Anniversary Brunch!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Every year for our anniversary Brian and I have gone out for an anniversary brunch. We go out to dinner often (we go out for brunch often, too, but whatever), so this seems different and special. So far Sprout and the Publican had treated us fabulously, and this year Little Goat nailed it (I tried goat for the first time!).

The night before we went, I had dinner with a few friends, and I asked everyone to tell me their two top dating requirements. For example, must be blonde and must love dogs, or, must be Jewish and must be vegetarian, or, must make a lot of money and must want to have kids. One of my friend Alex's answers was really interesting to me. He said his partner (his wife, my friend Emily) must understand him, and that he's weird. Everyone has strange quirks, but he knows he can be especially off sometimes, and he needs to be with someone who understands that.

Almost daily, certainly multiple times a week, Brian's response to something I say will be, "God, you're so weird." And it's true, I am. My brain is constantly processing things, rapidly, and sometimes when we're driving, I'll say something 10 thoughts ahead of my initial thought, and it'll make no sense to anyone but me. But he understands me. He knows my worries, and he helps me. They're not his worries, and he can't always tell where the thoughts are coming from, but he helps, and even better, he helps before there's anything to help about.

Keeping our relationship private is important to me, but I will tell you that like Alex, I'm weird, but Brian gets me, and I couldn't be more thankful to be sharing new experiences with such a kind, smart and even-sometimes-funny boy.

So, tell me, what are your top two requirements? Mine were someone who appreciates travel and someone who prioritizes his family over everything else. I'd love to hear what you think!


  1. I agree with Alex. I know who I am, and I'm a geek. However you want to define geek is up to you, but for me it means that you have the ability to get so passionate about your fandoms and love them unabashed, unironically, and with full force. I'm not saying that my counterpart needs to be a geek with me, but they need understand how deeply I love the things I love, and appreciate it. Hopefully, if they're my match one of those things that I feel so passionately about is them so that should help them appreciate it. Haha. Also, the second requirement is that the person needs to have something that they are passionate about. It doesn't have to be nerdy or anything, it could be their job, their hobby, or anything else. But I want someone with the energy to match me and get caught up in whatever they love.

    Also, this blog post was super cute and I love your guys' relationship. haha Anniversary brunch sounds amazing

    1. Thanks for answering, Kevin! I loved your answers, and I think being passionate about something is really important. I almost prefer it to be something I'm not as passionate about so I can learn from the other person or he can keep that aspect of his life for himself to enjoy by himself or with his friends (like, sports. ugh, sports).

  2. Fine, you got me, you guys are kind of adorable. My only requirements: over 6'5'' and a passion for Sriracha. So good to see you guys this weekend!!

    1. Girl, you've definitely hit your jackpot. Also, check this out: Imagine how happy it would make your two loves.


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