Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary to us!

I believe I've mentioned before that Monique and I aren't generally too big in the way of buying things for each other for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, etc.

Every now and then, though, it makes a great excuse to get ourselves something really nice that we don't necessarily need, but would really enjoy. In this case, after I expressed great admiration for a reference book stand that Phil Gaven had in his living room while we were visiting the Gavens over the holidays, Monique convinced me that we didn't really have a good spot to put such a thing in our reasonably small house. (Phil makes truly lovely handmade wood furniture in his woodworking shop. Check it out at Shininglass Studio.)

So, I started drawing up home renovation plans to create a library that could one day include a lovely handmade wood book stand. That had plan had a few drawbacks, too.

Fortunately, my wife is very sneaky and launched a plot with Phil to acquire a book stand for our anniversary. After much plotting between them, the fruits of their connivance was waiting for me in the living room when I got back from my jaunt out to East Lansing yesterday:

What a nice way for a pair of reference publishing foks to celebrate their anniversary, by acquiring a home for our gigundo Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

Um, no, our gigundo dictionary doesn't contain the word "gigundo."

(BTW, if you came here looking for wedding photos in this anniversary post, you should go check out the anniversary post on my sister's Gettysburg Family blog: On This Anniversary.....)


  1. We aren't reference publishing folks around here, but we sure do love our dictionary. We tend to sing the "Great Big Book of Everything" song from Stanley when we look stuff up. Shea already rolls his eyes when he asks what a word means and we tell him to look it up. But, since I'm a great big softie, I'll generally cave and go look it up for him.

    Happy anniversary, again!

  2. Hey, thanks for the shout-out. I'd been resisting the time wasting temptation of reading your blog up 'til now, but now I am officially one of your Followers. That makes you like Jesus, right?

  3. Hey John,

    Good chance Ill be in Clinton Twship, in the middle of April. I'd love to take you and Monique out for dinner, and or a tasty beverage. I usually stay at the Amerisuites right next to Dave and Busters on M59.


  4. "That makes you like Jesus, right?"

    Kind of, except whereas Jesus had a select coterie of devote and holy disciples to spread his word, I have a zombie-like rabble that may or may not bookmark this site.

    Oh, and when I walk on water I have the deck of the trusty Patio Boat (TM) beneath my feet.