29 February 2008

are you there, God? it's me dorkis malorkis...

so on valentine's day night (?)
we got home after our party
& exchanged gifts
(don't worry this blog is rated PG
or PG-13...
which ever one doesn't have sex in it...
that's the kind of blog this is)
so brian gives me a card
actually it was more of a letter
& i was reading it
& came to a part that said:

I like to think I'm decent with finding the words to say
how much i care about you
but i found a song that says it well:
'Love is the answer
At least for most of the questions in my heart,
Like why are we here?
And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy,
And sometimes life can be deceiving,
I'll tell you one thing,
it's always better when we're together'

& so i'm reading this sweetness
& starting to cry
& there's more
so i'm reading the rest
& i'm loving it
in the back of my mind
i'm thinking
'i know that the only things that brian
listens to are talk radio
& podcasts
so where did he hear this adorable song?
has he been sneaking around
going to borders &
putting on those gigantic headphones
& listening to song after song
of love n' stuff?'
i can be simultaneously

& insolent
& so:
er: that is such a neat song
b: don't you know it?
er: no, where did you hear it?
b: on your blog


when i was shouting the praises of one
mr. jack johnson
& loving his new album
i googled 'jack johnson youtube'
& the first one that came up was better together
& it sounded cute
& jack johnsonish enough
so i put it up...
& when i posted it that was the first time i have ever heard it

& now
needless to say
i have listened to it approximately 27 thousand times
in fact on the way to taking Q to
preschool this morning
i said
'let's listen to a great song on the way'
& we did
(Q calls it 'George music'
because jack did the soundtrack for
the curious george movie)

one night a little later
after the kids were in bed
i told brian i had something for him
(again, PG)
& i put 'better together' on
& we danced in the kitchen
& decided right then & there
that it would be our song...

& thank, God for that
our song before was 'i'll be' by edwin mccain
which is a great song
but we decided not to have it be our first dance
at our wedding because
one of the lines is
'i'll be love's suicide'
& that just didn't seem to mesh with the
white dress & tux & stuff
love's broken ankle, maybe
but not love's suicide...

i had a hard enough time with the song we did dance to
'i swear' by john michael montgomery
which was the first song we ever danced to
right at the beginning of our relationship
at our friends, billy & heather's wedding...
but i was a little worried about just having
been married in a church
in front of God & everybody
& then swearing by 'the moon & the stars & the sun'
even years after
i was not so keen on that song

so this song...
a little more up beat
cute as all get out
honest about how life is not perfect
come on...
that is so us
especially the cute part
(see above picture)

so thanks, buddy
for being so incredibly great
& for bringing to my attention
something that i had already sent out
for the whole blogosphere to see & hear
but didn't even know it...
(i'm sure glad it wasn't about
being in favor of kicking dogs or something)
& for you, my dear husband:

But there is not enough time,
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no, combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We're better together


& yes there are a few capitalized letters today!
thanks for noticing...
i figured if i was talking about
my favorite third grade teacher
it would be nice to give him
a few less things to circle with the red pen...
not a bunch
but a few...
i don't mind red
it's a nice color...



jmbmommy said...

Hi dorkis,
This is a very cute story. I like it, I like it because it could have happened at my house. It is nice when your husband reads your blog, Matt says that he gets to know where I am...like not the mommy me, the me me...That is good about you too, I like to know about the you, you! Thanks for sharing!

The Lydia said...

that is a really nice picture. I think it really captures the true essence of Brian and Emily. It speaks to me. ;) Also, lovely story. lovey-doveyness is nice.

Angie said...

so sweet :)

monster bonus points for Brian!!!!

Left Coast Sister said...

You guys should have a book written about you. You sure have a sweet husband, as though you didn't know that!