Tuesday was my second wedding anniversary. Fidel sent me such a big beautiful arrangement of flowers. He sent it to work so that I’d have a chance to show it off to everyone and get their “oooohs” and “aaahhhhs”. Just as much as I like that moment of fame it gives me, he gets a thrill out of it too. And that makes me happy for him.
The last stop in my “show and tell” was with my friend Marie-Claire or “MC”. We did the whole girly gushy stuff with typical girl noises. A comrade in arms, Spiderman or “S”, in the cube across from her, was in his male way totally ignoring all the loud girly squeals. I figured I would have to bug him a bit.
Me: Hey S, thanks for the flowers.
S: Huh – what did you win?
Me: It’s my anniversary.
S: He remembered?
Me: Of course, but we are still just newlyweds.
MC: Well S is a “soon to be” newlywed.
Me: kwel – I didn’t know. Do you want me to take pictures to put in your cube to remind you what to do?
S: You know the “rule of survival” we guys have to remember when we forget the anniversary flowers? And she is giving you “that” look? RUUUNNNNNNN!!!! And…..
Me: That’s a lot like your advice when asked “Does this outfit make me look fat, honey?"
… some more conversation about that up coming nuptials…
S: Yeah I booked the Castle (I know where he is referring to, though he thinks I don’t)
Me: kwel !!
S: Yeah, they used the spot we are going to get married at in the film SUPER ADVENTURE MEN.
Me: ookkkaaayyyyy… (I haven’t a clue about the movie)
S: Yeah, it is where Super Mega Hero Man does some… (I think I fell asleep for a micro second here)
Me: ookkkaaayyyyy …(I certainly haven’t a clue about the character)
S: Didn’t you see the movie?
S: (Looking very surprised- like everyone in the world should have seen the movie - like "Come on now !!")
S: Well what is good for Super Hero Mega Man is good enough for Spiderman. (Almost pounding his chest)
Me: (big smile)
S: How did you get those flowers through security? (A grin and a wink)
Me: (face right in the foliage) Testing, testing…one-two-three. Would you please speak louder and into this carnation.
S: Not like that floral bouquet is dangerous or anyythinggggggggggg......
Me: (Twiddling a couple of flower buds like they were console buttons) Like a weapon of mass destruction?
S: (laughing) Actually a FMD – flowers of mass destruction.
Me: So if I threw them at you they would be a BFMD – Ballistic Flowers of Mass Destruction.
All of us at this point are just howling…..
S: I have a coconut and you have a coconut, what do you get?
MC and ME: (groaning) PI.
Me: Hey S, are you part of the AL-gebra?
Continued howling, which is probably carrying over several cube rows at this point…
S: We aren’t allowed to have this much fun at work. (Deadpan face)
Me: Yeah, I should get back to my cube and work. (Grabbing flowers and loudly humming the “Volga River Boat” song)
MC: (on the floor, laughing to the point of tears)
As a note: Spiderman is moving into the cube next to mine in a couple of weeks. We both are looking for a “cone of silence” to install over our respective cubes. (muuuwwwahaaaaaa)
I love you Fidel - Happy 2nd Anniversary, love ! xoxoxox