Thursday, December 18, 2008

Reason #200

She knows that while the road has been bumpy at times, this was all meant to happen.

Reason #199

She drops everything to help me with the last word on Twirl.

Reason #198

She has no problem enforcing boundaries.

Reason #197

She is very helpful.

Reason #196

She makes me laugh. "Who you goan dis-co-neck, biiiiiiiitch?"

Reason #195

She has a positive outlook on life.

Reason #194

She shovels snow without being asked.

Reason #193

She likes to use her hands.

Reason #192

She is creative.

Reason #191

She has an impressive vocabulary.

Reason #190

She doesn't mind that I sometimes finish her sentences.

Reason #189

She is willing to make sacrifices.

Reason #188

She is trustworthy.

Reason #187

She shares the burdens.

Reason #186

She sticks with her commitments.

Reason #185

She isn't afraid of you.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Reason #184

She is willing and able to compromise.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Reason #183

She is proactive.

Reason #182

She means well, even when she only succeeds in turning down the heat in the car.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Reason #181

She does not commit deliberate acts of contempt.

Reason #180

She is all for new traditions.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Reason #179

She is a survivor. I'm so glad you're ok, babe.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Reason #178

She helps make memories.

Reason #177

She makes icing that looks great on carpet.

Reason #176

She makes my favorite kind of Christmas cookies.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Reason #175

She puts up with shit she really doesn't have to.

Reason #174

She remembers to point at the Spaghetti-Os from time to time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Reason #173

She finds things in Gmail that I didn't even know were there!

Reason #172

She makes quite the cute little farm.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Reason #171

She knows that I'm sweet, no matter what people might think.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Reason #170

She's a rollerskating fool.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Reason #169

She don't take shit from nobody.

Reason #168

She helped me carry in the air conditioner.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Reason #167

Her accent reaches an almost unintelligible severity level after she talks to her mother on the phone. I love it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Reason #166

She sees last night as a great victory.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Reason #165

She makes a damn fine wedding video star.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Reason #164

She has the best tattoo ideas.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Reason #163

She understands the big picture.

Reason #162

She doesn't get too upset when I call her a million times in one day.

Reason #161

She makes great bloody cupcakes. I'm sure all the 4th graders will agree.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Reason #160

She appreciates the jerk in me.

Reason #159

She is a fan of Napolean.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reason #158

She tailgates like a pro.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Reason #157

She complains about the headset but secretly likes the convenience it affords.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Reason #156

She helps keep me from repeating old mistakes.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Reason #155

She is very likeable. If you don't like her, I assure you that you are in the minority.

Reason #154

She, myself, and the kids make a great team.

Reason #153

She is very practical.

Reason #152

She likes going to open houses to get ideas for what we will want in our next house.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Reason #150

She values good customer service and does something about it if the service she receives is not acceptable.

Reason #149

She had a great idea for a tattoo that I will likely end up getting.

Reason #148

She has confidence in my ideas and doesn't stand in my way.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Reason #147

She finds great new places for us to go for lunch. Add a great Lebanese restaurant to the list.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Reason #145

She doesn't care that this one is out of order.

Reason #146

She has an excellent sense of smell.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reason #144

She helps with the hard talks.

Reason #143

She is early to meetings. Sometimes very early.

Reason #142

She finds great, informative articles to read and passes them on to me.

Reason #141

She has a lovely singing voice.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Reason #140

She reads the fine print.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Reason #139

She makes damn fine chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Reason #138

She eases my worries.

Reason #137

She has a natural motherly instinct.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Reason #136

She has a great (disorder-free) personality.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Reason #134

She is good at making new friends--especially ones you might not expect.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Reason #133

She makes a damn fine tomato & cucumber sandwich.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Reason #132

She looks out for the people she loves.

Reason #131

She minds her own business.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reason #129

She rules so much that some of you can't wait to get home and read about how much she rules.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Reason #128

She is accountable for her actions.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Reason #127

She does the dishes at midnight.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Reason #126

She doesn't hide from people.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Reason #125

She pays attention to details like you wouldn't believe.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Reason #122

She sings happy birthday to people on their birthday.

Reason #121

She doesn't have thinly-veiled ulterior motives.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Reason #120

She would never use her fingers at the salad bar.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Reason #119

She is supportive.

Reason #118

She doesn't talk in cliches.

Reason #117

She doesn't sweat the small stuff.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Reason #116

She likes playing the Where's Baldo game.

Reason #115

She is worth getting to know.

Reason #114

She is popular even with people that she's not so popular with.

Reason #113

She is very adaptable.

Reason #112

She would never turn her back on the people she loves.

Reason #111

She follows certain blogs because she likes the content, not because she likes to get herself worked up for no good reason.

Reason #110

She is tolerant.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Reason #109

She puts together an excellent impromptu birthday celebration.

Reason #108

She does yardwork.

Reason #107

She makes excellent blueberry pancakes.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Reason #106

She helps people in need.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Reason #105

She has a great ass. And she's married to one!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Reason #104

She has no problem laughing at me when I drop baked goods. Asiago cheese scone, how I miss thee.

