Practical vs. Not so Practical
Our anniversary celebration this year was quite different from either my "school" themed first anniversary (so themed because I had to go to a couple classes on our anniversary) or our Great Wolf Lodge trip last year.
First, Angel took me to the bowling alley where we went on a "date" the week we officially got together. It was a date with quotation marks because my friend JB also went along, since we weren't allowed to go out by ourselves. And Angel ended up paying for all three of us--for me because he was chivalrous and for JB because he was broke, but we couldn't go out without him.
So, we walked up to the door of the bowling alley...and found out that it was closed until evening. So, although the thought was really sweet, we went to a different bowling alley instead. Practical.
And I almost won our 2nd game. "Almost won" here means only lost by eight points.
After that, we went to a Chinese restaurant with a $5 lunch special that we often visited when I was in college and Angel was working night shift--we'd meet up at the restaurant to eat because otherwise we had such opposite schedules that we wouldn't see each other. Quite practical.
We also went to the mall to wander and to see a movie at the movie theater where we saw our first-ever movie together. And yes, JB went too and it was The Blind Side. I gave Angel my gift--the 3rd anniversary traditional gift is leather, and I went ultra-practical: his current wallet is falling apart, so I bought him a wallet.
I had no idea what to expect from Angel's gift. With him, it could be anything from a rubber band ball to a dollhouse to glowsticks to new shoes. And what it really was was nothing I could have guessed. A necklace, and earrings that you can't see very well due to my stubborn hair:
He said that his reasoning was based on the fact that he went through my jewelry box and didn't find any pearls. Beautiful, though perhaps not entirely practical.
I guess he loves me, or something.