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Anniversary Surprise - Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed

May. 16th, 2007

09:49 am - Anniversary Surprise

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We weren't going to officially celebrate our six-month anniversary until this weekend, so imagine my surprise when I came home last night after a long day of class and work to find my apartment lit by candlelight and the ceiling covered with pink, white, and red helium-filled balloons. And I mean covered. My living room was a sea of hanging balloon strings.

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So even though I had thought I would be going straight to bed when I got home, we made time to slow dance amidst the balloons, eat soft pretzels and raspberry sherbet, and watch Sesame Street Old School. When it was time to go to bed, I insisted that we bring the balloons into the bedroom so I could look up at them before falling asleep, and they slowly fell to the floor -- and all over us -- as we slept.

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From:evelynnash
Date:May 16th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Wait, I thought that you and Dan were only a month behind Kamface and me. But we just celebrated our eighth month on Monday night.

Sorry to make fun of a very adorable situation, but the only thing I can picture when I think about the balloons falling on you guys is how one of you would try to roll over in your tiny bed and one of them would get caught between you, and all night long you'd make those squeaky balloon noises whenever someone shifted one way or another.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
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Yeah. Squeaky balloon noises are great. And imagine the static electricity if that had happened.

Dan was rather nervous we would somehow accidentally be strangled by the strings and die a tragic death together amidst the balloons.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
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Huh. I've been using the word "amidst" a little too much lately.
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From:evelynnash
Date:May 17th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
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You know I'd totally write a Romeo and Juliet-esque story about it. And change your names to make the title less Ohioish.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
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Come on. Dan and Tracey sounds every bit as romantic as Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare only wishes he had thought of it.
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From:corks1181
Date:May 16th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Oh. My. God.

That is ADORABLE.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's nice to be dating someone who realizes I'm a complete child. Balloons are all it takes to make me happy.
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From:tulip_in_yellow
Date:May 16th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
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That's fantastic. I don't think there are many men out there that would do such a romantic thing. Clearly, you're a lucky woman :)
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
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I'm glad others think it's as romantic as I thought it was. He tried to brush it off as "just some rubber and string", but it's easily the sweetest thing anyone's ever done for me.
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From:tulip_in_yellow
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
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Did he take the picture of you looking up into the balloons with that adorable half-smile on your face?
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
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Yep.
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From:tulip_in_yellow
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
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Makes sense. The picture smacks of the objective loving eye.
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From:caropal
Date:May 16th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Jeezy-creezy. That is so, so awesome.

And the squeaky balloon noises Katie referred to would only be happy little reminders of your anniversary as you slept.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
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Yeah. Those noises on their own are rather unromantic, but I think they could take on a positive association.
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From:saraide
Date:May 16th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
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I filled a roommate's room with balloons once because he'd been away for months. His expression was not one of glee, like yours was.

And that's so very cute. Your boy needs to give my boy some romance lessons. :)
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
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How could anyone not react to that with glee? Was he not human?!
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From:ripper82
Date:May 16th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


He is cute too.
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:spaghedeity
Date:May 16th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Did you suck out all the helium and say "I love you" to each other in chipmunk voices?
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
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Dangit. I had thought the night was perfect, but now I'm rather angry I didn't think of that.

I suppose there's still time for that, even though all the balloons have shrunk a bit and are now scattered all over the floor.
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From:electricsun
Date:May 17th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
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No wonder you were all smiles today even though I was in a panic! (I found a key, btw...thank you!) That is sweet!
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From:trrrracey
Date:May 17th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
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Hey, that's good. Makes me wonder what that key I lent you is for. Maybe there's another vehicle somewhere we can take out for a joy ride.
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