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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I am a lucky wife!

Let me start off by saying, "I am married to the sweetest and most awesome guy!".

Now, let me explain.

Last night, my hubby and I were taking our usual after-dinner walk around the neighborhood. While walking, he tells me that our anniversary is coming up.

Before I go further, let me clarify that August 18th marks our 6th year as a couple. Although we got married on December 18th, we were obviously a couple before then. So if one really wants to get technical, on the 18th of August we will be celebrating 5 years & 4 months of couplehood and 8 months of marriage. And yes, we are one of those couples that still celebrate "monthsaries"!

Back to my story. My husband tells me that for our anniversary he has gotten me .... (are you ready for this) ....Tickets to the theater ... "LITTLE WOMEN" ... at the Orange County Performing Arts Center!!!!!

At this point, you may collectively be groaning and saying to yourselves that this is too much hype over receiving tickets to watch a 2-hour play.

Not for me!

First of all, Little Women is my absolute favorite book of all time. I loved the children's version that my mom got me when I was younger, and I loved my Lousia May Alcott copy when I got older. It's actually one of the few books I brought over from back home and I still read it all the time! I even loved the movie version with Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder. It is one of my all-time favorite movies too.

Second, I love, love, love musical theater. Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, The King and I, Les Miserables, Grease, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and The Lion King are my favorites!

So to get to watch my favorite book as a musical is just AWESOME! I can't wait.

Now here's the creme de la creme -My hubby who does NOT like "girly" movies, does NOT like musicals, and does NOT like theater is actually looking forward to it! That is the BESTEST part.

We are talking about a guy who fell asleep while watching Titanic, who I had to drag to watch The Lion King, who almost refused free tickets (FREE TICKETS!) to The King and I, who rolled his eyes while I gushed about Rachael McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, and who chose to nap in our hotel while the rest of us watched Mamma Mia. Yes, THAT guy :)

Really, when I think about it, the gift is not the tickets to the play (any guy could do that). Rather it’s the thoughtfulness of getting me something I love. It’s the excitement on his face as he watched mine when he told me the news. It’s his good naturedness about the whole idea. (Don’t you hate it when someone gives in to what you want to do but then sulks or acts all martyr-like?). And most of all it’s his willingness to do something I want to do – instead of the hundred and one other things he would normally do on a Saturday night. (Have I mentioned it’s also giving up a Saturday night!?). Now, that’s LOVE.

And that is why I am married to the sweetest and most awesome guy!


Sareet said...

That's really sweet. I loved Little Women too when I was younger.

It's cool that you guys were a couple for so long before you got married. Max & I have been dating for 4 1/2 years so it's nice to hear that we're not freaks. :)

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jol said...

You are really lucky to have such a sweet husband. Everything else is secondary to a happy and loving family.

It's still not too late for him to start loving musicals. You can start by singing him a lullaby before he sleeps.

Love can truly be that infectious!

Joanne said...

Sareet, you and Max are definitely not freaks! :)

Thanks, Jon.

And dad, I want him to LIKE musicals - singing him a lullaby may turn him off musicals for life! :)

jol said...

How in the world did all of you like musicals! I remember your mother singing when you were all in her womb and when you were small babies unable to find sleep. Maybe you may have to take voice lessons to sing like your mom.

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