Thursday, August 04, 2011

If only ...

 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all husbands had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Dragonslayer, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, and the divorce courts would be utterly swept from the face of the earth. Yea, and in fine, only love would have power over the hearts of the children of men.
(a parody of Alma 48:17)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Thursday, December 03, 2009

sustenance

When, some years ago, Dragonslayer was on a spiritual journey he learned how to make this amazingly nutritious meal: fried rice. Occasionally I ask him to make me a large pot and I warm and eat the leftovers for breakfast the ensuing week to ten days.

Thanks Dragonslayer.
I feel my spirits rising.

Monday, October 12, 2009

thirty minus one

Since Mr. Dragonslayer was out of town for his birthday I sent him a series of happy birthday text messages. Here they are reproduced in the same order and with the same spellings. [image by Mzelle Biscotte]

Happy Birthday, Love!

You are awesome because you tie your own shoes.
You are awesome because you eat the most important meal of the day.
You are awesome because you wash dishes.
You are awesome because you can be depended on 2 meet your work commitments.
You are awesome because you let me snuggle up 2 you.
You are awesome because you are an early adapter.
You are awesome because you have a strong testimony.
You are awesome because even though you r a guy you will go 2 the doctor.
You are awesome because you are loyal 2 me.
You are awesome because you let me pick the order on netflix.
You are awesome because you give amazing neck kisses.
You are awesome because you can be depended on 2 meet your theatre commitments.
You are awesome because your hands palm my waist.
You are awesome because you save money by eating sandwiches 4 lunch.
You are awesome because you made it to ur 29th birthday.

Happy Taiwan Independence Day!

You are awesome because your thighs are really strong.
You are awesome because you arrange the bedroom 4 easy sleeping.
You are awesome because u r such a good actor.
You are awesome because you were my first kiss.
You are awesome because u introduced me 2 jeff foxworthy.
You are awesome because you have a vast vocabulary.
You are awesome because you r creative.
You are awesome because you have a sense of humor.
You are awesome because of your nose twitch.
You are awesome because you r my husband.
You are awesome because you love ur momma.
You are awesome because you understand dogs.
You are awesome because you relate 2 beavers.
This needed explaining:
Him: What? Beavers?
Me: In tight dirt.
Later on me to him in person: did it make sense?
Him: you meant gopher; but that's okay, it was cute.
Me: oh, I knew that! I probably got mixed up because I was watching Jeff Foxworthy and he was telling a story about a beaver.
You are awesome because you look good in argyle.
You are awesome because you make women go weak in the knees.
That should be 29 reasons u r awesome, if not then u r awesome because you r 4giving. I love you!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

taking out the garbage

Dear --
I know how much you dislike tedious tasks. Thanks for taking out the garbage, even though it is a tedious task. It's a small thing but it makes me feel cared for, taken care of, listened to, important and equal to you.
Not bad for a chore, huh?
Love --

Saturday, August 08, 2009

on our anniversary

My Dear Husband, Dragonslayer,

One of the coolest things about being married to an actor is that you're not afriad of big displays. We have walked down busy streets and you've yelled, "I love this woman!" - in fact you've done that multiple times. You have sung songs to me while we danced at a club. You lined the stairs to our apartment with hershey's kisses and love notes. You put a banner in the window to celebrate when I did well in my studies. You contacted friends and family to make a "newsletter" for my birthday. You wrote a letter to me for the whole world to see, on your blog, A Good Husband. And you never, ever, ever in those first difficult years threatened to leave or divorce me.

One of the coolest things about being married to a wonderful husband is that you're not afraid of little displays. You will snuggle with me. Bring me Gilmore Girls and chocolate when I'm blue. Bring flowers to make up or just to say 'I love you'. Hide Valentines for me to find over the course of several weeks. Make Chinese food when I'm too tired to cook. Wash the dishes. Rub my feet. Let me give you a great big hug because I missed you while you were at work.

I know I'm prone to being jealous and insecure, but, by golly you make it difficult to continue feeling that way.

Love is a many-splendid thing. There's a reason so many poets pick it as a theme. I have learned so much about love from you. About patient love and tender love. About love that shows itself in kindness or diligence. About the love of friendship. The love of shared interests. The love that grows when people work towards the same ends. Of course, virtually all I know of intimate, sexual love I've learned from you, and with you. Most of all I've learned about the great love story that is marriage. Too many stories stop on the wedding day and it's a shame - though I suppose the everyday story of a happy marriage isn't very exciting, unless it's your own life.

Thank you for being my husband and teaching me about love. I look forward to learning more from-and with-you. I love you. I've loved you for a decade. As your wife, I've loved you for seven years now. I'll love you for many, many more.

Your Loving Wife,
Fair Maiden