July 10, 2012

I married a man with a mullet...




I CRINGE to admit that, but it has been thirty years today since that mullet legally entered my life.  Luckily, the Better Half knows when to pick his battles, and when to let me win (or at least THINK I won).  Poof, the mullet soon went to the great 1980's graveyard in the sky.  I've never been very good at envisioning possibilities.  I'm much more visual and have to SEE things in front of me.  Luckily the great mullet experiment was an exception to the rule.

Even more fortuitous is that I somehow managed to stumble upon a person with the best quality I could EVER ask for when it comes to dealing with moi.  Patience.  Okay, maybe "stumble" isn't the right word.  More accurately I rounded a corner in the dorm and he assaulted me, out of the blue, with a trash can full of water.  Little did I know I would be entering my ONLY wet t-shirt contest that day, which I guess was kind of fortuitous for him.  A definite win-win situation.

I'm not even sure how I could possibly be doing ANYTHING for thirty years.  It truly boggles my mind.  We are polar opposites on pretty much EVERYTHING and ANYTHING.  I have always related us to Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert in "Green Acres".....you are my wife, goodbye city life!!!!!  Initially the "opposites attract" mentality was pretty cool, but after awhile you realize that you are, well...OPPOSITES.  And that brings a lot of head butting.  Funny how the things that initially attract you to someone wind up being the very things that drive you crazy.  

Better Half:  "Let's go look for Elk tomorrow"

Moi:  "What time do you want to go?"

Better Half:  "4 a.m."

Moi:  silence

Better Half:  "It will be fun"

Moi:  "How do you even FIND Elk?"

Better Half:  "You look for Elk droppings"

Moi:  "Soooo, you want ME to get up at 4 in the morning to look for Elk POOP?"

Better Half:  "Yeah"

Moi:  "How about if I just let you grow your mullet back?"

Truth be told, the Better Half has had it MUCH easier than me.  Luckily for him I've been consistently perfect.




Thirty years.  Wish I had some magical recipe to share with everyone.  Truth be told, I think I just stumbled through thirty years the same way I stumbled into that water fight.  Luck, and a Better Half with tons of patience.  Add in a big dose of hard work, respect and three incredible Things that truly bring our polar opposites to a central meeting point.  Oh yeah, and there is love too.  But I never believed the Beatles when they said "all you need is love".  Because you obviously need a good barber too.


--Kathy


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33 comments:

  1. LOL....yeah not feeling the urge to go look for Elk poo. Gratz on 30!!!

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  2. What a great story...that is the way with me and my husband....totally opposite. You two make a fine looking couple with or without the mullett.

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  3. Loved this! And yes, my hubby and I are complete opposites, completely!! And I have to say, you haven't aged a bit, that's one secret I would like to know. Happy 30th!! : )

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  4. Congratulations! Wonderful picture. I'm really glad to hear that discussions about elk poo go on in other marriages...and that these marriages can be successful! I hope you todo something fun together today!

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  5. You BOTH are still as beautiful as ever!!! Thanks for sharing your story.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  6. It's really all about respect. In my humble opinion. You two look great. He is a lucky man. xo

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  7. I can honestly say that you are even more beautif now than the day that I married you. (Now the day I met you is another story.) Happy aniversiry.

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    1. People will NEVER believe how highly educated you are by your spelling honey! haha. Happy aniversiry two you two :)

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  8. What a great post, Kathy....and a message from your man too! I just had Mike take a look at your better half and dang if they don't look so much alike....it's that Blackburn-thing. Distant cousins????? Wouldn't that be cool!

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  9. Congrats on 30!!
    I've got 32 coming up in a few months with the total opposite too!
    God is our anchor, love is the link, the 2 kiddos are the bond and LOTS of hard work & prayers have helped us through all the years.
    Have a very happy anniversary..........to you BOTH!

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  10. Too funny! Glad things worked out and the mullet is a distant memory. Happy 30th to you!

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  11. This is such a great story! And really elk searching at 4 am, men!

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  12. Happy 30th! Great story. I met my better half at a keg party.

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  13. Congratulations . . . a great milestone. Great pics and fun story as usual.

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  14. Happy anniversary. Clearly he has been paying of his mullet mistake all these years :) But in all seriousness your pretty shoes were not made for poop trailing!!

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    1. EXACTLY!!!! On both points, haha.

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  15. Lmao. Oh Kathy. love ya girl- to sit with for an afternoon for coffee or wine or both would be such fun. Congrats on a beautiful marriage... And finding a food barber! Xo

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    1. Kelly, I think we would provide EACH OTHER with lots of laughs :)

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  16. awwww so sweet! my hubby had a mullet when i met him too and he kept it for quite some time. he also had the glasses your hubby is sporting in the first picture lol, they would turn dark when he went into the sun. photoray ? hah

    you've both aged extremely well and i just LOVE your hair (his too lol)

    thankfully we've never gone elk hunting, now fishing is a whole different story!

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    1. Sandy, I DID go fishing with him once. TOtally irritated him that I kept complaining how boring it was. There was just nothing to it. HE would put on the bait, I would throw in the line and catch something EVERY time, then HE would take the fish off for me. He couldn't understand how I did it :)

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  17. LOL! I'm not into that wilderness stuff. So you really went, you didn't say. Watching my parents and almost 15 years of marriage it's the love part that give you the patience to do the "hard work" that it takes to make it. Congrats on on 30 years, you guys must have married minutes after graduation from high school, you look great.

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  18. Congratulations on the 30th - wow! And I applaud your victory over the mullet, ok and the Elk droppings too. I think you and your husband both look amazing (and I love your hair!). I married my opposite too, it's hard work sometimes but he's very grateful I put up with him :O)))

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  19. What an achievement - congratulations - sounds like you've 'stumbled' along well. Lovely to see the then and now photos and to hear of your story.

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  20. What a beautiful photo of the two of you - congrats on 30 years! In this day and age, that's an incredible accomplishment. My husband and I are polar opposites, too - he is also very patient. We've stumbled along happily for 28 years...and I never had to deal with a mullet. :D

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  21. 30 YEARS! You guys freaking rock! Great Photo ( Minus the Mullet )

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  22. A very Happy 30th Anniversary to our wonderful friends! Love the story! So true how opposites attract!

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  23. This really made me smile! CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!

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  24. Kathy - It looks like HE is eating white cake and YOU have chocolate. Congratulations on your 30 years! And to both of you for providing both kinds of cake!
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  25. Great post, Kathy! Congratulations. He sounds a lot like my beloved. What I lack, he makes up for. He has the patience of Job and a servants heart. I have little patience and no mercy. :) So happy your love completes you like he does. Have a great week. BTW, we will celebrate 32 in November. I'm so glad he found me when he did.

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  26. Oh! Sweet post!!! Soo sweet! :)

    Happy Anniversary!!! You both make for such an incredibly handsome couple. Wow! Just gorgeous. :)

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  27. You are to funny. You always get me smiling. Happy Anniversary. You guys look Fabulous.

    Hugs~

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  28. What a fun post, and congratulations on that amazing feat of 30 years! Polar opposites do work!

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  29. 30 years! Wow - congrats. My husband and I have been together 11 incredible years... married 5. I am afraid to say there is no magical recipe. It either works or it doesn't :) And it looks like you guys work well together!

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