Tuesday, July 08, 2008

You learn something new...

After being married for almost eight years, I just learned that my husband was a member of a bell choir when he was a teen. Yes, a bell choir. You know, those people that ring bells. White gloves and all. I said that bell choirs have got to be the cheesiest of all "musicians". (Love you hon!) He played the huge ones. The ones that go "bong!" rather than "ding" or "dong". He said it's not easy playing those big bells. I said it's a wee bit, I don't know, wimpy? Now lest you think my man is a "musician" rather than a musician, let me set you straight. The man's got talent. He can play acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, a little piano, and can sing (and DJ). These are all hawt qualities in a man.

Bell choir? Not so much.

But here's the kicker, people. He joined this bell choir... for a girl.

Ah yes, because nothing says "Do you love me? Check yes or no!" quite so effectively as cheesy white gloves and big brass bells that go "bong!".

Last year I learned that he can throw pottery (strangely, also hawt).

Three years ago, he finally told me he does not like turkey lunch meat after the poor man ate countless turkey lunch meat sandwiches I made for him (and still does, bless his soul).

While we were watching America's Got Talent last week, I learned that he knows entirely way too much about Riverdance. Riverdance! I still don't know why. I'm not sure I want to.

We're proof positive that even when you've been married almost a decade and know each other better than you know yourselves, marriage can still be interesting.

Now I really want a kiln and pottery wheel.



Heidi @ GGIP said...

There almost always must be something to learn about everyone. :)

Jessica Morris said...

haha! :)
We haven't been married nearly as long as you guys, but I definitely love those "You use to do WHAT?!" moments! Keeps things interesting and fun :)

So I wonder... does the bell choir experience qualify him for a Santa-bell-ringer-job? You know, those dudes collecting money!?
Wouldn't that be hawt?! :-p

Erin said...

I was in a bell choir for a while. Its really quite fun. Its kind of like being a musician, you still have to count and read music. Much harder than the Santa Job, Jess! =)

Bethany said...

I was in bell choir!!! The white gloves were the best part. ;-)

It's funny the things you learn after being married for a while. A few weeks ago I learned Brian LOVES V-8 juice. He never mentioned it before. Now it is in the fridge at all times. He drinks it for dessert. WEIRD.

Dustin said...

And I also do a durned good Billy Mayes singing "Fried Ham"

V8??? blech!

Blue Plum Crafts said...

I say there is nothing cheesie about bell choirs! I belong to one at our church. We sure can make some beautiful musci. :)

Blue Plum Crafts said...

No problem! People think I'm a nerd for playing bells. Ha! Maybe I am. LOL

The Rock Chick said...

We've been married 16 years and those things still happen every once in a while. I think it's very cool! Keeps things interesting!

They used to have a bell choir at our church. I've never been in one, but I have a feeling its one of those "that's much harder than it looks" kinds of things.

paperhill said...

fun isn't it? i love when that happens!

reluctantveggie said...

that's hilarious!

Nicole said...

LOL Bong!!!

Isn't it so much fun making fun of our husbands?... Well, someone's got to right? :P

Crystal said...

Yeah, we jab at each other all the time. :) I learned my sarcasm from him. Blame the man. It's always the man's fault! ;oP

Jen said...


Interesting :)