In-Depth Thoughts from The Girl
Alright! That was a long post of tech gadgetry and tech geekery! Thanks for hanging in there and making your way down here to my part of the world.
Now first and foremost, DCR Newsletter people, you are my favorite! Some of you sent the nicest emails after watching the long anticipated “The Interview”. Others left notes in the video comment section! Thank you! I was pretty nervous, but I think in the end viewers did get to see a good example of “the real me”. Overly chatty, lots of unfiltered facial expressions, and for your benefit I edited out as many “ummmmms” as possible.
One emailer asked “did I really want to marry a southern gentleman and just live the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle of the South??”. YESSSSSS. YES. YES. But as I said, then I met Ray and things went a different direction. While I am still cheering for (and guilting) Ray into considering retirement on a pontoon boat someday, I have a funny feeling I didn’t marry the retirement kinda guy…
So why am I telling you this relationship information? Well, because I’m a big ol’ sap and I have to disclose something else. Ray is currently on an airplane making his way back to Amsterdam, arriving tomorrow morning. And what he is probably unaware of, or has forgotten (?) is that tomorrow is the 10 year anniversary of our first date. I’ll have you know, he actually beamed me in the head with an apple on this date. Square in the forehead. Like a baseball pitcher. He was one smooth operator.
Hard to believe I’ve been putting up with this guy for a decade! And in that amount of time we have gotten into some wild and hilarious adventures, some super cool travel experiences, and have eaten more amazing food than anyone should be so lucky to consume in their lifetime.
Like the times we went to: Bali, China, Vietnam, Thailand, South Africa, Botswana, Australia, New Zealand, The Maldives, Norway, Finland, Croatia, Turkey, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, UAE, Oman, India, Singapore, France, Israel, Morocco, England, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Malta, Belgium, the Seychelles, Germany, Mexico, The Dominican, Bora-Bora… Just to name a few.
We are incredibly fortunate, and believe me when I say, we know it and are grateful for it. Along with that I’ve been lucky enough to have a front row seat, and sometimes even the drivers seat view, of this blog evolve! As the blog turns 11 years old this month, I’d say I’ve known him for 10.5 of that. So even though I am currently wildly annoyed at him for yet another radio silence filled work trip, I’m also wildly proud of him and the work that he does here at DC Rainmaker. I will NEVER understand how his brain functions, but it is just as inspiring as it is infuriating.
Ray, thank you for having sent me that email invite 10 years ago. You know, instead of calling me like a regular person wanting to take a girl out on a date would have done. As I look back on it, it should have served as a fair warning to me as to how our relationship would evolve. And thank you for putting up with me. I know I can be just as big of a pain in the ass as you (Sometimes. Definitely not as often as you. But sometimes).
Thanks for reading, and letting me spew my sappy relationship details on you. If you’ll excuse me now, I have to go buy some wine and groceries to create yet another apple inspired menu for tomorrow evening.
See you next week,