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Viva Love.

I’ve been married to Kris Takle 8 years today.  He likes to keep things exciting, so he surprised me with a trip to Vegas this past weekend.  It was pretty perfect save losing my iPhone and driver’s license.  I’m on day five without the iPhone, and heart palpitations haven’t started yet, so I take that as a good sign I’m doing okay.  It was in a clutch that was taken from a craps table.  Of course, that wasn’t all that craps table took from us, but, you know…it’s Vegas.  And, if you think gambling is a sin, you might wanna go ahead and click that “x” in the top right hand corner now, ‘cause momma likes to bet on the hard ways. 

I’m all talk, really.  Those tables make me nervous.  Unlike the umbrella and comfy chairs we sold a kidney to rent by the pool out there.  Purchasing comfort clearly does not make me nervous.  At least, not that trip.  Mercy.

I’ll go ahead and tell you I cried when Celine Dion sang “My Heart Will Go On.”  And, “Because, You Loved Me.”  And, when she sang Billy Joel’s “Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)”, I knew I had lost the battle preventing puffy eyes the next morning. 

Because, it’s in these songs that my mind thinks about the amazing people in my life. 

Especially my husband.

I love him.

As a matter of fact, I think I’m addicted to loving him.

I love how he knows what makes me laugh, so he does it.

I love how he believes in me and my gifts.

I love how he loves me. 

And, I’m pretty sure I love him more today than I have ever loved him.  And, you won’t hurt my feelings if you click that “x”, because this is just too sappy for you. 

In the words of Matt Nathanson, “you make my heart beat faster.”

You just do.

Happy Anniversary, Kris Takle.

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You’ve Got Mail!


First, I’d like to give a big shout out to all you readers and commenters.  Y’all sure do know how to make a girl feel encouraged.  Your e-mails and comments after yesterday’s post put a spring in my step and a Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper from Sonic in my hand.  Okay, so you didn’t put the tasty beverage in my hand, but I know you would have.  That little thirst quencher with the perfected ice has become a recent must have.  But, this is not my post at all.  It’s so unlike my writing style to chase rabbits or talk about things that have no significance whatsoever. 

You may or may not know that President Obama is a self-confessed Blackberry addict.  I hardly meet a smartphone user who isn’t addicted to its massive communication abilities.  I will just confess right now that I find it difficult to ignore the little “ding” my iPhone makes when I’ve got mail.  Then, there is mobile Twitter, mobile Facebook, and other random applications that seem to capture my attention.

KT can say nothing.  He tends to fall into a Blackberry coma most days.

Since President Obama is….well, like the President, there were some security concerns with his e-mails on his Blackberry being hacked into or a GPS being used to track his whereabouts.  Because of the president’s reluctance to give up his Blackberry, the National Security Agency approved a $3,350 smartphone for his use, humorously called the “Barackberry.”  I know.  Kind of cute.

Apparently, President Bush and others before him were forced to give up using e-mail while in office.  Humph.  Things I didn’t know.  And, for that very reason, I could never be president.  Well, and because attending all of those inauguration balls would keep me up past my bedtime.

I do think that persistent mobile phone use when you are around friends is rude.  I’m as guilty as they come.  Which, apparently, means I’m rude.

What do you think?  Do people like me – the mobile addicted sorts – bother you?

Do you have a smartphone or do you just {gasp} utilize your mobile to make calls?

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