The Secret Life of Melanie O.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A little romance
Dan and I had a cozy night at home this past weekend, and things got a little steamy. We decided we were going to be spontaneous, but before we put on a show for the neighbors, Dan offered to pull the blinds down over the living room windows.

We have very tall ceilings - and very long pull down blinds. If you're not careful, and let go of the pull cord too quickly, the blind zips up to the top of the very tall window, where you will not be able to get it.

And, you guessed it, Dan let go of the blind - and ZIP! Up it flew with a familiar fluttering sound.

I started to laugh. Dan started to laugh. He had to climb on top of the back of our lounge to reach the cord and try again, all the while mimicking the sound of the blind re-winding itself around its spool.

I laughed even harder. My husband was dancing on the back of the lounge, trying to keep his balance. Unfortunately, that did not last long, and he made a futile grab at the pull cord and ripped the blind on his way down.

Both of us by now were completely useless in the romance department. Much like the nights we stay up, giggling, quoting lines from Young Frankenstein to each other. I don't know if laughter or sex is the secret to marital happiness, but I bet it's a pretty close race!
posted by Melanie O. at 5:24 PM -
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger David said…

    Lol! It's probably a bit of both.

  • At 3:26 AM, Blogger Kanani said…

    The greatest thing about your marriage? You've got a best friend.

  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger LivinginOz said…

    Kanani - true. Wish I'd figured that out a long time ago, but better late than never!

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Home: Durham, North Carolina, United States
About Me: Female, American health and beauty-conscious professional who has rekindled a childhood love of dolls.
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