Monday, February 13, 2006

My Mushy Valentines Post



I know that I have a lot of fun giving Angry Joyce hell on this site. The truth is though that I love her immensely and do not know what I would do without her. For one she has hid all my shit to the point where if I need anything I have to ask her where the hell it is and for another reason although it has been only a little over 10 years since we married sometimes I have a hard time remembering my life without her in it.

When I first met my wife, she was working in a convenience store. A lot of my friends had asked me if I had seen the new cashier at the Fina. I had to tell them no as this was a store that I avoided like the plague. They all told me how hot she was but I figured that if they had managed to find a half decent looking employee then she had to stick out like a diamond in a pig's ass. This store had the scaggliest looking employees that walked the face of the earth so I doubted the validity of the story of the hot new cashier. But after much pestering from my buds, I decided to go and check her out for myself.

I strolled over to the soda fountain and glanced over at the cash register and the cashier and they were telling the truth. There she stood with short bleach blond hair, a curvaceous figure, and a winning smile. I thought to myself that here might be something. When I was checking out, from her mouth issued some smart ass remark that got under my skin in no time flat and pissed me off to the extreme. I cannot remember what it was that she said but I do remember that it turned me off instantly.

Evidently it did not piss me off altogether though for I kept returning to this store during her working hours and she kept right on with her smart ass remarks and right on pissing me off. I finally got pissed off enough that I did not return to the store. Then a strange thing started happening. I would think about her whenever I passed the store and then I started thinking about her all the time. I would think about the way she looked and I would think about the way that she pissed me off. It was driving me crazy wondering how she had been able to get under my skin when I had been a confirmed love 'em and leave 'em type for so long.

I finally decided that there was only one solution and that was to ask her out on a date. I did not however want to do the typical dinner and dancing or dinner and movie type of thing. These things were old hat and I would simply be performing an old trick and fall into old habits of not looking at the person underneath but only what I could get out of the relationship. The next day, she was at work so I headed over there and asked her out to a weekly barbeque that a few friends of mine held every weekend. I figured that it was a comfortable setting and we could relax and get to know one another and I could find out just what it was about her that let her get under my skin.

I found out that she is an extremely witty and engaging person and perhaps the reason she gets under my skin (she still does) is that I may have been a little wary of being with someone that forces me to stay on my toes and forcing me to always stay on top of every conversation. To make a long story short, the next week we had our first real date going out to dinner and then dancing. After that date, I basically stayed the night until she moved in with me. Three months later, we were married. I had waited two months shy of my thirtieth birthday to find the woman that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and I did not see any reason to wait any longer.

J.R., ten years seem as but a day. Happy Valentines Day and know that I love you not only on this day but each and every day for the rest of our lives.

32 comments:

Breezy said...

he does have a soft, sensitive, caring bone in his body...i'm suprised by you..lol

Anelize said...

Awwww. What a great story!!

Big D said...

Isn't that precious! Cough whipped cough.

siren said...

That is so sweet. Love stories and Extreme Makeover Home Edition always make me cry (really) :) It sounds like you and Angry Joyce have something special.

:P fuzzbox said...

breezy: Yeah and it's a big bone too.

anelize: Thank you. It was a cheap Valentines Day present wasn't it.

big d: I doubt that you will be the only one with that opinion. Thanks for being the first. Beeyotch.

siren: But you should see us on a bad day when we have our angry wisecracking hats on.

phred said...

Awwwwwww.
( Fuzz must be in big trouble for something).

Andie D. said...

Right on! My hub and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage in August. Some things really do improve with time.

And yes, this was mushy. REALLY mushy. When else can you get this freaking mushy except around Valentine's Day? 'Cause really, it was pretty mushy.

Rocky said...

Great "How I Met The Missus" story. Good for you for asking her out. Some things are definitely meant to be. Enjoy your Valentine's Day.

Ranea said...

Sounds like you are one of the lucky few to find your soul mate.

