Posts Tagged ‘Anniversaries’

There Are Worse Things

March 5, 2018

For the record, L’s Mother and I did remember that Friday was our anniversary . . . one second after someone wished us a happy anniversary.

At this point I figure this is just our thing.


But This Time *I* Was The One Who Realized It Last

March 3, 2017

Last night as I was telling my son L. a bed time story involving the two Gree, “Hun-Gree” and “An-Gree”, I realized that I needed a third “Gree” character/pun and found  myself drawing a blank.  Knowing that L’s Mother and Lala were at their computers, I asked if they could help me out by looking up another “Gree” word for me.

This proved tougher than you might originally think, but as I was looking over L’s Mother’s shoulder at a word list, she paused in realization then announced, “Hey!  You know what else rhymes with ‘hungry’ and ‘angry’?  Anniversary!”

“Well, yes,” I had to agree.  “But that’s not really the theme I’m going for here.”

Lala got it second, putting me at a distant third in this race.  “It’s your anniversary!” she blurted.

And it was too.

We did it again.

Which Had Been One Minute Prior

March 3, 2016

“You forgot our anniversary again, didn’t you?” I asked L’s Mother in the evening, thereby giving her ample time to have proven me wrong.(1)

“I did!” L’s Mother gasped in horror.  “Wait a minute!” she exclaimed as she narrowed her eyes in suspicion.  “Did you just remember that it was our anniversary?

“I’ve known it was our anniversary since the first moment I looked at the calendar today,”(2) I sniffed.


(1)  Strictly speaking, this statement is true.

(2)  Strictly speaking, this statement is also true.

Counting The Days But Not The Years

March 2, 2015

“It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?” L’s Mother asked me the other night.

“It sure has!”  I agreed.  “By my count it’s been two whole days now!”

L’s Mother sighed and smirked in equal measures.  “I meant we’ve been together a long time,” she clarified.

“Hasn’t felt that way to me,” I chuckled.  “Happy Anniversary.”

Further Evidence

March 4, 2014

Yesterday I mentioned that there was a hiatus on the horizon for me.  To give you an idea just how rough last week was on this household, I submit the following statement I actually said to L’s mother yesterday evening:

“I can’t believe you forgot our anniversary(1) . . . again!(2)


(1)  Which was . . . you guessed it, last week, and neither one of us noticed.

(2)  This has become something of a running joke over the years, so there’s no need to worry about us on that score, honest.

Five Years

December 4, 2013

Five years I’ve been maintaining Candles & Curses.

To put this in perspective, that’s long enough that this year I remembered in advance the anniversary was coming up, thereby breaking a four-year trend of missed anniversaries and/or jokes about missing them.

Maybe next year I’ll actually have something to say about the anniversary, but for now I feel simply marking the milestone is enough.

It’s Good Advice

March 7, 2013

Longtime readers will by now have noted a certain . . . indifference in me when it comes to things like anniversaries.  Perhaps some of you have privately wondered at the extent this indifference impacts my domestic felicity and tranquility.

The answer is, truthfully, not  much, because L’s mother is even more prone to overlooking such things than I am.  Usually, albeit not always, I’m the one that reminds her about a particular date, in fact.

It’s like my dear departed grandfather never said, “Son, one of the secrets to a happy relationship is to only get involved with people who easily forget certain things.”

Fourth Time’s The Charm

December 4, 2012

So it’s taken four years, but I finally remembered this blog’s anniversary on its anniversary.(1)

Like I said almost three years ago, it’s just magic to be in a relationship with me.(2)


(1) Disclaimer one:  This may have had something to do with the fact that this year WordPress sent me a reminder.

(2) Disclaimer two:  I got nothing.  There is no disclaimer here.