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Two men can't be married? Watch this. [Sep. 4th, 2012|03:30 pm]
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Late Sunday morning I was running errands. Breakfast was a couple of hours back and I was getting things done. I was kicking butt and taking names. Figuratively, I mean. So after all of the running around was over, I started to make my way home.

Now, since I was driving home in a developed urban environment, I was bound to pass two particular establishments: Starbucks and McDonald's. Can't avoid them, right? So when I got close to the McDonald's, I had this sudden urge to pick up a couple of burgers.

Why is this worth noting? Because this never happens to me. I may crave a burger once in a while, but never McDonald's. In & Out Burger, maybe. Five Guys? Once in a while. Not McDonald's. Just doesn't happen. But here I was, pulling into the drive through line and ordering two Quarter Pounders with cheese. At that point, I knew what was going on.

I drove the rest of the way home, trudged up the stairs, opened the front door and said, "You've been jonesing for a burger, haven't you?"

Greg looked up from the sofa and said, "Yeah, I was actually going to ask if we could have that for dinner instead of the chicken stir-fry you were going to make."

I handed him the McDonald's bag. He opened it, looked inside and said, "Oh, yeaaaaahh...."

Now, if that isn't a marriage, I don't know what is.
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[User Picture]From: sgoilear
2012-09-04 10:33 pm (UTC)

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Without railing on small minds who think the government should control who can love one another ... **THUMBS UP** 8^)
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2012-09-04 10:57 pm (UTC)

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Yup. One brain.
[User Picture]From: tigerbright
2012-09-04 11:02 pm (UTC)

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That's adorable.
[User Picture]From: putzmeisterbear
2012-09-05 01:23 am (UTC)

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It's a beautiful thing, isn't it.
[User Picture]From: technoshaman
2012-09-05 03:19 am (UTC)

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Hellyeah. How long have you two been together?
[User Picture]From: beki
2012-09-05 03:35 am (UTC)

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They've been together for.... a good 15 years. I remember the first time I met Greg just after they got together. IIRC, it was a realspace/get together thing at a now defunct restaurant next to Seattle Central. I think we overwhelmed Greg. Poor guy. I am glad he stuck with Jeff in spite of us : )
[User Picture]From: admnaismith
2012-09-05 04:46 am (UTC)

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Allowed to be married?

Heck, if the $#&*s would just get out of your way, you two would be ROLE MODELS for how a relationship should work.
[User Picture]From: mrdreamjeans
2012-09-05 12:02 pm (UTC)

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Anticipating your partner's needs and wants surely is a part of marriage or long term relationship.
[User Picture]From: merlinwon
2012-09-05 02:40 pm (UTC)

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Awesome entry! :)
[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2012-09-05 09:31 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, that's a marriage - and closer than many marriages get. Congratulations and best wishes on continued happiness. (Yeah, it sounds like an anniversary wish, but why wait for an anniversary?)
[User Picture]From: slweippert
2012-09-06 07:53 am (UTC)

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That story just made my day.
Thank you.
[User Picture]From: goljerp
2012-09-06 11:39 am (UTC)

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Now, if that isn't a marriage, I don't know what is.

I agree!

Great story.