Saturday, January 3, 2009

Revelry Recap

When we were deciding on a date for our wedding, I wanted to get married in December so we could decorate with Christmas decorations and colors (my favorite!) and husband's only stipulation was that we picked a date that was already a holiday so he wouldn't have to remember another random date.  (I don't know what he meant by ANOTHER random date because he has never once remembered my birthday or the kids birthday's correctly and he was THERE for the kids births!)

So we decided on New Year's Eve because who gets married on Christmas?  Santa would be all kinds of pissed off if we rained on his parade!

Fifteen years ago we got married.  We had been dating for almost exactly 6 months, I had moved in with him two weeks after our first date, I was nineteen while he was thirty-one and he was Iranian.  (If you mention the movie Not Without My Daughter I will cut you.)  It's amazing that my poor parents didn't drop dead from heart failure.  (What can I say, my life was on fast forward back then.  We got pregnant on our honeymoon too.)  But it all worked out beautifully and I love him more now than the day we got married.  I know him better now too!

Our fifteen year anniversary made this New Year's Eve special so we threw a party so our friends and family could help us drink to the occasion.  I learned some valuable lessons from this party and thought I would share them with all of you.

It is possible to have a successful bonfire in the back yard even with 12 inches of wet, slushy snow on the ground and very cold drizzly rainy weather.  Fireworks are also successful in such conditions ~ who knew?

Scientist Genius Brother is going to look exactly like Albert Einstein when his hair goes gray.  Especially if I mess it up for him.

Never ever play poker with this guy. (below)  ESPECIALLY when he is the only completely sober person at the table.  His name is Lucky and he will kick your ass from here to Mars.  But it's ok because he put up with all of us.  He was a complete stranger when he walked in the door and left as part of the family.  (But I still want a chance to beat him at poker in the future.) 

When Scientist Genius brother answers your query "Would you like another drink?" with "A shot of vodka, a beer and a glass of wine" it's probably not a good idea to bring him all three of his requests.  It's amusing at the time, but in the long run, not a good idea.

And last but not least, Nature's Miracle does not get the smell of vomit out of rugs.  They must be steam cleaned several times to achieve such a lofty goal.  (I have the best blackmail video footage ever!  My 35th birthday in March better be a REALLY good one!)

I hope you all enjoyed New Year's Eve as much as we did and did not feel as crappy on New Year's Day as certain individuals did!

Happy 2009!


Shelly... said...

OMG I SO WISH I HAD BEEN THERE FOR THE PARTY!!! I do want to see the blackmail video!
Congrats on you guys being married for 15 years. I couldn't have asked for a better son-in-law (or stepdaughter for that matter)! Here's to MANY MANY more years!!

kel said...

Well, you've made a believer out of me. I always operate under the assumption that people should date for 3 years before tying to knot. Good for you for proving me wrong.

Elena said...

Congratulations on 15 years! I love reading your blogs, you are so funny!

The Hotfessional said...

""A shot of vodka, a beer and a glass of wine" it's probably not a good idea to bring him all three..."

Um, is he married?

Oh, wait. I am. Never mind. He seems like such a like-minded soul. Hee.

Jason, as himself said...

1-Happy anniversary!

2-I loved looking at these photos, especially the ones of you and your husband.

3-Getting vomit smell out of carpet is just not fun. And Nature's Miracle? It can suck me.

4-I feel so sorry for the family member who got sick from too much drinking. That is even worse than trying to get the smell out of the carpet.

5-I sure like you.

MOM #1 said...

You are a true blue riot!!!!

Well Mom #2 and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on New Years Day and out get-together was very similar to yours (minus the age difference - but being a bi-racial gay couple especially with me already having a special needs kid trumps that) and more than a few eyebrows were raised, especially down here in Texas.

I really want to be at your 35th birthday. If you are owed as big as I think you are, it should be rock-star fabulous!

MOM #1 said...

Uhhh that's OUR get-together. If there are any other typos, that's because you're still drunk. Take two aspirin and read it again tomorrow, LOL.

ms. changes pants while driving said...

i love LOVE the pictures. wonderful time. hahahahaa.... WONDERFUL pictures!!

who yakked? i won't tell.

C said...

First of all, you two are BEAUTIFUL! Happy anniversary & congratulations--that's a big deal! Secondly, I've never heard of the movie you mentioned, so I'm feeling blissfully stupid b/c I don't really want to be cut. Thirdly, (?) I'm glad you all had a great time on New Year's Eve; but I can brag about making it through the evening unscathed since I only had 2 glasses of wine. Nah-nah-na-na-nah to whoever puked all over your carpet (sorry you had to clean all that up btw.)