Friday, December 30, 2005

Building Big Red

Okay, I love redheads.  I don’t know what it is, but I always take a second look when it comes to redheads.  I shared this with my wife early on and, much to my pleasure, she’s pretty much been a redhead ever since.  Of course, as you may have guessed, this requires the art of hair dyes.  All these years, I’ve never been involved with the process of “building big red” but sometimes I walk in during the process which about makes gag from the smell.  Somebody has always helped her…..until tonight.

Last night I uttered words that could only have been uttered from sheer love for another:  “Honey, I’ll help you color you hair if you want me to”.  Was that really my voice?  Did I say that out loud?  Was I that desperate to have my wife to have red hair?  Apparently, yes!  Let the building of Big Red begin.

Now, this is not a small task.  My wife has beautiful hair, but THICK and FULL hair. Coloring her hair takes two bottles of color and about two hours to complete.  Amazingly, for a first effort, I did okay and I survived the smell.  The smell is quite horrible, but the results are worth it.  My beautiful wife has transformed into beautiful Big Red!  Would I do it again???  Yeah, if nobody else volunteers, I’m sure I’ll be there again.

Have to Love BMG

For the first time in my life I actually stayed in the BMG club longer than JUST to fulfill my “12 for the price of 1” promotion.  I even recruited a new person to get more free CD’s.  I decided on December 24th that I would get out of the club even though they really try hard with their specials that they have.  I received their conformation email that I was officially cancelled, planning on re-joining the club 6-12 months down the road in yet another “12 for the price of 1” promotion.

Well, WAIT NO LONGER.  On December 28th, yes, FOUR days after canceling my membership, I received a “Please come back to the club as a valued member!” email.  You guessed it, another 12 for 1 promotion.  There isn’t twelve that I want at the moment, but you best believe I’ll be all over it when there is!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Greatest Gift Yet

Okay, so Christmas Presents are for the kids mainly. For the past 3-4-5 years (I can't remember when we started this), my wife and I decided to stop giving each other gifts. Of course, I still do being the difficult turd I am. You really think one of these years she would catch on! The last couple of years I have focused on gifts we both could use. This year however, I think was the best yet, even though it was simple enough.

You see, we love to give and receive massages, but we usually are not in all that comfortable of a position to give or receive massages so the benefits are pretty minimal. So on a whim I talked to a friend about getting a massage table. She had purchased one when she was in Massage Therapy School so I took her advice and got a good one (Earthlite Harmony 3 if you are interested). Giving and receiving massages (although we have only done one apiece) is much more comfortable and relaxing and my day today has been with much more relaxed muscles. That's saying quite a bit for those who know how bad my back can be! Do with this information as you wish, but if you are married, boyfriend/girlfriend, or whatever, I'd HIGHLY suggest a massage table (and good oils, mood music, candles), as I'm sure you will never regret it!

For Cyclist and Joggers, most of you know what a good massage feels like. Imagine it more often! BUT, don't be a jerk, you must also give and not just receive.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Who woulda thunk it

Well, I did it. For some reason:
1. I'm still awake at 3:02 am
2. I actually started a blog

Maybe my rantings and ravings will amuse some and for friends and family you will keep up to date with the family and my crazy life :-)

Merry Christmas!