Holidaze

Posted by Tina Blankenship

Christmas is fast approaching and as per usual I am left with a whole laundry list of things to do before it gets here. I only just got around to decorating the tree, I still have a few gifts to buy, wrap, and deliver. I also have some baking to do, and some appetizers to make too! Needless to say, with a week left until the big day, I’m starting to feel a little pressure. 

 
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The Business of Partying

Posted by Tina Blankenship

My birthday is around the corner, and normally I would be left to plan it, and attend it solo. Todd participates annually in the MCA curling bonspiel. As this event coincides with my birthday every year, I usually plan a night out with friends, celebrate sans Todd, and forget about coming in second to a curling game once again.

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A couple of cars for a couple that cares!

Posted by Todd Blankenship

Tina and I used to drive a Buick Regal some years back. It was a nice comfortable ride, even though it was the kind of vehicle that put the ‘rust’ in ‘frustration’. One if its biggest issues was a leaky oil gasket and some sort of forward jerking motion when you slowed to a stop. It was quite the beast and definitely an oversized vehicle for our needs at the time. If that car could talk though, I’m certain it would have all sorts of stories, many of them involving Tina and an object, like a garage door or a garage door. (Congratulations! You have just witnessed an intentional repetition!) Undoubtedly though, the Regal was on its last legs. And so, Tina and I set out to buy a new car. Continue reading

SS Blankenship Maiden Voyage

Posted by Tina Blankenship

So today is my 5th wedding anniversary, and my husband’s gift to me is a couples blog. As far as anniversary gifts go, I have to say this is one of the more romantic ones, so despite my reservations, I have agreed to give it a try.

At this point I should mention that I am one of those “Computer Illiterate” people who only really knows how to send and receive e-mails, and update their facebook status. Whenever Todd starts spewing computer gobbledee-gook, my eyes glaze over, and drool cascades down onto my shirt as I go catatonic from lack of comprehension. Computers and I have a love/hate relationship. In fact, if I’m going to be honest, my feelings about computers are rooted strongly in hatred… However, as Nelson Mandela said “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you must work with your enemy.” Inspired by Mr. Mandela’s wise words, I have decided that my gift to Todd, as we celebrate another year together, is to learn how to use his! (Gift, that is.)

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SS Blankenship Maiden Voyage

Posted by Tina Blankenship

So today is my 5th wedding anniversary, and my husband’s gift to me is a couples blog. As far as anniversary gifts go, I have to say this is one of the more romantic ones, so despite my reservations, I have agreed to give it a try.

At this point I should mention that I am one of those “Computer Illiterate” people who only really knows how to send and receive e-mails, and update their facebook status. Whenever Todd starts spewing computer gobbledee-gook, my eyes glaze over, and drool cascades down onto my shirt as I go catatonic from lack of comprehension. Computers and I have a love/hate relationship. In fact, if I’m going to be honest, my feelings about computers are rooted strongly in hatred… However, as Nelson Mandela said “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you must work with your enemy.” Inspired by Mr. Mandela’s wise words, I have decided that my gift to Todd, as we celebrate another year together, is to learn how to use his! (Gift, that is.)

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Happy anniversary to me! (Oh, and to my wife too!)

Posted by Todd Blankenship

Tina and I’s 5th anniversary is fast-approaching. The big question is “What does a husband do for his better half to properly celebrate such a milestone?” Does he scatter rose petals all over the house only to immediately regret the mess he’s made? Does he attempt to prepare a masterpiece of a meal, burn down the kitchen and find himself dialing for a bucket o’ chicken? Does he purchase some risqué underpants in the hopes that she doesn’t burst out in immediate laughter at the sight of these leopard print puppies? Continue reading