Sunday, August 21, 2005

A whole year and we haven't killed each other

It was our one year anniversary today. Overall, a very enjoyable day.

We slept in and couldn't decide where to go for lunch, so I packed a picnic and we went to Bay View Park, unable at first to find a decent place to sit down, but eventually finding a fantastic little hill to claim as our own that allowed us a view of people and their dogs walking by without being in their way at all. Unfortunately, some yellow jackets chased us away earlier than we would have liked.

After that we decided to go to a mall for no apparent reason, since we have no real money to spend, and for some odd reason, Nik wanted to drive all of the way to Regency, which I didn't mind because it was a beautiful day for a drive, and he was the one driving for a change.

We didn't stay long at Regency. Nik always forgets how far away it really is, and how it's a small and uninteresting mall, but at least we were fascinated by the light projected advertisements on the floor.

After leaving Racine, there was much debate about whether to go to dinner or a movie first, but we decided on dinner since we were both hungry again. We had thought about Mexican but ended up settling on Red Lobster. Nik had a vodka mixed drink and grilled trout, and I had the Ultimate Feast and a delicious strawberry margarita. When my meal arrived I was reminded of how terribly trained I am at cracking open crab legs, but I ate a lot more of my meal than I ever expected, and was hugely full afterwards.

We opted for a late movie rather than rushing to the theater, and hung out at home for a couple of hours before heading out to the Rosebud to see March of the Penguins. We loved the movie, and the cozy theater with it's comfortable couches and welcoming clientele. It's our new favorite place, and we were excited to learn about the midnight showings of movies at which you can get free popcorn if you attend while wearing pajamas. I am a popcorn fiend, and I have quite an extensive pajama collection, so we're definitely planning on going back. I was also excited to see that they had Newcastle on tap, as well as Harp and Guinness.

So that about wraps it up for our anniversery. The first year of marriage has not always been easy, but we have both grown individually and closer together along the way. Sometimes I can't believe that I'm married, it's similar to the same feeling I get when I'm overwhelmed with the thought of my own existence. But still, I exist, and there exists this person that I have somehow found that loves me with all of my quirks and disgusting human imperfections. It is, to say the least, incredible.


Anonymous Nik said...

I didn't like the leopard seal.
He was mean.

August 22, 2005 12:16 AM  
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August 22, 2005 1:17 AM  
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August 22, 2005 1:37 AM  
Blogger jr said...

what pray tell did you remove my darling?

August 22, 2005 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That part about being overwhelmed by existence...that's normal. You guys have an ocean of time and experience ahead of you. Challenges, hopes, fears, joy, laughter, penguins. How cool that you have each other to share all that with, in the little lifeboat of your existence. Congratulations on learning how to avoid the storms of the first year. :)

August 23, 2005 4:10 PM  
Blogger Heidi Bloom said...

God, I don't remember removing anything, but who else could have? How odd.

August 24, 2005 8:27 PM  
Blogger Heidi Bloom said...

Oh wait, now I know what it was, Nik deleted comments left by someone trying to use my blog for ad space.

August 24, 2005 8:33 PM  
Blogger jr said...

well then, you must be popular, or perceived as so, if they think they can use this blog as ad space. good for you

August 26, 2005 8:45 PM  

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