Reason #103

She has a lot of great friends. One of them (a professional and well known photographer) took our wedding photos, and they are AMAZING.

Reason #102

She not only enters contests, sometimes she wins.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Reason #101

She is going to reveal a mysterious wall containing signatures of times past!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Reason #100

She cleaned all 197 records from that garage sale all by herself.

Reason #99

She knows how important this post is.

(I'm aware that I've posted this same thing before--this is a different post number, now isn't it??)

Reason #98

She can tell the difference between HD and non-HD TV. Finally.

Reason #97

She isn't grossed out by chocolate and baked beans.

(this is one of those inside jokes that those of you reading this that don't know us just won't get. Sorry, that's your fault)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Reason #96

She "gets it".

Reason #95

She is resourceful.

Reason #94

She is clever.

Reason #93

She has a contagious, jovial laugh.

Reason #92

She helps me keep my priorities straight.

Reason #91

She likes to look at records and often finds great ones.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Reason #90

She is friendly. In fact, her friendly nature is directly responsible for us getting our kitty back tonight.

Reason #89

She knows that there are always two sides to a story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Reason #88

She finds gems at garage sales.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Reason #87

She is an excellent multi-tasker.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Reason #86

She doesn't always have to be the one taking pictures.

photo by the Wiccan

Reason #85

She is very confident.

Reason #84

She loves meeting my old friends.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reason #83

She wants our kitty back even more than I do, if that's possible.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Reason #81

She has a wonderful, loving family.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Reason #80

She is very comforting.

Reason #79

She walked through pouring rain with me to the steps of Graceland in her wedding dress.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Reason #78

She unpacked the car while I was napping.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Reason #76

She is the best packer I have ever seen. I wasn't sure she'd be able to get it all in the car, but she did--with room to spare.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Reason #75

She takes it all in stride.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Reason #74

She made me feel love.

Reason #73

She doesn't hold grudges against people.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Reason #72

She thought to hold the mail while we are going to be gone.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reason #71

She and I belong together.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Reason #70

She is sticky.

Reason #69

She likes this post for obvious reasons.

Reason #68

She is kind to others. We just laugh about the people later.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Reason #67

She is a stickler about homework.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Reason #66

She is a sucker for old love songs, just like me.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Reason #65

She helps make my father's day wonderful.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Reason #64

She likes going to crawfish boils, but doesn't actually eat crawfish.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Reason #63

She wants things to be better with my family.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Reason #62

She doesn't melt in the rain.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Reason #61

She enters sweepstakes even though she knows it is mathematically moronic.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Reason #60

She can dance better than people that have taken lessons for years. Be patient and you might get to see for yourself. As for myself, I don't care for dancing. Why? Because it's stupid, of course.

Reason #59

She has nice penmanship, especially when using a pen with gold ink.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Reason #58

She is my true love...

Reason #57

She volunteers her time for things that are important.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Reason #55

She isn't afraid to ask for help.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Reason #54

She likes to do research with me.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Reason #53

She is part of the solution.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Reason #52

She can spit with the best of them. It doesn't break apart or nuthin.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Reason #50

She is the girl of my dreams, and I'm never letting her go.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Reason #49

She has beautiful hair. Plentiful and thick, just like I like it.

Reason #48

She is an expert on many things.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Reason #47

She can see the future. The picture below was taken by her - three months before we met. See if you can find me.

Reason #46

She has stepped into the role of (almost) step mom so perfectly.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Reason #45

She won't back down. Ever.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Reason #44

She and I think exactly alike. It is actually eerie sometimes, but in a good way. I was looking in the mirror the other day and thinking "damn, I sure am a handsome devil", and she blurted it out! Ok, that didn't really happen, but I'm sure she was thinking it too.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Reason #43

She knows that I'm her man (even considering what Harlan says at the beginning of the clip).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Reason #42

She can be subtle when she wants, but usually isn't.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Reason #38

She has beautiful eyes.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Reason #37

She can sew. Do you know how much curtains cost? Not nearly as much if they are homemade. So far she has made curtains for the living room and both kids' rooms.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reason #36

She rubs my back/hands/etc.

Reason #35

She reminds me to think before I speak. It doesn't always work, but I'm much better than I used to be.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Reason #34-D

Two words: Great cans.

Reason #33

She has a great smile. Not only are her teeth perfectly straight (thanks only to good genes), her smile lights up a room like nothing else can.

Reason #32

She is a hard worker. Give this girl something to get done, and gets it done, and done right.

Reason #31

She and I work well together. We're often juggling several projects or issues at one time, and sharing a brain is highly advantageous.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Reason #30

She is a good driver. If you know you me, then you know my (mostly accurate) generalization that women are terrible drivers. Windy is an exception.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Reason #29

She doesn't like oatmeal raisin cookies. More for me.

Reason #28

She likes to try new things.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reason #27

She has an awesome accent. Who doesn't love a cute southern drawl?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Reason #26

She likes to go for walks with me. Now that the decent weather has finally arrived, we are venturing out and admiring all of the beautiful homes in our historic neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reason #25

She will not be forced to move away, no matter what some of you want. Face it - she is here to stay, whether you like it or not.

