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Half a life and more

The scales have tipped. 17 years ago, right about this time of year, Steve and I began dating, at age 17. We thus celebrate over half our lives now spent together as a couple.

There are lots of awesome compliments I could pay Steve, regarding his being kind, intelligent, patient, and devoted; but the most important, to my mind, is that he's funny. So in this brief entry, I celebrate the Steve/Molly relationship (Stolly? Meve?) by a few Steve quotations that have become famous between us in the past 17 years:

(In the kitchen, using Frodo accent): "This is the tomato knife. You've seen it before."

(When asked what he saw in London's Tate Gallery): "Lots of pictures of people with spaniels."

(When taunting me about something): "I've got your goat! Admit it! I've got it!"
Me: (annoyed) "I don't HAVE a goat."
Steve: "That's because I TOOK IT."

(When our older child imitated the baby just lately): "No, you don't want to be like the baby. Look how dumb his pants are. They're yellow and white striped with integral feet. You wouldn't be caught dead in pants that dumb."

So in these sleep-deprived times, when we are not at our best (if I could think more clearly, I'd have a longer list of quotes), thank you especially much, my dear, for the occasional laugh. I love you! TEAM STOLLY.

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avari_maethor
Sep. 21st, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Haha! Is there an LJ Awards page? Cause I totally want to nominate this for being the cutest entry ever.
mollyringle
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
*grin*
We dorks can, I guess, be cute.
ramaustin
Sep. 21st, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
17! (didn't stevie nicks sing a song about that!?)

here's to 34 more :)
mollyringle
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of songs featuring age 17...must be a dangerous one. :)
rachel2205
Sep. 21st, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
I didn't realise you guys started dating that young! Wow. Congrats :)
mollyringle
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I know! It's kind of a lucky coincidence that we still like each other. :)
kalquessa
Sep. 21st, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yay team Stolly! *waves pom poms* Funny husbands are worth more than their weight in gold, truly.
mollyringle
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Indeed! I don't know how the un-funny survive.
naill_renfro
Sep. 22nd, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Awwww...
pokeystar
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
The goat thing cracked me right up.

Mr. P and I have hand (the upper hand) - When one of us gets it, we just raise our own hand slightly in the air (same angle as "I'm fed up to here" but higher - forehead height. We don't even have to say anything anymore.

I caught the 18 year old using it with her boyfriend the other day.
mollyringle
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Heh! I may just end up adopting that too. Humor is essential in a long-lasting relationship; probably *the* most essential feature.
modmerseygirl
Sep. 23rd, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Aww! So sweet. :-) Congratulations! *hugs*
mollyringle
Sep. 24th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks! Dorks R Us.
kimuracarter
Sep. 24th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
The Frodo thing killed me. Congrats! Just coming up on one year ourselves!
mollyringle
Sep. 24th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Happy almost anniversary! Yeah, it's fortunate that he at least partly shared in my LOTR fandom. We might not have survived that period otherwise. :)
pathvain_aelien
Sep. 26th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Haha nice to see that some couples do make it! (And still actually have fun with each other)!
mollyringle
Sep. 27th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Fun is the only way to make it work, if you ask me. :)
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