13/52: The big ONE-OH

This week The Hubs and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary.  I would love to say that I was overwhelmed with happiness that we’ve been rockin’ this marriage thing for so long, but really, we both just felt really old!  I mean, we’re super happy too….just old and happy I guess.

We started the evening by dropping the 3 kiddos off at the in-laws and heading out for dinner.  Now if there are two things our city is known for it’s food and hipsters* – we celebrated our love for each other and our love for our city by taking in both of these things. First we had a fantastic dinner at a place that serves Southern fare with a modern twist – we have been here a dozen times but it’s always good.  We waited 40 minutes for a table (usual for our city) and ended up sitting at the bar, BUT, it was worth it.  Every time The Hubs took a bite he would say, “ohhh, that’s so good!”  After dinner we met up with 2 of our bestest friends and saw a live action “Bikini Beach Creature Feature”.  It was really cute and starred several of our locally “famous” burlesque dancers.  Finally around 10p we met up with a 3rd friend and took in the “hipsters” at a mini-golf art-installation that is only open for 6 weeks a year.

This is the second year The Hubs and I have been to this mini-golf / art thing, for our anniversary celebration.  Each hole is designed by a different artist.  Some involve airsoft guns, some involve hydraulic obstacles, some are a series of mazes you have to navigate with your golf ball.  All this packed into a warehouse where they serve you alcohol and encourage you to linger as long as you’d like.  These is where my picture of the week comes in:

This is the airsoft gun range where you load your ball and take aim for things hanging from the ceiling.  Our friends Thom and Feef are taking aim.

This is a golf ball in a catapult.

This is what you aim it at.

Sadly I only made it to 3rd place but it was generally accepted that since it was MY anniversary and I was the only lady in our group, I won.

All-in-all it was a good anniversary.  The Hubs and I had fun our own way and celebrated it with great friends.  We had always hoped that on our 10th anniversary we would hold an actual wedding ceremony (our first one was a courthouse affair) but it just didn’t feel right to leave King out of it.  Maybe we’ll do it on our 15th.

OH!  And also I’ve had a few people ask me about posting my Daily Joy project here on the blog.  I felt weird about making a whole post about it everyday (since they’re usually so short) but I started a Twitter account and put a widget on the side ——->  I’ve been updating it everyday for the last week or so.  Feel free to follow it if you’d like, or join along in doing it.


*Close your eyes and imagine a 6ft tall man.  Now, imagine that man is wearing jeans, an ugly sweater-vest, and a suit-jacket.  Also imagine he’s sporting a handle-bar mustache and hair that looks like it hasn’t been washed in a week and cut in 6 months.  He’s sipping a bourbon and water while he disses the people who he believes fall into the “mainstream”.  There you have a Hipster.

For further ideas on what you can mock our city for having, watch Portlandia on IFC.

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  1. Michelle Gallegos

    Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a great time. That miniature golf place looks cool.

  2. Teri

    HAHAHA about the *Hipster!! Cracking me up. I actually think I KNOW some of them. Can they live in Iowa? Or by definition, are they only Portlanders?

    Happy Anniversary to a cool couple who is anything BUT “mainstream”. XO

  3. Jeska

    Happy Anniversary!!!! That artsy mini-golfing sounds downright enjoyable. Glad you guys had fun.

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