(personally, I like it, and so do my children).

Reason #24

She is frugal. Don't confuse that with cheap, because they are not the same.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Reason #23

She is not obsessed with the lives of others, particularly people she doesn't like. People like that are so pathetic.

Reason #22

She has a great sense of humor. Can YOU appreciate a the genius of the line "stop licking my hand, you horse's ass"?

Reason #21

She is very organized. Her meticulous organization rivals my own need for order, and I love it. Want to know where to find something in our house? Think about where it belongs, and that's where you'll find it.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Reason #20

She doesn't expect me to be somebody I'm not. She knows me far better than anyone alive, and she likes ME for ME.

Reason #19

She knows the importance of this post.

Reason #18

She is considerate. I told her she could pick anyplace she wanted for her birthday celebration today and she chose a place the entire family would enjoy. Personally, I think she's just addicted to Skeeball.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Reason #17

She likes cheesy, sappy music too. We do indeed have impeccable taste in music for the most part, but we also both enjoy a good sappy song now and again. On your birthday babe, this one's for you...

Reason #16

She is appreciative. I know that she trusts me to choose things that she will like, and so far she has never returned any gift I've given her.

Reason #15

She is honest. There is nothing that pisses me off more than dishonesty. I have had my dealings with extremely dishonest people in the past, and it is infuriating. When you're in a relationship with somebody it is sometimes difficult to tell if they're being honest about things. I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that, because Windy is as honest as it gets. Never ask her what she thinks unless you really want to know.

Reason #14

She picked out a great kitty. Ok, this is more about the fact that our cat is the smartest and most awesomest cat that ever lived. He survived a near-death experience, which makes him even better.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Reason #13

She loves to go to the movies. I must admit, we really miss our cheap-ass movie theater in our old town, because we saw a couple of movies a week when we lived there. I can see just about anything for $2.50 a ticket.

Tonight we took the kids to see a real stinker of a movie - "Nim's Island". DO NOT GO SEE THIS MOVIE. I probably would have loved it as a kid (and my kids did love it), but as an adult it was excruciating to watch. Lizards to not talk in response to human speech, sea lions do not fart on command, and pelicans most certainly do not fetch things Lassie-style.

Reason #12

She is very easy to talk to. If someone had told me a couple of years ago that I would log nearly 10,000 cell phone minutes in the first month I knew her I would have laughed in their face. Fast forward to now, and we still talk constantly...and about EVERYTHING. There is literally nothing we can't discuss, and just when I think we've discussed everything, well, something else comes up. If I had a nickel for every time I looked at the clock before going to sleep and saw 2AM, then I'd have a lot of fucking nickels. How many nickels does it take to pay someone else's cable bill, anyway?

Reason #11

She loves my children.

Reason #10

She loves to read. I once mentioned a certain series that I was very fond of and she read the lot of 'em in a couple of weeks. We're talking several thousand a couple of weeks.

UPDATE: she read this a few minutes after it was posted and claims it was less than two weeks. Apparently "precision" needs to be the topic of a future post...

Reason #9

She is one hell of a photographer. The pictures you see here were taken during Gonerfest 3, in Memphis, Tennessee. Photos printed by permission, Windy Mayes Photography, Copyright 2006, All Rights Reserved.

Reason #8

She has good decorating taste. More importantly, we have similar decorating taste.

Do YOU have a huge clown head on top of your refrigerator? We do.

Reason #7

She can do a cartwheel. That may not seem very impressive, but can you do one???

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Reason #6

She loves good music. It was this common interest that brought us together in the beginning, and it continues to be a strong bond we have.

Plus, we're soooooo cute together at shows (37 seconds in)....

(save yourself time trying to track down what band this is - it's the Reigning Sound, and the video was taken by moi on 12/31/2006 in Memphis, Tennesse)

Reason #5

She is an excellent shot. Just yesterday she managed to land a chewed-up biscuit right between my eyes. It was a moment that will likely never be forgotten in our little family.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Reason #4

She can cook. Maybe it's because she's southern and her dad is a World Champion BBQ competition winner, but damn - this girl knows how to make some good food. It never ceases to amaze me when she comes up with some new combination of ingredients that translate into a delicious meal. Sure, we have a whole room in our house to store butter, but doesn't everybody?

Reason #3

She is patient. If you happen to know me, you probably know that I have occasionally told the same story more than once. Hell, who am I kidding? I do it all the time - but my stories are fucking great, so what's it to you? Seriously though - Windy listens to my stories and very rarely gives me the [finger twilling] get to the fucking point, or even tells me that she's heard it before. She's done it before, sure, but it's not very often, and I would probably smack myself if I had to listen to me.

Reason #2

She is REALLY smart. I have learned that I really can't be with someone without superior intelligence. Her logical reasoning, memory, reading comprehension, etc. are all OFF THE MOTHERFUCKING CHARTS.

Reason #1

She says what she means, and means what she says.