Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy Socialite Sunday!

Happy Anniversary Husband. I love you!

Husband, being an eye surgeon, checked my eyes at some point during our courtship. He told me I had the most beautiful eyes he'd ever seen, and he'd know-he's an eye doctor. Aw! I thought that was the cutest thing he ever said to me. I believed him as I have blue eyes and while I've never thought them stunning I figured he was delusionally in love with me. Years later at a party I was speaking with a pleasant gentlemen who turned out also to be an ophthalmologist. After explaining husband is in same profession he said, " I bet he told you that you had the prettiest eyes he's ever seen and he'd know because he's an eye doctor. Right?" Shocked and suspicious my eyes were pretty, I said, "Yes, how'd you know?" He explained, "They tell us to say that the first day of school." I did not speak to husband the rest of the evening.

Once married I've developed a theory. You have to be a bit of a bitch. I don't like to be, but it's something I've learned from other successfully married couples (celebrating 20+ years rather than 12.)

Husband and I honeymooned in Fiji. When we returned I lived in a new town and had a new last name. I rerecorded my voice mail with my new name and went about getting a new license and social security card. I tried very hard not to make a mistake when introducing myself. I was no longer Beth Willson, I was Beth Dunn. We had an event the first weekend we were home for the hospital, Bob Newhope was the speaker. It was a black tie affair in Atlantic City where I would be his wife for the first time, I was excited to go. Forgetting to eat and having wine is never a good combo for me. We were chatting with a fellow surgeon when husband introduced me as Beth Willson. I was so angry! Here, I'd tried all week to be Beth Dunn and husband had already forgotten! Our entire 1 year engagement he frequently asked me, "Are you Done yet?" (Get it Dunn?) I refused to speak with him and continued to drink wine. He finally dragged me away from dinner, annoyed that I was being psycho. We were gifted a large basket of salt water taffy from James which I promptly threw at his head (my aim was slightly off as I had been drinking on empty tummy). I  missed, it landed by his feet. I don't think my actions clarified my sanity. Husband proceeded to pick up the basket and grab me by the arm and throw me in our car-a wedding present.  We get a laugh about our first fight.



Collars up!

SC

33 comments:

  1. You are hilarious & you need your own reality show bc you are so REAL & honest. I'd set the DVR 4 sure.

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  2. I love the idea of you have a reality show! Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Yes, I also agree with the idea of a reality show. Ha!

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

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  5. Once married I've developed a theory. You have to be a bit of a bitch. I don't like to be, but it's something I've learned from other successfully married couples (celebrating 20+ years rather than 12.)

    THIS LADIES IS GENIUS, LISTEN TO OUR BETH SHE IS PREACHING THE GOSPEL HERE!
    Beth Dunn,
    This series has you in a whole new light for me! Kudos

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  6. Thanks everyone! I do have some tv "plans" I'm not allowed to talk about it. Stay tuned. I'll keep you all posted. xoxo

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  7. I am still shocked he did not do the whole romantic proposal thing when asking you to marry him...and you had to buy your own engagement ring...even though it was his credit card.
    I for one had the ring...got the limo...went to The Fountain for dinner..the whole deal.
    Enjoying this string of posts....

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  8. MLS- husband is a man of few words and I was like, the 2nd girlfriend he ever had. I just don't think he knew what to do with himself. But I knew he loved me and wanted to marry me. xoxo
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  9. Happy Anniversary Beth and Husband! Wishing you many more years of continued love and happiness! Enjoy your weekend of celebrating, and break open the bubbly! Here's toast to you both *CHEERS!*

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  10. That's hilarious about your eyes! Was Fiji nice?

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  11. Cheers Beth! Hope it's lovely! No fights allowed on your anniversary, right?

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  12. ROTFLMAO You crazy girl! I have been married for 12 years and my oldest brother will still occasionally write a check out to me with my maiden name. Drives my dh crazy! :)

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  13. Do you know after I was married over 20 years the IRS came to me and told me I had to change my name to my husbands name and I thought I did all that!
    Happy Anniversary again!!!!!!
    Have lots of fun!
    xxoo
    Deborah

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  14. Happy anniversary! I've been married for 18 months, we haven't had a proper fight yet, thankfully...

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  15. Beth, Happy Anniversary! I hope 16 years from now on my 20th Anniversary I can smile as much as you do...spas make it good eh?! xo

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  16. My MIL (also married to an MD) always told me that when they graduate from Medical School, they don't just get their MD they get their
    M D(eity) because they think they're God. Well, after almost 34 years of marriage I've been a 'bitch' on several occasions but mostly it's been a lot of fun. PS I always forget to eat the day of some medical/society get-together and the wine gets to me too. Happy Anniversay!

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  17. Happy Anniversary girl! I would totally watch your reality show! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

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  18. "I have some 'tv plan's but can't talk about them yet." What?! You can't tell us that and then leave us hanging???? When can you tell us?

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  19. Happy Anniversary! Loved your story... It's funny. I totally agree with the bitch part.. I play that part well and we just celebrated 21 years..

    Love to you
    Kelly
    http://www.kellysideas.com

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  20. I'm glad they teach practical social skills at eye dr. school

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  21. I just love to read what you right! You're so funny, so honest, and so cute. xoxo

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  22. Loved this post, happy anniversary darling. Now lets see that bling!

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  23. belated Happy Anniversary ! Loved the post

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  24. Great story! Ya'll are so cute! Happy anniversary!

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  25. Heeehehe...great story. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby, may you be blessed with many, many more.

    Have a great day!!!

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  26. My husband also stole a line when he was courting me: "I just want someone to hold me and tell me everything will be OK." Straight out of The Wedding Singer. I got so mad when I realized that!!! LOL

    Happy Anniversary...
    xox

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  27. You're not being a bitch - I call it 'offering guidance'. Men need DIRECTIONS in most everything.

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  28. If that lil theory turns out to be true, I should be married til eternity! XXOO

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Talk preppy to me! xoxo