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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Random thoughts from our day to day lives.

We are the most exciting people out there. We don't take exotic trips, we have regular jobs, and we have no kids to share silly stories about. Our conversations are probably not all that interesting. We talk a lot about politics, mostly what we've read about and how we feel. Prior to getting married, politics were the last thing I wanted to have a conversation about. In fact when I started dating Daniel I went on one date with another guy before we decided to become exclusive. This guy was very nice and we had a lot of fun on our date, however the turn off was when he told me how much he loves politics and that he could discuss it all day. Enough said. I knew we would not be a good match. I think what scared me
so much about politics was that I was unaware and not up to date. I never read the news and had little knowledge on the current events. I don't like to argue about points so my conversations about politics usually resulted in me nodding my head in agreement with someones perspective on things. Daniel luckily never cared about politics and now as we discuss them, we have found that we are pretty much on the same page about most issues. Every once in a while he makes me angry because he will disagree with something that I have a strong stance on, and he makes me mad that I can't persuade him to agree with what I think. The conversation usually ends in him telling me he can see both sides to the situation which usually still isn't what I want to hear.

Many times our conversations involve how long it takes me to get ready everyday. For me to feel and look my best for the day, I need at least an hour to get ready. That all includes shower, makeup, and hair. If I want to curl my hair I would have to add on another 30 to 45 minutes. Daniel needs 20 minutes. He constantly reminds me of all the things I miss out on because of how long it takes me to get ready. I tell him that it used to take me an extra half hour to get ready in the mornings and that I was proud of myself for being able to shave off so much time. One day while driving in the car we decided to calculate how much time I have invested (wasted according to Daniel) on getting ready. We started with the age 16 since that is probably when I started the beauty routine that I have now. We came up with about 280 days that I have spent getting ready
since I was 16. My response was "that's all?". Daniel's response was "that much?". It's funny how different our perspectives were on that one.
Now most people know we have no kids, but we have a dog who is our pride and joy and we pretty much treat him as if he were our child. Keif Joyce is his name. We've had him for a year and a half. He is one of the best running partners you can have. He carries most of my weight when running up hills and he makes me feel safe. However sometimes when I am using so much energy running up a hill and I'm almost to the top, Keif decides something along the way needs to be investigated and he yanks me to the side messing up my momentum. At this point I must either pull him along so we can keep running or just end my run there and walk the rest of the way to the top. Having a dog has helped me realize that it's a lot easier going running when you have someone who relies on you to take them out for the exercise. I hate running, but I love Keif and want him to be a healthy dog.