i am in love with this skyland auto girl. if i saw her on the street i would be completely starstruck and ask for her autograph.
she's been doing these car commercials for the past couple of years at least. she matches her outfits to whatever major holiday is going on. she ends almost every one with "catch the feeling!" and does a jaunty little shoulder thrust.
last week kevin & i celebrated the 3rd anniversary of our first date.
december 10, 2008. wednesday night. i was living in asheville, he was
living in charlotte. we met at a bar that neither of us had ever been to
in hickory, about halfway between.
we hadn't seen each other for more than 10 years. we were friends in
college in chapel hill in the late '90s. 'friends' might be pushing it -
the truth is he was friends with my boyfriend, and i was living with
his girlfriend. the 4 of us hung out together throughout that year, and i always liked him.
we reconnected through the magic of
facebook in november and then decided to meet up for a drink. we ordered
hawaiian pizza and didn't touch it. we had beer and eye contact and
laughs and sparks and made plans to see each other asap. i drove to
charlotte two days later with holden and nacho and stayed for 3 days at
his fantastic house on a lake and the rest is history.
i can't say it's luck or destiny or hard work or familiarity or timing
or what. we like to do a lot of the same things. our energy levels are
about even. he is smart and funny and kind and honest and responsible. he is curious and adventurous and makes his own health and mental health a relative priority. i
love his hair. i love his smile. i love making him smile. his family is
funny and generous and eerily similar to my own, and he has excellent taste in friends.
i don't write about him or love or relationships too much here, maybe
thinking sharing will dilute it, or maybe jinx it, or maybe because i
know the anonymity of the web has evaporated in the past year or two and
i am not comfortable with who is reading. i don't want it to seem like
bragging, or sillyfluffy, or gag-inducing. i'm not very social and i'm
not very open to the public, and i am glad for this blog to be a
creative outlet, but if you're looking for deeply personal stuff, and
you're not one of the 2-3 close friends i am able to maintain at any
given time, you should probably watch some reality tv instead!
i put the picture of the tee box markers on top since there have been 3
years, which is by far the longest relationship i've been in.
there's been a lot of golden moments, and some blue, and some red. but mainly when i look back, they have been gold.
scene: kevin driving, me passenging. see the white squirrel in the tree. stop car. roll down window.
us: (yelling out the window) hey sugar! what are you doing? we love you sugar! yeah we love you sugar!
sugar: (looks at us. nibbles acorn. twitches cotton puff tail.)
us: hey sugar, wanna come home with us? we will feed you peanuts! you're a good boy sugar! we love you sugar! yeah we love you sugar!
sugar: (looks at us. nibbles acorn. hops further up the tree.)
us: you are so handsome sugar! you are the most handsome squirrel in the world! we love you sugar! yeah we love you sugar! come home with us! follow us home! you will be happy there! we will protect you from the dogs! we love you sugar!
sugar: (hops further up tree, out of view)
us: see you later sugar! we love you! (driving away so happy)