I married a historian...

I’ve been trying to plan Dr. M’s birthday celebration. It’s a “significant birthday” & I wanted to do it right. I tried to plan a surprise, but Dr. M had another idea. What was this fabulous idea, you ask? Did he want to stay in a romantic cabin in Hocking Hills? Nope. How about a swanky hotel in downtown Cincinnati? Meh. A trip to the casinos? A B&B in Yellow Springs? Or a drive to Young’s Jersey Dairy for excellent ice cream? No no no.

I married a historian. I feel slightly lied to because at the time that we met & fell in love he was in seminary. I was bracing myself for life as a church worker’s spouse. I would have been GREAT. No? Really? Whyever not? The Dana Look? Hmmm. Anyway, he saved me from that fate by finding a different kind of calling. This calling is something for which he’s quite well suited - & it saves me from trying to be nice all the time. After all, it’s kind of expected that a University professor and his wife might be a little odd.

So we’re celebrating his birthday a week early at a history conference in Louisville. We’ll listen to some of his friends present papers. We’ll stay at the Brown Hotel. We’ll damage our arteries with a Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich. We’ll have some quality time in the car together. I’m looking forward to it!

P.S. I’ll try to get my Sundays in Zambia post out on time – but it might be a Monday in Zambia this week.

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  1. Have a great time. Hope the conference is every bit as good as you imagine.

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  2. Happy happy happy birthday Dr. M!! *doing my famous Happy Birthday Dance* (seriously, though, it's a good thing you can't see it!) happy happy birthday, Ye Olde Historian Man!

    Have a great time!

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  3. Never heard of a hot brown. But that Wiki picture is burned into my brain now.

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  4. Girl, you know I know how you feel.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Hubby!
    Have a terrific time at the conference!
    Long Live History!

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  6. He's gonna be in history heaven. You are lucky he saved you from that fate!!

    Have a great time!

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  7. I have a feeling you will really enjoy it and I will look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby!

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  8. Have a great time Bug and wish your hubby many happy returns of the day!

    Thanks for your comments and good wishes to Mrs. 'Er Indoors; she's doing just fine right now. Thanks.

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  9. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE. I LOVE IT!


    OOOOH THIS WILL BE A GOOD BIRTHDAY TOO!

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  10. Happy birthday Dr M and I hope you both enjoy your time at the history conference.

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  11. I love that Dr. M. knows what will make him happy for his birthday. How marvelous it that? So many times when asked, "What do you want for your birthday?" people have no true answer, or they feel awkward about sharing what it is they want.

    So that's what I was struck by. You didn't just marry an historian, you married someone willing to state his wants. It makes it so much easier than having to cast about like Sherlock Holmes, searching for clues.

    I hope you have a marvelous time! I'm sure he'll enjoy it tremendously.

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  12. I just noticed my comment I wrote was not here. Dang it, I hate when that happens.

    Anyway, I do not remember my exact words, but I know it was something about how lucky you are to be married to an historian and it sounds like a fun time going on the trip. I love history and hubby is a History Channel fanatic. I like ancient history and Native American history, along with WWII.

    I am sure my comment was a lot longer and had more wittiness. Oh okay, I am not always witty, but definitely am usually long.

    God bless.

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