Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Heavy Metal Anniversary

Today is our wedding anniversary.

By traditional standards it is the year for pottery. For the modern, the year of leather. Translation - 9 years.

But we don't follow the anniversary gifts by year guide. And most years don't even give gifts at all. We prefer to celebrate with dinner and time. For a couple of our years, we have put in insanely low bids on Priceline for fancy Arizona resorts and lived in luxury for a weekend. Other years, driven or hopped a cheap flight to a locale with temps under 100.

This year is different. We are getting a tangible gift for us, and the theme is metal. 

We took the long way back from San Diego the other weekend and spent time in Temecula, CA. And while there, went crazy over the photos printed on metal at local gallery, Metalography. You know I love bright and shiny. The prices on the showcased pieces were reasonable. And having them print your own photo is even more affordable, so Anthony suggested we choose one of our photos and have it done.

And chosen we have. A picture of our shiny new padlock on the Bridge of Love in Paris from January of this year.

Because a picture of metal on metal just felt right.

Because the more I think about it, the more I realize that our relationship is all about metal.
Every year.
Each celebration.

Celebrating with forks or gas tanks or airplanes. 
Our first dance? Metal. Metallica's Nothing Else Matters.

And I hope we drag this metal tradition on for another 70 years. 
Because you know what you get when you drag metal?


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