Good morning, South Windsor! Today is Monday, Sept. 17, 2012; there are 105 days left in the year.
So I got married this weekend. My new wife the Yogurt Siren is, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful woman in the world.
Prove me wrong.
Anyhoo, I realized two things while at breakfast this morning at a great diner in Niantic that made me realize how lucky I am to have her in my life.
First, I’m in my early 40s and I still love bendy straws. I mean, I. Still. Love. Bendy. Straws. I know they don’t actually change the physical properties of what I’m drinking, but for some reason, bendy straws make everything taste better.
Second, I’m in my early 40s and I still can’t figure out what to do with my spoon once I stir my coffee. Invariably, it contains a little bit of coffee in the bowl of the spoon, which makes it impossible to dispose of.
You can’t put it on a napkin, or it gets prematurely soiled. And because everything gets put in mugs these days, there are no saucers on which to place the spoon. Oh, and forget about placing it on the table, or it’s contaminated for any and all future coffee refills.
The Yogurt Siren keeps the spoon in her coffee as she drinks it, but that just makes the situation more awkward. The Yogurt Siren’s mother said that she avoids the situation altogether by not drinking coffee at all.
Neither of these are solutions so much as work-arounds.
Which brings me back to how lucky I am to have the Yogurt Siren as a wife. I told her of both of my realizations at breakfast and, instead of asking for an immediate divorce, she: 1. agreed that bendy straws are awesome; and 2. actually engaged in the conversation about what to do with the coffee spoon as if it actually meant something.
We all should be lucky enough to find someone who can not only put up with our quirks, but makes us feel good about them. That, my friends, is love.
(Ed Note: Oh, and if we can keep the headline that includes "Breastfeeding USA" along with a photo of our marriage a secret, I'd greatly appreciate it. She'd be mortified.)
Here’s your Daily 5:
1. The Town Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
2. The Central Connecticut Chapter of Breastfeeding USA will meet at 7:30 p.m. All women are welcome to attend. Please call or email for the meeting location. For more information, contact Carol Delaney at 860-644-4109 or email email@example.com.
3. The Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) provides professional, confidential, and free counseling and coaching for those starting a business or whose business is facing challenges. SCORE is an organization of retired senior executives from major corporations around the world. Please call the Chamber at 860-644-9442 to schedule your confidential, free, one‐hour session.
4. Library quilters today at the Wood Memorial Library at 10 a.m.
5. Terrific twos learn the alphabet at the South Windsor Memorial Library today at 10 a.m.