Thursday, June 15, 2006

NOT Dirty 30!

Today is Robby's birthday. How old is he now? Older than I can count. Older than the Magna Carta. Older than the mountains. Older than the oceans..

Okay - he is not that old.

A brain stormed list of reasons I am glad Rob was born..

1. Um, obvious one first - If he hadn't been I would be without a husband.

2. He is kind to animals of all sizes, shapes, and kinds. Even bees. He rescues bees from swimming pools. Seriously.

3. He is funny. I mean fall over, hold your hand over your crotch to avoid peeing your pants funny.

4. He is supportive. I could tell him that I wanted to move to Siberia to make snowmen and he would be up for it. He may complain like it's going out of style. But, he would go.

5. He told me on our 4th date that he wanted to have kids with me. Yes, this freaked my shit. However, his honesty, tenacity, and utter devotion in the face of rejection allowed me to somehow filter through my cold, dark heart and fall in love.

6. If I say, "Honey, do you want some ice cream." He'll get up from the couch, walk into the kitchen and return with a bowl of ice cream, complete with Rainbow sprinkles FOR ME. Seriously, no training necessary, he just came this way.

7. He is a lover of words. We like different words, but he loves them just the same.

8. He is passionate about things he cares about. Don't even get him started on JFK and the current administration and all other things that reek of hidden agendas and dishonesty.

9. He thinks Jesus was a cool dude and an incredible role model. He also believes he was a pacifist and a benevolent person. As people go - Jesus is a pretty good guy to model yourself after...regardless of where you stand on the whole "son of God" thing.

10. He believes in family and devotion and love.

11. He is a good friend to those around them. He knows how to listen and truly enjoys hearing what people have to say.

12. He can, if you can get him out of his rocking chair and kick off his old man suit, be really spontaneous and adventurous.

13. He is incredibly complicated and filled with contradictions. Always keeps you guessing, that one.

14. There is something about him that just fits. I don't know what it is or how to define it. It is just there and I love it and I love him.

Happy Birthday Bo-bo.
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Blogger Lucia said...

Happy birthday, Rob! (Could it be that you're from the same planet? That's my standard reason for marrying Grant: I couldn't find anyone else from the same solar system, even.)

6/15/2006 1:24 PM  
Blogger Martita said...

Your husband and my husband are remarkably similar, down to the ice cream. Happy Birthday, Rob!!

6/15/2006 1:27 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

Awwww!! Happy birthday!

6/15/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger knitnthings said...

Happy Birthday Rob!! *Does he have a brother?

6/15/2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

That is the sweetest birthday post I've ever seen. Happy Birthday!

6/15/2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Happy Birthday, Rob!

Yowza you two. ; )

6/15/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger wenders said...

I may have to use your ice cream thing as a 'test' for a future lucky are you!?

Happy Birthday!

6/15/2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

Plus, he's cute. You forgot that.


Happy Birthday Rob! It was a pleasure to meetcha.

6/15/2006 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Happy Birthday Rob!

You're a very lucky girl.

6/15/2006 3:12 PM  
Blogger Earin Marybird said...

Cold, dark heart? Ohhhh. It sounds like true love to me. Happy birthday Man Who Rescues Bees. May you have many, many more.

6/15/2006 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Daphne said...

I like that last one. :) Happy Robby's birthday!

6/15/2006 5:22 PM  
Blogger ann said...

Holy Cow, now I'm in love with him.....

I think the rainbow sprinkles sealed the deal.

Happy Birthday Rob!

6/15/2006 7:33 PM  
Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

Happy Birthday Bob!!! : )

6/15/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger loaded goat said...

sweet love...

i think this is the nicest thing anyone ever said about me.

if i am any of these things... it is because of you.

(except you forgot one thing: able to climb gi-normous mountains wearing sneakers with NO tread.)

please don't make me move to siberia...


6/15/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

what a nice tribute! Happy Birthday Rob!

6/16/2006 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Happy Birthday ROB! Have a great day!

6/16/2006 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Happy Birthday Rob! And I am right there with you on #9!

6/16/2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

ok, i take a little offense at the magna carta reference being that i'm about rob's age.

i have a number 15 and 16.

15. he sleeps in the car so that you don't have to worry about waking him while you have your very loud knitting friends over at your house.

16. he wears old britney spears t-shirts with style.

6/16/2006 7:35 AM  
Blogger Gypsymoth4 said...

Reason #14.a: He has the best "aw, man!" in the world. Kurt tries to impersonate Rob by saying that, only now it's a part of his being - no longer imitation.

Happy Birthday, Rob! We love you guys.

6/16/2006 8:20 AM  
Blogger KnitterBunny said...

Happy Birthday Rob! (only a little late)

6/16/2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger Jscothammerquist said...

What a nifty nifty guy and ...
cuter than a spotted pup in a red wagon !
Happy birthday Rob !

6/16/2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

Awwwww! So cute.

Happy Birthday Rob!

6/16/2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger The Purloined Letter said...

Happy Birthday, Rob!

Did you knit him something for his birthday?

6/16/2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

"holding yourself so you don't wet yourself funny" is pretty funny.
Yeah, there ARE good guys on the planet, aren't there. Glad you recognized yours. I'm hoping DD finds one, too. With or with out a duct tape buddy.

6/16/2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Awwww... Happy Birthday!

Um, does he have a single brother? ;)

6/16/2006 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Happy birthday to the special guy! You found the best. That is a very special thing.

6/16/2006 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

A happy belated birthday. What a super-duper list -- beats any Hallmark card any day!

6/17/2006 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

I'm a little late too, but: happy birthday!
That really is the sweetest both lucked out with each other ;)

6/19/2006 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Hey, he shares my brother's birthday! Happy belated birthday, Rob! Nice list, Bookish girl!

6/22/2006 9:58 AM  

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