Monday, June 14, 2010

He's very mature and he says.

Last Thursday, Inspector Climate turned a year older.

I've never really been dating someone where I knew them well enough and loved them enough to get a "girlfriend level" (thanks Ted Mosby) gift.

The truth is I knew what I was going to get him after the very first weekend when I stayed over at his house back in November. Flannel lined jeans. Yeah, I didn't realise that was "girlfriend level" gift either, until I learned that you can't buy flannel lined jeans here which is particularly tragic for Inspector Climate because he is forever cold and could really use some flannel in his life (like most people, I love flannel. The End). So, I ordered them from LL Bean and had them sent all the way to Australia.

I had them sitting in my cupboard for months and was terrified that he was going to HATE them. Absolutely HATE them. Luckily, despite the fact that I bought him the slightly wrong size, he thinks they are soft and warm and comfy. Yay!

But the point isn't that I rock at buying gifts (although perhaps it should be), the point is that I am so grateful for him. His being in my life has absolutely changed everything - and I am so grateful for his stubbornly positive attitude, his decisive decision making skills, and his ability to force me to eat when I reach the critical stage of grumpy-pants. Yes, he gets me and I am so lucky that he found me.

Happy Birthday Inspector Climate. You are very wise mostly.


  1. You know, he sounds like a very lucky man. :)

  2. Awww yay, this is like a birthday plus Thanksgiving celebratory post. :) Happy bday, IC!

    - Emma

  3. Awww, he sounds like he totally deserved those flannel lined jeans!

  4. happy birthday ICe! (you're so cute D)

  5. Flannel lined jeans???!!! I think you just made my day. Inspector Climate is very lucky to have you in his life! :)

  6. This post made me feel all warm and fuzzy. You two sound adorable. Sorry, I hate it when people call me adorable. But flannel lined jeans? Sensible AND adorable.

  7. Salty Miss Jill - I'll make sure I remind of him of that :)

    Emma - It FEELS like thanksgiving, Maybe I'll make pumpkin pie.

    Kyle - He totally does!

    Rhea - :)

    Cammy - I suppose in Florida, flannel lined jeans are not a necessity.

    Miss Liv - warm and fuzzy? just like flannel lined jeans?