22 Years!

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22 year anniversary cake

My partner and I are celebrating 22 years together today. No we never got married, and we probably won’t due to his and his families religious and political preferences, but that’s okay, because I don’t need a piece of paper or a ring.

I personally didn’t think we would make it the first year because we had our little trivial arguments about trivial things in the first year like all new couples do. You know, because when you are put in a living situation with someone who is practically a stranger, and you know nothing about that person, you both have to adapt to the other person’s personal habits. Like the toilet paper and paper towel situation. Does it go over or under? In my opinion it goes over, but to him it goes under. When we moved to Bakersfield, his mother had it going under too, so obviously he was taught that by his parents, just like I was taught by my parents the correct way (LOL). I also had a bad track record with relationships because my first 3 before my current one always ended after 10 months. Why 10 months I will never know. I guess neither of us were ready to give up on each other over stupid things, so here we are 22 years later.

I bought a cake tonight at the local Albertson’s. You can’t tell from this picture, but it’s one of those small round cakes. It’s 2 layers, and it’s probably 2 slices lol. I also bought some ice cream, chocolate for him and cookies and cream for me.

Well, here’s to another 22 years, if we are both still alive lol. Who knows, perhaps we will be married before we die.

It’s Our 20 Year Anniversary

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20 year anniversary card

Last night I was watching the clock so I could shout to the world at midnight that my partner and I would be celebrating our 20 year anniversary together.  I tweeted it to a couple of people, I posted on Facebook and got a few congratulations.  In the past I have said that we were celebrating our anniversary, but it didn’t seem as monumental as 20 is to me.  I’m sure there will be naysayers out there who will say “Come back to me when you are celebrating your 40 or 50 year anniversary, then I will be impressed.”  And you know I speak from experience of people saying that to me.

20 year anniversary cake

This is the cake that I woke up to this morning.  It’s a German Chocolate cake from the Albertson’s bakery.  I absolutely love German Chocolate cake, more than anyone will ever know, and for sentimental reasons that has to do with my mother who has been gone for almost 21 years now.  I didn’t mean to turn this into something about my mother, but the cake reminded me of her.  She would probably be thrilled that I stayed in a relationship for as long as I have if she were alive today.

I looked it up and China is the typical 20 year anniversary gift.  Well, even though we could use new dishes, we really don’t have the money for it.  I was thinking perhaps we could take a trip to China Town Buffet, but frankly I’d rather go to Golden Corral for dinner tonight, so that’s what we will be doing to celebrate.  What?  They have some Chinese entrées and sides there.

I am beaming with pride that we have lasted as long as we have, but I can say without certainty that our relationship will be till death we do part.  I don’t think I could live the rest of my life without him.

Some people have told both of us that we are going through a phase.  Well, I will be 44 this year, it’s a pretty long phase if you ask me.  There have been a few people who have told both of us that our relationship is wrong because we are both males, and my response to them could only be from the great actor Johnny Depp from the movie Dark Shadows.

“I have already prepared my counter-proposal. It reads thusly: You may strategically place your wonderful lips upon my posterior and kiss it repeatedly!”