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."
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.