Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #17


So he didn't actually say some of these, but I know he's busting to do them! Being gone for 8 months is a looooong time!

13 things the Old Man will probably make a bee-line for when he gets home from Iraq (in two more days!!! yay!!!!!!!!!!)

1. Buffets, buffets, buffets! He's says "No" when I ask him which one he wants to go to first, since he's been watching his girly figure and all, but I know he secretly wants to pull up a chair along side the dessert tables...

2. His fishing poles. He fished at the beach, in the river, in ponds along the highway, everywhere. Heck, he even fished me two years ago right off the dance floor!

3. Buying another car. Oh yes, he has already pin pointed the car, the dealer, the color, the make, the interest rates and payments...all on his downtime in Iraq!

4. Visiting our families. He's so excited to see everyone he bought tickets to visit home long ago!

5. A tunafish wrap from the cafe in the basement where I work. It's like a three pound wrap by the time he's done getting everything he wants in it and he scarfs it down in 3 seconds flat!

6. PBR. He stands by this beer and its award it won in 1882. This and the Capital Kolsch brew at Capital City.

7. Speaking of, Capital City Brewery is on his to do list.. That was kind of our place before he left..He thought it was hilarious making me to go beer for beer with his giant Marine-y self. Funny thing is, he was always the first under the table! :) (J/K Old Man!) Oh, and the chicken is really good too..

8. Nights of TBS reruns and bottles of wine. Boy, sounds like we have a pattern here doesn't it? Nah, we're not that bad...

9. His super human strength, incredibly fast, unusually good at every position, gray haired "Hancock" player that he created on Madden. This and his NBA Live game that screams, "Chauuuuuncey Billllllips!" when he makes a shot every three seconds. Sometimes I find myself randomly yelling it when the game is over ..

10. An open, quiet area so he can sing, "GOOOOOLEY!" OK, so maybe that's something I'll make him do, but his Robert Gooley impressions (from SNL) are absolutely hilarious!

11. Kayaks and road bikes. He's really looking forward to buying these. I got him hooked on kayaking the last few times we went to FL. Except for when we kayaked right over the sharks in Caledesi Island. Good thing we didn't know what we got ourselves into at the time..

12. All the rest of the things in civilian life. Like cars, showers, beds, peace and quiet, time off from work...

13. Last but not least, Me! You better believe he'll be making a bee-line through the crowd over to me, pick me up, hug me, spin me around, and kiss me!! OK, so really if we did all that we'd probably just bump heads...fun to romantically fantasize though! :)

2 MORE DAYS!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!


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21 comments:

jdoriot said...

Great list! I had no idea it was military appreciation month...I'll have to add a banner to my blog...

Di said...

How exciting!!! Somehow I think that instead of #13...you will be #1. And as for the buffets, I recommend Golden Corral...besides the desserts, the rolls are fab!

Jerry said...

I may be a former squid, but please let me send my best for you and your "Old Man".

My wife is Active Duty Air Force, and the navy and Marines are well aware of what a deployment means.

God bless you and yours!

Wylie Kinson said...

I have a book coming out in 2 days, and somehow (and rightly), I'm more excited that your O.M. is coming home safe and sound.
God Bless...

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Very exciting--I hope you have a wonderful reunion!

Crystal said...

Oh that must be so exciting to have him coming home in two days!

My husband is a veteran. Thanks to your Old Man for serving our country, and thanks to you for supporting him through it.

*salute*

Happy T13!

Shannon said...

Yay! Congratulations! That is so exciting! Great list, I hope you have a wonderful time!

Christine said...

I can't imagine how excited you must be for him to get home. I was away from my huband for three months and it just about killed me. And he was just away for business!

I wish you the happiest of reunions!

Nicole Austin said...

Congratulations! I'm sure your reunion will be wonderful. Please tell your "old man" thank you for his sacrifices made for all of us!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Wow, two more days! I hope the return trip is smooth and all's great from here for you guys.

I bought a road bike this week. It took them FIVE HOURS to fit me to it, so if your man doesn't get that kind of service, tell him to find someone who will. A perfect fit on a bike is mondo important.

Happy TT and thanks for visiting!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Two more days! Oh I'm so excited for you and I'm so thankful he's coming home safe and sound. Prayers answered. God is good! That's a wonderful list. Hope he gets to do all of it and then some.

Emma Wayne Porter said...

God bless him, and God bless you too for keeping those homefires (bomeblogs?) burning.

Excellent topic.

Katkat said...

That is so wonderful that he is coming home soon! Happy TT!

Thomma Lyn said...

Wheee, two more days! How fantastic. Kudos to your Old Man, and I hope you have a wonderful reunion! :)

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog.xneasow

Sherry said...

Enjoy this weekend with the Old Man! We're a military family from way back so I know the feeling well...have fun!

Joy T. said...

I am so glad I came to visit. What a great list and a great blog!

Sparky Duck said...

This is so darned exciting. PBR huh? well its better then Naragansett.

I have a sound file I should email you, it will accentuate the Chauncey Billips even more.

Lyn Perry said...

Lots to do!
Lyn from Bloggin' Outloud

Amy Ruttan said...

Great list, gave me warm fuzzies. I know I am not American, but Canadian soldiers are still in Afghanistan and they all have my undying gratitude.

Happy TT, thank your husband for making the world a safer place for my chillin's. Thanks for dropping by mine.

Laughing Muse said...

Congratulations on your Old Man's homecoming!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Lil'Brother!!!

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