I’m not a big Valentine’s Day fan, nor do I get moopy-shmoopy about romantic gestures (except for the fart thing in my previous post).
But in my relationship with my husband, I have experienced a few enlightened moments in which I felt like a cosmic force was telling me, “Yes! He’s the one for you!”
Hands down the greatest of these was during our engagement when we traveled to his parents’ house to help them move.
As I sifted through my husband’s old soccer jerseys and high school memorabilia, I stumbled upon his senior prom photo. I could not believe my eyes. There he was, looking dapper in his tuxedo and bowl haircut, standing arm in arm with a girl wearing THE EXACT SAME DRESS I wore to my own senior prom. Behold:
NO.FREAKING.WAY. My mind was seriously blown. It’s not like I thought my dress was one-of-a-kind, but really – what are the odds?!? She even had the same dyed fuschia pumps! And the wrist corsage! And the stylish updo! (Although I’m pretty sure I had her beat in terms of volume – you can’t even tell where my hair ends and the door trim begins.)
Before I go any further, yes – that is Clip Art I used to protect the faces of the innocent, and yes, it looks amazing. Notice how natural that parakeet looks on my shoulder. You can keep your Photoshop, fancy bloggers who have cool designs and double-digit readership. Now that I’ve rediscovered Clip Art, the sky’s the limit.
Yes, there were plenty of other signs during our courtship that my husband and I were a good match, but after the prom dress discovery, I never looked back. I’m not sure what exactly this says about me. That I believe in fate? Destiny? Or perhaps that I have questionable decision-making skills, as evidenced by the shiny nude nylons.
Either way, this post is my Valentine’s Day tribute to my husband because he has been amazingly supportive over the past year of change, he is my most loyal reader, and because I am too cheap to buy a real card at the store. XO.
It looks like you two gals even have the same hair style, but it’s hard to tell behind the turkey or fried chicken or what is that exactly?! I love this clip art and this story. It’s so strange and funny. Your husband is lucky to have you because, seriously, this post is way better than any Hallmark card I have ever seen!
Why thank you! It’s a turkey. I appreciate that you took the time to notice the finer details – it makes me feel like those 3 hours I spent perusing Clip Art birds were well spent.
That is CRAZY!!! Same dress and hair!!
OMG, that is so crazy! Your hair is even a similar color. And the fact that your husband is your most loyal reader is awesome. A lot of women can’t say that.
Good point. Of course it makes it really difficult to ever write a post where I just vent and complain about him, but that’s what Twitter is for. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
I love the clip art, and photoshop is WAYYYY to high-tech. Picmonkey…that’s where it’s at girl. Thanks for the giggle this morning and thanks for linking up with me this week 🙂
I never had the balls to wear fuchsia. Basic black for me, so it looked like a hundred million other dresses anyhow…
YOU KNOW HOW TO USE CLIP ART IN YOUR BLOG? I’m jealous beyond belief. (Really love the skull and crossbones tat.)
Ha, ha, you are so funny! And the hotdog is priceless.