Friday, July 6, 2012

Best Anniversary Present Ever, In Which Rafa and I Share a Moment

Hey yon Bloggerland! 

Sorry I've been a little bit absent lately. I've just finished my first draft of NEVERFALL (aka Ever-Novella) and turned it in to editor Kristin. So now I'm returning to civilization. 

Last week Sam and I celebrated our anniversary, and last night he surprised me with this little beauty:

That there is the Sports Illustrated edition of the most epic match in the Federer/Nadal history, when Rafa won his first Wimbledon title. 

And it's signed. IT'S SIGNED! 

Which means that at some point, Rafa's fingers touched this magazine, and then yesterday I touched that magazine. Which means that we are connected in the universe. Which means that Rafa and I have finally reached first base. 

I understand that through my logic, one would actually have to round the bases twelve times to reach "Home Plate" but that's the way I was raised. My mama always told me that "first base" was simply being born into the same world as someone of the opposite sex. We were a very conservative family. It made it awkward when my junior high friends would be all, "Did you reach first base?" And I'd answer, "Of course. I've reached first base with every boy in this school. Duh."

You do not want to know how many times Sam and I had to round the bases to bring Kid C into this world. 


  1. What an awesome gift! I'm so glad YOU didn't forget your anniversary ;) !!

    1. Yes, thank you for the reminder. Sam was so impressed. :)

  2. I love that you have hit first base with a beautiful specimen of a man. Now the question is where do Rafa's fingerprints remain?

  3. Replies
    1. I knew you'd appreciate the awesomeness of the gift.

  4. Ha ha ha! That last line was the best! And, I'm so happy for you and your Rafa-signed Sports Illustrated! Sam really is a good husband. :)

    1. Yeah, I wasn't sure about including that last line. Sam said I'd cause a few people to blush. But that's what I live for.

  5. Hahahahahahahaha

    In all seriousness, though, that's a good present.

  6. You are now at 6 degrees of having - erm - knowing Rafa up-close-and-sweaty-after-a-long-tennis-match personal.

  7. GASP...

    ~stretches hand~

    Um... can I... you know... touch it too?
    I'll be connected to um not Rafa. hehe you can have him... but to Federer because they both had to shake hands at some point and then... Rafa had to grab a marker to sign this and then, well... you know hehehe.

    Congrats on your anniversary!!!
    This is so weird hehe the other day I was remembering that, had my greatgrams not died 2 years ago... both her and my -still living 101 year-old papá- would've reached 78 years together... I think... or more hehe
    I just know they both lived to see their 77 years of marriage :D

  8. What an AWESOME gift!!! And I love the title, Neverfall! Excellent. Your post made me laugh. How are you doing? And your Mom? Thinking of you.