It's official...
I'm happy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009



Sure, it has been an adjustment..., but so far, so great.


(No, this isn't our house...)

First of all, I sometimes can't believe people live here in Las Vegas. Last night, my boyfriend Jenner and I were driving to Red Mango across town. The windows were rolled down and I said, "It feels like summer vacation, but... this is our life."

On Saturday night, we went to a restaurant I've been dying to visit because it has, wait for it, a mermaid swimming around in a fish tank. See here. (This is a big, big deal because I have always wanted to be a mermaid.) Right after sitting down at our table, we got the bad news. The mermaid got off at nine. The mermaid got off at nine? Only in Vegas...

Later that night, we were out and Jenner said he could smell rain in the air. I sniffed in and out a couple of times and said, "All I can smell is a barbecue sandwich." Turns out, rain here smells like that. A couple of hours later while we were at Ghost Bar, being told by a 21 year old from Long Island that he wants to be just like us when he's old, sure enough it rained. It rained one drop. Right on my knee. I pointed to it and said, "Look, it's raining." Let me tell you, as a gal from Washington state, I have never pointed to one single drop of rain. It was bizarre and made me feel strangely and happily excited.



(The amazing view from Ghost Bar.)

More than anything, though, the part of all this that makes me the most happy is this handsome feller.



I probably haven't mentioned this, but I've never lived with a boyfriend before. He has also never lived with a girlfriend - so this is a big adventure for us. Sure, there are some obstacles. Now I don't know how to tell you this like a lady, and I know my mother is cringing, but when I needed some alone time in the restroom, instead of asking him to give me some space upstairs, I asked him to leave the house... and he did. I think I loved him a little more that evening... We are also a bit like the odd couple in that he is very, very neat and I am, well, not. We have, how do I say this delicately?, very different views on interior design. My mother reminds me, however, of the scene in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button where Benjamin and Daisy live together, have almost nothing, sleep on a mattress in the living room and are deliriously happy just to be together. Sometimes the things we think matter, matter very little.

Just the other night, Jenner said, "Thank you for being brave enough to do this for us." For a couple that has only been able to spend about a week together a month, we're learning just how good of friends we really are. As we were falling asleep last night, I said, "This, this right here, is happy."



(I think it's safe to assume Jenner is pretty darn happy too.)

19 comments:

  1. Yay!! I'm glad you're so happy in Vegas. And YAY for Red Mango!!

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  2. this made me smile really big. i'm so glad you're both happy! you both look really happy! i love that you asked him to leave the house when you needed some time in the bathroom. hahaha! i totally know how that feels. i had my body timed to when we would be out of the house (at a restaurant, shopping, walking around), and i would only go in public restrooms so that i wouldn't have to go at home. or i would go when he was sleeping. i did that for the first few MONTHS. then i finally got over it. i told him, and he laughed so hard. you guys have all kinds of a little triumphs and "firsts" in store. it's gonna be so much fun, and you're going to become even better friends. it's going to be incredible! :)

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  3. Aw, that was really nice! I'm glad you are so happy together - where you live, your tastes in decor, etc are all such a small part of it. I've been married for almost 7 years (I got married at 22) and my husband and I have been through a lot. I can honestly say that I don't regret it because him and I are still together and that's all that matters to me. You're going to have moments where you want to pull your hair out I'm sure, but all these "firsts" as Jasmine had mentioned above are a truly beautiful thing - good and bad. Treasure them =)

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  4. What a great post! Summer all the time, mermaids in restaurants, boyfriends who understand that girls don't like to poop and tell. What can be better than that?

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  5. Yay! You guys are so cute. I have lived with a bf before and I know what you mean. There's a whole lot you get to figure out together. I think I actually saw "aww" out loud when I read what he said to you. Sigh. :)

    Can't wait to meet you and Jenner!

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  6. Opps...I meant said. Not saw.

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  7. I'm so glad you're happy! Your boyfriend name rocks!

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  8. I am so so happy for you. :)

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  9. i love this post, it makes me smile! and makes me want to go to Vegas. i've never been...and i love that scene in Benjamin Button, great movie. happy you're happy!

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  10. This post is very cute.
    I'm so happy to see that you are happy and that Jenner looks extra happy in his pictures.
    ahhh soo much happiness.

    PS. Cant wait to check out Ghost Bar.

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  11. Your happiness is contagious! Reading this post put a smile on my face. :)

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  12. yes, contagious indeed! i'm so, so happy for you. i love that you asked him to leave the house. i love that he did. and ps: he's so handsome--he's that good looking and he'll leave the house?! what a catch.

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  13. Awww I got butterflies! I'm so happy you're so happy and you make your feller so happy and vice versa. It's just a happy fest, and well, I couldn't be HAPPIER FOR YOU.

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  14. Awww you're so sweet! Exciting times for you both, hope everything works out. I'd love living where you do, would be amazing!! xx

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  15. Oh honey, I couldnt stop smiling as I read this. I mean it oozes adorable happy love!! The way you write, its like Im reading a page from an amazingly romantic Nicholas Sparks novel or something...awwwww.... you have a fairy tale book love story!!!! Ok its getting to me now, the overwhelming " awww' factor that happens to a hopeless romantic like myself when I see LOVE the way it should be... le sigh.... you both are beautiful. Im so happy that you are happy and have found your place... with him. It's magical, isnt it? :)

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  16. Hooray for happiness! Glad to see you're enjoying your new adventure.

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  17. I am so happy for you....I can't wait to hear more about your new adventure!!!

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  19. Looks like your loving your new town! Congrats! You both look so happy!

    BTW, ISn't Red Mango THE best!!!

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