1. We are both distracted geeks.
2. We’ve spent pretty much all day every day together since we moved into The Cohabitat four years ago, but we still like each other. Still, all day every day is a lot of sameness, so every once in awhile one of us will take it upon themselves to pleasantly surprise the other one. I always blow being the recipient of these little moments through sheer obliviousness, and I was feeling bad about that until I was once again reminded that Mister Husband is no better.
This morning, I bestirred myself to brew up a serious iced cappucino for him, complete with Actual Foam. (I never ever do this, since I am mostly afraid of the cappucino machine and we rarely get up at the same time. I french press my coffee early in the morning and then he makes his own later on and I steal sips from it.) I delivered it to his study along with a humorous yet romantical card and a new school year sticker. He, of course, was busy cussing the new iMovie and was entirely oblivious. There was a time when I would have been quite disappointed about this, but that was before I knew how bad I am about the exact same thing. So I went off to the kitchen to clean up the cappucino explosions, and when I came back I got many hugs and thank-yous.
Still, I think we must have a new rule around here. Instead of persisting with this thankless task of surprising the oblivious, it would be better to announce that perhaps the object of one’s affections should perk the hell up. Something along the lines of Alert! Impending Romance! Cease geekery and pay attention!