Friday, June 08, 2007

Golden Handcuffs
Tomorrow is another biggie at the HoD. Me and Mrs. Dagromm will celebrate(?) 11 years of marriage. A little background for those who do not know. I met Mrs. Dags in high school our first day of class, Freshman year, 7th period. I spotted her when I came in the class and was looking for a place to sit. She was sitting at a table wearing a white button up top, green plaid skirt, and white canvas sneaks. One of her friends (Lanesha) was sitting at the table with her. A little dude was sitting on the far end of the table. One seat was open. I was there in a motion that was so quick that I think it startled the others in the room. I let those at the table know that they were in the presence of Dagromm and that great things were about to happen. The stage was set.

My sights were set square on the future Mrs. Dagromm. I just needed to introduce myself and close the deal. On the way home I told my best friend that I had acquired a target and that it was only a matter of time. Three months is what it took to get the phone number. Mrs. Dagromm is not a fast learner. Another seven for the first date. Another four for the first kiss. Another 79 months and we were married. Mission accomplished. She was mine. My friend later told me that I, "had kind of over shot the target". "Yeah, well..." I smartly replied.

So after many good times, bad times, and lots in between we reach this anniversary. I still hold true to the vows I made that fateful day in Vegas.

I vow to love you forever.
I vow to keep it real.
I vow to keep this bangin' body tight.
I vow to bet the Quinella when I'm not sure on the Exacta.
I vow to box Superfectas that are less than $1.
I vow to split my pairs.
I vow to always double down.
I vow to always bet on black.
I vow to spend no more than $10 on slots.
I vow to fold on mixed suits that aren't pairs or aren't at least face cards.
I vow to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.
For ever and ever till death do us part.
Amen.

12 comments:

Tera said...

Congratulations Dagromm!!!!

On a more serious note ;)...

I have mixed feelings about those vows (raising one eyebrow) do you have A.D.D?...and also (considering my position) about you having a wife on the side

I'm going to have to give you a "talking to"

EsLocura said...

what a sweet post, it made me all weepy and reminded me about my up coming trip to vegas, maybe I should get married there, those vows are great ... congrats, may you have many more.

Dagromm said...

Tera - Thanks, if it's something to be congratulated for. It turns out that divorces can be just as expensive as weddings, and no body gets you any presents so why bother.
Do I have Advanced Dungeons and Dragons??? You bet I do! Oh wait, the other ADD, I mean...I knew what you meant. I'm not a dork or anything. It was a joke. Crap!

Eslocura - I know what you mean. Everytime I think about the fact that I'm married I cry too.

Churlita said...

Congratulations. Take pity on the rest of us old single people.

Dagromm said...

Churlita - Pity or envy? The grass is always greener I guess.

fringes said...

Men who truly love their wives are sexy as hell.

Dagromm said...

Fringes - Are you talking about The Rock? Because he just broke up with his wife.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

awww...what a sweet post. I hope your wife never reads it or she'll realize she's got you over a barrel.

She had me over a barrel once. Very uncomfortable, but she said she'd read it was the best way to conceive a boy. That was about 13 years ago.

LIT said...

GB---Button your lip; better yet, Krazy Glue your finger tips.

Dagromm & Mrs.---Have a wonderful weekend; hope the show goes well.

DixieDallas said...

Written like a real man. Congratulations, lover boy. So you pulled the trigger a little (a lot?) too fast; so what, what man hasn't done that.

I'm up on EBay seeing if there's any of that Dagromm Formula 401 left while dreaming of freshman girls in green plaid skirts and white canvas shoes. You did go to high school in Japan, right?

Love ya in that manly, manly way.

polio said...

wow 93 months from start to finish. that's gotta be a dame-snaggin' record or something. you should blog yourself an award for it.

Dagromm said...

Gyuss - I've been praying a lot and I know that God will soon take your life.

Lit - It's a looooonnnnnngggg weekend with recital and dress rehearsal. I'm tired before I get started.

DD - You can't un-shoot a gun. I think they teach that in the marines. High school in Japan would have been awesome. I'd have been the tallest one there. I probably would have been a basketball star. Or a ninja.

Polio - If I got an award for everyone of my astounding accomplishments then I wouldn't have any room left for my family, and there's nothing more important than family, and good cheese.