I didn't believe it until I heard it from my wife's lips - our romantic anniversary is more important than our wedding anniversary. My good friend Chris Dolson first told me this to be true. I didn't really comprehend the statement until Katie affirmed it. So here I am, celebrating our romantic anniversary. TMI? I don't think so - I hate that kind of thing. I'm here to tell you about something we all do, something we all think about, and something some of us should probably think about more - kissing.
According to my last entry, Katie and I met at the Memorial Union Terrace on a Thursday afternoon two years ago. I asked her to hang out a couple days later, at a Brewers Game. It was there that I asked her on an official date. We went to breakfast at Lazy Jane's. No kiss. Then I asked her out for a second date later that day - La Hacienda on Park Street. No kiss. We walked down to the terrace and out for coffee at Starbucks. Now it gets interesting. There was a severe tornado warning, so Starbucks was making everyone get into the basement. I knew this meant one thing - no kiss. So I got us out of there and we went back to her place. Amanda was there and was facinated with the storm. I was facinated with the anticipation of the start of this romantic anniversary... No kiss. And that ended our date.
Should I just get to it? We were down at Summerfest the next night for the fireworks, and I was thinking of the perfect thing to say, it wasn't perfect, but No kiss No more. Come on! Smile, you've been there...! It's not TMI, it's romantic. And it's memorable, and that's a romantic anniversary!
As I learn about marriage, I'm realizing the importance of such things. Sure, they mean a lot to Katie but they also mean a lot to me. Memories are so precious. They're unique. They stir an emotion that's personal and powerful. Certain memories can never be replicated, but they can never be lost. They're yours forever. Words to live by - Remember.