her, but they all seem rather silly to me. First, I wanted to tell a story about the first time we met, but I don't think a story about how she was expecting me to be my friend Ryan would really do her birthday justice. She says that I never talked to her too much, I just think I was scoping her out & playing hard to get. I was trying really hard not to beat her in darts. I also won't tell you about how on our third date I took her to see a crude movie (Clerks II, not nearly as brilliant as the original), or how I thought the place we went on our first date was perfect but she didn't think so. I was going to compare to the 1984 Detroit Tigers since she was born that year, but that probably wouldn't come off right. So, I'll just tell you how happy she's made me. Had you told me when I was 25 that I'd have a dog sleeping in my bed, a stereo with country music presets, that I'd some day see Carrie Underwear in concert, that I frequently watch What Not to Wear & that I'd be enjoying every minute of it, I'd spit in your eye. That's just how she is, though. She'll make you enjoy something you never thought you would. She's beautiful, intelligent, loving & compassionate & I'm a very lucky man.

Happy Birthday. Haha, you're going to hate that I posted that picture, but Winston really wanted it included.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Our Town-Iris Dement

Under the Red Sky-Bob Dylan, Masonic Temple, Detroit April 12, 2005

Gimme Shelter-The Rolling Stones

Suzanne-Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Chicago-Sufjan Stevens, Illinois

Happy Monday, friends...

andrew

7 comments:

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Christie. Love the pics.

Heidi McClelland said...

Nice post! Happy Birthday Christie, a day early. The kids will have to call you tomorrow. I told them your birthday was coming up on Tues. and they haven't stopped talking about it. :)

Pam said...

A fitting and "sublime" tribute to my beautiful daughter-in-law! We love you Christie! Happy quarter of a century!

Christie said...

Aww thank you babe! The best birthday present I got was you admitting you love every minute of my country music!!! :)

I love you!

Emily said...

Carrie Underwear? Too funny.

Mom R said...

Andrew, I just LOVE your blogs!! The best present she ever got is YOU!!! Thanks for sharing her with me Weds, we had a great time.

andrew! said...

She always comes back from shopping with you in a good mood.

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