So, yesterday was one year since I got hitched to my wife. We’re still incubating our ankle-biter for a few more months, so we were free to head into Sydney for dinner, ballet (watching only, though more on my dancing later), and hotel rooms with epic views of Darling Harbour.
We started our date with a bus ride (no driving, so drinking, YAY! For me only of course), with a cannonball driver who completely failed to pull over for one young woman’s stop. He didn’t get what I was yelling about either.
Next stop, coffee number three at the QVB, and I somehow convinced the wife that Galaxy Bookstore would be a good idea. I bought a paperback of Hounded, by Kevin Hearne. Did I mention how awesome I am at staying on track during romantic outings?
So yeah, food and beer (again, me only of course) and strolling and then… Ballet! Sydney Eisteddfod (where the hell did that word come from, I’d like to know). Shiny costumes, crazy loud music making the (unborn) baby kick the stuffing out of poor mum, cheap champagne (for me), and all that jazz (there was a jazz dance finals as part of the night… JAZZ HANDS!)
During the solo performances, my wife and I had the same great idea: why don’t people ever leave the room like ballet dancers? First bow, then arms float upward like a swan, run backwards and sideways like a deranged crab…
Oh, and extra points if you’re on pointe.
Tried it out on my way to the bathroom last night.
The wife was amused.
And that’s my being-a-good-husband done for the year!
Word count is at 109,602. I hacked most of that chapter that I was working on, and I’ve got a few pretty cool ideas for how I’m going to tie up the rest of it. It’s proving to be easier than I’d thought, kind of like the last pieces of a jigsaw puzzle: because so much of the world has already been assembled, it’s easy to find where the next bits should go. More on that tomorrow.
Thank you! 🙂 it was an epic end to an epic first year.
Hey dave! Congrats! I think i have to read your blog 😉 where does eisteddfod come from!? Crazy. Sounds like ur doing an awesome job being a hubby so daddy shouldn’t be too hard 🙂 when are you due? Anyway hugs from norway and my two munchkins !
Thanks! And that’d be great, though I will warn in advance: about 80% of my posts are writing related.
We’re due in October. I started the blog to motivate my writing, since I figure I’m not going to get as much done after the bub arrives!
You know, my wife and I started out in Norway? True story. We were both staying in Voss, part of Contiki Scandinavia. I remember the sun went down for all of about two hours!
Hope you and your little people are doing great 🙂
Happy Anniversary! I hope many more come your way 🙂
Thank you! Me too. She’s hilarious now, so I can hardly imagine how cool she’ll be as an oldie. 🙂
Those are the funniest kinds! She’ll be the cool grandma who goes on roller coasters and laughs in the face of danger (just kidding). 😀
Or the kind that convinces me to go on with the grandkids, and cackles from the sidelines… haha
True! Haha 🙂
congrats 🙂 and happy anniversary 🙂 as far as I remember they call it a paper one 🙂
Good that we went to the bookstore then! Also, do paper coffee cups count? I’m pretty sure I bought her take-away coffee…
I actually was training to be a professional ballet dancer as a kid. Sometimes my husband imitates ballet, and it’s always pretty horrible XD I haven’t danced since my health tanked, and I won’t ever do it again, but I still love watching it 🙂 Actually, there is a great clip of Jimmy Kimmel trying to dance. I found it hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGYBFu4RHcE
Congrats on your anniversary 😀 Mine was just a few days ago. Going on 7 years of marriage now!
Congratulations on the seven years! 🙂
Sad about you not being able to dance anymore, hopefully you can still do some low impact boogie-ing on occasion. That video… bahahahhaha! The kid is such a good sport.
Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you successfully showed her a good time~~ Jazz Hands!
Thank you! I may have laughed out loud when I saw these fabled jazz hands. Luckily the backing track was very loud
Congrats on your anniversary, D! I’m also gonna throw in a congrats for your massively epic word count. Here’s to productivity, oodles and oodles of it, before October (and beyond).
And thanks for the word-count-gratulations as well.
I’m probably going to be stuck working until late tonight, meaning no more notching up the words… BUT! There’s always tomorrow. 🙂
Congratulations! (For your wedding anniversary, that is, not your prowess at ballet dancing)
Thanks mate! And yeah, the dancing isn’t pretty…