Friday, December 30, 2005

Beachy keen

Because the last game of the year is on in just half an hour, I don't have time to write much. Yes, the Sun Bowl is the last time you'll hear me wax rhapsodic about UCLA football...however will you manage? (Those of you new to my blog didn't get a chance to enjoy the Sunday morning celebration/furiousness throughout the season...don't worry though, 'cause here comes Basketball!)

However, I couldn't let today go by without directing you to my first real life pic on little ol' Melanhead's lovely, lovely blog.

Yes, I am Person of the Week and honestly, I couldn't be more honored! I see that some of you have already commented there and I appreciate all the compliments...and yes, Mr. Blogger is muy handsome (actually even cuter than the pic looks, but hey, I was looking for one that was good of me, RIGHT?).

Let me explain the picture...

I generally HATE pictures of me and honestly had considered just using some cartoon or likeness of a cat to represent me or something. The only reason I chose it is due to what it reminds me of, more than what it looks like.

It's from the first time I went to London in 2002 and MB and I had known each other a little over a week at this point (post-food poisoning of course). We were right in the throes of the "holy-crap-I-am-completely-falling-in-love-with-this-person-who-lives-6000-miles-from-me-and-what-am-I-going-to-do-about-it?" phase.

We had decided to go down to Brighton that day. After a day's sight-seeing, we saw that they were setting up a Summer beach party on the lovely rocky shores and that they were showing Moulin Rouge on a giant screen.

We were actually just about to go back to London, but we decided to stay and have fun. But while others were prepared, we had no blanket, no thermos of hot drinks, no nothin'. And when the sun went down it was FREEZING. Like California in the middle of Winter, frankly.

But we were determined AND stubborn! We were watching the movie, dammit! It was romantic to get all snuggly anyway. Honestly, we just couldn't stop laughing at how freakin' cold it was and what the hell were we thinking! Thank God we had jackets in the car.

When it was over, and our fingers were blue and our noses were numb, we hightailed it over to a hotel bar for hot chocolate and were still laughing. But we loved it.

My hair is now a darker brown and I was able to talk MB into getting away from the middle-part situation (you know how women love to change the hair)...but in general it looks like us. And it looks like our personalities, which I thought was most important.

I still feel the same happy, frozen-body inklings when I see it, and what's even better is that nothing has really changed one bit. We still laugh. We're still stubborn. And we still love a good party and/or film.

Mostly, we still would rather be by each other's side than anywhere else in the world. I can't ask for more than that in life...and don't think I don't know that I am a lucky, lucky woman.

Happy New Year everybody and much love to all!

(And for one last time...GO BRUINS!)


Anonymous M-I-L said...

You just can't imagine how happy it made - and makes! - me to know how much you and Mr B. love each other! :*-)

I hope I've always done my best to get on with all my daughters-in-law, but the joy and relief when you just know that - at last - your son has found the really really right person for him, is ....... words are beyond me!

I now expect your mom to come in with pretty much the same comments; right mom? ;-D

11:53 AM  
Anonymous mom said...

Love, love, love the photo of you two on the other web site! M-i-l is, as always, sooo right on. You look like the genuinely happy couple you are. I'm in awe.

Go Bruins indeed - win or lose.

Happy New Year to all who read this, along with peace, health and joy.

11:59 AM  
Blogger #1 Dancer said...

Aww... that's sweet. Thanks for sharing that story. I'm gonna go back now and look for all the little nuances in your eyes and looks and the way you're sitting next to each other and imagine all the fun, warm-fuzzies you were probably experiencing right that second. So cute!!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

You guys are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing the pic and story. I love being able to put a face to a personality, especially one as delightful as yours.

12:13 PM  
Blogger emily said...

still hurt that i didn't know this was going on, with or without comments on your blog, i should have been in the know from YOU.

whatever dude. what. ever.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

Thanks for explaining the picture. You can totally see all the emotions you described in both of your faces. Your smile is incandescent.

Happy New Year to you and Mr. B!

1:56 PM  
Anonymous MB said...

Ditto, ditto.....GO BRUINS! and Happy New Year to adorable you and adorable Mr. B.! And, thanks ever so much for the b-day e-card.....40 is fabulous, darlink!

The other MB

5:58 PM  
Blogger Melanhead said...

Happy New Year!

Again, it was my pleasure - I thoroughly enjoy your site and wanted to epxress my appreciation vis-a-vis the Person of the Week.

And thanks to all who stopped by my site today. :)

7:21 PM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

I am surprised to find out you had only known each other a short time when the picture was taken. You really look comfortable together.

I noticed Mr. Blogger was a cutie, but I stopped myself from the rrrrrrr comment I wanted to make at the time. You are a doll!

8:49 PM  
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9:19 PM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

Happy New Year!

May 2006 bring the right job, the CUTEST baby, football victory, continued happiness with Mr. B, and more great blogging.

1:56 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

It IS a wonderfully cute pic of you both! Being married to your best friend is a rare and fabulous thing. I'm lucky that way, too.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Shrinking Violet said...

That is a really great post! Thanks for letting us in...

8:25 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

You two look gloriously happy - it gives me a little glow to think of couples like that. Lucky future baby!

9:40 AM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

How neat! You are gorgeous and so is the hubs. What a great memory to go with the picture.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

*Pokes head in and stamps*


...list 5 weird things about yourself, tag five other people to do the same, and then comment on their blogs that they have been tagged.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous kate said...

Great story- It always makes me happy and hopeful to hear of others love stories.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous V-Grrrrl said...

Brooke! You've brainwashed me! Today I was in a meeting and a woman came in wearing a USC sweatshirt and I immediately thought, I'm not going to like her. ; )

2:46 AM  
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