My beloved marks another year tomorrow and in keeping with my established September theme, I will honor him for Thursday Thirteen. Here goes, 13 random things about Mr. T!
1. He was the cutest baby ever!
|See what I mean?|
|Ultimate cuteness here.|
2. A social butterfly he is
One of the surprising things about T is his ability to work a crowd. I love throwing parties with him because he is the consumate host--joking, laughing, keeping people happy. He makes great small talk even at awkward events like the work wedding shower. Just fabulous!
3. He's got a seriously great butt
I would say I'm biased in this, but I have seen his buns being scoped out. You should see him in dress pants. ;)
|This would be T "ignoring" me as we walked to the airport at Shelter Cove|
4. Controlled danger is his game
Motorcycles, planes, aerobatics, chain saws... my sweetheart likes the controlled danger, I mean excitement and adventure and adrenaline. Me? Not so much.
|Hand-propping the Culver Cadet. Me no like.|
5. He's a good sport
Not only did he heartily help plan the wedding extravaganza, T was game for the extreme-sport version of engagement photos. We didn't just sit in the field, we owned that field. Ditto for the flag, Albatross and Stearman! Tee hee! One of the things I love about T is the way he goes along for some of my goofball ideas.
6. Signature squinty-eyed smiles
When he's really smiling, you're hard-pressed to see an eyeball on Mr. T. Some people presume he blinks all the time, but no, he just smiles so big the eyes go squinty. Quite the opposite of bug-eyed me.
7. My number one supporter
I've already penned the dedication to my dissertation: Thank you Mr. T! Not only did he provide unlimited support during my master's program, he's being unwavering during my PhD adventure... in another state. I know it sounds cliche, but I couldn't do it without him behind me. (Of course, I am keenly aware I will pay him back in warbirds. It all works out.)
|Graduating with my master's from Sacramento State, 2009|
8. Goofy faces are his fav
Why smile when you can scrunch, squint and stick out your tongue?
|St. Paddy's Day celebration at the airport|
9. Passionate obsession
When he was a little boy, he hand wrote specs for probably all of the airplanes ever invented. Since then, he's kept a mental inventory of everything aviation. From flying, fixing and photographing airplanes, the man is obsessed. What's more, he works to improve his skills as a pilot so that he can continue pursuing his passion with excellence.
|T in his happy place, at Oshkosh, 2010|
In addition to Air Redden, we have a lot of fun traveling together. He's a great road tripper and adventurer. If you want to take the scenic route, eat at holes-in-the-wall and work on being a traveler versus a tourist, Mr. T is your guy.
|With my Marm and sister, B at Ellis Island, 2009.|
11. Ohhhh the romance
Flowers, birthday dinners, love notes, random prezzies... T has an uncanny ability to make me feel so incredibly special.
|At Shelter Cove on our anniversary in 2009|
12. He's good with his hands
In addition to cleaning up nicely (I couldn't resist another tux picture), the man is a talented tinkerer. He works on airplanes, fixes cars, creates audio equipment, installs attic wiring... I'm convinced there is no task too challenging.
Without being too mushy because he is probably embarrassed already, I will just say that T is the kindest, smartest, wonderfullest person I know and it is the best feeling to know that he is by my side forever. I'm one lucky woman!
Happy birthday sweetheart!
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