Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A New Blog

Last night my Dan was up very late on the computer.  He was working on the first post for his new blog, Unravel Every Riddle.  It is a beautiful tribute to Gordon B. Hinckley, the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who passed away on Sunday night.  

Dan and I have an interesting dynamic in our relationship.  I have always been a person who says every single thing that is on my mind.  Compared to me, Dan is practically a mute person. The way information passes between us is rather lop-sided.  Here is a typical conversation at the end of our day:

Dan: "What did you do today?"
Potato Girl: "Well, this morning I woke up at 6:15 and went into the kitchen.  I turned on the light.  I grabbed a string cheese out of the fridge because I'm trying to eat less carbs in the morning...remember how I was telling you about that goal of mine?  Then I went into the bathroom to take a shower.  I was so cold that after I washed my hair, I filled up the whole tub with water and took a hot bath.  [20 minutes of uninterrupted narrative elapse]...And then right before you came home Adam said to me, 'Mom, I just don't understand this earth life.  I mean, why are we here?'  So I was of course trying to answer that when we heard the keys in the door and you were home.  I think you know the rest.  What about you, what did you do today?"
Dan: "Oh, nothing."

One of the reasons I am so happy that Dan has become a blogger is that now I will get to find out lots more about him and the inner workings of that big beautiful brain of his.  I can't remember hearing any of the stories in his first post, for instance, and found them all delightful (well, I do remember the part where we were married in the Vernal Temple).  So I highly recommend that you take a look at his new blog...you can link to it from the hypertext in this post (above) or from my list of blogging friends on the side bar.

Welcome to blogger, dearest darling!

8 comments:

DTR said...

Thanks for the publicity! The challenge now will be to keep the posts coming on a regular basis.

DTR said...

Oh yeah, and I would also like to note that I consider myself a fairly talkative person, and that I only seem mute in comparison to my spouse.

Janie said...

I love your description of your day! So funny! Thanks for sharing his blog with the rest of us now we will get to know him better too.

Tami Vincent said...

I cant wait to read it. I think I am much more talkative then my husband. Love you guys

Abbigail said...

that sounds an awful lot like Ryan and I. too funny.

Lisa said...

I'm laughing so hard, I can really picture the whole interaction!

Byron & Michelle said...

It is fun to see our spouses in a new light. Byron's older sister of 9 years was giving her version of growing up in the Garn home and it was so fun to hear about Byron from a different view. Glad we'll all get to know Dan better, including YOU!

Becky said...

Huh, that sounds a lot like the conversations Jere and I have. Maybe I should urge him to get his own blog, too, then I might get to know him better! Great post. You always make me laugh!