Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'll Be A Fool For You

San Geraldo and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary this past Saturday, 16 August.


Well, we didn't so much celebrate it as we did forget it.

And, to be honest, I don't know when either of us would have finally realized except that Linda (Jerry's sister) emailed us on the 18th to apologize for being late with her anniversary wishes. We were on the train heading to Feria Málaga when the email arrived.

"Hey, Jerry, guess what we forgot!" I laughed. He didn't have a clue. When I told him, he asked, "What month is this?"

At the start of the month, I began to wonder, "Now whose birthday is on the 16th?"

For the next two weeks, whenever the question came to mind, the only person I could think of was Valerie B.

Don't know Valerie B? We went to Junior High School together. I haven't seen her or heard anything about her since 1971. Anyway, Valerie B's birthday was July 16th, not August 16th. So, no, not Valerie B.

One would think, if I could remember the birthday of someone I haven't seen in 43 years, I'd remember my own anniversary.

So, Tuesday night (the 19th), spur of the moment, we had our second-annual anniversary dinner in Fuengirola at Sandpiper. I guess that means it's a tradition. Click here for the anniversary post from 2012, that includes pictures of us through the years... the many years. And click here for last year's celebration at Sandpiper.

Oh, by the way, apple pie smothered in custard (although sooooooooo delicious at Sandpiper) is not a good idea the day after a waffle and chocolate overdose.

JESSICA MAKES THINGS FESTIVE... WHILE WE WATCH.
MY GIN TONIC (RIGHT) AND SAN GERALDO'S GIN TONIQUITO (LEFT).
(OH, AND THAT'S MY DELICIOUS DIM SUM FRONT AND CENTER.)
TRYING TO GET AN ANNIVERSARY PHOTO WASN'T EASY.
JESSICA COULDN'T FIGURE OUT THE FOCUS ON MY TOO-BASIC CAMERA
... AND I COULDN'T GET SAN GERALDO TO BEHAVE HIMSELF.

This was the Number 1 hit when I met San Geraldo. Never one of my favorite songs but, well, if the shoe fits! Here's to My Endless Love.

38 comments:

  1. Cute guys in those photos. Happy 33.

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    1. Frank:
      Hmmm... Wonder what photos YOU were looking at... Oh, OK, thanks!

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  2. So congratulations. I am soory I don't like this song. But your photo is great. You look handsome.

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    1. Gosia:
      This song was a huge hit, but always way to sappy (and long) for my tastes!

      Thanks for the compliments.

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  3. What, did you start dating when you were 14?!! ANyway, 33 years is wonderful. Congratulations!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      Thanks but, sadly, even 14 would still me me 47. Jeez, when did I get so old?!? But I wouldn't trade one year!

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  4. Congratulations on your anniversary! Still handsome, still in love, and still the best smiles anywhere!

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  5. Well, Happy Belated Anniversary!
    And Happy Belated Birthday Valerie B.!

    And thanks for the Diana.

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    1. Bob:
      Thanks! And a thank you from Valerie B who I hope is thriving somewhere.

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    1. Damien:
      Can't believe 33 was almost a non-event!

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  7. Happy♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Anniversary ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ to you! ♪♫•*¨*•♫♪¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Anniversary ☆☆☆ to you!¸¸✰¸¸ a ¸¸✰¸¸ Happy Anniversary ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ to MITCH & JERRY ¸¸✰¸¸ Happy Anniversary to you!!!!!!!

    Phew that's a tongue twister and may I say ~~ you guys look FABU as in FABULOUS! Just look at those smiles and guns too....mercy!! You 2 got it going on!

    WINKS!
    Sophie made me say it ~~ Honest!
    R

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    1. Ron:
      Sophie is shameless... and I love her for it. Thanks for the beautiful music. You hit every note perfectly.

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  8. Endless SONG! I see what you mean, Mitch! lol
    Happy Anniversary to you both! I absolutely love that collage of photos.....look at those smiles! Mitch, I think Jerry really 'got you'!

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    1. Jim:
      Some songs are just way too sappy (and long) for my taste. This is one, but i do like the sentiment. Jerry definitely really got me (and gets me) and I'm so grateful.

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  9. Happy Anniversary! You both look great and so in love in those photos!

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    1. Kristi:
      Ah, wedded bliss. Never a cross word. Never a disagreement. (I'm a saint.)

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  10. Happy Anniversary! That is a long time to have been together, I'm not surprised you both forgot the date! I can hardly remember what I did a week ago let alone remember the date of 33 years ago - I wasn't even born back then though so maybe that's why I can't remember that far back.
    Here's to many more happy years together!

    Hayley-Eszti

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    1. Hayley:
      Well, there's always at least ONE who has to remind me that she/he wasn't even born yet when we met. And there are more with every passing year. But thanks!

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  11. Oh, ring dem bells! Celebrations to the both of you, even if it was too important for you to remember yourselves. (Now don't be going and forgetting 2015's!)

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    1. Raybeard:
      I think I might set my calendar reminder for 2015!

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  12. Happy Late Anniversary. I love the 4th photo of you two - she definitely got that one right!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      That fourth photo was done after we moved into correct light and I showed Jessica how to focus. She takes phenomenal photos with her high-end camera. Mine was just way too dumbed-down for her.

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  13. Awwwww, happy, happy, happy celebrations to you two great guys :)

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    1. Judy:
      Thanks. Jessica and Sandpiper made up for our near-miss. We sure felt loved. (However, I did have to finally tellJerry to get "the F^@K up out of" his chair and pose for pictures. Ah true love.)

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  14. Congratulations. I don't know many people who've been together that long. Wishing you both many more happy years together.

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    1. Stephen:
      We had a huge party for our first anniversary (no photos). A huge party for our 10th (no photos). We went back to Boston to celebrate our 25th. I wonder if we're just waiting for 50 before we throw another party.

      Thanks!

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  15. Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!

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    1. Anima Yaoi:
      Thanks so much for visiting and for good wishes. I look forward to following you blog, too!

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  16. I'll join the chorus - - Happy, Happy Anniversary! Two peas in a pod. :)

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! (India and Gandhi, Dagwood and his Blondie... Two peas in a pod!)

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  17. Bestest of anniversaries to you both! Until the next one, of course. :)

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Thanks so much. Ah, "bestest." That used to be one of San Geraldo's favorite non-words. I finally cured him of it and he discovered the Spanish version. "El mejor" is "the best." So he has decided to say, "el más mejor" (the more best).

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  18. Best Wishes to you both, Felicidades!

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    1. Laurent::
      Thanks. We'll try to remember it next year.

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