Not angry today Joyce said...

I love You too! I am so happy you finally wrote something that puts a little nicer light on me.

Jim said...

you found love at the petrofina, that is so cool -- hope you both have a great V-Day!!!!!

:P fuzzbox said...

phred: Not any more.

andie: The title was apt. I was thinking of borrowing the old Sears slogan, 'Come see the softer side of Fuzz.'

rocky: Thank you kind sir and I best of days to you and the misses.

ranea: Thank you.

Dear: Wait til Wednesday. LOL

jim: Thank you sir. If love can be found at the Fina then it can be found anywhere.

Josh said...

You know you have a keeper when she gets under your skin but keeps you coming back for more. Congratulations!

Metal Mark said...

Why didn't I think of doing a post? Then I could saved the money I spent on a card.

The Phoenix said...

You went in for a 48 oz of pop, and you find the woman of your dreams...at a Fina...

I think there's a story there for some romantic writer like Nicholas Sparks to write about.

Laura:) said...

Awwwww, I wish I knew what town in Texas you lived in. Must be small if people make a big deal out of a pretty girl at a Fina. Congrats!

Happy Valentines day!

the weirdgirl said...

This was a very sweet post (you big teddy bear). It's funny how strong personalities end up with other strong personalities, isn't it? (I'm speaking from experience as me and my hubby are both... er... strong-willed.) Otherwise, it gets a little boring.

April said...

Thanks for sharing the love! It is great to see it.

:P fuzzbox said...

josh: I guess the way to my heart was through a pain in my ass. LOL

metal mark: When phoenix and siren picked me for that guest post on bvb concerning frugality, little did they know that I am the poster child of tight asses.

phoenix: It could certainly have some out of the ordinary cover art.

laura: We have actually moved from the town where we met back to my hometown. It is even smaller. She might have caused an uproar here.

weirdgirl: There is definently something to be said for keeping it interesting.

april: Thanks. I'm all about sharing the love.

Ann Alsex said...

Fuxxie, you are just a big ol softie. No wonder Angry Joyce puts up with you :D

Laurie said...

That was very sweet, Fuzz - and romantic. Sounds like you two were simply meant to be :-)

Happy VD :-)

Oh yeah, what's a Fina?

Sherri said...

That was so sweet. I met my husband while I was a cashier at Walgreens. :D

Ben Heller said...

What a great story Fuzz. By the way, did you get any discount for being a regular visitor to the store ?

Congratulations to you both.

ozymandiaz said...

Ah, a good woman is like a urinal set high, keeps you on your toes. Har har. Keep on lovin', fuzz. Happy VD.

:P fuzzbox said...

ann: There was bound to be some reason.

laurie:Thanks. The Fina is just a convenience store/gas outlet named for the Fuel company.

sherri: Thanks.

ben: I should have.

ozy: Now that is funny. And there is nothing like being kept on your toes by a five foot woman. Thanks.

Vic said...

That's really precious! So, let me get this straight... you stalked her first? Just kidding. My hubby got my number from one of his buddies that I had dated. Sometimes you just gotta believe in fate...

Crazy Dan said...

Whoosh whoosh whoosh waaassspphhh<--- the sound of a cracking whip if ya didnt get it. The mighty dwarf seems to be powerless on this valentines day.

:P fuzzbox said...

vic: Good thing she didn't get a restraining order huh. What's with the new user pic.

cd: Nice to see that breezy loaned you your balls back long enough to leave me a comment calling me p.w.ed. Better hurry up and give them back before she gets mad.

Crazy Dan said...

Aww hell no, the only one that has the right to call me PW is Big D after all I am following in my older brother footsteps. Besides its not balls its just ball she lets me keep my left nut.

:P fuzzbox said...

Whatever. And what happened to the goat again?

Shay said...

Awww!!
That's such a sweet story!
who knew you were soooo mooshy ^_~

:P fuzzbox said...

That's me :D Sweet to the core. LOL