I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

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Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

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The Big VDay

For Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to do very small gifts for each other. I created this crossword puzzle, titled How Much Do You Remember involving questions regarding how we met and little factoids about me. He did AMAZINGLY well answering these questions. Quite impressive.

The Big VDay

As for Sean’s gift to me, he bought me a manicure/eye brow wax. Romantic? Not exactly. But definitely something I wanted and needed…but a luxury I can’t afford for myself anymore. Of course, because he’s Sean…he found a way to ruin the gift!

Flash back to sometime last year when he accompanied me to a manicure:

Sean: You should paint your nails blue!

Colleen: Yeah. Totally. That’d be cool…if I was 13 and still had my Hello Kitty backpack.

Sean: I dunno…I bet it would be totally punk.

Colleen: Tell you what…the day you buy me a manicure, you can choose the color I paint my nails.

Flash Forward back to the present. Sean was now paying for my manicure. He chose a cobalt blue nail polish…and sure enough, it doesn’t look punk. It looks terrible. Afterwards, we got pastries and coffee at a little bakery and he couldn’t stop looking at my nails.

Sean: Wow. Those are some blue nails.

Colleen: Yes, yes they are.

Sean: Um, maybe a different shade of blue would have been better?

Colleen: No. No it wouldn’t be.

Sean: (sigh) Yeah.

Colleen: ….so, who was right?

Sean: (heavier sigh) You were.

Ahh, the validation. At least one good thing came of the blue nails…admittance that I was RIGHT. It’s so rare that I hear those words (Not because I’m not right often…but because Sean is THAT STUBBORN. Then again, so am I).

2 Responses to “The Big VDay”

  1. Jewels Says:

    ahhh too sweet! don’t worry…blue fingers go with black eyes…er…i think. Thanks for the books too! I really was stumped why I had to go to the post office :)

  2. Merry Says:

    Look at it this way, the real gift was him telling you that you’re right :-)

    I’m sorry about the black eyes… that one should be worth at least a months worth of guilt favors:

    “Why do I have to take the dogs on their walk?”

    Colleen makes sad puppy dog face while rubbing her nose and muttering about it still feeling sore

    Boyfriend type person takes daogs for walk without grumbling…

    Works for me. I’m still using guilt leverage from five years ago when I need to :-)

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