If you know me, you know I not only like trains, I have a sick fascination bordering on obsessive behavior when it comes to trains. It would be an understatement to say I was excited moving to Dallas to be in close proximity to a robust and usable mass transit system with multiple light rail lines crisscrossing the metroplex. So when C had a meeting in the far north burbs yesterday that would require her to take the train back, I excitedly offered to ride up to meet her and chauffeur her back downtown. This also provided an opportunity for a break from the Downtown routine, so on the ride back made a stop at Mockingbird Station for dinner and drinks at an Irish pub.
Today is our 2nd anniversary. I can’t believe how time flies, yet I feel like we’ve been together forever (in a good way). I am so thankful for Christa, and so thankful that she is my wife.
/.obnoxiously sentimental mode off.\
Note to self:
When returning from a walk with your wife and dog, it’s probably not a good idea to tell her it was nice to take her for a walk.
Christa got a new car. I’ll just put that out there since the cat is out of the bag…
So hows about a little friendly comparison fun!
And for those of you who I know are going to ask, Matt, where’s your new car?
I’M BUYING A BIKE.
I was going to write about the intricacies of dealing with the holidays now that our first official married Christmas is here, but, alas I don’t think it’s all that different from the 8 other years we dated… 😉
Regardless, Christa and I (and Monty & Bailey too!) wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Now go celebrate however you see fit, I’ll see you at the bar.
I know I’ve been complaining the past few weeks about how we have gotten screwed out of a good winter storm at least 3 times already this year, so let me just say “you were right” to all those people telling me to STFU. After getting up at 10am and spending a good couple hours outside in the snow clearing 9″ from the drive & sidewalks as well as helping the neighbors, I was officially cured of the gin hangover I woke up with care of Justin and his Feliz Navidad party (which we left from at 4:30am).
When I finally came inside, C was watching the beginning of The Fellowship Of The Ring on tv. Not being one for edits, commercials, and crappy formatting-for-tv when I have the complete set of super special widescreen extended edition (uber geeky abbreviation alert) LotR movies, I threw the first DVD in. Ten hours later we completed the entire trilogy.
It was worth every minute.