The Benefits of Marriage

Damon and I haven’t been married long — just over a year. But we’ve been together for four years.

We’re really hitting that point now where our communication is becoming at least a little bit telepathic. We’re having more of those conversations. “Did you see… ?” “I did! But was the… ?” “Yes!”

A few days ago we were invited to dinner at our neighbors’ apartment. It was a lovely spread. Dinner was a pureed root soup — mostly parsnips and carrots, a bibb lettuce (my favorite) salad with a very light honey mustard dressing, and then a mushroom stroganoff. As you might hve guessed, our host was Russian. We even had a lovely important Russian beer. But before all that we had an appetizer of cod liver pate mixed with caviar on toast points. Now, I enjoy some caviar — it was the big pearly kind rather than the little dotty kind. But the cod liver was just a little… too… much. So there I was in their tiny kitchen with them. I’d just praised the cod liver, right before I decided I couldn’t eat it. What to do?

For one millisecond they both had their backs turned at the same time. All I had to do was lightly elbow Damon and that toast point was out of my hand and just gone. GONE. They turned back around and there he was with a big smile, nodding, innocent. Seriously, that toast point with cod liver pate and caviar was down his gullet in less than one breath’s time.

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16 responses to this post.

  1. You got a good one. 🙂

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  2. You got a good one. 🙂

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  3. You got a good one. 🙂

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  4. You got a good one. 🙂

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  5. Damon has always struck me as the kind of guy who would down cod liver pate for the one he loves.

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  6. Damon has always struck me as the kind of guy who would down cod liver pate for the one he loves.

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  7. Damon has always struck me as the kind of guy who would down cod liver pate for the one he loves.

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  8. Damon has always struck me as the kind of guy who would down cod liver pate for the one he loves.

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  9. While I imagine you guys are great together it may not be so much synergy as it is that Damon puts anything you hand him directly into his mouth, kind of like my nephew. Only Damon doesn’t spit it out and yell “eww fish” like my nephew which could have made for an awkward situation. (as would your being married to my 3-year-old nephew). Sorry, it’s a babbling morning here in the ATL

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  10. While I imagine you guys are great together it may not be so much synergy as it is that Damon puts anything you hand him directly into his mouth, kind of like my nephew. Only Damon doesn’t spit it out and yell “eww fish” like my nephew which could have made for an awkward situation. (as would your being married to my 3-year-old nephew). Sorry, it’s a babbling morning here in the ATL

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  11. While I imagine you guys are great together it may not be so much synergy as it is that Damon puts anything you hand him directly into his mouth, kind of like my nephew. Only Damon doesn’t spit it out and yell “eww fish” like my nephew which could have made for an awkward situation. (as would your being married to my 3-year-old nephew). Sorry, it’s a babbling morning here in the ATL

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  12. While I imagine you guys are great together it may not be so much synergy as it is that Damon puts anything you hand him directly into his mouth, kind of like my nephew. Only Damon doesn’t spit it out and yell “eww fish” like my nephew which could have made for an awkward situation. (as would your being married to my 3-year-old nephew). Sorry, it’s a babbling morning here in the ATL

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  13. Yes, you definitely have a point. Maybe I’ll conduct some experiments…

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